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POSTED ON Friday, 04.13.2012 / 10:03 AM
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. With two assists in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal, Patrick Kane has 16 points (4G, 12A) in his last 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games, beginning with Game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final against the Philadelphia Flyers.

In the 2010-11 playoff campaign, Kane registered 6 points (1G, 5A) in 7 games. During the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kane tallied 10 goals and 18 assists in 22 games, racking up 28 points (just one point shy of teammate and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Toews' 29 postseason points).

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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 4:09 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Blackhawks prospect Mac Carruth has won seven of eight WHL playoff games in Portland's playoff run. (Photo courtesy of WHL/Bryan Heim)

As the second round of the Western Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League playoffs passed their halfway points, the outlook for Mac Carruth and the Portland Winterhawks became clearer, while Brandon Saad and the Saginaw Spirit still face a tough test ahead.

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Brandon Saad and the fifth-ranked Saginaw Spirit have found themselves in a familiar position in their second-round series against the London Knights: tied 2-2 after the first four games of the series. Saginaw’s first-round matchup against Sarnia was similarly tied before the Spirit won the next two contests. Saginaw and London split a pair of 5-2 games earlier this week, with each team winning on the road. Spirit captain Saad recorded two assists in Game 3, but was held scoreless in Game 4.  

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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 3:56 PM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog
The Blackhawks celebrate after clinching the Stanley Cup for the second time on April 12, 1938.

On April 12, 1938, the Blackhawks captured their second Stanley Cup by defeating Toronto 4-1 at the Stadium.
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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 2:51 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

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Captain Jonathan Toews will take the ice Thursday night for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.

Toews returns to the lineup after missing 22 games due to an upper-body injury. He scored 29 goals and finished with 57 points, as well as a +17 plus/minus rating in 59 regular-season games this season.

Check chicagoblackhawks.com soon for video and more from Phoenix.
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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 11:06 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 Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 10:09 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog



Tonight, the Blackhawks face off against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal, the first postseason meeting between the two franchises. Before the puck drops, check out the Stanley Cup Playoff stats and trivia you need to know. 

1. Patrick Kane leads all active Blackhawks with 48 career points (20G, 28A) in 45 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The 23-year-old’s 48 career postseason points are tied for 15th in Chicago franchise history (Chris Chelios and Cliff Koroll). The Buffalo native's 1.07 points per game in the postseason is tied with Philadelphia’s Jaromir Jagr for fifth among active NHL players.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.10.2012 / 3:42 PM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

Members of the 1934 championship team pose wit the Stanley Cup.

Harold "Mush" March scored 11 minutes into overtime to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 decision over Detroit at the old Chicago Stadium and clinch the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup.
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POSTED ON Monday, 04.09.2012 / 3:07 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Mac Carruth and his Portland Winterhawks are undefeated in six games through the first two rounds of the WHL playoffs. (Photo courtesy of WHL/Bryan Heim)

Two Blackhawks prospects are providing veteran experience as their teams continue battling in the second round of the CHL playoffs; Saginaw captain Brandon Saad is playing in his second postseason with the Spirit, and Portland goaltender Mac Carruth already has two playoff runs under his belt with the Winterhawks. Through the first two games of their respective second-round series, Saad and Carruth have made significant contributions to try and lead their teams further into the postseason.

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.09.2012 / 10:38 AM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Photo by Getty Images

Is it officially a dynasty for Boston College? The Eagles have won three NCAA titles in the last five years: 2008, 2010 and now 2012. The top-ranked team in the nation steamrolled their way through this year’s edition, outscoring opponents 16-2 in four tournament games. BC finished their campaign with 19 consecutive victories dating back to Jan. 27.

Eagles center Kevin Hayes, Chicago’s first-round draft pick in 2010, now joins a growing list of title-winning BC alum in the organization, including his brother, Jimmy, who is about to try for postseason success with the Blackhawks, and Ben Smith, NCAA tournament hero in 2008 and 2010.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.07.2012 / 9:45 PM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


With the Coyotes’ Pacific Division-clinching win against Minnesota Saturday night, the Blackhawks will officially face off with Phoenix in the 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinal. The series, which will begin either Wednesday or Thursday, will start in Glendale, Ariz., for the first two games, then return to the United Center for the following two.

The Blackhawks were 1-2-1 against Phoenix in the 2011-12 season, as Jonathan Toews (3G, A) and Patrick Sharp (G, 3A) led all Chicago scorers.

Andrew Brunette leads all Blackhawks with 14 goals and 42 points in 46 career games against Phoenix. Toews has tallied 17 points (9G, 8A) in 16 games and Patrick Kane has notched 16 points (3G, 13A) in 18 contests. Goaltender Corey Crawford is 3-1-1 with a 2.85 goals-against average in six career appearances against the Coyotes.
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