History is being made with each passing night in Chicago. After a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild last night, the Blackhawks (20-0-3) extended their consecutive point streak to 29 games, the second longest such streak in NHL history. The 23 consecutive games recording at least one point to open a season is already an all-time best. Chicago needs a win or tie in six more games to reach the mark set by the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers of 35 consecutive games without a loss, and Whiztix.com offers the most efficient way for fans to be a part of history.
Sitting at 43 points, Chicago is 10 points ahead of Anaheim, the second highest point total in the league. All-Star right-winger Patrick Kane heads the Blackhawks offensive attack with 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists), but the centerpiece behind the streak has come in goal. Corey Crawford (11-0-3) ranks second in the NHL in goals against (1.53) and save percentage (.940). Crawford was instrumental down the stretch in the Blackhawks 2-1 OT victory over Detroit this past weekend. The Red Wings led throughout before Kane tied it with 2:02 left in regulation. Crawford then had numerous big saves in overtime and then in the shootout to preserve Chicago’s streak.
Looking ahead at the Blackhawks’ schedule, Chicago won’t play a team with a winning record until they travel to Dallas to take on the Stars March 16. Their next four games include two against Colorado, and one against both Edmonton and Columbus. For the sake of speculation, if Chicago were to get past those four games, take care of business in Dallas, and then beat the Avalanche for a third time in 13 days on Mar. 18, it would set up a showdown in Anaheim for NHL history.
Chicago is set to travel to the Honda Center to battle the Ducks on Mar. 20 in what would ultimately be the game that would set hockey history for the longest undefeated streak. Anaheim sits in second place in the Western Conference and appears to be Chicago’s biggest obstacle to the Stanley Cup. In their only meeting thus far, the Ducks prevailed 3-2 in a shootout back on Feb. 12. Granted Chicago still receives a point for an overtime loss, but as will be the case in the playoffs, the Blackhawks will need to get past Anaheim in order to set history.
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