2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks season

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2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 4th Central
Conference 6th Western
2011–12 record 45–26–11
Home record 27–8–6
Road record 18–18–5
Goals for 248
Goals against 238
Team information
General Manager Stan Bowman
Coach Joel Quenneville
Captain Jonathan Toews
Alternate captains Duncan Keith
Patrick Sharp
Arena United Center
Average attendance 21,533 (109.2%)
Total: 882,874 [1]
Team leaders
Goals Patrick Sharp (33)
Assists Marian Hossa (48)
Points Marian Hossa (77)
Penalties in minutes Jamal Mayers (91)
Plus/minus (+) Patrick Sharp (+28)
(–) Andrew Brunette (–13)
Wins Corey Crawford (30)
Goals against average Corey Crawford (2.72)
<2010–11 2012–13>

The 2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks season is the 86th season for the National Hockey League franchise.[2]

Off-Season[edit]

On May 19, 2011, goalie Corey Crawford signed a 3 year, 8 million dollar contract.[3]

Regular Season[edit]

On March 31, 2012, the Blackhawks clinched the playoffs with a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators. This marks the Blackhawks fourth consecutive season making the playoffs.

Playoffs[edit]

The Blackhawks returned to the playoffs for the fourth straight season. The Blackhawks lost in the first round, losing to the Phoenix Coyotes in six games.

Standings[edit]

Central Division[4]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y - St. Louis Blues 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
2 Nashville Predators 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
3 Detroit Red Wings 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
4 Chicago Blackhawks 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65
Western Conference[5]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 y – St. Louis Blues CE 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
3 y – Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
5 Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
6 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
7 San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
8.5
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 90
10 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
11 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
13 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
14 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2011–12 Season

Playoffs[edit]

This was the fourth consecutive season that the Blackhawks clinched a playoff berth.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Detailed records[edit]

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 3218 30 17 7 146 2.72 1507 .903 0 0 0 0
Ray Emery 34 1774 15 9 4 83 2.81 834 .900 0 0 1 2
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Corey Crawford 6 396 2 4 17 2.58 159 .893 0 0 0 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

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Jonathan Toews[6] NHL Third Star of the Week November 14, 2011
Jonathan Toews[7] NHL Second Star of the Month November 2011
Viktor Stalberg[8] NHL Second Star of the Week January 16, 2012
Ray Emery[9] NHL Third Star of the Week March 5, 2012
Corey Crawford[10] NHL Second Star of the Week March 19, 2012

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Brandon Pirri 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 7, 2011
Brandon Saad 1st Career NHL Game October 7, 2011
Marcus Kruger 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 8, 2011
Marian Hossa 900th Career NHL Game October 13, 2011
Patrick Sharp 500th Career NHL Game October 20, 2011
Niklas Hjalmarsson 200th Career NHL Game October 28, 2011
Marcus Kruger 1st Career NHL Goal October 29, 2011
Duncan Keith 500th Career NHL Game November 11, 2011
Duncan Keith 200th Career NHL Assist November 18, 2011
Daniel Carcillo 300th Career NHL Game November 23, 2011
Brent Seabrook 200th Career NHL Point December 2, 2011
Marian Hossa 400th Career NHL Goal December 8, 2011
Brent Seabrook 500th Career NHL Game December 11, 2011
Ray Emery 100th Career NHL Win December 11, 2011
Jonathan Toews 300th Career NHL Point December 14, 2011
Joel Quenneville 600th Coaching NHL Win December 18, 2011
Jimmy Hayes 1st Career NHL Game December 30, 2011
Jonathan Toews 1st Career NHL Penalty Shot Goal December 30, 2011
Jimmy Hayes 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 2, 2012
Dylan Olsen 1st Career NHL Game January 5, 2012
Andrew Shaw 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 5, 2012
Sean O'Donnell 1,200th Career NHL Game January 8, 2012
Viktor Stalberg 1st Career NHL Hat-Trick January 11, 2012
Jimmy Hayes 1st Career NHL Assist January 12, 2012
Andrew Shaw 1st Career NHL Assist January 18, 2012
Corey Crawford 100th Career NHL Game January 21, 2012
Nick Leddy 100th Career NHL Game February 7, 2012
Dylan Olsen 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
February 18, 2012
Brandon Bollig 1st Career NHL Game February 29, 2012
Ray Emery 200th Career NHL Game March 2, 2012
Andrew Brunette 1,100th Career NHL Game March 9, 2012
Marian Hossa 900th Career NHL Point March 20, 2012
Michael Frolik 300th Career NHL Game March 25, 2012
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Andrew Shaw 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 12, 2012
Brandon Bollig 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 12, 2012
Brandon Bollig 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 14, 2012
Dylan Olsen 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 17, 2012
Brandon Saad 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 17, 2012
Brandon Saad 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 21, 2012

