This Week In Hawks History: November 2-9
Monday, 11.02.2009 / 11:17 AM / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawks history:
- Hawk defenseman Brent Seabrook scored his 1st NHL career game winner at St. Louis in a 6-5 overtime decision over the Blues on November 2, 2005. Four nights later at the United Center, Seabrook duplicated the feat in a 2-1 overtime winner against Phoenix.
- On November 3, 1948, the Hawks hosted the 1st ever NHL All Star game in Chicago and 2nd in league history as the All-Stars, coached by then Detroit's Tommy Ivan, beat Toronto 3-1.
- On the same date in 2008, Hawk winger Troy Brouwer tallied his 1st NHL goal in a 6-2 triumph over Colorado.
- Patrick Sharp tied a team mark with 2 shorthanded goals on the same date in 2007 which included the game winner at St. Louis 3-2. Sharp went on to tie the NHL leadership with 7 shorties for the season. In the same game, Dustin Byfuglien celebrated his return from the minors with the 1st of his 19 goals for the campaign.
- Hawk all star defenseman Doug Wilson tied a team record when he had 12 shots on goal on November 6, 1987 against Winnipeg.
- Hawk Hall of Fame goalie, Glenn Hall, saw his NHL record streak of 503 consecutive games-all without a mask- end in Boston on November 7, 1962 when he was forced to leave the game with a back injury. Another Hall of Fame Goalie who wound up his career in St. Louis with Hall, Montreal's Jacques Plante, on the same night in 1959 was the 1st netminder to wear a mask in a game as the Blackhawks battled the Canadiens to 2-all tie at the Forum.
- The Blackhawks set a team record with 5 power play goals on November 8, 1987 against Minnesota as Denis Savard picked up the 9th of his 11 Chicago career hat tricks in the 8-5 victory.