This Week In Hawks History: Dec. 16-22
Bolland's First Goal; Hawks' 500th win
Monday, 12.15.2008 / 3:48 PM CT / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor
- On December 16, 2007, rookie Dave Bolland scored his first National Hockey League goal against Florida.
- On the same date in 1967, the team set a franchise record by going twelve straight games on the road without a loss (6-0-6), a streak which began on November 2.
- On December 16, 1970, Cliff Koroll tied a team mark with four assists in a period as linemate Stan Mikita registered his second career four-goal game in an 8-3 victory over St. Louis.
- On December 17, 1997, goalie Jeff Hackett dueled Curtis Joseph in a 0-0 battle in Edmonton - the Hawks’ first scoreless tie since December 19, 1979.
- On December 18, 1983, the Blackhawks retired the second jersey in team history, when Chicago's all-time goal scorer Bobby Hull was honored as no. 9 was hoisted to the Stadium rafters.
- Also on that date in 1932, the Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth 9-0 in the first title game ever held at the Chicago Stadium.
- In 1965, Bobby Hull became the first Hawk to have three straight multiple-goal games which began on the December 19.
- The Hawks’ team record of 13 straight wins at home was set in 1970, and ran from November 11 through December 20.
- The Hawks set a team mark in on December 20, 1959 at the Stadium with seven goals – including Bobby Hull’s second career hat trick - in the second period of a 7-4 rout against Toronto.
- On December 20, 1953, the Hawks picked up their 500th NHL win, besting the Maple Leafs 4-2 at the Stadium.
- The fastest four goals in Hawk history came on the same date in 1989 as Jeremy Roenick, Dirk Graham, Dave Manson and Adam Creighton lit the lamp in 1:56 as the team beat St. Louis at the Stadium 9-6.
- At Ottawa on December 22, 2007, Jonathan Toews had 2 assists and scored the game winner in overtime as the Hawks edged the Senators 4-3.