On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On April 10, 1934 the Chicago Blackhawks became Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in franchise history only 8 seasons after the Blackhawk became a franchise. The Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 with two of the victories coming in overtime including the Stanley Cup clincher. The Hawks beat their rival and in the process defeated Jack Adams the coach of the Red Wings to win their first Cup.
Everyone remembers Patrick Kane’s overtime clinching goal in Philly to secure the Blackhawks first Stanley Cup in 49 seasons, but Harold “Mush” Marsh scored the first Cup overtime clincher in Blackhawks history.
Charlie Gardiner was the Captain of the Blackhawks in 1934 and is the only goalie in Stanley Cup history to get his named engraved on the Cup as the Captain. Johnny Gottselig became the first Russian to ever get his named engraved on the Cup.
One other Cup oddity is that John Starke name is on the Cup as a goalie, but he never played a single game in the NHL as a goalie.
The Cup was won in Chicago Stadium as would the 1938 Cup and those are the only two Stanley Cups to ever be won in Chicago during the 88 year history of the Chicago Blackhawks!!!
On this date 80 years ago today the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup!
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