Blackhawks post record 17-game point streak after topping Sharks
Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – The Chicago Blackhawks posted their 17th consecutive game with at least one point while beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 at the United Center Friday.
With the win, they broke the record they shared with the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks.
More than a third of the way through the shortened post-lockout season, the Hawks have yet to lose in regulation, posting a stunning 14-0-3 record.
With Marian Hossa, who was knocked out of the game Tuesday, and Daniel Carcillo on the ice, it was arguably the first time all season the Hawks were truly at full strength.
San Jose Sharks’ Patrick Marleau poked a Joe Thornton rebound with just 15 seconds left in the first period to give his team a 1-0 lead.
The Hawks’ Viktor Stalberg made it 1-1 at the 16:40 mark when he fired a puck at Sharks goalie Antti Niemi from his right side, from behind the goal line.
Brandon Saad gave the Hawks the lead and the game-winner with their first shorthanded goal of the season at 2:24 of the third.