Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hawks' strong starts bodes well for playoffs
Get The Point
The Blackhawks can tie the 2006-07 Ducks for the most consecutive games to start a season with at least one point. Here are the top five and how they fared, which should be good news for Hawks fans.
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to tie the NHL record for most games to start a season with at least one point on Tuesday when they host the Vancouver Canucks, and if history is any indication, Hawks fans should start thinking in terms of a long playoff run.
Of the five teams that started the season with at least a point in their first 13 games, only the 1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins failed to win the Stanley Cup. They lost in the conference semifinal round.
The 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks hold the record at 16, and they went to win the Cup that year.
The Blackhawks were 9-5-2 after 16 games in the 2009-10 season, which ended with their first Stanley Cup title since 1961.