Chicago Blackhawks beat Vancouver, tie league record with hot start | NHL
The host Chicago Blackhawks beat Vancouver 4-3 in a shootout to give them 16 straight games with at least one point, matching the NHL record to start a season.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks beat Vancouver 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night to give them 16 straight games with at least one point, matching the league record to start a season.
Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw scored in the tiebreaker for the Blackhawks (13-0-3), who earned their third consecutive victory and joined the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks as the only teams to record at least one point in the first 16 games of a season. The Ducks got off to a 12-0-4 start that season and went on to win the Stanley Cup.
"It's a remarkable start," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "We're very happy and pleased."
Chicago will go for the record Friday when it hosts the San Jose Sharks. But the Blackhawks could be without Marian Hossa for that game after the standout forward had to be helped off the ice during the third period after a forearm to the back of the head from Canucks forward Jannik Hansen.
Hossa scored twice in the second period to put Chicago ahead 3-1.
Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa each scored in the final 2:42 of regulation for the Canucks, who opened a four-game trip with their third consecutive loss. Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist, and twin Henrik Sedin had two assists.
"We had a great comeback against one of the best teams in the league," Henrik Sedin said. "We've got to make sure that we're playing for 60 minutes. It has been three games in a row now that we've been letting off a little bit for 10 or 20 minutes a game and it has cost us so far."