Bobby Hull in a Blackhawks uniform
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On This Day in Blackhawks History: Bobby Hull's epic game

Published March 20, 2024 at 10:49 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks are an original 6 NHL team, with a deep history of iconic players donning the uniform.

One of these was Bobby Hull, a left-winger who began his NHL career in 1957-1958 with the Blackhawks.

he would play important minutes throughout history for the team, however, March 20th, 1960 would be an important date for the team and Hull himself.

This game would be the final game of the 1960 NHL regular season, with Hull trailing the Boston Bruins, Bronco Horvath by a point in the hunt for the Art Ross Trophy.

Horvath unfortunately ended up injured during the 1st period, while Hull would net a goal and assist for a 5-5 tie and would secure the Art Ross Trophy.

Nine years later, on March 20th, 1969 the Blackhawks would be in a similar position, as both the Bruins and Blackhawks would end up with yet again another 5-5 tie.

Hull potted two goals during the game, which would secure an NHL record with 55 for the season, he broke his goal record which was previously 54 during the 1965-1966 season.

He would also follow Phil Esposito to become the 2nd 100-point scorer in the NHL, 19 days after Esposito of the Bruins did so, while being the 1st to do-so during an NHL season.

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