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Blackhawks extend point streak to 16 games, tie NHL record

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
By starting their seven-game homestand with a shootout loss against the Anaheim Ducks and victories against the San Jose Sharks, L.A. Kings and Vancouver Canucks, the Blackhawks extended their streak without a loss in regulation to 16 games and tied the NHL record in the process.

kompon draw
Assistant coach Jamie Kompon works with Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw on faceoffs at the United Center on Feb. 12, 2013, the morning before their game against the Anaheim Ducks.

bickell soccer
Bryan Bickell warms up with his teammates with a game of hallway soccer in the basement of the United Center on Feb. 12, 2013, before taking the ice against the Ducks.

swabs stick to the face
Brent Seabrook gets rough on defense with Anaheim's Kyle Palmieri. In their first game at home after a six-game roadtrip, the Blackhawks fell to the Ducks 3-2 in a shootout.

viktor stalberg
Viktor Stalberg fends off a diving Bryan Allen of the Ducks.

duck player
Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Andrew Shaw look to shut down Anaheim's Brad Staubitz as he drives to the goal.

sharp and stalberg horsing around
Patrick Sharp and Viktor Stalberg horse around during practice at the United Center the morning before their game against the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 15, 2013.

toews fight
Jonathan Toews tussles with Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 15, 2013, at the United Center. After taking the lead in the first period off a goal by Dave Bolland, the Blackhawks never trailed against the Sharks and came away with a 4-1 victory. Marcus Kruger, Andrew Shaw and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored in the contest.

emery warriors
Ray Emery greets members of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program in the basement of the United Center after playing the Sharks. The Blackhawks hosted the USA Warriors, whose members include military veterans wounded in action, at Soldier Field on Feb. 16, 2013, for a private meet-and-greet. Click here to view Blackhawks TV's coverage of the event.

kruger and frolik
Marcus Kruger and Michael Frolik scramble for control of the puck against Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 17, 2013, at the United Center.

toews goal
Jonathan Toews slips the puck past L.A.'s Jonathan Quick for a power-play goal in the first period. After charging out to a 3-0 lead behind scores from Toews, Brent Seabrook and Patrick Sharp, Chicago weathered a two-goal surge from L.A. in the third period and hung on for a 3-2 victory.

toews interview
Sporting a shiner from his fight with San Jose's Joe Thornton earlier in the week, Jonathan Toews talks to reporters after the game against the Kings. The captain lead the Blackhawks with six shots against the Kings, and his goal and assist put him second on the team with 15 points (7G, 8A).

sharp vancouver
Patrick Sharp reaches for the puck in a game against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 19, 2013, at the United Center. After going scoreless in the first period, the Blackhawks tallied three goals in the second, starting with a snapshot from Sharp. Two goals from Vancouver late in the third period forced the game into extra time, with Chicago walking away from the shootout with a 4-3 win.

hossa celebration
Marian Hossa celebrates his second of two goals against Vancouver in the second period.

emery block
Ray Emery reacts to a shot from Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows. Emery stopped 29 of 32 shots, including one in overtime and two in the shootout, to post a 0.906 save percentage.

duncan keith
Duncan Keith tallied one assist and three shots while posting a team-leading 29:28 minutes on the ice against the Canucks.

andrew shaw
Andrew Shaw sends a backhand shot flying past Vancouver's Cory Schneider for his first career shootout goal.

fan post shootout
A fan cheers after Ray Emery's save against Ryan Kesler of the Canucks seals the game for the Blackhawks.

sharp emery
Patrick Sharp congratulates Ray Emery as Andrew Shaw celebrates the shootout victory against Vancouver. The game, Chicago's 16th without a loss in regulation, tied the Blackhawks with the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks for longest point streak to start a season.

Photos by Chase Agnello-Dean and Bill Smith.

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