Blackhawks go 17 consecutive games with a point to start the season.
After their 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, the Chicago Blackhawks now hold the record for the most consecutive games without a regulation loss to start a season.
Chicago are 14-0-3 as they sit top of the Western Conference, and broke the record set by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2006/07 season.
It is widely remembered that the Ducks went on to win the Stanley Cup that season, something the Blackhawks will now be hoping to emulate.
It has been far from an easy journey for Chicago, considering that 10 of their first 12 games came on the road.
There was also tension in the air at the United Center on Friday after the Blackhawks fell 1-0 behind in the first period.
However, they went on to score one in the second period, before another in the third from Brandon Saad to seal the win and the record.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was delighted for his team, but insisted that he doesn’t want his players to now get complacent.
“The guys should be proud of the achievement, the accomplishment. I just think we shouldn’t be happy with where it’s at. We just want to keep trying to get better,” he told ESPN.
The Blackhawks will now be hoping to extend their record when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.