Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawks history:
Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith played in his first NHL All-Star Game on January 27, 2008 in Atlanta.
Chicago's Hall of Fame brothers Max and Doug Bentley were on fire on January 28, 1943 at the Stadium when the Hawks walloped the Rangers 10-1. Max scored four goals in the third period and Doug assisted on all of them, setting team marks for goals and assists in a period, respectively. Max added to the Blackhawks' record books with points in a period (5) and a game (7). Oddly, Max's record for points in the period duplicated Les Cunningham's total, which occurred on the same date three years earlier at the Stadium when the Hawks rocked Montreal 8-1.
The all-time Chicago records for widest margin of victory and most goals in a game were set on January 30, 1969 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia when, paced by Jim Pappin's hat trick, the Blackhawks crushed the Flyers 12-0.
For only the third time in team history and the first time in 16 years, two Blackhawks tallied hat tricks in the same game on January 31, 1963 when Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull each scored three times in a 9-2 rout of the Bruins in Boston. The Bentley brothers turned in hat tricks twice, both in 1943 and 1947.
Chicago's Paul Thompson, who was awarded the team's first NHL penalty shot in 1936 and scored, also got the second in Hawks history on February 1, 1938 at New York, but was denied by Ranger goalie Dave Kerr.
Duncan Keith tallied his first career two-goal game on February 2, 2006 at St. Louis.
Grant Mulvey proved to be the difference when he set a Hawks record for most goals in a game (5) in a 9-5 win over St. Louis at the Stadium on February 3, 1982. Mulvey also tied Max Bentley's mark for points in a game (7), as well as tying Bentley and Les Cunningham's record for point in a period (5).