Found March 09, 2013 on
DENVER — The best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blackhawks finally left the ice without a point — but with their heads held high.
The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. It was their first loss in regulation and ended a remarkable run in which they earned at least one point in their first 24 games, an NHL record.
“We’re proud of it, but it’ll be nice to move on now,” defenseman Duncan Keith said. “It’s hockey, we’ve lost games before in our lives. It’s not like we’re going to sit here and cry.”
Instead, they’ll sit back and celebrate, said coach Joel Quenneville, who told his team afterward “that they should be very proud of what they accomplished. They found different ways to win, night in and night out, and everyone contributed to something that hadn’t been done.
“It’s a great feather in our cap, but let’s move forward here and try to get better. Certainly it was a lot of fun up to today.”
The Blackhawks (21-1-3)
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Chicago Blackhawks' 24-game streak without a regulation loss came to an end Friday night at the Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche (9-10-4) stunned the Blackhawks with four goals in the second period on their way to a
Earlier this week, Pierre LeBrun provided a few trade possibilities in a multi-part blog post on ESPN.com. The two hot names on the trade market right now are a couple elder statesmen who desperately want to win a ring: Jarome … Continue reading →The post Should The Chicago Blackhawks Pursue Daniel Alfredsson? appeared first on Committed Indians.
The Blackhawks streak ended on Friday night in Denver. Corey Crawford was one of many Blackhawks to have a bad night at the Pepsi Center; the four officials had a bad game as well. Crawford allowed five goals on only … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Streak: Over appeared first on Committed Indians.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 70-0-10, having already clinched home ice advantage all the way through 2019. Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has been crowned Supreme Overlord of Earth. Actually, they’re 20-0-3 in this lockout shortened 48 game season. And the Chicago Blackhawks have a championship from 2010. That was fun wasn’t it? When all those dilettantes who don’t even know...
from Mike Spellman of the Chicago Daily-Herald,
When is the last time you heard the words "NHL lockout" mentioned?
And for that Gary Bettman and the hard-line NHL owners should be on their knees thanking the Blackhawks for their absolutely amazing run to start the season.
The Hawks are just what the NHL ordered. Instead of rehashing what a debacle...
Aside from the (nearly) immortal Chicago Blackhawks, both conferences are wide open this season.
No team is further than six points out of a playoff spot entering action on Saturday, and the top five teams points-wise in the East are separated by a mere four points. As far as the West is concerned, Anaheim and Vancouver have stayed competitive while Chicago has opened up an eight...
The Chicago Blackhawks' 24-game run without a regulation loss, the best start to a season in NHL history, came to a screeching halt Friday night at Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche who occupy the 13th position in the Western Conference with a record of:9-10-4 played their best hockey of the season Friday night, and will now be forever known as the team that stopped the miracle...
It had to happen sooner or later -- the Chicago Blackhawks' NHL record games with a point streak had to end. The Colorado Avalanche, the team tied for last place in the Western Conference, were the team to do it it. They blew out the Hawks in Denver by a score of 6-2 in a very un-Hawklike game.
Their 11 game winning streak set a franchise record, their +32 goal differential...
from Mike Downey at CNN,
Hockey and I are old friends. I grew up in Chicago, right now the hottest town on ice. I also lived in Detroit, the self-named "Hockeytown, USA." I now reside in Los Angeles, current home of the game's Stanley Cup.
(That's the trophy that goes to the championship team, for those of you who wouldn't know a Stanley Cup from a...
University of North Dakota recruit Jack Rowe (19) struck first against the Waterloo Black Hawks in USHL Friday night action on March 8, 2013. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders would go on to beat the Black Hawks 2-1 at Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa.
from Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago,
The Blackhawks were playing their seventh game in 11 days, their longest stretch of the season, on Sunday, and it showed. The Blackhawks' tired minds and bodies were on full display in the opening period as the Oilers jumped on them for a 4-0 lead.
The Oilers beat them physically in the first period, but the Blackhawks also made careless...