Some memorable dates this week in Blackhawks history:
This season's NHL opener in Finland on October 1, 2009 against Florida equals the earliest season starter for the Blackhawks since 1997 when they opened the campaign in Phoenix with a 6-2 loss.
The Blackhawks hosted Florida's 1st regular season NHL game on October 6, 1993 at the Chicago Stadium as the 2 teams battled to a 4-4 tie.
The Blackhawks set a team record for an unbeaten road streak without a loss to start a season by going 3-0-2 from October 5 thru 29 in 1996.
Hawk defenseman Brent Seabrook tied a team mark for points in a game(4) by a rookie when he picked up 4 assists on October 7, 2005 in a 6-3 victory over San Jose at the United Center.
Chicago Hall of Fame goalie Glenn Hall made his Blackhawk debut on October 8, 1957 against Toronto at the Stadium by blanking the Maple Leafs 1-0. Hall went on to register 50 more whitewashes in a Hawk uniform- 2nd only to Tony Esposito's 74.