They have gone an NHL-record 22 games to start the season without a regulation loss, 28 contests with at least one point dating to last season and are riding a franchise-record-tying nine-game winning streak. Still, the Blackhawks want more. "The biggest thing is we're just trying to get better," winger Patrick Kane said. "We still have yet to play our best 60 minutes. That's pretty fun knowing we have that ahead of us. It's been a fun ride and it's not over yet." The Hawks will put their streaks on the line when they face the Wild on Tuesday night in the first of back-to-back home games. "We want to continue to win," Kane said. "We'll try to regroup and forget about what's in the past and look forward." Added winger Marian Hossa: "We have a great thing going on here. We're rolling four lines, everyone is playing well and it seems like we just find ways to win." Rolling: Entering Monday, Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford ranked first in the NHL with a 1.41 goals-against average, second with a .945 save percentage and tied for third with 10 victories. Crawford has been able to maintain his focus despite twice missing time with injuries. "I don't know how to explain it," Crawford said. "I've just been able to bear down and really focus, especially on the little things on the side of the net and just making sure not to give up those bad goals that change momentum. I've been feeling pretty good so far."
Hawks' Kane: We haven't played our best yet
Chicago Tribune | Mar 5