This Week In Hawks History: May 4-10
Tuesday, 05.5.2009 / 10:11 AM CT / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawks history:
- Sergei Krivokrasov set a team mark for the fastest overtime playoff goal at home on May 6, 1996 in a 4-3 win over Colorado. That record was erased on April 16 in the opening game of this year's Western Conference Quarterfinals, when Martin Havlat tallied just 12 seconds into the extra frame to defeat Calgary.
- May 6 was a penalty-filled date in Blackhawks playoff annals. The opening period of Game 5 of the 1982 conference finals against Vancouver saw 28 penalties, 15 committed by the Hawks. The teams drew a franchise-record 164 combined penalty minutes.
- On the same date in the 1989 conference finals, the Hawks set a team mark for penalty minutes in a game (104) during a 5-2 loss to Calgary at the Stadium.
- On May 6, 1992, goalie Ed Belfour earned the first of his three Hawks playoff shutouts as Chicago blanked Detroit 1-0 to complete a four-game sweep in the division finals.
- The NHL playoff record for the fastest three goals by two teams was set on May 7, 1985 in the conference finals vs. Edmonton. The three-goal barrage was started by Hawks defenseman Behn Wilson at 19:22, followed 14 seconds later by Oiler Jari Kurri and completed 7 seconds after that by Glenn Anderson during a 7-3 Edmonton win.
- The Chicago record for total goals in a playoff game (15) was set on May 8, 1973 at Montreal with the Hawks scoring two shorthanded tallies in an 8-7 victory. The Hawks also scored five goals in the second period, equaling another team mark.