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This Week In Hawks History: Dec. 8-14

Burish's first NHL point, Koroll's hat trick, and the passing of a Hawks icon

Monday, 12.08.2008 / 2:22 PM / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg  - Web Contributor
Denis Savard
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:
  • On December 8, 1932 the Blackhawks beat Detroit 3-1 at the Chicago Stadium for their 100th NHL win.

  • The Blackhawks were stymied by veteran Toronto goalie John Bower at the Stadium - despite firing a team-record 24 shots at him in the second period - as the Leafs prevailed 6-1 on December 11, 1960.

  • In a goalie’s worst nightmare on December 11, 1985, a Blackhawks team record for most goals in a game by both teams (21) was set when the Wayne Gretzky-led Oilers outgunned the Hawks 12-9.

  • On December 12, 2007, Adam Burish picked up his first NHL point against Los Angeles in a 6-3 win at the United Center.

  • On that same date in 1982, Darryl Sutter notched his only four-goal game in a 7-3 triumph over Quebec at the Stadium.

  • Cliff Koroll became the first Hawks rookie to score a hat trick in a game when he tallied three goals in a 4-1 victory over Philadephia at the Stadium on December 14, 1969.

  • December 15 is an historic date in Hawks history:

    • It was on that date in 1929 that the Hawks played their first game at the Chicago Stadium with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    • In 1965, Bobby Hull had the third four-goal game of his career in an 8-4 rout of Boston at the Stadium.

    • In 2003, Keith Magnuson was killed in a tragic auto accident. The popular Hawks player's number was fittingly honored with Pierre Pilote last month with the retirement of their no. 3.