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This Week In Hawks History: Nov. 17-24

by Harvey Wittenberg / Chicago Blackhawks
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:

  • On November 17, 1926, the Blackhawks played their first NHL game, beating the Toronto St. Pats 4-1 at the Chicago Coliseum.

  • On that same date last year, the Hawks tied a team record with three shorthanded goals in a game in a 5-3 decision over the Red Wings. Patrick Sharp got his first NHL hat trick in the game, which included one shortie, and Rene Bourque added two others.

  • The NHL was organized in Montreal on November 22, 1917 with 4 Canadian teams: Toronto, Ottawa and two from Montreal.

  • The Hawks began a streak of playing five consecutive tie games on the same date in 1975 - still a team record.

  • The second hat trick franchise history came off the stick of Art Somers on November 21, 1929 against Ottawa.

  • The Blackhawks racked up their 11th double-figure home victory with an 11-3 romp past the Hartford Whalers on November 23, 1980. Ron Sedlbauer registered his only Blackhawks hat trick during that game.

  • Hall of Fame netminder Glenn Hall blanked Montreal 5-0 for his 50th shutout in a Hawks uniform on November 24, 1966.

  • This was a good week for Bobby Hull hat tricks. Bobby got his 10th career three-goal night on November 17, 1963 at home against Toronto. On November 22, 1967, Bobby bagged his 21st hat trick in New York and on the same date in 1970 at home against California, he clicked for his 25th. Hull still leads all Hawks skaters with 28 career hat tricks.
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