This Week In Hawks History: Feb. 16-23
Monday, 02.16.2009 / 11:01 AM / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor
- 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.