Blackhawks 3-0 since Savard replaced Yawney
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks extended coach Denis Savard's contract through the 2007-08 season Tuesday.
Savard, a Hall of Fame player who had been an assistant for Chicago, took over as head coach Nov. 27 when Trent Yawney was fired. The Blackhawks are 3-0 since the change.
Sid Abel was the only other Blackhawks head coach to win his first three games, back in the 1952-53 season. No coach in the 80-year club history has won his first four games, and the Blackhawks were attempting to do that Tuesday night at Minnesota.
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