2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks season

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2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 3rd Central
Conference 8th Western
2010–11 record 44–29–9
Home record 24–17–0
Road record 20–12–9
Goals for 258
Goals against 225
Team information
General Manager Stan Bowman
Coach Joel Quenneville
Captain Jonathan Toews
Alternate captains Duncan Keith
Patrick Sharp
Arena United Center
Average attendance 21,423 (108.6%)
Total: 878,356 [1]
Team leaders
Goals Patrick Sharp (34)
Assists Patrick Kane (46)
Points Jonathan Toews (76)
Penalties in minutes John Scott (72)
Plus/minus (+) Brian Campbell (+28)
(–) Tomas Kopecky (–13)
Wins Corey Crawford (33)
Goals against average Corey Crawford (2.30)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks season is the club's 85th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).[2] The team was nicknamed the "Hangover 'Hawks" for having to recover from winning the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 49 years while adapting to the loss of several players from that team due to salary cap restrictions.

The Blackhawks succumbed to the Presidents' Trophy winners, the Vancouver Canucks in 7 games in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Off-season[edit]

Under pressure to fit the team's player salaries under the salary cap for the 2010-11 season, the team started making trades soon after winning the Stanley Cup. On June 24, the club traded Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu to the Atlanta Thrashers for Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb, Jeremy Morin, a first-round pick (#24 overall) in 2010 and a second-round pick (#54 overall) in 2010.[3] Later that same day, restricted free agent Colin Fraser was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for a sixth-round pick in 2010.[4] On June 30, 2010, the Toronto Maple Leafs also traded for right winger Kris Versteeg from Chicago in a five-player trade. The Maple Leafs gave up forwards Viktor Stalberg, Chris DiDomenico and Philippe Paradis. Toronto also acquired the rights to 21-year-old left winger Bill Sweatt, who was a second-round pick in 2007.[5] On July 1, 2010, the Blackhawks traded Andrew Ladd to the Atlanta Thrashers for Ivan Vishnevskiy and a second-round draft pick in 2011.[6] On July 9, 2010 Niklas Hjalmarsson was signed to an offer sheet by the San Jose Sharks, however the Blackhawks matched the offer on July 12, 2010,[7] thereby retaining his services and forgoing compensation from the Sharks for signing a restricted free agent. This signing again put Chicago against the salary cap wall, and forced the club to release Antti Niemi, who had filed for arbitration.

Regular season[edit]

Marty Turco made his Blackhawks debut on October 7, 2010 in a 4-3 overtime loss against the Colorado Avalanche. His first Blackhawks win came on October 15, a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Nick Leddy made his NHL debut on October 7, 2010. He scored his first NHL goal on October 11, 2010. Evan Brophey made his NHL debut on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Patrick Sharp had a record of 13 shots on goal in team's history. Marian Hossa named second star of NHL Three Stars for the week ending on October 18, 2010. Duncan Keith name third star of NHL Three Stars for the week ending on November 1, 2010.

Division standings[edit]

Central Division[8]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y-Detroit Red Wings 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
2 Nashville Predators 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
4 St. Louis Blues 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 48 25 9 43 248 213 105
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 30 5 43 239 235 99
5 Nashville Predators CE 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
6 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 43 26 13 38 231 226 99
7 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 46 30 6 36 219 198 98
8 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
8.5
9 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 29 11 37 227 233 95
10 Calgary Flames NW 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
11 St. Louis Blues CE 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81
14 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
15 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won President's Trophy (best record in NHL)
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Season

Playoffs[edit]

