The Blackhawks are headed to the playoffs once again, where they’ll meet first-round opponent St. Louis later this week.
But we’re still a few days away from that. Despite their ups and downs, the Blackhawks once again put together a pretty nice regular season. There were plenty of memorable moments and, of course, numbers to accompany them.
So before we look forward, let’s take a look back at the Blackhawks’ regular season, and some comparisons, with our by-the-numbers package:
106. Points accumulated by Patrick Kane, a career high for a season. It was the most points reached by a Blackhawks player since Jeremy Roenick (107) during the 1993-94 season.
17. Point differential between Kane, who won the NHL’s scoring title (Art Ross Trophy), and this year’s runner-up Jamie Benn (winner of last year's Art Ross Trophy), who finished with 89 points.
234. Goals scored by the Blackhawks this season.
96. Goals scored by Kane, Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov, who comprised the Blackhawks’ second line for most of this season.
77. Points for Panarin, the most of any rookie in the NHL this season.
56. Points for Buffalo’s Jack Eichel, who finished second to Panarin in that category.
12. Consecutive victories for the Blackhawks from Dec. 29 to Jan. 19, a franchise record.
7. Shutouts this season for Corey Crawford, a career high for him and the most in the NHL this season.
2. The Blackhawks’ power play ranking in the league this season; it scored 22.6 percent of the time.
19, 18, 15. The Blackhawks’ power play ranking in 2014-15, 2012-13 and 2009-10 (seasons in which the Blackhawks went on to win the Stanley Cup), respectively.
21. The Blackhawks’ penalty kill ranking this season (80.3 percent).
10, 3, 4. The penalty kill rank during the last three regular seasons (2014-15, 2012-13 and 2009-10, respectively) they went on to win Cups.