Winning Streaks: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Miami Heat

Tyler Raborn —  Friday, March 8, 2013 — 4 Comments

Currently the Chicago Blackhawks remain undefeated after the first 24 games of the NHL season. But you all knew that right?

Yeah… you watch SportsCenter. You know the Canadians with the Indian on their bloody jerseys have not lost to any of the other Canadians.

You also know that the Heat are undefeated after their last 16 games.

You know how well LeBron and D-Wade have been playing… and you know about LeBron’s dunk contest he’s been doing during the pre-game… and you know about the Heat’s Harlem Shake… AND about Chris Bosh’s recent problems with Lil Wayne…

Let’s face it. You know way too much about NBA teams, their players, and their beef.

You know nothing about the NHL.

It’s okay.

I didn’t either.

Let’s take a look at the win streaks and learn us some stuff

Here’s the Heat’s win streak:

Heat

And here’s the Blackhawks’ win streak:

Blackhawks

Wait a minute…

There are losses on there. In fact… there’s 3.

Why yes, welcome to hockey. No one ever said “win streak”… they said “undefeated streak.”

Wait. That makes no sense. They did get defeated. How can you even call it an “undefeated streak”?

Because. That’s hockey.

In hockey, you get a point if you lose in overtime (or a shootout). Thus, it’s not a true loss unless you lose in regulation. A loss in overtime isn’t really a loss in overtime.

To their credit, they have won 11 straight games. That’s incredibly impressive. But they haven’t won 24 straight. Don’t let their Canadian tomfoolery deceive you. The Heat’s win streak is longer.

In closing, here’s a general sentiment of most American sports fans:

hockey

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By: Tyler Raborn

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New Orleans Resident, Tulane Law Student, and Mississippi State Alum

4 responses to Winning Streaks: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Miami Heat

  1. 

    Yeah, I spotted the losses and thought to myself, “Hmmmm, did Tyler totally miss the red “L?” Interesting how Hockey is different…Didn’t know that about the streaks… Shared with my ‘Lotta Sports followers on Facebook. Hope your followers check out my FB page and “Like” it. http://www.facebook.com/lottasports

  2. 

    Actually, it’s a points streak. The Blackhawks have gotten a point in the standings for every game they’ve played. Back in the days before shootouts, the Blackhawks would have had three ties to go with all the wins and the same number points in the standings. The Heat’s streak is more impressive, yes. Thing is if neither the Heat nor the Hawks win in the playoffs, the streaks mean nothing. Remember the Rockets won 20-some games a few years ago? Did they win the title that year? No. The most impressive win streak is the Lakers’ 33-games streak back when Wilt Chamberlain played. The Lakers won their first title that year.

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