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CHICAGO (AP) — Forget about winning for a moment. The Chicago Blackhawks are still looking for their first lead of the season.

One of their best players is sidelined by the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The team’s long sellout streak — a source of pride for the franchise — is over.

Just about everything that could have gone wrong for Chicago has during an embarrassing 0-5-1 start for a team with playoff aspirations. A summer of optimism has given way to an October that included chants of “Fire Colliton!” during Sunday night’s 6-3 loss to Detroit, referring to coach Jeremy Colliton.



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