On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Dec 19, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; NHL former player Wayne Gretzky attends the NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On December 11, 1985 in Chicago Stadium, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 12-9 to tie the highest scoring game in NHL history.

It jis surprising that in a game that featured 21 goals and that two of the Hall of Famers played in the contest  that they had a grand total of one goal which was scored  by Denis Savard. Wayne Gretzky didn’t score a goal but he did collect seven yes seven assists in the game. Jari Kurri a true Blackhawks killer did have a hat trick in the game.

Troy Murray and Ken Yarmechuck both had two goal games. All four goalies on both squads had a sore neck while letting in goal after goal in. While looking over the boxscore it’s great to look at all the names that were a part of my younger days of rooting for the Blackhawks.

Just like every other game and series in the 80’s the Blackhawks held their own but came up on the short end of the stick against the Oilers.

The key part to all of these history pieces is that they are playing games and not locked out wearing suits in meetings talking about percentages!


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