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Quenneville Named Jack Adams Award Finalist

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(CBS) Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has been named one of three finalists for 2013 Jack Adams Award, given annually the NHL coach that has contributed the most to his team’s success.

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau and Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators were also named finalists.

Behind Quenneville, the Blackhawks finished with an NHL-best 36-7-5 record and 77 points to capture the second Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history.

Under Quenneville’s direction, the Blackhawks began the season with points in an NHL-record 24 consecutive games (21-0-3) and finished the season with a .802 points percentage, which was good for fifth best in NHL history.