79 Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener

By Keith Schultz

We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again.  In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks  October 9th season opener against the Dallas Stars.

We are in the 70’s!!! Which kind of sounds like someone excited about the highs after a long summer of 90’s and 80’s!  The 70’s are a dry patch of numbers being worn in Chicago Blackhawks history with only 72 and 77 ever being worn.  So today we look at games played by a goalie in Blackhawks history.

Regular Season Games Played (Goalie)

  1. Tony Esposito-873
  2. Glenn Hall-618
  3. Ed Belfour-415
  4. Mike Karakas-331
  5. Jocelyn Thibault-321
  6. Charlie Gardiner-316
  7. Al Rollins-308
  8. Murray Bannerman-288
  9. Corey Crawford-211
  10. Nikolai Khabibulin-206

Postseason Games Played (Goalies)

  1. Tony Esposit0-99
  2. Glenn Hall-69
  3. Ed Belfour-68
  4. Corey Crawford-56
  5. Murray Bannerman-40
  6. Mike Karakas-23
  7. Antti Niemi-22
  8. Charlie Gardiner-21
  9. Denis DeJordy-18
  10. Alain Chevrier-16

More from All Time Blackhawks

Which name surprises you the most? My biggest surprise has to Chevrier on the all-time postseason list.

Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Faceoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on October 9th. We’re 79 days from the season opener.  Is it October yet???

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