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  • Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (right) celebrates his goal with teammate Brandon Saad during the third period against Detroit on Sunday.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (right) celebrates his goal with teammate… (Tim Fuller / US Presswire )
March 03, 2013|RedEye

The 2013 Blackhawks have long since left the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks in their dust, but oh, there are mountains left to climb. Chicago's streak of games with at least a point reached 22 this season and sits at 28 overall if you count last season. It's time to see how they stack up against some of the greatest winning/unbeaten regular-season streaks in history.

NHL

1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers: 35 games

The "Broad Street Bullies" own the pinnacle of unbeaten streaks in hockey; it's also the longest in major American sports. (FYI: The 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins have the longest straight-up winning streak in the NHL, at 17.)

NBA

1971-72 L.A. Lakers: 33 games

As good as those Michael Jordan-led Bulls teams were, even they won "only" 18 straight as their best stretch.

MLB

1935 Cubs: 21 games

Wait, what? The Cubs own the longest winning streak without ties in Major League Baseball? Why yes, yes they do. (The 1916 N.Y. Giants went 26 games without a loss, but MLB discards records that include ties from its books.)

NFL

2008 and 2009 Indianapolis Colts: 23 games

When you have Peyton Manning calling the shots, you're gonna have a lot of teams that wish they'd stayed home that day.

NCAA football

1907-17 Washington Huskies: 63 games

The Huskies went 59–0–4 in this stretch. Right up there are the Oklahoma Sooners, who actually won 47 straight from 1953-57.

NCAA basketball

1971-74 UCLA Bruins: 74 games

This ridiculous record doesn't even count the 14 straight postseason games the Bruins won, which would bring this up to 88.

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