The Blackhawks have played a regular season game in Europe twice before. Chicago lost 4-3 in a shootout to Florida on Oct. 2, 2009 in front of 12,056 fans at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. They beat the Panthers in the rematch 4-0 on Oct. 3, 2009 in front of 11,526 fans.
Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during The Compuware/NHL Premiere Helsinki series match at Hartwall Areena on Oct. 2, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/ Getty Images)