On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History
Oct 13, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks centerDave Bolland
(36) and Winnipeg Jets defensemanDustin Byfuglien
(33) exchange words during the third period at the United Center. The Hawks beat the Jets 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On May 5, 2010 The Blackhawks traveled to Vancouver to face the Canucks team in the third game of the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. With the series tied at 1 game a piece the Blackhawks needed to get off to a fast start after trailing early in the first two games against the Canucks 2-0 after one period.
Dustin Byfuglien took over Game 3 with power play goals in both the first and second period (during an era of a good Blackhawks powerplay). Big Buff celebrated each goal to the dismay of the Vancouver crowd and it only got worse for the Canuck crowd when Patrick Kane put a shot on Roberto Luongo and Buff and the puck found the back of the net. Byfuglien had a third period goal and his first career playoff hat trick.
The Hawks current powerplay problems can be traced back to the day that Byfuglien was traded to the Winnipeg Jets and his big butt and decent hands were no longer in front of opposing goalies.
Byfuglien was a huge reason the Hawks won the Cup in 2010 and one of his best games was on this date 3 years ago today.
What is your favorite Byfuglien memory?
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