Two fans lounge in the seats between the teams' benches before the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on January 27, 2013. The Blackhawks won the contest 2-1 in overtime.
A young hockey player celebrates on the ice at the United Center before the start of the game. Youth teams can sign up for the opportunity to skate on the United Center's rink as part of the pregame JuniorHawks program.
Viktor Stalberg warms up with a jog through the basement of the United Center.
Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook prepare for the puck drop. Toews won almost 50 percent of his face-offs against Detroit.
Corey Crawford keeps his eye on the puck as Damien Brunner of the Red Wings tries to move out of its path.
Detroit's Valtteri Filppula looks to pass the puck by Patrick Sharp.
Hossa, who tallied at least one point in five of the first six contests, had one assist in the game against Detroit..
More than 21,600 fans were on hand at the United Center to witness the Blackhawks' historic win.
A fan holds a sign reading "Hossa is my hero."
Duncan Keith delivers a hit to Detroit's Daniel Cleary. Keith's first goal of the season came on a slap shot 2:24 minutes into the first period against Detroit.
Toews takes the puck around the net with Jonathan Ericsson of the Red Wings in hot pursuit.
Nick Leddy celebrates after netting the game-winning goal in overtime - his first overtime score at any level of play.
The last time the Blackhawks started with five wins was the 1971-72 season, when Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito lead a team that allowed only three losses at home. For a look back on the 1971-72 team, check out this post-game column from Blackhawks historian Bob Verdi.
Leddy fields questions from the media in the locker room after the victory. "It's an unbelievable feeling, one I'll never forget," Leddy said.
Head coach Joel Quenneville flashes a smile during a post-game press conference. He emphasized that the penalty kill was an integral part of the win. “It was huge. It was a great second period of kills,” he said. “From our forwards to our 'D' blocking shots to key saves by Crow, it was a group effort. ... To me, that was the key of the game.”