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07-08ChiBH
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks · NHL
Division 3rd Central
Conference 10th Western
2007–08 record 40–34–8
Home record 23–16–2
Road record 17–18–6
Goals for 234
Goals against 231
General Manager Dale Tallon
Coach Denis Savard
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Martin Lapointe (Oct-Feb)
Robert Lang (Oct, Feb-Apr)
Patrick Sharp (Oct, Feb-Apr)
Tuomo Ruutu (Nov)
Brent Sopel (Nov, Feb-Apr)
Brent Seabrook (Dec)
Jonathan Toews (Dec)
Adam Burish (Jan)
Duncan Keith (Jan)
Arena United Center
Average attendance 16,814 (82%)
Team leaders
Goals Patrick Sharp (35)
Assists Patrick Kane (47)
Points Patrick Kane (65)
Penalties in minutes Adam Burish (195)
Wins Nikolai Khabibulin (20)
Goals against average Nikolai Khabibulin (2.55)

The 2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks season began on October 4, 2007, against the Minnesota Wild. It is the Blackhawks' 81st season in the National Hockey League. The 2007 season also marked the team's first winning season in six years.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Contents:
Regular seasonPlayoffsPlayer statsAwards and records - Transactions
Draft picksFarm teamsSee alsoReferences


Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
11 p-Detroit Red Wings 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
28 Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
310 Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
413 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
514 St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-Detroit Red Wings * 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
y-San Jose Sharks * 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
y-Minnesota Wild * 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
Dallas Stars 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 7 231 266 71
bold - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, * - division leader

