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SPORTS Bulls, Blackhawks continue winning ways; Bears falter again
2021-11-22

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Two of Chicago's men's professional sports teams won their games Nov. 21, while a third snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

The Blackhawks got back into the win column with a 1-0 win over Vancouver at the Canucks' home—and it was the fifth win in the last six games under interim head coach Derek King.

Marc-Andre Fleury was perfect in goal, stopping all 40 shots he faced en route to his 68th career shutout. Brandon Hagel notched his fifth of the season early in the third period, the goal that proved the difference at Rogers Arena. The Blackhawks wrap their four-game road trip Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Calgary against the Flames.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls improved their record to 12-5 by defeating the New York Knicks 109-103.

DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points, Zach LaVine added 21 and the Chicago Bulls rallied in the fourth quarter to stay in first place in the Central Division. They next play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, Nov. 22.

Lastly, the Chicago Bears fell to 3-7, thanks to a 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens (7-3), who played without starting quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The Bears also had to alter their quarterback situation, as starter Justin Fields suffered a rib injury early in the third quarter; Andy Dalton replaced him. On his second play after entering, Dalton hit Darnell Mooney on a 60-yard TD that gave the Bears a 7-6 lead.

Yahoo! News noted that after the Bears' loss, their fifth in a row and second straight where they relinquished the lead late, "fire Nagy" chants rained down on head coach Matt Nagy at Soldier Field.

The Bears have a short week, as they next face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day in Michigan.


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