The Blackhawks returned to the playoffs for the 3rd straight season and were defending their championship of the Stanley Cup as the 8th seed. The Blackhawks played the Canucks for the 3rd straight postseason. In the previous two rounds, the Blackhawks defeated the Canucks twice, four games to two. The Blackhawks were down 3 games to 0, but managed to tie up the series facing elimination. The Blackhawks became just the seventh team in NHL history to come back to tie an 0-3 deficit in the playoffs. The Blackhawks lost in overtime in game 7 to an Alex Burrows goal for a 2–1 loss.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Corey Crawford 57 3337 33 18 6 128 2.30 1545 .917 4 0 1 2
Marty Turco 29 1631 11 11 3 82 3.02 799 .897 1 0 0 6
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Corey Crawford 7 435 3 4 16 2.21 218 .927 1 0 2 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Blackhawks. Stats reflect time with the Blackhawks only.
Traded or released mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Detailed records[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Marian Hossa[9] NHL Second Star of the Week October 18, 2010
Duncan Keith[10] NHL Third Star of the Week November 1, 2010
Corey Crawford[11] NHL Second Star of the Week February 28, 2011
Jonathan Toews[12] NHL First Star of the Month February 2011

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Nick Leddy 1st Career NHL Game October 7, 2010 [13]
Brandon Pirri 1st Career NHL Game October 9, 2010 [14]
Nick Leddy 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 11, 2010 [13]
Brent Seabrook 400th Career NHL Game October 20, 2010
Duncan Keith 200th Career NHL Point October 22, 2010
Evan Brophey 1st Career NHL Game October 23, 2010 [15]
Ben Smith 1st Career NHL Game October 29, 2010 [16]
Jonathan Toews 200th Career NHL Point October 29, 2010
Jordan Hendry 100th Career NHL Game November 1, 2010
Jeremy Morin 1st Career NHL Game November 6, 2010 [17]
Jeremy Morin 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 30, 2010 [18]
Jassen Cullimore 800th Career NHL Game December 8, 2010
Rob Klinkhammer 1st Career NHL Game December 8, 2010
Jeremy Morin 1st Career NHL Goal December 8, 2010 [19]
John Scott 100th Career NHL Game December 28, 2010
Troy Brouwer 200th Career NHL Game January 3, 2011
Brian Campbell 300th Career NHL Point January 9, 2011
Tomas Kopecky 300th Career NHL Game January 9, 2011
Dave Bolland 200th Career NHL Game
100th Career NHL Point
January 16, 2011
Jonathan Toews 100th Career NHL Goal January 16, 2011
Brian Campbell 600th Career NHL Game February 4, 2011
Marian Hossa 800th Career NHL Point February 12, 2011
Troy Brouwer 100th Career NHL Point February 16, 2011
Patrick Sharp 300th Career NHL Point February 24, 2011
Viktor Stalberg 100th Career NHL Game March 2, 2011
Patrick Kane 300th Career NHL Game March 4, 2011
Patrick Kane 100th Career NHL Goal March 14, 2011
Nick Leddy 1st Career NHL Assist March 20, 2011
Marcus Kruger 1st Career NHL Game March 23, 2011
Chris Campoli 100th Career NHL Assist March 28, 2011
Patrick Kane 300th Career NHL Point April 5, 2011
Jake Dowell 100th Career NHL Game April 6, 2011
Jonathan Toews 300th Career NHL Game April 6, 2011
Bryan Bickell 100th Career NHL Game April 8, 2011
Ryan Johnson 700th Career NHL Game April 8, 2011
Ben Smith 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
April 8, 2011
Patrick Kane 200th Career NHL Assist April 10, 2011
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Jake Dowell 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 13, 2011
Michael Frolik 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 13, 2011
Nick Leddy 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 13, 2011
Ben Smith 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 13, 2011
Viktor Stalberg 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 13, 2011
Michael Frolik 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 15, 2011
Marcus Kruger 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 15, 2011
Ben Smith 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 15, 2011
Viktor Stalberg 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 15, 2011
John Scott 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 17, 2011
Bryan Bickell 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal April 19, 2011
Corey Crawford 1st Career NHL Playoff Win April 19, 2011
Michael Frolik 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal April 19, 2011
Corey Crawford 1st Career NHL Playoff Shutout April 21, 2011
Marcus Kruger 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
April 21, 2011

Transactions[edit]

The Blackhawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.