Blackhawks within reach of the best start in NHL history.
Following their 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks are now on the cusp of making NHL history.
Provided they can go two more games without a regulation loss, the Blackhawks will eclipse the all-time NHL record of 16 games, set by the Anaheim Ducks in 2006/07.
The Ducks won the Pacific Division that year, before going on to win the franchise’s only Stanley Cup championship. After their blistering start to the shortened season, many are tipping the Hawks to follow suit.
Coach Joel Quenneville will also be boosted after seeing forward Patrick Sharp end his 10-game drought with his goal in the second period against the Kings.
Currently standing with a record of 12-0-3, what has made the Blackhawks’ run even more spectacular is the fact that they have played the majority of their games on the road.
Additionally, 10 of the 12 teams they’ve played during this potential record-setting run, had a .500 record or better coming into the weekend.
With the Kings defeated, they now welcome both the Vancouver Canucks and then the San Jose Sharks to the United Center.
However, with both teams keen to end this run, the Hawks will need to be on top of their game if they are to secure their place in the history books.