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Afternoon jam: Blackhawks keep streaking

3/2/2013

Blackhawks 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)

* Blackhawks: extend point streak to 21 games to start season (won 8 straight)

* Blackhawks: won 10 straight vs Blue Jackets

* Ray Emery (CHI): 6-0-0 at home this season

* Blackhawks: next game is Sunday at Red Wings

* Vinny Prospal (CBJ): 3 goals, 2 assists in last 7 games

* FROM ELIAS: The Blackhawks’ NHL-record start-of-season point streak reached 21 games (18–0–3) with Chicago’s 4–3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets on Friday night. It’s the longest point streak by an NHL team at any juncture of a season since the Canadiens notched at least one point in each of their last 21 games of the 1979–1980 season (15 wins, six ties).

* FROM ELIAS: Ray Emery tied the NHL record for the longest start of season winning streak by a goaltender with his overtime victory on Friday. Emery is the fifth goaltender in NHL history to win his first nine decisions of a season, tying the mark set by Philadelphia’s Bob Froese in 1984–1985 and later equaled by Toronto’s Felix Potvin in 1993–1994, Ottawa’s Martin Prusek in 2002–2003 and Pittsburgh’s Ty Conklin in 2007–2008.

FROM ELIAS:

Longest Point Streaks To Start Season in NHL History

2012-13 Blackhawks 21 (active streak)

2006-07 Ducks<< 16

1984-85 Oilers<< 15

1943-44 Canadiens<< 14

>>Won Stanley Cup

FROM ELIAS:

Most Consecutive Games With A Point in NHL History

1979-80 Flyers 35

1977-78 Canadiens 28

'11-12/'12-13 Blackhawks 27 (active streak)

1975-76 Flyers 23

1940-41 Bruins 23

Inside the Point Streak

Blackhawks This Season

W-L-OTL

1-goal games 11-0-3

Opponent scores 1st 8-0-3

Ray Emery in goal 9-0-0

Fastest Goal on the Road

Blue Jackets Franchise History

RESULT

Feb. 25, 2001 Espen Knutsen 0:17 Win

Jan. 30, 2007 Anson Carter 0:18 Win

Nov. 16, 2002 Geoff Sanderson 0:30 Tie

Friday Vinny Prospal 0:31 Overtime Loss

<< Source: Elias Sports Bureau

Ducks 3, Wild 2

* Ducks: 8th win in last 9 games

* Ducks: 8 straight wins at home

* Ducks: 15-3-1 start (31 points) is best 19-game start in club history, surpassing the 2006-07 team (13-2-4 for 30 points through 19 games)

* Wild: loss snaps 2-game win streak (have not won 3 straight this season)

Blues 4, Oilers 2

* Blues: won 6 straight home games vs Oilers

* Blues: outshot Oilers 30-17

* Blues: had total of 3 goals in previous 4 games

* Oilers: loss ends 3-game point streak