It has been a historic start to the 2013 National Hockey League season for the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago moved within one game of the most games ever to start a season during a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. The Blackhawks are now 12-0-3 on the season while the defending Stanley Cup champions fell to 5-6-2 and if Chicago can get through their next game without a loss, they will tie the record of 16 games to start a season. There is definitely something special going on in Chicago right now because this run has been epic.
You can look at so many factors like Patrick Kane having 21 points through the team’s first 14 games or Jonathan Toews being the captain and leading his team to another victory by scoring a goal and adding an assist during the win. It has been players like Ray Emery, who played for an injured Corey Crawford at goalie and didn’t allow much to happen in front of him. At this point, I have no clue when the Blackhawks are going to lose a game especially with the team’s next four games being at home. Los Angeles has got to figure out their problems, however, because sitting below the .500 mark after winning the Stanley Cup last season has made this team a huge disappointment even with two goals from Mike Richards in this contest.
The wildest thing about this run is just the strength of the Blackhawks and being able to go from line to line without any departure of the level of play. I personally have never seen anything like it. On a selfish and personal note my mother has been a Blackhawks fan for her entire life and after having some medical issues this summer, I’m very glad she has been able to see this happen. The Blackhawks are making her and every other fan in Chicago very happy right now.