With such a demanding schedule in the early going, the Blackhawks have taken every opportunity to rest. But eventually, there will come a time for practice, and Joel Quenneville is working out the right mix of rest and work.
Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was named the NHL's No. 2 star of the week after impressing throughout Chicago's 6-0-0. Patrick Marleau and Martin St. Louis also made the list.
For the first time in franchise history, the Blackhawks are off to a 6-0-0 start. But you don't just accomplish something that big overnight. Here are the six top reasons the team is where they are today.
The Blackhawks recorded a franchise-best 6-0 record after defeating the Red Wings on Sunday evening, thanks to their strong performance on the penalty kill.
Nick Leddy's goal in extra time gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 win over Detroit, moving the team to a franchise-best 6-0 start to the 2013 season. Corey Crawford saved 29 of the 30 shots he faced Sunday night.