Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:
Bobby Hull got the first of his two Hawks playoff hat tricks on April 7, 1963 at Detroit.
Doug Lecuyer scored his lone Hawks playoff overtime goal against St. Louis at the Stadium in the opening game of the Preliminary Round on April 8, 1980.
Pit Martin registered the fastest overtime goal in team history - just 12 seconds in - on April 9, 1972 at Pittsburgh to give Chicago a four-game sweep in the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals. Bobby Hull tallied his second career playoff hat trick in the 6-5 win, as well.
Also on April 9, in 1983, winger Al Secord set a Hawks record with 35 penalty minutes in a period and 37 minutes total at St. Louis, including a game misconduct. Despite the penalties, Secord’s teammates edged the Blues 2-1 and went on to the Conference Finals against Edmonton.
Chicago's longest overtime playoff game occurred on the same date in 1931, when Cy Wentworth scored at 53:50 into the extra frame in Montreal for a 3-2 victory. However, the Canadiens came back in the next two games to capture the Stanley Cup 3-2.
The Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion on April 10, 1934, 1-0 against Detroit at the Stadium. Harold “Mush” March scored 11 minutes into overtime to give goalie Charlie Gardiner his fifth and final playoff shutout.
On the same date in 1986, Denis Savard became the first Blackhawk to score four goals in a playoff game during a Division Semi-Finals battle at the Stadium against Toronto.
On the April 11, 1968, the Hawks exploded for five goals in the third period - a team playoff record - to whip the Rangers 7-4. Chicago had dropped the opening two games to New York, but took the next four straight to win the series.
On April 12, 1938, the Hawks won their second Stanley Cup, beating Toronto 4-1 and winning the best-of-five series 3-1.