Coach Joel Quenneville talked glowingly of the shootout, which has been so successful this season after being so shaky the previous one.
The Blackhawks entered the third period of Sunday's game up by one goal; a rather comforting stat for a team that's been undefeated this season when leading after 40 minutes of play.
Patrick Sharp had no explanation as to why the shootout, on which the Blackhawks struggled last season, is working so well during this one.
There's a reason Sidney Crosby reached out to Patrick Kane's stickhandling coach in
Ryan Hartman was hitting the ice again on Saturday, a little more than 12 hours after he made his rousing NHL debut with the hometown Blackhawks.