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Ranking the Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup Winning Teams

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks hoists the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks hoists the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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(Original Caption) 4/16/1961-Detroit, Michigan-: Happily embracing the Stanley Cup after his Blackhawks won it by defeating the Detroit Red Wings is coach Rudy Pilous as players Ed Litzenberger (R) and Elmer Vaske look on.
(Original Caption) 4/16/1961-Detroit, Michigan-: Happily embracing the Stanley Cup after his Blackhawks won it by defeating the Detroit Red Wings is coach Rudy Pilous as players Ed Litzenberger (R) and Elmer Vaske look on. /

4. 1960-61 Chicago Blackhawks

The 1960-61 Chicago Blackhawks make the first two Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks’ teams look foolish. In 1960-61, the league average was 70 points and Chicago had 75 points, while the league average of goals against was 210, and the Blackhawks only gave up 180.

This Blackhawks’ team played in 70 games before the playoffs started and won 29 of them with a record of 29-24-17, for a total of 75 points. They finished 3rd in the NHL, gifting them a playoff spot and a chance to capture former glory.

Led by team captain, Ed Litzenberger, and legends Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull, the Blackhawks got off to a hot start with a record of 6-1-2 after their first 9 games. They would become a streaky team that season, with their longest win streak hitting 7 games.

During the playoffs, they got their first chance at knocking off the Montreal Canadiens, a playoff rival that got the better of the Blackhawks the year prior by sweeping Chicago in the 1st round. This time around, the Blackhawks got to them quick and early by winning Game 2 and Game 3, in triple OT after getting blown out 6-2 in Game 1.

The Blackhawks would end the series by winning game 5 and 6 by a score of 3-0 in each game.

Another matchup with arguably the biggest rival in Blackhawks’ history, the Detroit Red Wings happened in the 1961 Stanley Cup Finals. The Blackhawks would win that series in 6 games, putting them as the 4th-best Blackhawks’ team to win the Stanley Cup.

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