Highlighting Blackhawks' milestones during 2015 postseason


Highlighting Blackhawks' milestones during 2015 postseason

The season and championship parade/rally may be over, but the celebration will continue all summer in Chicago after the Blackhawks claimed their third Stanley Cup in the last six years.

So before we officially close the chapter on the 2015 season, let's highlight some of the milestones the Blackhawks set during their postseason run.

  • Blackhawks are the first team to capture three Stanley Cups over a span of six seasons since the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998, 2002).

  • Blackhawks have now won 10 consecutive Game 6s when leading a series 3-2; it's the second-longest streak of its kind in NHL history.

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  • Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to win four multiple-overtime games, which included a pair of triple-overtime wins, in the same postseason.

  • Blackhawks broke a franchise record for longest game at 116:12, which ended in a 3-2 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. The previous record stood at 113:50 in 1931 against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Blackhawks finished the year with a perfect 33-0-0 record (8-0 in the playoffs) when leading after two periods, the only team unbeaten team in that scenario. 

Now, for some individual accomplishments:

  • Corey Crawford tied Tony Esposito (45) for most postseason wins as a goaltender in franchise history, surpassing Ed Belfour (37), who ranks second, along the way.
  • Crawford also became the first goalie in Blackhawks history to win two Stanley Cups.

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  • Joel Quenneville jumped to No. 3 all-time for most postseason wins in NHL history with 115; only Scotty Bowman (223) and Al Arbour (123) have more.

  • Quenneville (73) also surpassed Bill Reay (57) for most playoff wins as a Blackhawks coach.

  • Quenneville now stands alone for most Stanley Cup wins (three) out of any active head coach. Los Angeles Kings' Darryl Sutter is the only other current coach with at least two.

  • Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews became the fifth and sixth's players in franchise history to crack 100 points in the postseason. Kane ranks fourth with 114 while Toews sits at sixth with 102. The other four: Stan Mikita (150), Denis Savard (145), Bobby Hull (129), and Steve Larmer (111).

(Sticktap to ESPN's Elias Sports Bureau and NHL's Public Relations Department for the contributions).

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.

Blackhawks deal Michal Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick


Blackhawks deal Michal Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick

The Blackhawks dealt defenseman Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick. Kempny had seven points in 31 games this season.

Kempny, 27, recorded 15 points in 81 career games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an assist in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Capitals.

Kempny signed a one-year extension through the end of this season back in May.