Their NHL-record start is all well and good to the Chicago Blackhawks, but they're hoping to make it a mere footnote on their way to accomplishing the ultimate goal of winning another Stanley Cup.
Chicago looks to keep rolling while winning a ninth straight meeting with the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.
The Blackhawks (14-0-3) surpassed the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks by earning at least one point in their first 17 games with Friday's 2-1 win over San Jose. The record, though, means little to them in the grand scheme of things if they fall short of a championship.
"The guys should be proud of the achievement, the accomplishment," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I just think we shouldn't be happy with where we're at. We just want to keep trying to get better."
Ray Emery improved to 7-0-0 with a 2.10 goals-against average after making 26 saves for Chicago, which is tied with Boston allowing a league-low 32 non-shootout goals.
"(The record) is a notch in your belt," Emery sai...