POSTED ON Friday, 03.15.2013 / 4:33 PM CT
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. Thurday night’s overtime victory at Columbus marked the 11th game for Chicago this year that has progressed past regulation.

Chicago has earned an 8-3 record in those contests (4 OTW, 4 SOW). The Blackhawks have advanced to seven shootouts this season, posting a 4-3 record in those games.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 11:36 AM CT
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 Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 1:27 PM CT
By Chris Weibring - chicagoblackhawks.com Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


We see Blackhawks players sitting at their stalls in the dressing room, but where are their stalls related to the rest of their teammates?

Blackhawks Magazine's "Blackhawks Illustrated" feature went inside the room to provide this handy map to spot where each player sits.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 9:36 AM CT

The Blackhawks amazing run to start the 2012-13 campaign commanded the attention hockey fans across North America, local and national media, including Sports Illustrated. In their latest issue, the Blackhawks are front and center, touted as the franchise that made hockey "a must-see" again.

Check out the cover featuring Daniel Carcillo's last-minute game-winner on March 6:

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2013 / 4:54 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

When the Blackhawks took the ice in Los Angeles on Jan. 19, the goal was merely to spoil the Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony. Chicago won decisively, 5-2... and then they kept winning. Their six straight victories to begin the campaign set a franchise record, and it wasn't until Jan. 30 that the team dropped their first point in a shootout loss at Minnesota. Whispers about the NHL record started once the Blackhawks crossed the 10, 11, 12-game mark without a regulation loss, and history was made on Feb. 15 when Chicago claimed a 2-1 victory against San Jose for their 17th consecutive game with a point gained in the standings.

And still that was not enough. The team finished a seven-game homestand earning 13 of 14 possible points, then kept going strong—20, 21, 22. Another record approached on the horizon: the team's mark of nine straight wins, set in December 2008, with many of the same core players that were driving this current streak. That one fell on March 5 with an emphatic 5-3 victory over the Wild at home.

In the infograph below, we looked at the numbers and stats that defined the Blackhawks' amazing run and celebrated the workhorses and the difference-makers that helped make history.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2013 / 1:52 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

1st Star: C/RW Jimmy Hayes, Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 2A, +2 plus/minus, first career hat trick

The IceHogs swept a quick two-game stint in Oklahoma City over the weekend, coming from behind in both tilts, including a 7-4 stomping on Saturday, courtesy of a four-goal burst in the third period. Jimmy Hayes was the undisputed star of that game, notching his first professional hat trick and adding two assists for a career-high five-point night. Hayes opened the scoring on the power play in the second period, added a second tally later that period and capped off his night with an empty-netter.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.8.2013 / 1:27 PM CT
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. After Wednesday night’s win over the Colorado Avalanche, Ray Emery became the first goalie in NHL history to begin a season with 10 straight wins.

In his 10 starts for the Blackhawks this season, Emery has earned a perfect 10-0-0 record. His 10-game win streak also marks a career high for the second-year Blackhawk.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.7.2013 / 4:41 PM CT
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

On this date in 1992, Jeremy Roenick became the first American-born Blackhawk, and the third in team history, to score 50 goals in one season. He reached the milestone in his hometown of Boston, as Chicago edged the Bruins 2-1.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.7.2013 / 11:29 AM CT
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 Wednesday, 03.6.2013 / 3:57 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

As the Blackhawks embarked on historic point and win streaks to start the season, fans across the league started to take notice and show their colors. While Chicago dominated the standings on the ice, the team's rising popularity off it was reflected most starkly in the NHL's jersey sales numbers last month.

Captain Jonathan Toews led all players in the league, taking over the top spot from Philadelphia's Claude Giroux, while Patrick Kane's blistering start helped him jump 17 spots from No. 21 to No. 5. Marian Hossa, who recently passed the 1,000-game mark, rose 14 spots from No. 25 to No. 11.

The full top 20 list is below:

1. Jonathan Toews (CHI)
2. Ryan Callahan (NYR)
3. Sidney Crosby (PIT)
4. Claude Giroux (PHI)
5. Patrick Kane (CHI)
6. Evgeni Malkin (PIT)
7. James Neal (PIT)
8. Pavel Datsyuk (DET)
9. Joe Thornton (SJS)
10. Zdeno Chara (BOS)
11. Marian Hossa (CHI)
12. Henrik Zetterberg (DET)
13. Tyler Seguin (BOS)
14. Milan Lucic (BOS)
15. Kris Letang (PIT)
16. Alex Ovechkin (WSH)
17. Patrick Marleau (SJS)
18. Steven Stamkos (TBL)
19. Matt Duchene (COL)
20. Brad Marchand (BOS)

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