Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawks history:
Hawks center Lou Angotti won a crucial faceoff and Bobby Hull blasted the game-winner at 6:35 of overtime to give Chicago the 3-2 edge in their best-of-seven semifinal series against the Rangers on April 27, 1971 at the Stadium. It was the only playoff overtime goal in Bobby's Hawks career.
It was April 28, 1994 that the last game was played at the Chicago Stadium. The Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled the farewell by blanking the Hawks 1-0 to win the conference quarterfinals 4-2. It was the third time in the series that the Leafs registered a 1-0 decision.
On April 29, 1973, Hawks defenseman Pat Stapleton set a team playoff record with three assists in a period, a feat which was later matched by Chris Chelios in 1992.
The Hawks walloped St. Louis 8-2 in the seventh game of the division finals on April 30, 1990. During the game, Steve Larmer tied Stan Mikita's playoff mark by registering five points in a game (1 G, 4 A).
Also on that date in 1985, Hawks captain Darryl Sutter scored the winning goal in overtime for the second straight game, giving Chicago a 6-5 triumph to knock the Minnesota North Stars out in the division finals.
On May 2, 1971, the Hawks won the seventh game of their semi-final series against the Rangers by a 4-2 margin to move into the Stanley Cup Finals against Montreal.
On that same date in 1992, the Hawks edged the Red Wings 2-1 in the opening game of the division finals, on their way to a four-game sweep of their arch-rivals.
Also on May 2, in 1996, Jeremy Roenick tallied the third overtime playoff goal of his Hawks career to stun the favored Avalanche 3-2 in the opening game of their conference semi-final series.
On May 3, 1995, goalie Ed Belfour captured his third William Jennings Trophy by allowing the fewest goals for the season, with a 2.37 goals-against average that included five shutouts.
On the same date in 1973, Stan Mikita and defenseman Bill White each scored a shorthanded goal, tying an NHL record for most shorties in a period, during a 7-4 win over Montreal at the Stadium.