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POSTED ON Friday, 04.12.2013 / 6:12 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.

1. Brandon Saad ranks third among league rookies in points (23) and shares second in assists (14).

The Pittsburgh, Pa., native has 20 points (6G, 14A) in 14 of his last 20 contests and is tied for league-best among rookies with a plus-14 rating.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.11.2013 / 2:55 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 Thursday, 04.11.2013 / 10:45 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Don't adjust your televisions - that was, in fact, the Blackhawks' famous logo and colors on ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family."

The Emmy-winning series featured a Blackhawks banner on Wednesday's episode "Flip Flop," as real estate agent Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) and family tried to convince a Hawks fan to purchase a listing by customizing the home to the potential buyer's taste -- favorite team included.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.09.2013 / 3:33 PM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

This has been a season of sports streaks, with the Blackhawks setting two and aiming for another NHL mark.

The Hawks went 24 games to start a campaign without a regulation loss, earning at least a point in every contest. Ray Emery became the first NHL goalie to start a season with 12 straight victories.

Now the Hawks have a chance to set a new NHL mark for most points in a 48-game season—the previous high belongs to Boston, who recorded 74 points in 1938-39 on their way to the Stanley Cup. The last regular 48-game schedule was in 1941-42, although the labor-shortened campaign of 1994-95 saw Detroit rack up 70 points in 48 contests.

Reviewing the streaks that the four previous Chicago Stanley Cup winners enjoyed takes us back to 1933-34. That squad wound up 20-17-11 with a second-place finish in the American Division, and their longest string of wins was seven games (4-0-3). The Hawks were paced by goalie Charlie Gardiner, who beat both Montreal teams in the NHL back then (Canadiens and Maroons) before the team defeated Detroit for the Cup with a dramatic overtime goal in Game 4 of the best-of-five series.

The 1938 champions remain the only NHL team to claim the Cup with a losing regular-season record (14-25-9), doing so with a roster that boasted eight American-born players. They had just one modest three-game win streak. In the playoffs, they knocked off Montreal, then New York. In meeting the favored Maple Leafs for the finals, they had to use minor-league goalie Alfie Moore in the opener. Chicago won that game 3-1 and grabbed the Cup by winning the best-of-five series 3-1.

The 1960-61 winners were paced by Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Pierre Pilote and goalie Glenn Hall. They posted a 29-24-17 mark and had a seven-game win streak. In the playoffs, they upset the Canadiens in the semis as Hall shutout Montreal in the last two games and then dispatched Detroit in the finals.

The 2010 Cup champions set a franchise regular-season mark with 112 points in the standings (52-22-8) and enjoyed an eight-game win streak during the campaign. The playoff run saw the Hawks oust Nashville, Vancouver and then sweep San Jose before Patrick Kane's dramatic overtime goal in Philadelphia brought the Cup back to Chicago for the first time in 49 years.

With a record-breaking streak to start the season, the Hawks hope to carry momentum into the playoffs and bring the Cup back to their loyal fans!

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.08.2013 / 3:23 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Greg Hamil/Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: LW Rostislav Olesz, Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 4GP, 4G, 2A, +6 plus/minus

Olesz, who was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, spent most of the season rehabbing from an injury, but has sparked Rockford’s offense since rejoining the team in late March. Olesz registered a three-game point streak last week and logged two consecutive outings with two goals and an assist (April 5 at Milwaukee; April 6 at Peoria), including the game-winner in those two contests. Olesz also collected a helper on April 7, bringing his season total to 13 points (6G, 7A) in nine appearances.

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.05.2013 / 5:43 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.

1. Captain Jonathan Toews recorded his 200th career assist on Thursday against St. Louis.

Toews earned a helper on rookie Brandon Saad’s eighth goal of the season in the second period. With the Blackhawks down 1-0, Toews evened things up with his 18th goal of the season. The center has seven goals in his last nine games and has points in three straight games (2G, 4A).

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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.04.2013 / 2:30 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 Monday, 04.01.2013 / 4:45 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Terry Wilson/OHL)

1st Star: C Alex Broadhurst, London (OHL)
The Line: 2GP, 3G, 2A, +4 plus/minus rating

Broadhurst’s star keeps rising, as the first-year player paced the top-seeded London Knights through the first round, tallying nine points (4G, 5A) in his first four OHL playoff games. Last week Broadhurst logged five points (3G, 2A) in two games, including his first playoff hat trick on March 26 in a 7-1 drubbing. London faces the Kitchener Rangers in the second round of the Western Conference bracket.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.29.2013 / 5:57 PM

The Madhouse on Madison is known for its energy and, well, madness. The Blackhawks continue to give the standing room-only crowds at the United Center plenty of action and suspense, and lots of "Chelsea Dagger," especially on Friday nights. In the three Friday games they've played at home this season, the Blackhawks have outscored their opponents 10-5!

With tonight's matchup in mind, here's a list of the top five moments that have taken place under the Friday Night Lights at the United Center.


1. Marcus Kruger's follow-up wrister against San Jose on Feb. 15

Kruger won the team's Championship Belt after finishing the night with 2 points (1G, 1A) and a +2 plus/minus rating. The 22-year-old also earned First Star of the Game honors.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.28.2013 / 3:10 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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