1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks season

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1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 3rd Central
Conference 4th Western
1994–95 record 24–19–5
Home record 11–10–3
Road record 13–9–2
Goals for 156
Goals against 115
Team information
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Darryl Sutter
Captain Dirk Graham
Alternate captains Chris Chelios
Jeremy Roenick
Arena United Center
Team leaders
Goals Joe Murphy (23)
Assists Bernie Nicholls (29)
Points Bernie Nicholls (51)
Penalties in minutes Steve Smith (128)
Wins Ed Belfour (22)
Goals against average Ed Belfour (2.28)
<1993–94 1995–96>

The 1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks season was the Hawks' 69th season. The Hawks ended the regular season on a high note, winning their final five games. They tied the Detroit Red Wings for most power play goals (52) and had the best power play in the league (24.53%). They also allowed the fewest goals (115) and the fewest even-strength goals (76) during the regular season.[1] It was an inconsistent season for the team, as they had three 5-game winning streaks (February 1 to 9; March 16 to 26; and April 25 to May 3) and one 13-game winless streak from March 29 to April 23. Within their winless streak, they lost 8 games in a row. Points-leader Bernie Nicholls had 3 hat tricks, including two four-goal games (the first one came on February 5 and the second one came on February 28). Nicholls' three-goal game came on March 21 in a 7-3 Blackhawks' win at San Jose.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 14 Ethan Moreau (LW)  Canada Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
2 40 Jean-Yves Leroux (LW)  Canada Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 2 St. Louis Blues 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
3 4 Chicago Blackhawks 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
4 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
5 8 Dallas Stars 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
6 10 Winnipeg Jets 48 16 25 7 157 177 39

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Western Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 St. Louis Blues CEN 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
3 Calgary Flames PAC 48 24 17 7 163 135 55
4 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
5 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
6 Vancouver Canucks PAC 48 18 18 12 153 148 48
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 48 19 25 4 129 161 42
8 Dallas Stars CEN 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
9 Los Angeles Kings PAC 48 16 23 9 142 174 41
10 Winnipeg Jets CEN 48 16 25 7 157 177 39
11 Edmonton Oilers PAC 48 17 27 4 136 183 38
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 48 16 27 5 125 164 37

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L January 20, 1995 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 0–1–0
2 L January 23, 1995 3–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 0–2–0
3 W January 25, 1995 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 1–2–0
4 W January 27, 1995 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 2–2–0
5 W January 29, 1995 6–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 3–2–0
6 L January 30, 1995 1–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 3–3–0
7 W February 1, 1995 7–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 4–3–0
8 W February 3, 1995 4–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 5–3–0
9 W February 5, 1995 9–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 6–3–0
10 W February 7, 1995 3–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 7–3–0
11 W February 9, 1995 5–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 8–3–0
12 L February 13, 1995 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 8–4–0
13 T February 16, 1995 2–2 OT Calgary Flames (1994–95) 8–4–1
14 W February 19, 1995 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 9–4–1
15 W February 20, 1995 3–2 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 10–4–1
16 L February 23, 1995 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 10–5–1
17 W February 26, 1995 2–1 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 11–5–1
18 W February 28, 1995 8–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 12–5–1
19 L March 1, 1995 1–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 12–6–1
20 W March 3, 1995 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 13–6–1
21 W March 5, 1995 3–0 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 14–6–1
22 L March 7, 1995 3–6 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 14–7–1
23 L March 9, 1995 3–4 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 14–8–1
24 T March 11, 1995 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 14–8–2
25 L March 13, 1995 2–4 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 14–9–2
26 W March 16, 1995 9–2 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 15–9–2
27 W March 19, 1995 3–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 16–9–2
28 W March 21, 1995 7–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 17–9–2
29 W March 23, 1995 3–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 18–9–2
30 W March 26, 1995 5–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 19–9–2
31 L March 29, 1995 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 19–10–2
32 T March 31, 1995 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 19–10–3
33 L April 2, 1995 1–2 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 19–11–3
34 L April 4, 1995 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 19–12–3
35 L April 5, 1995 1–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 19–13–3
36 L April 9, 1995 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 19–14–3
37 L April 12, 1995 2–3 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 19–15–3
38 L April 14, 1995 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 19–16–3
39 L April 16, 1995 0–2 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 19–17–3
40 L April 17, 1995 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 19–18–3
41 T April 19, 1995 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 19–18–4
42 L April 21, 1995 1–2 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 19–19–4
43 T April 23, 1995 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 19–19–5
44 W April 25, 1995 4–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 20–19–5
45 W April 27, 1995 5–1 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 21–19–5
46 W April 30, 1995 4–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 22–19–5
47 W May 1, 1995 3–2 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 23–19–5
48 W May 3, 1995 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 24–19–5

Playoffs[edit]

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Blackhawks defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in a tight seven-game series, swept the Vancouver Canucks, and then lost to the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference Finals in five games; three of those games went into overtime (Detroit won all three).

The Blackhawks were one of only three teams in 1994–95 to have a better regular-season record on the road then at home (the other two teams were the Florida Panthers and the Los Angeles Kings).

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G AST PTS PIM

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1995.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1994e.html
  3. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  4. ^ "1994-1995 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.