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This Week In Hawks History: Jan. 25 - 31

by Harvey Wittenberg / Chicago Blackhawks
Reg, Max and Doug Bentley
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:

  • The Blackhawks played their first game at the United Center on January 25, 1995, a 5-1 victory over Edmonton. Joe Murphy registered the first goal at the new arena.

  • Steve Sullivan set a team record for the fastest two shorthanded goals, tallying them 51 seconds apart at Colorado on January 26, 2001.

  • On the same date in 1946, Hawks forward Alex Kaleta tallied four goals at Toronto.

  • On January 27, 2008, Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith played in his first NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta.
  • On January 28, 1943, Chicago's Bentley brothers set several team marks in a 10-1 walloping of the New York Rangers at the Stadium. Max Bentley scored four goals in the third period with his brother Doug assisting on each, setting team records for goals and assists in a period, respectively. Max also set team records for most points in a period (5 in the third period) and a game (7) during the contest.

  • Max Bentley's third-period point total duplicated Les Cunningham's mark – set on the same date in 1940 - when Chicago blasted Montreal 8-1 at the Stadium.

  • The Blackhawks' record for most goals and widest victory margin was set on January 30, 1969, at the Spectrum in Philadelphia when the visitors steamrolled the Flyers 12-0 with Jim Pappin netting a hat trick.

  • Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull each scored a hat trick at the Boston Garden on January 31, 1963, as the Hawks crushed the Bruins 9-2.
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