Monday, June 24, 2013

Hawks Join Heat in Winning Title to Cap Off Streaky Season

The Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup-clinching win tonight creates a hockey parallel with last week's NBA championship by the Miami Heat. The teams' shared feat is capping off a regular season notable for a long winning/unbeaten streak with a league championship. 

The Heat, of course, had a 27-game winning streak during the regular season, the second-longest in league history and the longest since the L.A. Lakers won 33 straight, 41 years earlier.

Similarly, the Hawks enjoyed a lengthy streak this year, opening the lockout-shortened NHL season on a spurt of 24 straight games without a regulation-time loss. During this stretch, Chicago had 14 regulation-time wins, seven overtime/shoot-out wins, and three shoot-out losses.

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