Blackhawks Get Record-Setting Win Over Canucks

(Chicago, IL)  --  Andrew Shaw scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the Blackhawks picked up a monumental 4-3 win over the visiting Canucks last night.  Chicago now has at least a point in 16 straight games to start the season, tying a mark set by the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks.  The Blackhawks are now 13-0-and-3.  The 'Hawks host the San Jose Sharks Friday night.

Hossa Hurt In Blackhawks' Win

(Chicago, IL)  --  Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa had a pair of goals in last night's shootout win over the Canucks, but it wasn't all good news.  Hossa had to be helped off the ice after a collision with Jannik Hansen in the third period.  Hansen threw a forearm to the back of the head of Hossa, who laid on the ice before skating off with assistance.  Hossa suffered a concussion in last year's playoffs after being hit by Coyotes forward Raffi Torres.

Bulls Swat Hornets

(New Orleans, LA)  --  Luol Deng had 20 points and five boards to lift the Bulls to a 96-87 win over the Hornets.  Carlos Boozer added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, which had lost three out of four.  The Bulls return home to host the Miami Heat tomorrow night.

Cubs' Garza To Miss A Week

(Mesa, AZ)  --  Cubs pitcher Matt Garza will sit out for about a week according to general manager Jed Hoyer.  Garza suffered a strain on the left side of his body and underwent an MRI Monday.  Hoyer says the strain is "where the lat meets the oblique" and added that the injury is mild.  The ailment will push back Garza's first Cactus League start.

White Sox Reliever Thornton Has MRI

(Glendale, AZ)  --  White Sox relief pitcher Matt Thornton underwent an MRI yesterday on his left elbow.  The test revealed inflammation, which caused discomfort for him and kept him from throwing live batting practice.  The White Sox say there is no current timetable for the 36-year-old's return to action.

Bears Coaches, Executives Start Work At Combine

(Indianapolis, IN)  --  Bears coaches and executives are off to Indianapolis to take part in the NFL Combine this week.  It will be the first major event for new head coach Marc Trestman.  College stars will be put through numerous tests and drills as they start the road to the NFL.  The action starts today with workouts starting Friday.

Northwestern Hosts Wisconsin

(Evanston, IL)  --  Northwestern is home tonight to battle 17th-ranked Wisconsin.  The Wildcats fell to Illinois on Sunday and dropped to 4-and-9 in Big Ten play.  Northwestern is now 13-and-13 overall this year and will be looking to stop a three-game slide.  Tonight's game tips at 8:00.

DePaul At Georgetown

(Washington, DC)  --  DePaul hits the road to play at 11th-ranked Georgetown this evening.  The Blue Demons picked up their second conference win of the year on Saturday against Rutgers.  The victory moved the Demons to 2-and-10 in Big East action with an 11-and-14 overall mark.  Tonight's game tips at 6:00.

Illinois Back In Action Tomorrow

(Champaign, IL)  --  Illinois returns to the hardwood tomorrow night.  The Fighting Illini will host Penn State at Assembly Hall tomorrow for a 7:15 p.m. tip.  The Illini beat Northwestern on Sunday to move to 19-and-8 with a 6-and-7 record in Big Ten play.  Penn State is the only Big Ten squad without a conference win at 0-and-13.  The Nittany Lions are 8-and-17 overall.


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