Chicago Blackhawks capture league's best record
Though the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal for hockey teams, there are several regular season accomplishments that come first, and on Wednesday the Chicago Blackhawks captured one of them - the President's Cup. Given to the team with the best regular season record, the cup was awarded to Chicago for the first time in 22 years after a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, reports The Associated Press.
The Blackhawks got off to a historically good start this season. They began their 2013 campaign with a record 24 game point streak - meaning they didn't drop a single game in regulation during that span. Chicago has not slowed down much since, and entered April 25 with a 35-6-5 record. But while earning the President's Cup is nice, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews knows their job is not done.
"We have to use that experience and use that confidence from being the No. 1 team all year, and carry it into the playoffs," he told the AP.
Chicago will get the chance to parlay their regular season success into a shot at the Stanley Cup very shortly. The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin April 30.