Blackhawks fall 2-0 to the Avalanche after a promising start against the Western Conference leaders: ‘Mistakes will cost you’

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DENVER — The Chicago Blackhawks returned to the scene of their season-opening nightmare and held their own — for a while. The Colorado Avalanche beat the Hawks 2-0 on Monday night at Ball Arena to extend their winning streak to seven games. It wasn’t the demolition back in October, belied by a 4-2 final score, but a loss for the Hawks likely stings as much. That’s because they had multiple opportunities to grab a lead against the Western Conference leaders. But in the end, they couldn’t solve goaltender Pavel Francouz — or his glove — and didn’t get a point to show for their effort. “We had so…

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