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This Week In Hawks History: Feb. 23-Mar. 1

by Harvey Wittenberg / Chicago Blackhawks
Winger Andrew Ladd made his debut with the Hawks on February 27 last year.

Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:

  • Jonathan Toews set a career high last year on February 24, with a three-assist game at Anaheim.

  • On the same date in 1994, Jeremy Roenick had the second four-goal night of his Hawks career at Los Angeles as Chicago toppled the Kings 8-4.

  • The team record for the fastest two goals by two teams was set on February 24, 1982 at New York when Denis Savard scored at 19:23 of the third period and Ranger Marty Pavlich tallied four seconds later (19:27) into an empty net.

  • On February 26, 1947, Chicago's famed Bentley brothers put on an offensive show in New York. Doug netted four goals and Max got a hat trick in a 9-7 Hawks victory. They are believed to be the first brothers in NHL history to have hat tricks in the same game. The Bentleys put up great numbers against the Rangers in their careers: Doug got his first NHL four-goal game against them three years earlier, and Max got his lone Chicago four-bagger against the same squad in 1943.

  • On the same date in 1972, Tony Esposito picked up his eighth shutout of the season in a 3-0 verdict over the California Seals at the Stadium.

  • Current Blackhawks broadcaster Troy Murray had the third of his four career Chicago hat tricks in Los Angeles as the Hawks pounded the Kings 6-3 on February 27, 1986.

  • Andrew Ladd made his Hawk debut last year on February 27 against Phoenix after being traded from Carolina for Tuomo Ruutu.

  • On the same date in 1941, goalie Sam LoPresti earned the first of his five Hawks shutouts, blanking Detroit 1-0.

  • Bernie Nichols notched his second four-bagger of the month when he lit the lamp four times on February 28, 1995, in an 8-4 romp in Los Angeles.
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