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Blackhawks begin title defense tonight
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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks began last season in Los Angeles, where they watched the Kings celebrate their Stanley Cup title, and then cruised to an emphatic 5-2 victory that set the tone for their own championship run. Now they are looking for another strong start, while Washington is hoping to do what theBlackhawks did last season when the Capitals visit Chicago on Tuesday. "It's something we were talking about today is that I felt the start of our season last year put us in the perfect spot for the whole season," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said after theBlackhawks practiced on Monday.