The Blackhawks made history with a 2-1 win over the visiting Sharks. Chicago became the first team in NHL history to record at least a point in its first 17 games of the season. The previous mark for consecutive games without a regulation loss was held by the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks. Viktor Stalberg tied the game in the second period before Brandon Saad scored the game-winner shorthanded early in the third for the 'Hawks, who improved to 14-0-and-3 on the year. Ray Emery turned away 26 shots for the victory. Patrick Marleau scored his 11th goal of the year for San Jose, which was outshot by Chicago 34-27. Antti Niemi made 32 saves for the Sharks, who have dropped eight out of nine after starting the season 7-and-0. San Jose is now 8-5-and-3.
Taj Gibson posted a team-high 17 points and six rebounds as the Bulls defeated the Bobcats, 105-75. Carlos Boozer chipped in with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, which has won two of its last three. Luol Deng added 14 points and five boards in the win. Kemba Walker scored a game-high 27 points for Charlotte, which has lost three-of-four. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tallied 10 points and seven caroms in the setback.