Blackhawks move to 13-0-3 as they continue to dominate on the ice.
The Chicago Blackhawks recovered from letting a two-goal lead slip in regulation time to secure a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks at a noisy Uniter Center on Tuesday night.
The Blackhawks move to 13-0-3 for the season, matching the longest start to a season without a loss in regulation.
The 16-game run matches that of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2006/07 campaign, and with the Ducks going on to win the Stanley Cup that year, this run has experts talking over whether Chicago can match that achievement too.
“It’s a remarkable start,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told nhl.com after the game.
“We’re very happy and pleased. Guys should be proud of the achievement and where they’re at, especially in a 48-game season.”
Chicago now have the chance to not only beat the record when they face the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, a team they have already beaten twice this season, but can also move into top spot in the NHL.
However, the win was marred slightly by an injury suffered to star forward Marian Hossa who dropped to the ice after a collision with Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen.
However, after initial fears, Hossa got to his feet and was taken straight to the locker room but doubts remain over whether he will feature on Friday.
It remains to be seen what effect his absence will have on the Blackhawks, but they will be backed by a raucous crowd against San Jose as they look to extend their record run and surpass the benchmark set by the Ducks.