2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks season

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2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 3rd Central
Conference 5th Western
2013–14 record 46–21–15
Home record 27–7–7
Road record 19–14–8
Goals for 267
Goals against 220
Team information
General Manager Stan Bowman
Coach Joel Quenneville
Captain Jonathan Toews
Alternate captains Duncan Keith
Patrick Sharp
Arena United Center
Soldier Field (1 game)
Average attendance 22,623 (21,615, 109.6% at UC)
Total: 927,545 (864,624 at UC)[1]
Minor league affiliations Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Patrick Sharp (34)
Assists Duncan Keith (55)
Points Patrick Sharp (78)
Penalties in minutes Brandon Bollig (92)
Plus/minus (+) Marian Hossa (+28)
(–) Bryan Bickell (–6)
Wins Corey Crawford (32)
Goals against average Corey Crawford (2.26)
<2012–13 2014–15>

The 2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks season was the 88th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on September 25, 1926. The Blackhawks were attempting to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, a feat that had not been accomplished in the NHL since the Detroit Red Wings won consecutive championships in 1997 and 1998.[2]

Regular season[edit]

As the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Blackhawks kicked off the 2013–14 regular season on October 1, 2013, with a 30-minute Banner Raising Ceremony at the United Center to celebrate its historical 2012–13 season. Banners were raised to mark the Blackhawks's clinch of the Central Division, Western Conference, Presidents' Trophy and the Stanley Cup Championship. The Blackhawks then went on to defeat the Washington Capitals in its home opener, and became the first team since the 2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins to do so. However, unlike the previous season where the Blackhawks were undefeated for the first six games of the season, they quickly fell against the Tampa Bay Lightning and division rival St. Louis Blues in the next two games.

On October 15, with a win against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Blackhawks celebrated its 2,500th regular season win in franchise history.

On January 29, with a win against the Vancouver Canucks, Joel Quenneville reached 693 coaching wins, moving him into sole possession of 3rd place in all-time wins.

On February 3, the Blackhawks played their 6,000th regular season game in franchise history with a 5–3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

On March 1, the Blackhawks played in their 2nd outdoor game in franchise history at Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears football team. The outdoor game was in part of the new NHL Stadium Series. The Blackhawks hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins as Captains Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby would play against each other for the first time ever. In front of a sold out crowd of 62,921, The Blackhawks defeated the Penguins 5-1 in a classic winter storm setting.

On March 19, with a win against the rival St. Louis Blues, Joel Quenneville reached 700 coaching wins.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division[3]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y - Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 112
2 St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 111
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 107
4 Minnesota Wild 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 98
5 Dallas Stars 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 91
6 Nashville Predators 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 88
7 Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 84


Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)[4]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 112
2 St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 111
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 107
Top 3 (Pacific Division)[4]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 54 20 8 51 266 209 116
2 San Jose Sharks 82 51 22 9 41 249 200 111
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 28 8 38 206 174 100
Wild Card Teams[4]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Minnesota Wild CE 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 98
2 Dallas Stars CE 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 91
3 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 37 30 15 31 216 231 89
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 88
5 Winnipeg Jets CE 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 84
6 Vancouver Canucks PA 82 36 35 11 31 196 223 83
7 Calgary Flames PA 82 35 40 7 28 209 241 77
8 Edmonton Oilers PA 82 29 44 9 25 203 270 67

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, z – Clinched Conference

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

2013–14 season

Detailed records[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

The Blackhawks qualified for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. As the 3rd seed in the Central division, the Blackhawks played the 2nd seed of the Central against the St. Louis Blues in the season's new playoff format.

During the first round against the St. Louis Blues the Blackhawks fell to an early 2–0 deficit in the series with two overtime losses of 4–3 each in St. Louis. The Blackhawks would rally back with 4 consecutive wins to win the best of 7 series. In game 3, Corey Crawford's stellar performance earned him a 2–0 shutout and the 1st star of the game. In Game 4, the Blackhawks had a 2–1 lead until the Blues tied the game with 4.6 seconds left in the 2nd period. The Blues would take the lead in the 3rd period with 7:33 left. The Blackhawks tied the game at 3 with Bryan Bickell's redirect with 3:52 left. In overtime Patrick Kane would score the game-winning goal with 8:43 left. With the series tied 2, game 5 would return to St. Louis with another overtime game as Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway with 12:25 left to take a 3–2 series lead back to Chicago. In game 6 the Hawks would take 1–1 tie into the 3rd period. The Blackhawks would score 4 goals from Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith to win the game 5–1 and the series 4–2.

