Even the defending Stanley Cup champions are curious to see how they measure up against the Anaheim Ducks.
The Chicago Blackhawks get that chance Friday, when the red-hot Ducks put their eight-game winning streak on the line at United Center (8 p.m. ET, NHLN, RDS). With a 9-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, Anaheim joined the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens as the only NHL teams to have won 18 of 19 games in the same regular season.
The Ducks are six points ahead of the Blackhawks in the Presidents' Trophy race. Each team will be playing its 50th game of the season Friday.
"They're on a roll right now, so it'll be fun to try to get a win from them," Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith said. "When you're on a roll like they are, the rest of the League is going to take notice. When you've got one loss in your last  games you've gotta expect something like that to be said, right? They're playing great, so we'd like to beat them."