The league-leading Blackhawks can match the NHL record for consecutive games without a regulation loss to start a season tonight when they host the Canucks in a matchup of division leaders.
The Blackhawks are 12-0-3, with one of the losses coming at the hands of the 8-3-3 Canucks in a shootout.
It's the best start in team history, but their lead in the Western Conference is just two points over Anaheim. The Ducks are one of only three teams to beat the Hawks in a shootout. They picked up their fifth straight win and improved to 12-2-1 with a 3-2 win against Phoenix.
The Chicago Blackhawks used a strong start against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday to keep their strong start to the season on a roll.
Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist to help the Blackhawks beat the Kings 3-2, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.
"What's important to us is getting home-ice advantage, making the playoffs," Toews said. "Those are our goals. Once you get there, the real season starts. When you get to that point, no one really cares or remembers those streaks at the start of the season."
You can watch as the Blackhawks take on the Canucks at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.