The Blackhawks played the Minnesota Wild in the Second Round, a rematch of 2013 Conference Quarterfinals where the Hawks won in 5 games. This time around, the Blackhawks won in 6 games.

On May 4, Joel Quenneville won his 800th coached NHL game for both the regular season and playoffs combined. The Blackhawks won Game 2 against the Wild 4–1.

In a back-and-forth series against the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Finals, the Blackhawks lost in 7 games.

2014 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Final Stats[5]

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]

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford 59 56 3395:01 32 16 10 128 2.26 1533 .917 2 0 1 0
Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta 25 22 1396:40 13 5 4 63 2.71 610 .897 1 0 1 0
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 4 4 167:39 1 0 1 14 5.00 74 .811 0 0 0 0
Simpson, KentKent Simpson 1 0 20:00 0 0 0 2 6.00 7 .714 0 0 0 0
Totals 82 4979:20 46 21 15 207 2.49 2224 .907 3 0 2 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford 19 19 1234:00 11 8 52 2.53 590 .912 1 0 0 0

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

Roster[edit]

Updated March 26, 2015.[6] [7]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
39 Canada Baun, KyleKyle Baun RW R 23 2015 Toronto, Ontario
29 Canada Bickell, BryanBryan Bickell LW L 29 2004 Orono, Ontario
13 Canada Carcillo, DanielDaniel Carcillo LW L 30 2014 King City, Ontario
50 Canada Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford G L 30 2003 Montreal, Quebec
26 Canada Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey D L 28 2014 Abbotsford, British Columbia
24 Canada Danault, PhillipPhillip Danault C L 22 2011 Victoriaville, Quebec
33 United States Darling, ScottScott Darling G L 26 2014 Lemont, Illinois
11 Canada Desjardins, AndrewAndrew Desjardins C L 28 2015 Lively, Ontario
38 United States Hartman, RyanRyan Hartman RW R 20 2013 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4 Sweden Hjalmarsson, NiklasNiklas Hjalmarsson D L 27 2005 Eksjö, Sweden
81 Slovakia Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa RW L 36 2009 Stará Ľubovňa, Czechoslovakia
88 United States Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane RW L 26 2007 Buffalo, New York
2 Canada Keith, DuncanDuncan Keith (A) D L 31 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 Sweden Kruger, MarcusMarcus Kruger C L 25 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
42 Sweden Nordstrom, JoakimJoakim Nordstrom C L 23 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
27 Sweden Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya D L 33 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
47 United States Paliotta, MichaelMichael Paliotta D R 22 2015 Westport, Conneticut
72 Russia Panarin, ArtemyArtemy Panarin F R 23 2015 Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast,
Russian SFSR
17 Finland Pokka, VilleVille Pokka D R 20 2014 Tornio, Finland
31 Finland Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta G L 26 2013 Rauma, Finland
91 Canada Richards, BradBrad Richards C L 35 2014 Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island
32 Czech Republic Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsival D R 36 2012 Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
5 Sweden Rundblad, DavidDavid Rundblad D R 24 2013 Lycksele, Sweden
20 United States Saad, BrandonBrandon Saad LW L 22 2011 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Canada Seabrook, BrentBrent Seabrook D R 30 2003 Richmond, British Columbia
10 Canada Sharp, PatrickPatrick Sharp (A) LW R 33 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
65 Canada Shaw, AndrewAndrew Shaw C R 23 2011 Belleville, Ontario
43 Sweden Svedberg, ViktorViktor Svedberg D L 24 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden
86 Finland Teravainen, TeuvoTeuvo Teravainen C L 20 2012 Helsinki, Finland
44 Finland Timonen, KimmoKimmo Timonen D L 40 2015 Kuopio, Finland
19 Canada Toews, JonathanJonathan Toews (C) C L 27 2006 Winnipeg, Manitoba
80 Canada Vermette, AntoineAntoine Vermette C L 32 2015 Saint-Agapit, Quebec
23 Canada Versteeg, KrisKris Versteeg RW R 29 2013 Lethbridge, Alberta

Awards and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Duncan Keith[8] James Norris Trophy June 24, 2014
Duncan Keith[9] 2013-14 NHL First All-Star Team June 24, 2014

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Blackhawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2013–14 season.