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Milestone Alert: Game #6,000

By Keith Schultz

Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Fina against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

When the Blackhawks take the ice tonight they will be taking part in their 6,000 regular season game.  The storied franchise started playing in 1926 and now 87 seasons later are the defending Stanley Cup Champions and one of the best teams in the NHL this year.

During the past 87 years the Hawks have compiled a record of 2,529-2,545-814-111 while raising 5 Stanley Cup Championships (1934,1938,1961,2010,2013) to the rafters of their former home the Chicago Stadium and now the United Center.

The Blackhawks haven’t appeared in the playoffs in only 28 out of there 86 seasons including a streak of not missing the playoffs from 1970-1998.  The Hawks have won two President’s trophy’s and 15 Division Championships along the way.

The Hawks have retired 7 numbers in their history

1-Glenn Hall

3-Pierre Pilote

3-Keith Magnuson

9-Bobby Hull

18-Denis Savard

21- Stan Mikita

35-Tony Esposito

Jonathan Toews is the 34th Captain all-time in Hawks history, Joel Quenneville is the 37th head coach in team history while already ranking 2nd all-time in wins behind only long time Coach Billy Reay (1963-1977) while current GM Stan Bowman is the 9th General Manager in franchise history.

A lot of great history has taken place in the past 5 seasons, but there have been 87 great and well not so great seasons in team history and tonight is just another milestone in the middle of the greatest era in Team history with a team that has the capabilities of repeating their Championship for the first time in team history.

There are a lot of great players and fans favorites that have skated on home ice in Chicago, and tonight Game #6,000 will be played on the road in LA.

What game is your favorite from the 6,000 games that the Hawks have played?

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