Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews, Josh Harding

Supposed to get a shitload of snow in March? Why not. It’s Chicago. I’d also like to point out that anyone who mentions how “beautiful” the snow is obviously owns a fucking garage. And tell me how beautiful it is when you take your first giant step into the shit-covered slop that awaits you in the street the next day.

Despite Mother Nature’s continuous attempts to piss us off, we still have our beloved Chicago Blackhawks, who will be going for Jordan in a row for their season-starting point streak when the Minnesota Wild visit the United Center tonight.

While we’ve all basked in the beauty of The Streak, we’ve also been given a mathematical breakdown on just how rare it is.

Oh, and another record-setting streak is on the line, too.

The Blackhawks will be seeking a franchise-record 10th straight victory, which again has kind of gotten lost as a streak within The Streak. They’ve outscored opponents 24-13 during the current run.

But of course, there’s no ignoring The Streak everyone is talking about, which can hit 23 with a win over the Wild. Patrick Kane rescued us from the shit-smelling stank of a Red Wings’ fan’s gloating breath by scoring the tying goal late in the third and adding the lone score in the shootout to beat Detroit in Sunday’s matinee.

And how about that third line of Viktor Stalberg-Andrew Shaw-Bryan Bickell? Though it didn’t provide a goal – which was only the case because of Jimmy Howard’s efforts – Stalberg assisted on Kane’s power-play goal in the third. Stalberg-Shaw-Bickell has accounted for six goals this season, which is only one fewer than the Saad-Toews-Hossa line.

Goaltending? Yeah, we’ve got that, too. Corey Crawford risked tearing his groin to shreds to make one save and snuffed out numerous other point-blank chances among his 32 saves Sunday. Crow is 10-0-3 with a league-leading 1.41 goals-against average. That’s good.

One of those shootout losses, though, came against the Wild on Jan. 30. Each of the last three meetings between these teams has gone to the pissing contest, with the ‘Hawks losing them all.

Minnesota (11-8-2) is coming off a 4-2 win over Edmonton on Sunday and is 7-3-1 over its last 11. Niklas Backstrom has been hot, making 19 saves to improve to 6-1-1 with a 1.70 GAA over his last eight starts.

We all know about the Wild spending spree to get Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, and both are making their marks. Parise has a team-best eight goals, while Suter has a team-high 14 assists.

As far as where we’ll see our resident asshat Cal Clutterbuck, who scored the tying goal in the first meeting, he took more than half of his shifts against the Kane-Bolland-Sharp line back in January. With Bolland looking like he’ll return Tueseday from his upper-body injury, we could see much of the same – that is of course if he’s ready to return from injury. Looking like it will be a game-time decision.

All right, fellas, time to set yet another record.

Let’s Go Hawks.