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 17, 2012.[11]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
29 Canada Bickell, BryanBryan Bickell LW L 26 2004 Bowmanville, Ontario
36 Canada Bolland, DaveDave Bolland C R 25 2004 Etobicoke, Ontario
52 United States Bollig, BrandonBrandon Bollig LW L 25 2010 Saint Charles, Missouri
15 Canada Brunette, AndrewAndrew Brunette LW L 38 2011 Sudbury, Ontario
13 Canada Carcillo, DanielDaniel Carcillo LW L 27 2011 King City, Ontario
50 Canada Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford G L 27 2003 Châteauguay, Quebec
30 Canada Emery, RayRay Emery G L 29 2011 Hamilton, Ontario
67 Czech Republic Frolik, MichaelMichael Frolik C L 24 2011 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
39 United States Hayes, JimmyJimmy Hayes RW R 22 2010 Boston, Massachusetts
4 Sweden Hjalmarsson, NiklasNiklas Hjalmarsson D L 24 2005 Eksjö, Sweden
81 Slovakia Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa RW L 33 2009 Stará Ľubovňa, Czechoslovakia
38 Canada Hutton, CarterCarter Hutton G L 26 2012 Thunder Bay, Ontario
88 United States Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane RW L 25 2007 Buffalo, New York
2 Canada Keith, DuncanDuncan Keith (A) D L 28 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 Sweden Kruger, MarcusMarcus Kruger C L 21 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
46 United States Lavin, JoeJoe Lavin D L 22 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts
8 United States Leddy, NickNick Leddy D L 21 2010 Eden Prairie, Minnesota
20 Finland Lepisto, SamiSami Lepisto D L 27 2011 Espoo, Finland
22 Canada Mayers, JamalJamal Mayers C R 37 2011 Toronto, Ontario
5 Canada Montador, SteveSteve Montador D L 32 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia
-- United States Morin, JeremyJeremy Morin LW R 21 2010 Auburn, New York
17 Canada Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison C L 36 2012 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
6 Canada O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D L 40 2011 Ottawa, Ontario
27 Sweden Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya D L 30 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
34 Canada Olsen, DylanDylan Olsen D L 21 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah
37 Canada Pirri, BrandonBrandon Pirri C L 21 2009 Toronto, Ontario
43 United States Saad, BrandonBrandon Saad LW L 19 2011 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Canada Seabrook, BrentBrent Seabrook D R 27 2003 Richmond, British Columbia
10 Canada Sharp, PatrickPatrick Sharp (A) C R 30 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
65 Canada Shaw, AndrewAndrew Shaw C R 20 2011 Belleville, Ontario
25 Sweden Stalberg, ViktorViktor Stalberg LW L 26 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden
55 Canada Stanton, RyanRyan Stanton D L 22 2010 St. Albert, Alberta
19 Canada Toews, JonathanJonathan Toews (C) C L 23 2006 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Transactions[edit]

The Blackhawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season.