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NHL: Chicago 5, Philadelphia 1

Dec. 27, 2008 at 12:12 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Brian Campbell and Dave Bolland each had a goal and an assist Friday to help bring the Chicago Blackhawks their eighth straight win -- 5-1 over Philadelphia.

The Blackhawks equaled the longest winning streak in franchise history.

Andrew Ladd, Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Blackhawks and Nikolai Khabibulin made 17 saves. The Chicago goaltender has an 11-1-4 record this season.

This is the third time in team history the Blackhawks have won eight straight. They did so in 1971 and 1981. They will attempt to extend the streak Sunday at Minnesota.

Philadelphia's goal came from Mike Richards. The Flyers had beaten the Blackhawks six straight times.

Martin Biron, who had not appeared in a game since Dec. 13 because of a bout with the flu, gave up five goals on 38 shots.

Chicago has outscored its opponents 36-11 during the winning streak. The Blackhawks have lost just once in December, and that came in overtime.

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