Dec 28, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) is checked by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) and center Andrei Loktionov (48) in the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On November 28, 2009 the Chicago Blackhawks finished their circus road trip getting a point in a 2-1 shoot out loss in L.A. at the Staples Center. When looking back in history it was a battle of two of the next three Stanley Cup champions. The Blackhawks got a power play goal (I know it sounds weird to hear that after last year’s debacle on the power play) from Jonathan Toews late in the third period to tie the game. Jonathan Quick came up big in the overtime and shoot out to preserve the home win for the Kings.
In a sign that big things were happening for the Hawks it was their first winning record on their circus trip since 1990 going 4-1-1 on the trip. As much as we remember Antti Niemi being in goal for the Champs, but this game Cristabol Huet was in net as he was for many of the 2009-2010 games going 26-14-4 during the Stanley Cup campaign.
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