Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/8/14
(PhatzRadio / AP) — CHICAGO — For 17 games, nobody has been able to beat the Chicago Blackhawks in regulation.  Now they own the best start in NHL history all to themselves.  The Blackhawks set an NHL record for the best start to a season, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to give them at least one point in their first 17 games.  Rookie Brandon Saad’s short-handed goal early in the third period — and with 3 seconds left on a San Jose power play — snapped a 1-all tie and stood up as the game-winner. Chicago (14-0-3) won its fourth straight game to break a mark set by the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks, who earned points in their first 16 games.  The Blackhawks equaled that run Tuesday with a shootout win over Vancouver.  “It’s nice to get another win and make history,” the 20-year-old Saad said. “Our group’s had a great year so far, so we never expect anything less.  “We’re celebrating the win now. I’m sure it will sink in a little bit more tomorrow, but it’s aw
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