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.
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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 Chicago Blackhawks assigned forward Mark McNeill to the Rockford IceHogs on Mar. 20, 2012 after finishing up his Western Hockey League season with the Prince Albert Raiders. McNeill ranked second on the Raiders with 40 assists and third with 71 points (31G, 40A) in 67 regular-season games in the 2011-12 campaign.
McNeill, 19, was the Blackhawks first selection (18th overall) in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft, and signed a three-year contract with Chicago on Jan. 2, 2012.
The Blackhawks Blog caught up with the IceHogs' center to learn a little more about him, his favorite things and more.Click here to read the full post >>
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.
|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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|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.Read the full story >>
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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