Tony Amonte (picture courtesy of Blackhawks.com)
On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On January 4, 2002 at a (Not sold out) United Center the Chicago Blackhawks pitched shut out against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tony Amonte scored one of the two goals in the 2-0 victory. The goal was Amonte’s 14th of the season, he would finish the season with 35 goals and 29 assists but it was his only full season with the Blackhawks that he would finish the season with a minus with a -22.
The other goal was scored by Mike Peluso his fourth and final goal of the season and his Blackhawks career.
Jocelyn Thibault would get the shutout victory one of his 33 wins he had during the 2001-2002 season.
When looking back at games around Y2K its surprising to see that the games were not selling out, but I won’t be surprised whenever the lockout ends in a week or next fall or ever when the United Center streak of sellouts comes to a depressing end. Way to kill the sport.
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