Blackhawks Bits: Stanley Cup Finals Edition!

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The Chicago Blackhawks will compete in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1992, and the 11th time overall in franchise history.

-In winning Games 1 and 2 in San Jose, the Blackhawks extended their postseason road win streak to seven games, tying the NHL record.  It is the most road wins overall in a single postseason for Chicago.

-22-year old Jonathan Toews leads the NHL with 26 points (7G,19A) in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The captain has registered 25 points (7G,18A) during his current 13-game point streak, the longest in franchise history in the postseason.

-21-year old Patrick Kane ranks second in the league with 20 points (7G,13A) in the postseason.  Of the Top-40 scorers in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Toews and Kane are the youngest.

Goaltender Antti Niemi is 12-4 in his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, and his .750 postseason winning percentage is the best of any netminder in franchise history (min. 2 decisions).

Dustin Byfuglien leads the NHL with four game-winning goals in the postseason, and paces the Blackhawks with eight goals overall.  Byfuglien has recorded a goal in five consecutive games.

-Chicago has hosted 99 consecutive capacity crowds at the United Center dating back to the 2007-08 campaign (regular-season and post-season). The United Center has hosted the NHL’s 30 largest indoor crowds during the 2009-10 campaign.

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