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This Week In Hawks History: Oct. 27-Nov. 3

by Harvey Wittenberg / Chicago Blackhawks
Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawk history:
  • On October 29, 1975, the Hawks' began a streak of 15 games without a loss that would run through December 3. By compiling a record of 6-0-9, the 1975-76 Blackhawks tied the 1966-67 team (12-0-3) for the team record of games without a loss.
Halloween has historically been more treat than trick for the Hawks:

  • On October 31, 1979, Hall of Fame goalie Tony Esposito dueled Buffalo’s Bob Sauve in a scoreless tie at the Stadium. “Tony O” was part of three other scoreless ties among the 34 in Hawks history.
  • On Oct. 31, 1991, the Hawks registered their 1,750th franchise victory, a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.
  • Left winger Al Secord had three straight multiple-goal games in 1981 when he scored 4 against Toronto starting on November 1, followed by 2-goal nights against Los Angeles on November 4 and Winnipeg on November 6. Secord scored a team-high 44 goals that season.
  • November 3, 1948, marked the first time the Hawks hosted the annual NHL All-Star Game in Chicago, as the defending Stanley Cup winner, Toronto, fell to the All-Stars 3-1.
  • Last year on November 3, Patrick Sharp tied a team record with two short-handed goals in St. Louis. Sharp, along with Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson, led the NHL with 7 short-handed goals last season.
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