"Sometimes when you go far and deep in the playoffs you're still mentally tired and not as excited to tie the skates on every morning," Hjalmarsson said. "But that's not an issue at all now. So I think everybody is just excited to get the regular season going."
"It's an impressive streak, especially in the playoffs when the level of competition goes up a lot," said Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, who had two assists. "It feels really good to break it."