The Chicago Blackhawks set a National Hockey League record for the best start to a season when they scored a point in a 17th consecutive game by defeating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday.
Brandon Saad's third-period goal delivered the game-winner as the Blackhawks (14-0-3) remained undefeated in regulation play this season. All three of the Chicago losses have come in shootouts.
The Anaheim Ducks set the previous record of 16 straight games with a point to open the 2006-07 season. Chicago tied that mark in a win on Tuesday.