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Blackhawks Vs Ducks Preview: Chicago And Anaheim Both Try To Start Winning Streaks

The Chicago Blackhawks, losers of their last three games, head to Anaheim to take on the Ducks, losers of their last five.

SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes the puck during their game against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on November 23, 2011 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes the puck during their game against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on November 23, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Blackhawks (12-7-3) square off against the Anaheim Ducks (6-11-4) today in an afternoon match where both teams are looking to stop losing streaks.

Having lost their last three games, the Blackhawks hold a tenuous grip on the top of the Central Division Standings:


Central Standings

GP W L OTL PT
Chicago 22 12 7 3 27
Detroit 20 12 7 1 25
St. Louis 21 11 8 2 24
Nashville 21 10 7 4 24
Columbus 21 5 13 3 13

(updated 11.25.2011 at 9:48 AM EST)


The Blackhawks have been a sieve defensively over their last three games, allowing a combined 15 goals -- despite losing 0-1 to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

Sam Fels of Second City Hockey, SB Nation's Blackhawks' team blog, exhorts fans to worry about the Hawks, not the Ducks:

No time for pity, only time for ruthlessness. The Ducks' descent into the abyss is their problem, the Hawks have their own. They should start to look a little better today unless the Hawks go well out of their way.

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