Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawks history:
Rookie Jonathan Toews got his 1st NHL career game winner on November 11, 2007 in a 3-2 decision over arch rival Detroit at the United Center. Also on the same date in 1970, the Hawks began a team record of 13 victories in a row on home ice that ran to December 20th, and in 1987, the Hawks erupted for 5 power play goals to tie a team mark and whip the Red Wings 6-3.
The Hawks' lone draft pick in 1968, John Marks, set a team record for the fastest 2 goals to start a game (33 seconds) on November 13, 1975 in a 5-5 tie at Philadelphia. Marks, who played both defense and forward, had a career high of 21 goals that season.
On November 13th John Gottselig, who played on the 1938 Hawk Stanley Cup team and later became coach, had the 2nd of his 2 career hat tricks in a 4-3 triumph over Montreal at the Chicago Stadium.
Steve Larmer notched the 1st of his 9 Hawk career hat tricks on November 14, 1982 in his rookie season as Chicago edged the Minnesota North Stars 5-4.
Rookie Kris Versteeg registered his 1st 2 goal NHL game on November 16, 2008 at the UC against San Jose.
The Blackhawks played their 1st game in the NHL on November 17, 1926 at the old Chicago Coliseum as they beat the Toronto St. Pats 4-1.
Patrick Sharp tallied his 1st NHL hat trick and added an assist in a 5-3 win over the Red Wings in Detroit on November 17, 2007. In the same game, former Wing Brent Sopel picked up his 1st multi-point effort in a Hawk uniform with 2 assists.