In the grand scheme of things, setting an NHL record doesn't mean a whole lot to the Blackhawks. It's the end result of what this particular league mark can bring that is most compelling.

The Hawks are closing in on the record for consecutive games to start a season with at least one point, just two away after rolling through their first 14 without a regulation loss. The Ducks in 2006 went 16 games while the Oilers lasted 15 in 1984 and the Canadiens in '43 made it to 14.

In the grand scheme of things, setting an NHL record doesn't mean a whole lot to the Blackhawks. It's the end result of what this particular league mark can bring that is most compelling.

The Hawks are closing in on the record for consecutive games to start a season with at least one point, just two away after rolling through their first 14 without a regulation loss. The Ducks in 2006 went 16 games while the Oilers lasted 15 in 1984 and the Canadiens in '43 made it to 14.