This Day in Blackhawks History- April 13 Edition

Published April 13, 2022 at 6:56 PM

Sadly, the Chicago Blackhawks won't be playing any post-season hockey this season and possibly for the foreseeable ones as well. Let's take a moment to look back at an exciting moment from Blackhawks playoff history.
On this day, April 13, in 1967, a relatively unknown player to modern Chicago fans scored the fastest goal to open a playoff game in the history of the Blackhawks organization. Kenny Wharrham put the puck past Toronto Maple Leaf's goalie John Bower just nine seconds into the game.
It's a shame more fans don't know about Wharrham. He played for the Blackhawks for a total of 14 seasons. He scored 252 goals and added 281 assists for a very respectable 533 points in 766 games, or nearly .7 points per game.
For those unfamiliar, here is some rough footage of Mr. Wharrham:

On the opposite end of scoring fast goals, the Blackhawks also have a dubious distinction of shooting the fewest shots on goal in the playoffs, also on this day in history. In 1974, the Los Angeles Kings held the Blackhawks to just 10 shots on goal. And yet, the Hawks still won on the amazing play of goalie Tony Esposito. Hawks won 1-0
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This Day in Blackhawks History- April 13 Edition

Remember Kenny Wharrham?

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