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POSTED ON Friday, 06.01.2012 / 1:00 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

With the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals underway, the Friday Five revisits the five most memorable moments in the Stanley Cup Finals in Blackhawks history.

1. Charlie Gardiner’s shutout over the Detroit Red Wings for the entire game and 30:05 of sudden-death overtime in the series-deciding Game 4 of the 1934 Stanley Cup Finals.

“Smiling Charlie” kept the Red Wings off the scoreboard through one and a half overtime periods. At the time, Gardiner was suffering from a chronic tonsil infection. He was the first goaltender to captain a Stanley Cup champion.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.31.2012 / 1:45 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next “Tweet Sheet.”
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POSTED ON Friday, 05.25.2012 / 1:37 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

2011 first-round draft pick Phillip Danault (Photo by Getty Images).

Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season. This week, we take a look at the impressive accolades of the Blackhawks prospects in postseason play.


1. Alex Broadhurst registered an assist and a shorthanded empty-netter in a 5-2 win over the Waterloo Black Hawks to capture the United States Hockey League's Clark Cup.

Broadhurst finished the playoffs with a league-leading 18 points (9G, 9A). The Orland Park, Ill., native made history on April 24, 2012, recording the first shorthanded hat trick in USHL history. Broadhurst (drafted 199th overall in 2011) tallied his shorthanded trio for the Green Bay Gamblers against the Youngstown Phantoms in a 6-3 victory in the first round of the USHL playoffs.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.23.2012 / 11:00 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next “Tweet Sheet.”

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POSTED ON Friday, 05.18.2012 / 1:00 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Tony Amonte and Jeremy Roenick celebrate a goal against Germany in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

With the elimination round of the 2012 IIHF World Championship underway, the Friday Five revisits the most distinguished international résumés of some of the Blackhawks alumni.

1. In 14 games played in the 1988 and 1989 World Junior Championship, Jeremy Roenick posted 25 points (13G, 12A) for Team USA.

Roenick went on to capture a silver medal in the 1991 World Championship, where he registered 11 points (5G, 6A) in 9 games. The former Blackhawk added another silver medal to his collection in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, tallying 5 points (G, 4A) in six contests.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.17.2012 / 10:13 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

For the third straight year, Team Canada's IIHF World Championship tournament ended in the quarterfinal round after dropping the 4-3 decision to fourth-seeded Slovakia in Helsinki.

Patrick Sharp registered an assist in 16:20 of ice time in Team Canada’s last game of the tournament.

Canada started the game slowly, allowing goals from Tomas Kopecky and Miroslav Satan within the first ten minutes of play. Evander Kane was the first on the score sheet for Canada, scoring at 16:14.

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POSTED ON Friday, 05.11.2012 / 10:07 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


With the 2012 IIHF World Championship in full swing, the Friday Five looked at the impressive international resumes of some of the Blackhawks current players.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.10.2012 / 10:56 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next “Tweet Sheet.”

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POSTED ON Friday, 05.04.2012 / 8:02 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


On Wednesday night, the New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals after not one, not two, but three overtime periods in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. As the Chicago Blackhawks are rather familiar with overtime playoff hockey, we give you The Friday Five: Overtime Edition.

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.27.2012 / 11:03 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

On April 29, one of the Blackhawks' brightest stars adds one more candle to his birthday cake. That's right, Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews turns 24 on Sunday. As a celebration of the captain's special day, we bring you The Friday Five: Jonathan Toews Edition.

1. Toews scored his first NHL goal on his first shot in his first game on Oct. 10, 2007 against the San Jose Sharks.

At just 19 years old, Toews beat Evgeni Nabokov with a snap shot on his sixth shift.

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