In case you’ve missed it (and I’m pretty sure you did), The Chicago Blackhawks are doing something we’ve never seen before. They have scored at least one point in every game so far this season. They have a total of 41 points through their first 22 games (a record of 19-0-3). What the Blackhawks are doing is amazing. The Blackhawks have set a new record for the most consecutive games with a point to start a season. They surpassed the ’06-’07 Anaheim Ducks by winning their game on February 22nd. Hockey, in its lockout shortened season, has become mostly an afterthought to most people. Can the Blackhawks amazing performance singlehandedly revive the sport of hockey? I think it can. I find more and more people are tuning in to see how many games they can win in a row. People love watching history, and that’s exactly what this is.
As for New York hockey, it’s not going quite as well. The New York Islanders and the New York Rangers are both currently sitting outside of the playoff picture. The Rangers rank last in goals scored in the Eastern Conference and sit in 9th place (1 point behind the Philadelhpia Flyers for the final playoff spot). The Islanders on the other hand rank last in goals against, which doesn’t bode well for their playoff chances. However, they are only 3 points behind those Flyers, so nothing is out of the realm of possibilities. You can watch both the Rangers and Islanders in action Tuesday night. The Rangers have a big game against the Flyers at Madison Square Garden (@ 7:30 P.M.), while the Islanders have the 1st place Montreal Canadiens at Nassau Coliseum (@ 7:00 P.M.). See, I didn’t forget about you hockey fans. Enjoy!
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