Though it hasn't always been easy, the Chicago Blackhawks are finding ways to win while keeping their season-opening point streak intact.
The visiting Blackhawks expect another serious challenge when they look for a ninth straight victory by continuing their recent success against the surging archrival Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
While Chicago (18-0-3) is 21-0-6 since losing 6-1 at home to Nashville on March 25, it's often had to work hard to maintain its record-setting start without a regulation loss in 2013. One night after rolling to a 3-0 win at St. Louis, the Blackhawks overcame a pair of one-goal deficits and a blown third-period lead before Brent Seabrook's goal gave them a 4-3 overtime win over lowly Columbus on Friday.
"We were down early in this game," said forward Bryan Bickell, who has a goal and two assists in four games. "It shows the character in this room to come back. It's been fun. We're just having a blast right now.''
Chicago's enjoyment has come from a conf...