It was going to end at some point.
When Matt Duchene scored 14:30 into the first period, Corey Crawford’s streak of not allowing a goal ended at 155:16.
That wasn’t the streak you thought we were referring to?
Semyon Varlamov, who owns the lowest career goals against average among active goaltenders against the Blackhawks, had another stellar performance at the expense of Chicago.
An underwhelming first period saw the Hawks generate few scoring opportunities, but only Duchene was able to beat Crawford. Unfortunately, that goal would hold up as the game-winner.
In the second, Blake Comeau saved an icing call and made a nice play to find Zach Redmond (who was wide open because Bryan Bickell was wandering around the defensive zone). Redmond deposited his first of the season to extend the lead to two.
Gabriel Landeskog added an empty net goal to close the scoring with just under two minutes left in regulation. The Hawks pulled Crawford with three minutes left but weren’t able to generate anything.
When he skated to the bench for the final time with ten seconds left on the clock, realizing his record-setting 26-game point streak was coming to a close, Kane appeared to be emotional on the bench. It was a remarkable run, and he has the opportunity to start a new streak on Thursday night against Edmonton.
Rob Scuderi, acquired on Monday night, made his Blackhawks debut. He was credited with one blocked shot in 12:26 in the loss.
Brent Seabrook led the Hawks with four blocked shots, while Michal Rozsival led Chicago with three hits.
Crawford allowed two goals against 26 shots in the loss, but played well enough to keep his team in the game while the skaters struggled to get anything going for most of the night. This was the Blackhawks fourth consecutive loss to Colorado dating back to last season.