Stan Mikita and Bill White (above) tied an NHL playoff record by scoring two shorthanded goals in a period on May 3, 1973, in a 7-4 Stanley Cup Final victory over Montreal at the Chicago Stadium.
Hall of Fame goalie Ed Belfour won his third William Jennings Trophy on May 3, 1995, for allowing the fewest goals in a season. Belfour boasted a 2.37 goals-against average, including 5 shutouts, and let in just 115 goals.
May 2, 1996, was a good night for Jeremy Roenick as he tallied his third overtime goal in a Blackhawks uniform to secure a 3-2 victory over Colorado in the opener of the conference semifinals.
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.
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.
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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On April 23, 1994, Tony Amonte became the second Blackhawk to score four goals in a playoff game (after Denis Savard in 1986) as Chicago edged Toronto 5-4 in Game 3 of the conference quarterfinals.
|The 1961 Stanley Cup champions.|
The Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup on April 16, 1961, with a 5-1 romp over the Red Wings in Detroit. Ab McDonald recorded the game winner at 18:49 of the second period.
It was a night for nostaglia on April 14, 1994, in the last regular season game at the Chicago Stadium, which was spoiled by a 6-4 loss to Toronto.
On April 13, 1967, winger Ken Wharram scored the fastest goal to start a playoff game in franchise history when he beat Maple Leaf goalie John Bower just 9 seconds into the game at Toronto.