On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Feb 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing

Patrick Kane

(88) scores a goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie

Cory Schneider

(35) during the shootout at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in the shootout. The Blackhawks tied an NHL record for scoring at least one point in 16 consecutive games to open a season. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On May 11th, 2009 at the United Center the Blackhawks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 7-5 to advance to the Western Conference Finals.  The star of the game was Patrick Kane who scored his first playoff hat trick to help lead the Hawks past the Canucks.

The Hawks trailed 4-3 and 5-4 in the third period and got goals from Adam Burish of all people, Jonathan Toews, and 2 from Patrick Kane the last one with less than 4 minutes left in the contest to give him the hat trick and secure the victory for the young and upcoming team.

With the win the Hawks were officially out of the Dark Ages of Chicago Blackhawks hockey and an up and coming team that the NHL would have to keep their eyes on for years to come.

It’s been 4 years since Kaner’s playoff hat trick , here is the video of the his last goal of the game. ENJOY!

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