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This Week In Hawks History: Feb. 16-23

Monday, 02.16.2009 / 11:01 AM / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg  - Web Contributor
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This Week In Hawks History: Feb. 16-23
Michel Goulet
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:
  • Jim Pappin set a Hawks record for the fastest two goals when he scored six seconds apart in the third period on February 16, 1972 at the Stadium en route to a 3-3 tie against Philadelphia.

  • Hall of Fame winger Michel Goulet became the 17th player in NHL history to score 500 regular season goals on February 16, 1992.

  • The Chicago record for an unbeaten streak - 15 games (12-0-3) - ran from January 14 through February 16, 1967.

  • On the same date in 1955, the Hawks crushed Boston 10-2.

  • On February 18, 1968, Stan Mikita and Kenny Wharram each recorded a hat trick in a 7-1 whipping of Detroit at the Stadium as part of home-and-home sweep. The Hawks had handed the Red Wings a 7-4 defeat the night before in the Motor City.

  • The first Hawks hat trick in team history came on February 19, 1927, when George Hay turned the trick against Detroit during a game in Windsor, Ontario.

  • Nikolai Khabibulin earned his 37th career shutout last year on February 20 against Minnesota.

  • A perfect game was recorded at the Stadium on February 20, 1944: the Hawks and Maple Leafs battled to a scoreless tie and not one penalty was called in the game.

  • Bobby Hull scored his 500th NHL regular-season goal in a 4-2 victory over the Rangers at the Stadium on February 21, 1970.

  • Tony Amonte registered the first hat trick at the United Center on February 22, 1996 against the St. Louis Blues.

  • Chicago's Doug Bentley was the difference when he had his first four-goal game in New York on February 22, 1944 in an 8-4 decision over the Rangers.

  • Michel Goulet registered his 1,000 NHL point with a hat trick against Minnesota on February 23, 1991 - the 30th NHL player to reach that milestone.

  • A then-record crowd of 20,004 at the Chicago Stadium saw rookie goalie Emile Francis make his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins on February 23, 1947.