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Blackhawks seek seventh straight win

Chicago (17-6-7) at Vancouver (18-11-3), 10:00 p.m. EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The Chicago Blackhawks

have been clicking on all cylinders and look to reach their

longest winning streak in almost 28 years.

Armed with plenty of momentum, the Blackhawks seek their seventh

straight victory when they visit the Vancouver Canucks on

Saturday.

Chicago last won seven in a row from January 4-21, 1981, when

its run reached eight contests. The Blackhawks have enjoyed

seven six-game winning streaks since winning eight straight.

With this contest, Chicago completes a three-game swing through

western Canada. It defeated Calgary, 3-2, in overtime on

Friday, three days after cruising to a 9-2 victory over

Edmonton.

Winners of two straight, the Canucks have been the center of

attention around the hockey world this week for signing coveted

free agent center Mats Sundin to a one-year contract.

The former Toronto Maple Leafs captain is expected to arrive in

Vancouver on December 27. He has been skating with a

professional team in Sweden, and could be ready to play early

next month.

Vancouver, which will likely be without starting netminder

Roberto Luongo for the 12th straight contest, has scored nine

goals in its current winning streak.

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