The ability to overcome early deficits is a key reason the Chicago Blackhawks remain the NHL's only team without a regulation loss.
That trend, though not ideal, began against the Phoenix Coyotes last month.
Looking for a third consecutive victory, the Blackhawks hope to continue their success in Phoenix and prevent the Coyotes from winning a third straight home game Thursday night.
Chicago (8-0-2) overcame a pair of two-goal, first-period deficits to win 5-3 at San Jose on Tuesday in a matchup of the Western Conference's top teams. After a wild 3-3 first period, Patrick Kane scored the final two as the Blackhawks improved to 2-0-2 on a season-high six-game trip.
"Finding a way to win has been a good sign for us," coach Joel Quenneville said. "We're having fun right now."
The Blackhawks, among the league leaders with 33 goals, have come from behind in five of their victories and both of their shootout losses. Tuesday's comeback came two nights after Marian Hossa tied the score ...