CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were tired, hurting and often on their heels Wednesday night against Colorado.
But despite skating without three key forwards, playing their second game in two nights and falling behind after two periods, they pulled out yet another win.
Daniel Carcillo scored the tiebreaking goal with 49.3 seconds left and the Blackhawks won their 11th consecutive game, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night to extend the best start in NHL history.
“Being down, resiliency, perseverance, whatever you want to call it, there’s a belief in this locker room that whatever position we’re in, we can come back,” Carcillo said. “That’s one of our biggest assets.”
The remarkable Blackhawks have earned at least one point in their first 24 games, an NHL record.
Dating back to last year’s regular season, the streak is 30 games.
Chicago’s overall points streak is the second-longest in NHL history. The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers set the league record at 35 games with a 25-0-10 run.