This Week In Hawks History: Nov. 10-16
Monday, 11.10.2008 / 11:35 AM / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:
- Jonathan Toews got his first career game-winning goal in a 3-2 decision over St. Louis last year on November 11. The goal was his sixth of the season, on his way to 24 for the year, which led all NHL rookies.
- On the same date in 1987, the Hawks set a team record of five power play goals in a game in a 6-3 win over Detroit. Wayne Presley became the first Blackhawk to notch a hat trick with all three goals coming on the man-advantage.
- The Hawks lone draft pick in 1968, John Marks, set a team standard for the fastest two goals from the start of a game on November 13, 1975, when he tallied at the 14- and 33- second marks in a 5-5 tie at Philadelphia.
- Steve Larmer recorded his first career hat trick on November 14, 1982, in a 5-4 triumph at the Stadium against Minnesota. Larmer is the only Hawks rookie to have two in his first campaign as he went on to capture the 1983 Calder Trophy.
- On November 15, 1981, the Blackhawks walloped the then Colorado Rockies (now the New Jersey Devils) 10-0 at the Chicago Stadium.
- The Hawks played their first NHL game on November 17, 1926, at the Chicago Coliseum with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto St. Pats, who became the Maple Leafs the next season.
- Patrick Sharp scored his first NHL hat trick on November 17, 2007, in a 5-3 win in Detroit. His game-winner came short-handed, one of sever he tallied last season to tie for the top spot in the NHL.
- Also on that date in 1956, Jack McIntyre scored four goals in a 6-3 decision over the Maple Leafs in Toronto.