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Blackhawks honor '61 Stanley Cup team

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks are honoring Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and the rest of their 1961 Stanley Cup championship team.

Hull, Mikita and fellow Hall of Famers Pierre Pilote and Glenn Hall participated in a pregame ceremony before Chicago's game against the New York Islanders on Sunday night at the United Center.

The 1960-61 team, coached by Hall of Famer Rudy Pilous, beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 in Game 6 of the finals to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup title since 1938. Pilote had 15 points in the postseason and Hall was terrific in goal throughout the playoffs.

Forwards Bill Hay, Wayne Hicks, Ab McDonald and Eric Nesterenko from the '61 club also were on hand for the festivities.

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