On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On February 19, 2013 The Chicago Blackhawks tied the NHL record for most consecutive games with a point at 16, and to put the cherry on top the victory on this night came against the hated Vancouver Canucks.
The Blackhawks did make this one harder than it could have been by giving up a 2 goal lead heading into the third period after Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa had scored in the 2nd period to give the Hawks a 3-1 lead.
Vancouver didn’t give up and sent it to overtime, but unlike the current season the Blackhawks were able to win a shootout after not scoring in overtime.
One storyline from this game was the continued great play of Ray Emery who stopped 23-26 shots and would be an excellent back up to Corey Crawford in the shortened season 48 game sprint. Emery ended the season with a 17-1-3 record in 2013 but didn’t see any action in the playoffs after getting hurt right before the playoffs started and Crawford was able to carry the load on the way to winning the Stanley Cup.
The Blackhawks would go on to continue this record breaking streak for 8 more games as it would end in Colorado with a record of 21-0-3, but the best part of the season would come in June even though this record was nice too!
On this date 1 year ago today the Blackhawks put their name in the record book!
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