With a 12-2-4 record, the Chicago Blackhawks have quietly shaken any semblance of a Stanley Cup hangover. While clubs like the Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks continue to soak up all the attention in the Western Conference, the 'Hawks have been every bit as good as those two squads.
There are some kinks to be worked out for Chicago to be sure, but there isn't a team playing perfect hockey right now. Along with the Boston Bruins (go figure), the 'Hawks currently have the longest win streak in the NHL with three.
It's been an odd season of rapid movement and up-and-down swings around the league, but several stats stick out for Chicago to this point.
All statistics, both team-based and player-based, appear courtesy of NHL.com.