Game logEdit

October: 6–6–0 (Home: 3–4–0 ; Road: 3–2–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
1 October 4 Chicago 0 – 1 Minnesota Khabibulin 18,568 0–1–0 0 [1]
2 October 6 Detroit 3 – 4 Chicago SO Khabibulin 18,768 1–1–0 2 [2]
3 October 10 San Jose 2 – 1 Chicago Khabibulin 10,122 1–2–0 2 [3]
4 October 12 Chicago 3 – 2 Detroit Khabibulin 17,696 2–2–0 4 [4]
5 October 13 Dallas 1 – 2 Chicago OT Lalime 11,868 3–2–0 6 [5]
6 October 17 St. Louis 3 – 1 Chicago Khabibulin 10,002 3–3–0 6 [6]
7 October 19 Colorado 3 – 5 Chicago Khabibulin 13,519 4–3–0 8 [7]
8 October 20 Chicago 6 – 4 Toronto Lalime 19,314 5–3–0 10 [8]
9 October 23 Columbus 7 – 4 Chicago Khabibulin 10,884 5–4–0 10 [9]
10 October 25 Chicago 1 – 3 Boston Khabibulin 10,290 5–5–0 10 [10]
11 October 27 Atlanta 3 – 2 Chicago Lalime 15,789 5–6–0 10 [11]
12 October 31 Chicago 5 – 4 Dallas Khabibulin 14,756 6–6–0 12 [12]
November: 8–3–2 (Home: 5–1–0 ; Road: 3–2–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
13 November 3 Chicago 3 – 2 St. Louis Khabibulin 19,150 7–6–0 14 [13]
14 November 4 Nashville 5 – 2 Chicago Khabibulin 12,086 7–7–0 14 [14]
15 November 7 Columbus 2 – 5 Chicago Lalime 9,717 8–7–0 16 [15]
16 November 9 St. Louis 2 – 4 Chicago Lalime 16,149 9–7–0 18 [16]
17 November 11 Detroit 2 – 3 Chicago Khabibulin 19,045 10–7–0 20 [17]
18 November 14 Chicago 2 – 4 Columbus Lalime 13,622 10–8–0 20 [18]
19 November 15 Chicago 4 – 5 Nashville OT Khabibulin 15,353 10–8–1 21 [19]
20 November 17 Chicago 5 – 3 Detroit Khabibulin 20,066 11–8–1 23 [20]
21 November 22 Chicago 2 – 1 Calgary Khabibulin 19,289 12–8–1 25 [21]
22 November 24 Chicago 2 – 3 Edmonton SO Khabibulin 16,839 12–8–2 26 [22]
23 November 25 Chicago 0 – 2 Vancouver Lalime 18,630 12–9–2 26 [23]
24 November 28 Tampa Bay 1 – 5 Chicago Khabibulin 11,122 13–9–2 28 [24]
25 November 30 Phoenix 1 – 6 Chicago Khabibulin 16,234 14–9–2 30 [25]
December: 5–6–1 (Home: 4–4–1 ; Road: 1–2–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
26 December 1 Chicago 1 – 3 St. Louis Lalime 19,150 14–10–2 30 [26]
27 December 5 Vancouver 3 – 2 Chicago Khabibulin 12,444 14–11–2 30 [27]
28 December 7 Anaheim 5 – 3 Chicago Khabibulin 17,734 14–12–2 30 [28]
29 December 9 Calgary 3 – 2 Chicago Khabibulin 13,382 14–13–2 30 [29]
30 December 12 Los Angeles 6 – 3 Chicago Khabibulin 12,534 15–13–2 32 [30]
31 December 15 Chicago 1 – 3 Buffalo Khabibulin 18,690 15–14–2 32 [31]
32 December 16 Florida 3 – 1 Chicago Lalime 12,926 15–15–2 32 [32]
33 December 19 Nashville 2 – 5 Chicago Khabibulin 14,151 16–15–2 34 [33]
34 December 22 Chicago 4 – 3 Ottawa OT Khabibulin 20,171 17–15–2 36 [34]
35 December 23 Edmonton 2 – 3 Chicago Khabibulin 20,151 18–15–2 38 [35]
36 December 26 Nashville 2 – 5 Chicago Khabibulin 20,511 19–15–2 40 [36]
37 December 30 Los Angeles 3 – 2 Chicago OT Khabibulin 21,715 19–15–3 41 [37]
January: 4–9–1 (Home: 1–4–0 ; Road: 3–5–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
38 January 1 Chicago 2 – 9 Los Angeles Khabibulin 16,916 19–16–3 41 [38]
39 January 3 Chicago 2 – 4 Phoenix Khabibulin 12,252 19–17–3 41 [39]
40 January 4 Chicago 1 – 2 Anaheim Khabibulin 17,174 19–18–3 41 [40]
41 January 6 Detroit 3 – 1 Chicago Khabibulin 21,869 19–19–3 41 [41]
42 January 8 Chicago 3 – 4 Montreal OT Lalime 21,273 19–19–4 42 [42]
43 January 9 Dallas 3 – 1 Chicago Khabibulin 15,469 19–20–4 42 [43]
44 January 11 Minnesota 5 – 2 Chicago Khabibulin 21,139 19–21–4 42 [44]
45 January 13 Chicago 3 – 2 Nashville SO Lalime 12,484 20–21–4 44 [45]
46 January 16 St. Louis 1 – 6 Chicago Lalime 17,570 21–21–4 46 [46]
47 January 18 Chicago 2 – 1 Colorado SO Lalime 18,007 22–21–4 48 [47]
48 January 19 Chicago 2 – 1 Phoenix SO Lalime 18,073 23–21–4 50 [48]
49 January 22 Chicago 2 – 3 San Jose Lalime 17,136 23–22–4 50 [49]
50 January 24 Columbus 1 – 0 Chicago Khabibulin 16,094 23–23–4 50 [50]
51 January 30 Chicago 3 – 6 Colorado Khabibulin 15,348 23–24–4 50 [51]
February: 7–4–2 (Home: 3–0–0 ; Road: 4–4–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
52 February 2 Chicago 2 – 3 San Jose SO Khabibulin 17,496 23–24–5 51 [52]
53 February 6 Chicago 1 – 4 Edmonton Lalime 16,839 23–25–5 51 [53]
54 February 7 Chicago 3 – 1 Calgary Khabibulin 19,289 24–25–5 53 [54]
55 February 10 Chicago 2 – 3 Vancouver SO Khabibulin 18,630 24–25–6 54 [55]
56 February 13 Chicago 7 – 2 Columbus Khabibulin 14,918 25–25–6 56 [56]
57 February 14 Chicago 6 – 1 Nashville Lalime 16,937 26–25–6 58 [57]
58 February 17 Colorado 1 – 2 Chicago Lalime 21,715 27–25–6 60 [58]
59 February 19 Chicago 1 – 5 St. Louis Lalime 19,150 27–26–6 60 [59]
60 February 20 Minnesota 0 – 3 Chicago Khabibulin 17,812 28–26–6 62 [60]
61 February 23 Chicago 6 – 5 Los Angeles OT Lalime 18,118 29–26–6 64 [61]
62 February 24 Chicago 3 – 6 Anaheim Lalime 17,174 29–27–6 64 [62]
63 February 27 Phoenix 0 – 1 Chicago Lalime 14,799 30–27–6 66 [63]
64 February 28 Chicago 4 – 7 Dallas Lalime 18,584 30–28–6 66 [64]
March: 3–1–0 (Home: 2–1–0; Road: 1–0–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
65 March 2 Vancouver 1 – 4 Chicago Lalime 19,670 31–28–6 68 [65]
66 March 4 Chicago 4 – 2 Minnesota Lalime 18,568 32–28–6 70 [66]
67 March 5 Anaheim 0 – 3 Chicago Crawford 16,666 33–28–6 72 [67]
68 March 7 San Jose 3 – 2 Chicago Lalime 21,908 33–29–6 72 [68]
69 March 9 Edmonton 6 – 5 Chicago OT Lalime 20,619 33–29–7 73 [69]
70 March 11 Chicago 1 – 3 Detroit Crawford 18,632 33–30–7 73 [70]
71 March 12 Carolina 3 – 0 Chicago Crawford 18,210 33–31–7 73 [71]
72 March 14 Chicago 6 – 3 Columbus Lalime 15,699 34–31–7 75 [72]
73 March 16 Calgary 4 – 2 Chicago Lalime 20,717 34–32–7 75 [73]
74 March 19 Washington 0 – 5 Chicago Khabibulin 20,942 35–32–7 77 [74]
75 March 22 Chicago 1 – 2 Nashville SO Khabibulin 17,113 35–32–8 78 [75]
76 March 23 St. Louis 3 – 4 Chicago OT Khabibulin 19,146 36–32–8 80 [76]
77 March 26 Chicago 0 – 4 Columbus Khabibulin 14,454 36–33–8 80 [77]
78 March 29 Chicago 4 – 3 St. Louis Lalime 19,150 37–33–8 82 [78]
79 March 30 Columbus 4 – 5 Chicago SO Khabibulin 20,885 38–33–8 84 [79]
April: 2–1–0 (Home: 2–0–0; Road: 0–1–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
80 April 2 Detroit 2 – 6 Chicago Khabibulin 21,365 39–33–8 86 [80]
81 April 4 Nashville 1 – 3 Chicago Lalime 21,929 40–33–8 88
82 April 6 Chicago 1 – 4 Detroit Khabibulin 20,066 40–34–8 88

