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On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History- A New Home

By Keith Schultz

Jun 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Michael Jordan statue wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey before game two of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History,

On January 25, 1995 The Chicago Blackhawks opened up their 69th season home schedule in a brand new building.  The Hawks left the Original Madhouse on Madison Street and opened up their new home the United Center.

The Hawks won the game 5-1 against the Edmonton Oilers in the first hockey shortened season with Joe Murphy scoring the first goal in the new house.  Darryl Sutter was the Hawks coach and Bernie Nicholls would end the season as the teams points leader.  The new home didn’t see too many great teams in the first decade, but since the arrival of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane the U.C. has sold out on a regular basis and 2 Stanley Cup Championship Banners have been raised to it’s rafters.

What is your favorite United Center memory?

On this date 19 years ago the 2nd edition of the Madhouse on Madison Street opened it’s doors for the first time for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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