|Brandon Saad was awarded the OHL's William Hanley Trophy for most sportsmanlike player of the 2011-12 season. (Photo courtesy Terry Wilson/OHL)|
In the first three second-round games between Saginaw and London, Brandon Saad logged two goals and three assists as the Spirit sprung out to a surprise 2-1 series lead. But the top-ranked Knights managed to shut down Saginaw’s captain and leading postseason scorer in the next three games, holding Saad without a point as the Spirit fell out of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.Click here to read the full post >>
|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.
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).Click here to read the full post >>
|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.
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.Click here to read the full post >>
|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.
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.
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