Skip to content

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.

Latest Posts
  1. Preds torch Crawford, Hawks; even series at 1-1

    Apr 18, 2015, 12:31 AM EDT

    (Edit)
    Chicago Blackhawks v Nashville Predators - Game Two Getty Images

    Talk about taking the game out of the officials’ hands.

  2. Video: Controversial Kane goal has Laviolette fuming

    Apr 17, 2015, 11:21 PM EDT

    (Edit)
    lavioletteap AP

    All the breaks seem to be going Chicago’s way.

  3. Video: Frantic end to period includes Josi goal, Preds-Blackhawks fight

    Apr 17, 2015, 10:52 PM EDT

    (Edit)
    NHL Playoffs: Chicago at Nashville, Game 1 Getty Images

    Not a great start to the playoffs for Corey Crawford.

  4. Washed over: Caps control Isles, tie series 1-1

    Apr 17, 2015, 9:53 PM EDT

    (Edit)
    John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson AP

    Quite a comeback win for Washington.

  5. Video: Nifty work from Nicklas Backstrom

    Apr 17, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT

    (Edit)
    Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals Getty Images

    He blew the Islanders’ minds on this one.

  6. Stone’s in for Senators tonight

    Apr 17, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

    (Edit)
    P.K. Subban, AP

    He seemed tentative in warm-ups …

  7. Sedin says tonight’s game versus Flames is ‘must-win’

    Apr 17, 2015, 5:07 PM EDT

    (Edit)
    Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks - Game One Getty Images

    “It seems when we lose a game everyone’s really focused to get back on the winning track.”

  8. Kings farmhand O’Neill wins AHL MVP

    Apr 17, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT

    (Edit)
    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images

    After racking up 78 points in 69 games.

Featured video

Sens need to control emotions after Subban slash
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. M. Pacioretty (4100)
  2. P. Kane (3668)
  3. R. Nash (3287)
  4. K. Letang (3134)
  5. M. Giordano (2424)
  1. M. Fisher (2285)
  2. M. Stone (2248)
  3. Z. Kassian (2230)
  4. J. Abdelkader (2230)
  5. M. Perreault (2192)