March 6th, 2013, 08:50 PM #1
Dan Carcillo’s last-minute goal extends Blackhawks’ points streak to 24 games (VIDEO)
The Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL record streak in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night.
The Blackhawks recorded at least a point in their 24th consecutive game to start the season, defeating the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, on this Dan Carcillo goal with 49.3 seconds remaining in regulation:
Granted, the Blackhawks were only 50 seconds away from extending the streak anyway, preserving their flawless record in regulation. (Chicago has three overtime losses in the streak, earning a charity point in each game.) But that shouldn't diminish the impressive rally the Blackhawks staged in the third period, as captain Jonathan Toews’ shorthanded goal just 2:19 into the final frame tied the game at 2-2 before Carcillo ended it in the final minute with his first goal of the season.
"It's nice to get rewarded, because it’s been a long, hard road, that’s for sure," said Carcillo to CSN Chicago, who suffered an injury in the team's opening game and only recently returned to the lineup.
Goalie Ray Emery got the win, going 10-0-0 to start the season and becoming the first goalie in NHL history to do so.
Going back to last season, the Blackhawks have gone 30 games without losing in regulation. They’re 21-0-3 on the year, and have a 19-point lead in the Central Division over the Detroit Red Wings.
The Blackhawks are chasing the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers’ record of 35 straight regular-season games without a regulation loss.