The Chicago Blackhawks established a new franchise-record with their 50th win of the regular-season in Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. Chicago’s previous single-season high was the 49 wins earned by the 1970-71 and 1991-91 clubs.
The Blackhawks tied the franchise record for points in a season on Tuesday, hitting the 107-point (50-22-7) mark with their fourth consecutive victory. The win was also the team’s 22nd of the year on the road, also tying an organization record (1992-93, 2008-09). Chicago has three games, and one road game, remaining in the 2009-10 regular-season to eclipse both marks.
On Sunday, the Blackhawks clinched the NHL’s Central Division title, the franchise’s first division crown since capturing the Norris Division in 1992-93. Chicago’s 104 points in 2008-09 and 107 points this season mark the first time in 38 years the club has notched consecutive 100-point campaigns (1970-71 and 1971-72), while the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs will mark the first time in 13 years the Blackhawks will make consecutive postseason appearances.