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Today in Blackhawks History: October 31

by Harvey Wittenberg / Chicago Blackhawks


Halloween is a popular night in Blackhawks history:
  • Rookie Dave Bolland earned his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 31, 2007, in a game against the Stars in Dallas.
  • In 1987, Denis Savard and Troy Murray tied a team record by scoring two shorthanded goals 12 seconds apart at Toronto.
  • On Oct. 31, 1979, at the Stadium, Hall of Famer Tony Esposito registered the 66th shutout of his Hawks career as he and Buffalo's Bob Suave battled to a scoreless tie in the days before overtime and shutouts.
  • It was on Halloween in 1991 that the Hawks picked up their 1,750th NHL regular season victory by edging the New York Islanders 4-3.
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