On this date in Chicago Blackhawks History-
On October 24, 2009 the Chicago Blackhawks shut out the Nashville Predators 2-0 in front of a sold out United Center. Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd scored within 56 seconds of each other in the 2nd period to provide more than enough scoring for the victory.
The star of the show this night was Cristobal Huet. How quickly many forget that Huet was the #1 goalie for most of the Stanley Cup season, Huet even recorded 4 shut outs in this season including the one on this date against the Predators. Huet went 26-14 with .895 save% and a 2.50 GAA. It wasn’t until the last half of the season that Huet had given Quenneville no other option but to start Antti Niemi between the pipes which turned out to be the right move when on June 9th the Blackhawks raised the Cup.
The Hawks were 6-3-1 after the victory, but it also proved that the Predators would be a tough opponent the rest of the year and in the playoffs. Any win during the Hawks Stanley Cup season is fun to relive so click here for the highlight package of the Hawks shut out win!
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