Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/11/14
In a shortened season it is very important for a NHL team to get as many points as possible. The Chicago Blackhawks NHL record for points to start a season is in sight now. The Hawks beat Vancouver 4- 3 in a shootout last night to tie the record. This gave them 16 straight games with at least one point. This record matches the 2006-2007 Anaheim Ducks, who went on to win the Stanley Cup that year. This could mean the Hawks are on the way to another cup as long as the streak continues. However when the Ducks accomplished this, they had one less win and one more overtime loss giving them only 28 points. “It’s a remarkable start,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “We’re very happy and pleased. Guys should be proud of the achievement and where they’re at, especially in a 48-game season. It’s put us in a real good spot.” There was a downside to Tuesday’s game. Marian Hossa left the ice early in the third period, due to a hit to the head by Jannik Hansen. This was the same type of hit that to...
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