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POSTED ON Monday, 04.30.2012 / 11:08 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


The Blackhawks crushed St. Louis 8-2 on April 30, 1990, in Game 7 of their division finals series. Steve Larmer tied Stan Mikita's playoff record with five points in a game (1G, 4A), a feat that was matched a third time by Jonathan Toews in 2010.
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POSTED ON Monday, 04.30.2012 / 11:08 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


On April 30, 1985, team captain Darryl Sutter scored in overtime for the second straight game as the Blackhawks edged Minnesota 6-5 in Game 6 to clinch their division finals series.
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POSTED ON Monday, 04.30.2012 / 11:00 AM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Viktor Stalberg (left) and Michael Frolik are two of the Blackhawks' four European representatives at the 2012 World Championship.

The Blackhawks will send four more representatives to the 2012 IIHF World Championship, held in Helsinki and Stockholm from May 4-20. Niklas Hjalmarsson, Viktor Stalberg and Marcus Kruger will join Team Sweden, and Michael Frolik will play for the Czech Republic.

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.27.2012 / 11:32 AM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Mac Carruth (bottom, second from right) made 39 saves on 40 shots in a 4-1 victory as the Winterhawks clinched the WHL's Western Conference championship on April 26. (Photo courtesy of WHL/Bryan Heim)

Mac Carruth and the Portland Winterhawks continued their dominant postseason run by claiming their second consecutive Western Conference Championship on Thursday evening with a 4-1 victory over Tri-City and advancing to the WHL’s final round against either the Edmonton Oil Kings or Moose Jaw Warriors.

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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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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.26.2012 / 2:54 PM
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, 04.26.2012 / 10:55 AM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Only one shorthanded hat trick has ever been scored in NHL history—Theo Fleury achieved this singular feat on March 9, 1991, in a 8-4 Calgary win over the St. Louis Blues. The achievement is improbable at the college level—it has happened only six times in NCAA Division I history, according to the Hockey Hall of Fame—though it is probably not so rare at the rec-league level. But one place it had never happened before was the United States Hockey League, the top junior level in the United States.

At least, until April 24, 2012. That's when Blackhawks prospect Alex Broadhurst (drafted 199th overall in 2011) made history by tallying this 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, 04.25.2012 / 12:13 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith will play for Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship beginning May 4. (Getty Images)

The season may have ended for Chicago, but hockey isn't over for a couple of Blackhawks. Defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Patrick Sharp have accepted invitations to join Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, held in Finland and Sweden from May 4-20.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.24.2012 / 2:23 PM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

Gary Suter became the first Chicago defenseman to register a hat trick in a playoff game on April 24, 1994, but it took Jeremy Roenick's overtime goal to nip Toronto 4-3 in Game 4 of the conference quarterfinals.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.24.2012 / 1:27 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
In a city like Chicago, it's no surprise that a big ticket like a Blackhawks playoff game would attract big-name fans. In Game 3 on April 17, fans caught a glimpse of Bears cornerback Charles Tillman participating in Shoot the Puck. Last night, the United Center hosted a smorgasboard of famous fans, both Chicago-born and Chicago-adopted. Take a look at who showed up to cheer on the Blackhawks:


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