A Look Inside Inside the Chicago Blackhawks’ Other Streak

By now, if you haven’t been living under a rock, everybody knows that the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a point in all 20 games they have played this season. But tonight, when the Hawks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, there is one streak that is guaranteed to continue. Back on March 30, 2008, in a 5-4 shootout win against those same  Jackets, the Hawks sold out the United Center for the 10th time that season. Not bad for a team that went from being a nobody to an upstart that year with the arrival of rookies Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. Since that game, the Blackhawks have sold out every home game. Tonight’s game will mark the 200th straight sellout at the Madhouse on Madison. In the previous 199 straight sellouts, 4,300,996 passed through the United Center turnstiles, which is an average of 21,613/game. The Blackhawks are 131-50-18 in those 199 games, outscoring their opponents 643-499; a goal differential of +144. Talk about your home ice advantage! It is no wonder over the last 4 seasons, this team has led in average home attendance. And with the way this team is rolling right now, I wouldn’t see anything less for this team to once again lead the NHL in average home attendance for a 5th straight season.

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