This Week In Hawks History: March 30-April 5
Tuesday, 03.31.2009 / 3:22 PM CT / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:
- Pit Martin scored the only four-goal game of his Hawks career on March 30, 1969 in a 9-5 romp over Detroit at the Stadium. In the same contest, defenseman Pat Stapleton picked up six assists to establish a team mark for assists by one player in a game.
- On March 31, 1938, in Game 2 of the 1938 Stanley Cup Semi-Finals, Cully Dahlstrom scored a goal in the second overtime to give the Hawks the 1-0 win over the New York Americans on the way to Chicago's second Stanley Cup.
- On April 1, 1961 - Game 5 of the 1961 Stanley Cup Semi-Finals - Hawks goalie Glenn Hall blanked the Canadiens 3-0 in Montreal and repeated the feat three nights later to lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals against Detroit.
- Bobby Hull scored his 604th and last regular-season goal in a Chicago uniform on April 2, 1972 during a 6-1 rout of the Red Wings at the Stadium.
- On April 3, 1938 in Toronto, minor league goaltender Alfie Moore was virtually pulled out a pub to play goal for Chicago in place of the injured Mike Karakas in the opening match of the Stanley Cup Finals. Moore, who never played for the Hawks again, stymied the Maple Leafs 3-1.
- Paul Thompson scored in the second overtime period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on April 3, 1934 in Detroit as Chicago went on to win its first Stanley Cup.
- On April 4, 1973, Stan Mikita picked up five assists in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Quarterfinal against St. Louis in a 7-1 victory to set a team record for points in a playoff game. In the same contest, Dick Redmond became the first Chicago defenseman to get a hat trick, plus he established a mark for the fastest two goals (18 seconds) by a Blackhawk in the playoffs.
- In the last regular season game of the 1969-70 season - April 5, 1970 - the Hawks set a team mark for most goals in a period (7) and most empty net goals in a game (5) in a 10-2 rout of Montreal. With the win, the Hawks captured first place in their division and knocked the Canadiens out of a playoff spot.
- On April 6, 1975, the Blackhawks blanked Minnesota 5-0 for their 1200th victory and gave Coach Billy Reay his 500th win in the NHL.