The Chicago Blackhawks have a chance to clinch their best start in franchise history in front of their home fans. If that's not enough to stoke excitement at the United Center, the team will also be facing its archrival for the first time this season.
Chicago will try to win its sixth in a row Sunday night by adding to its recent success against the Detroit Red Wings.
With a 3-2 win Saturday in Columbus, the current Blackhawks team joined the 1971-72 squad as the only ones to open a season with five consecutive victories. Jonathan Toews scored a key goal in the third period and Patrick Kane had a pair of assists to extend his season-opening point streak.
"That was one of those games where maybe we didn't play our best hockey like we've seen in the last (four) games," Toews said, "but as a team it doesn't matter who goes out there, you've got to find a way to win."
The Blackhawks (5-0-0) will try to make history in only their second home game this season, before they head out on ...