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Blackhawks match record for opening point streak

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 12:10 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Marian Hossa has come up with a handful of big goals. Duncan Keith leads a group of solid defensemen, and each of the goalies has played really well.

This is the best start in the proud history of the Chicago Blackhawks, and it could become the NHL's best ever on Friday night.

The Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday to give them 16 straight games with at least one point, matching the league record to start a season.

Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw scored in the tiebreaker for the Blackhawks (13-0-3), who earned their third consecutive win and joined the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks as the only teams to record at least one point in the first 16 games of a season. The Ducks got off to a 12-0-4 start that year and went on to win the Stanley Cup.

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