Blackhawks’ 5th straight loss, a 4-3 OT defeat to the Avalanche, proves 1 thing — the Alex DeBrincat-Patrick Kane combo still works

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The Chicago Blackhawks split up Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat, defensemen Seth Jones and Jake McCabe reunited and goalie Marc-André Fleury started his first game since Dec. 17 — all with the hope of turning around a recent slump Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche. Jonathan Toews scored for the first time since that same Dec. 17 game and DeBrincat scored two goals 40 seconds apart, but all of those efforts couldn’t change the bottom line: The Hawks lost their fifth straight game, a 4-3 overtime setback to the Avalanche at the United Center in the teams’ first meeting since the Avs beat th…

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