PlayoffsEdit

Chicago failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 5th consecutive season.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Patrick Kane 76 18 47 65 50
Patrick Sharp 74 35 23 59 49
Robert Lang 71 20 32 52 44
Jonathan Toews 58 21 28 49 38
Dustin Byfuglien 63 18 16 34 55
Jason Williams 19 7 11 18 10
Andrew Ladd 57 13 16 29 31
Duncan Keith 76 11 17 28 44
Martin Havlat 37 10 17 17 22
Brent Seabrook 76 9 18 17 85

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Nikolai Khabibulin 45 2,587 20 18 6 110 2 .910 2.55
Patrick Lalime 31 1,768 15 12 2 85 1 .894 2.88

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Patrick Kane
Magnus Johansson
1st NHL Game October 4, 2007
Robert Lang 800th NHL Game October 4, 2007
Patrick Kane
Magnus Johansson
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 6, 2007
Jonathan Toews 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
October 10, 2007
Sergei Samsonov 600th NHL Game October 12, 2007
Patrick Sharp 200th NHL Game October 12, 2007
Jonathan Toews 1st NHL Assist October 12, 2007
Patrick Kane 1st NHL Goal October 19, 2007
Dave Bolland 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 31, 2007
Jim Vandermeer 200th NHL Game October 31, 2007

TransactionsEdit

The Blackhawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

TradesEdit

June 16, 2007
To Montreal Canadiens
Jassen Cullimore
Tony Salmelainen
To Chicago Blackhawks
Sergei Samsonov
June 22, 2007
To Calgary Flames
Adrian Aucoin
Seventh-round pick in 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Andrei Zyuzin
Steve Marr
August 11, 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Kevyn Adams
To Phoenix Coyotes
Radim Vrbata
October 11, 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Conditional seventh-round pick in 2008.
To New York Rangers
Pierre Parenteau
December 18, 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Ben Eager
To Philadelphia Flyers
Jim Vandermeer
January 17, 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Craig Adams
To Carolina Hurricanes
Conditional draft pick in 2009.
February 26, 2008
To Chicago Blackhawks
Sixth-round pick in 2008
To Ottawa Senators
Martin Lapointe
February 26, 2008
To Chicago Blackhawks
Andrew Ladd
To Carolina Hurricanes
Tuomo Ruutu

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
Yanic Perreault Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $1.5 million
Robert Lang Detroit Red Wings 2 years, $8 million
Wade Flaherty Vancouver Canucks
Player New team
Jeff Hamilton Carolina Hurricanes
Craig MacDonald Tampa Bay Lightning
Michal Handzus Los Angeles Kings

Draft picksEdit

Chicago's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.[1] The Blackhawks have the first overall pick in the draft.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Patrick Kane Right Wing Flag of the United States United States London Knights (OHL)
2 38 Bill Sweatt Left Wing Flag of the United States United States Colorado College (WCHA)
2 56 Akim Aliu Centre Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
3 69 Maxime Tanguay Centre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
3 86 Josh Unice Goaltender Sick Tendy Flag of the United States United States Kitchener Rangers OHL
5 126 Joe Lavin Defence Flag of the United States United States USA U-18 USDP
6 156 Richard Greenop Goon Flag of Canada.svg Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Farm teamsEdit

Rockford IceHogsEdit

The Rockford IceHogs, who will be moving up from the United Hockey League, are the new American Hockey League affiliate of the Blackhawks in 2007–08.

Pensacola Ice PilotsEdit

The Pensacola Ice Pilots are the Blackhawks affiliate in the ECHL.

RosterEdit

2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks Roster
Goaltenders


Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2007 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com
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