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Video: PHT Extra — ‘Hawks on fire, Habs surprise

Feb 20, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

On Wednesday, Brough and I spoke with diehard hockey fan Kay Adams about two of the NHL’s hottest teams — the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens.

Chicago, as you may have heard, tied an NHL record on Tuesday night with a 4-3 shootout victory over Vancouver. That was its 16th consecutive game without losing in regulation, matching the mark set by the Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07.

The ‘Hawks now sit atop the Western Conference with a 13-0-3 record.

Over in the East, nobody is hotter than Les Habitants, winners of five straight and currently sitting atop the conference with an 11-4-1 record.

So on those two notes, Kay asked the following questions: What can slow down the Hawks? And to what do we attribute Montreal’s fast start?

For answers, watch the vid:

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  1. bigbadbruins77 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    let’s not get carried away… they have played 3 more games the bruins and are only 3 points ahead. But it is simple…markov back, and less drama.

    • nunan - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      The Habs are legit, which I like as a Bs fan. The better both teams are, the better the rivalry. Crazy how the Bs have played 3 games less than the Habs and 4 less than everyone else in the division. They play tomorrow and then have another two days off. Still think they are under-performing a tad. Their offense is not clicking yet.

    • thebadguyswon - Feb 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM

      Montreal is young and has a good defense and solid goaltender. This is legit.

  2. 19to77 - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    I’d also chock a big part of it up to the Prust-Galchenyuk-Gallagher line, all new players to the Habs and two to the NHL and absolutely excellent so far. The newfound forward depth (as well as much better performances from Plekanec, Gionta and Bourque) have allowed them to succeed in spite of a pathetic slump by Cole, who topped them in goals last year.

    That, and the absurd defensive depth. Only team with a comparably deep D corps is the Bruins.

    • withseidelinn - Feb 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Leafs depth on D is deeper

      • thebadguyswon - Feb 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM

        But they aren’t more talented.

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