Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large
Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane edges past Daniel Sedin of Vancouver.
Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane edges past Daniel Sedin of Vancouver.
Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane edges past Daniel Sedin of Vancouver.

NHL: Blackhawks book place in record books after win over Vancouver

The Chicago Blackhawks' impressive start to the truncated 2013 season continued as their 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks saw them take at least a point from each of their first 16 matches.

The Chicago Blackhawks secured their place in the NHL record books when goaltender Ryan Emery ensured a 4-3 shoot-out win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Victory in the shoot-out left them with a record of 13-0-3, level best with the 2006/07 Anaheim Ducks among teams to have taken at least a point from their first 16 games.

"It's a remarkable start," Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks coach, said afterwards.

"We're very happy and pleased. Guys should be proud of the achievement and where they're at ... especially in a 48-game season."

Daniel Sedin opened the scoring for Vancouver but Chicago answered with three straight goals in the second period, with Patrick Sharp netting a slapshot and Marian Hossa adding a brace.

Hossa left the game in the third period after a collision with Vancouver's Jannik Hansen that left him lying on the ice - having been knocked out after an illegal hit during last year's playoff series.

"Obviously we know he got hit last year," Hansen said.

"I think everybody in the hockey world knows that, but again, it's a hockey play and when you go for a puck you go for a puck."

ElsewhereShea Weber continued to put his modest early-season form behind him with an overtime winner to see the Nashville Predators past the Detroit Red Wings.

Weber, who already had an assist to his name, pounced 44 seconds into OT to record his sixth point in four games and his third goal in as many matches.

Weber's intervention secured a 4-3 victory to edge his side into second place in the Central Division.

Montreal Canadiens picked up a fifth straight win at the expense of New York Rangers.

The North-east Division challengers took a 3-1 result, with Alex Galchenyuk ending a 13-game drought with the third-period shot that made it 2-1.

The Winnipeg Jets were 2-1 victors over the Buffalo Sabres to begin a five-match away run in positive fashion.

Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd were their scorers.

The Ottawa Senators condemned the New York Islanders to a 3-1 reverse, with the damage being done in a two-goal middle period that saw Colin Greening and Andre Benoīt hit the net.

The Islanders showed some improvement on their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers last time out but it was still not enough.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ben Scrivens saw a two-match shutout ended in dramatic fashion as he conceded all of the Tampa Bay Lightning's efforts in a 4-2 defeat.

The scores were tied at 1-1 after the first period but the Lightning took control and had opened up a three-goal lead before Toronto ended the scoring with a consolation.

The San Jose Sharks edged the St Louis Blues 2-1, upsetting a form book that had the Sharks winless in seven and the Blues on a hot streak of three.

Tim Kennedy was the match-winner when he powered home with just under seven minutes left.

The Winnipeg Jets moved off bottom spot in the South-east Division thanks to a 2-1 win over a Buffalo Sabres side who continue to prop up their own North-east opponents and the Los Angeles Kings bested the Edmonton Oilers 3-1.

sports@thenational.ae

twitter Follow us @SprtNationalUAE

Back to the top

More articles


Editor's Picks

 Al Rayyan's Yakubu Ayegbeni, left, tries to escape the attention of Jazira's Khamis Ismail. Karim Jaafar / AFP Photo

Late strike puts Al Jazira on verge of qualifying for the last 16 of Asian Champions League

All to play for across East Asia during final round of group phase.

 Manchester City's Vincent Kompany reacts after being sent off by referee Lee Mason during their English Premier League soccer match against Hull City at the KC stadium in Hull, northern England March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Man City’s Manuel Pellegrini says Vincent Kompany is an important player

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini defends team captain and talks about team's injuries ahead of clash with Sunderland at home on Wednesday night.

 Supporters of China during the Asian Cup Qualifier match between Iraq vs China at Sharjah football stadium in Sharjah. Iraq won the match by 3-1. Pawan Singh / The National

Asian Cup expanding to 24 football teams in 2019

As part of a regional shake-up, the 2019 Asian Cup will climb to 24 teams but next month’s Challenge Cup in the Maldives will be the last, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced.

 Latifa Ali Al Shamsi of UAE fights compatriot Boshra Ghanem Al Zadjali in their 38.5kg match at the Junior World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Christopher Pike / The National

Competitors at Abu Dhabi Junior World Jiu-Jitsu Championship target world domination

All of Wednesday’s winners at the tournament, being held in the UAE capital, are ambitious enough to target a black belt and reach the pinnacle of the sport, Amith Passela reports.

 Jacques Kallis top-scored with 72 for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pawan Singh / The National

Kallis kicks off IPL 7 with fifty as Kolkata thrash Mumbai

South African legend shows class is permanent as Knight Riders beat defending champions by 41 runs. Osman Samiuddin reports from Abu Dhabi.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

Events

To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National