People are still talking about this “The Blackhawks have at least made it to overtime every game, won a lot of games, but lost a couple in shootouts” streak? I mean I obviously don’t know anything about hockey and don’t care about the NHL but lets all come back to earth with this streak talk. The Blackhawks have won 11 games in a row. They’re on an 11 game win streak. Thats impressive. They’re 21-0-3. Incredible start. But talking about this “streak” is getting out of control. Its not a winning streak, because they’ve lost 3 times. And the only thing they’ve done consecutively is at least make it to overtime. Won a few contests in a game-deciding gimmick, lost a few in a game-deciding gimmick. All you hockey hipsters will tell me I don’t understand the game and I don’t understand how hard it is to earn a point every game and blah blah blah. Bottom line is I’m just not impressed with making it to overtime. I’m not impressed with winning in a shootout. And losing in a shootout is still losing. “Unbeaten in regulation” is just a way to say you’ve lost in other ways. Nobody celebrates extra innings. Nobody celebrates overtime in the NBA or the NFL. But hockey hipsters I guess think their sport is so much harder than everyone else’s that they deserve to be rewarded for being tied after 3 periods? I dunno. Hockey sucks.
This start is like the Bulls start the season they won 72. The were 41-3 around the halfway mark. The Blackhawks are 21-0-3 near the halfway mark where they only play teams in the Western Conference. Definitely the best team in hockey. Just not on any sort of real “streak.”