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On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Mar 17, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Marty Turco (30) clears the puck against the Dallas Stars during the second period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars shut out the Blackhawks 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On October 27, 2010 the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Los Angelos Kings 3-1 in front of a sellout crowd at the United Center.  The winning goal tender was Marty Turco. Turco signed a one year contract before the season started to replace the departing Antti Niemi as the Blackhawks starting goal keeper.

Turco was underwhelming to say the least going 11-11 during the season with a sub par .897 save % and a terrible 3.02 GAA.  Turco would eventually be replaced by Corey Crawford who had a very solid rookie campaign, but on this night in 2010 hopes were being raised that Turco would succesfully replace Niemi and lead the Hawks back to the promise land.  History tells us that Turco stay in Chicago was short and not as promised.

Jake Dowell, Viktor Stalberg, and Patrick Sharp tallied the goals in the 3-1 win. Enjoy the highlight package.

Hopefully this lockout will end soon so new highlight packages can be created!