May 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of a monument of Chicago Blackhawks veteranStan Mikita
outside the United Center prior to game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On December 4th and December 5th Stan Mikita and the Chicago Blackhawks were on an east coast road trip and the Blackhawks legend only scored back to back hat tricks to lead the Blackhawks to two huge wins on their road trip.
Mikita scored three times against the Boston Bruins on December 4th in a 10-1 destruction of the Bruins while picking up 3 more goals at Madison Square Garden to help the Hawks defeat the New York Rangers 6-2.
The 65-66 Blackhawks team would finish off the season 2nd overall in the NHL with a record of 37-25-8. Bobby Hull would lead the team with 54 goals on the season, Mikita led the team in assists with 48 assists while Glenn Hall went 34-21-7 with a 2.63 Goals Against Average.
The Hawks didn’t get past the first round of the playoffs falling to the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 in the opening round.
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This day in history belongs to the Blackhawks legend Mikita who recorded back to back hat tricks starting on this date 49 years ago today!
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