Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:
On March 16, 1941, for the first time in NHL history, Hawks coach Paul Thompson pulled his goalie for an extra attacker in the final game of the regular season, a 3-0 loss to Toronto.
On St. Patrick's Day in 1985, current Hawks TV analyst and Chicago-area native Eddie Olczyk tied a team mark for rookies with 4 points in a game (1 G, 3 A) as his squad beat Vancouver 6-4 at the Stadium.
Despite compiling a team-record 158 penalty minutes in one game, the Hawks prevailed over St. Louis 6-4 at the Stadium on the same date in 1991.
The first afternoon game in NHL history occurred on March 19, 1933, as the Hawks hosted Detroit at the Stadium.
It was on the same date in 1998 when Denis Savard's no. 18 jersey was retired in a special ceremony at the United Center. Savard holds the team record of 131 points in the 1987-88 season, and ranks third, second and fourth in career points, assists and goals, respectively.
On March 20, 1983, Al Secord became the second Blackhawk to score 50 goals in a season as Chicago rolled past Toronto 7-3 at the Stadium.
A number of team penalty marks were set - such as most penalty minutes in one period (102) - in a free-for-all at Minnesota on March 21, 1983.
Chicago's Steve Thomas got the only four-goal night of his career as a Blackhawk on March 22, 1990 in a 6-3 win over New Jersey.
On the same date in 1982, Savard broke the Bobby Hull’s Blackhawks record with his 108th point of the season at Toronto as he went on to 119 in the campaign.