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Blackhawks tie NHL record with at least a point in first 16 games

Feb 19, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane AP

The Chicago Blackhawks lost Marian Hossa for at least Tuesday, but a 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks allowed them to tie the NHL record with at least a point in the first 16 games of their season.

The 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks did it as well. In case you’re wondering, the Ducks were 12-0-4 while the Blackhawks are 13-0-3. Chicago can be alone in the record books with a win or charity point against the San Jose Sharks in a game at the United Center on Friday.

Here are a few fun facts:

  • Chicago is second overall in goals per game (3.93) and also second overall in goals allowed per game (1.94). Overall, they boast a +21 goal differential.
  • They have five players with 10 points or more: Patrick Kane (22), Jonathan Toews (15), Hossa (14), Patrick Sharp (14) and Duncan Keith (10).
  • Only six out of 16 games have come at home.
  • Even with starter Corey Crawford (upper-body) injured, Ray Emery has been perfect, with a 6-0-0 record.

Sure, this milestone might not feel as fulfilling if Hossa’s injury is significant, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

  1. mb65dod - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Congrats Hawks! Hopefully Hoss will be Ok after Hansen’s dirty hit.

  2. hawkeytown - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Great milestone, tempered by Hossa’s injury; cheap shot by a cheap team…..Torres, Burrows, Hansen, etc. Would expect nothing less from the Canucks… Only wish it was Luongo in there, we would have scored 10!!!

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Wow, if they were a little better in a few shootouts, they’d be 16-0! Amazing.

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