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The Hawks scored first, to open the second period, but then gave up two quick ones. Patrick Kane stopped the bleeding with a backhand, but the third period saw the Avalanche bury the Hawks with three goals, the last an empty-netter. It was the Hawks' sixth straight loss, which of course means they remain winless four games into the demanding nine-game road trip they have to open the second half after the all-star game.
The disturbing thing, though, looking at the so-called highlights, was that all of Colorado's first three goals came on sloppy turnovers. Points off turnovers isn't usually a statistic kept in hockey, but the Hawks are making an unfortunate case for it.