When you are hot, you’re hot, and the Chicago Blackhawks are so hot even the Hockey Gods can’t find a way to cool them down.
Winners of their last ten games, the Blackhawks found themselves trailing the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in the third period of their game Tuesday night. But goals by Jonathan Toews and Dan Carcillo, which came with 50 seconds remaining, pushed the Hawks past the Avalanche for their 11th straight victory.
Even more important is that Chicago has now recorded a point in all 24 games this season — 30 straight games going back to last season — as it reached the official halfway point of its lockout-shortened 2013 season.
The team remains on pace to break the record for points in consecutive games by the 1979-1980 Philadelphia Flyers which sits at 35 games.
It’s become such a big story in the world of sports that NHL ratings have never been higher, and even King James himself, LeBron James, has taken notice of the streak.
Hey Chicago Blackhawks, u guys are AWESOME!! #streaking
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 7, 2013
The team hits the halfway mark of the season with both of their goaltenders, Corey Crawford and Ray Emery, in the top-5 of the league in terms of goals against average and save percentage. Top players Toews, Patrick Kane, and Marian Hossa have been offensive juggernauts for a team that has been making others look like minor-league squads.
One has to wonder just how long a streak like this could go on for. Sure, they may very well break the record, but they can’t do this all season, can they?