The Chicago Blackhawks' streak has finally come to an end.
The Colorado Avalanche handed the Blackhawks their first regulation loss of the season Friday, ending their remarkable 24-game point streak.
With the loss, Chicago now sits 21-1-3 on the season—eight points ahead of the NHL’s next best team, the Anaheim Ducks.
The Blackhawks' streak started in game one and stretched on for exactly half of the lockout-shortened season. Consistent contributions from the stars and timely plays by the depth players were crucial to keeping the streak alive.
Given that it's the best start ever to an NHL season, the streak will also hold a special place in NHL history.
With that said, here are five of the most incredible team streaks of all time.