2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks Season
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2007%E2%80%9308 Chicago Blackhawks Season
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks
Division3rd Central
Conference10th Western
2007-08 record40-34-8
Home record23-16-2
Road record17-18-6
Goals for239
Goals against235
Team information
General managerDale Tallon
CoachDenis Savard
CaptainVacant
Alternate captainsMartin 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)
Patrick Kane (Apr)
ArenaUnited Center
Average attendance16,814 (82%)
Total: 689,377
Team leaders
GoalsPatrick Sharp (36)
AssistsPatrick Kane (51)
PointsPatrick Kane (72)
Penalty minutesAdam Burish (214)
Plus/minusDuncan Keith (+30)
WinsNikolai Khabibulin (20)
Goals against averageNikolai Khabibulin (2.55)

The 2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks season was the 82nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on September 25, 1926. It began on October 4, 2007, against the Minnesota Wild. The 2007 season also marked the team's first winning season in six years.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Regular season

On Saturday, November 17, 2007, the Blackhawks scored three short-handed goals in a 5-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

Divisional standings

Central Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p - Detroit Red Wings 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
2 Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
4 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
5 St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79

Conference standings

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p - Detroit Red Wings CE 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
2 y - San Jose Sharks PA 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
3 y - Minnesota Wild NW 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
5 Dallas Stars PA 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
6 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
7 Calgary Flames NW 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
8 Nashville Predators CE 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
10 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
11 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
12 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
14 St. Louis Blues CE 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
15 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 32 43 7 231 266 71

Divisions: PA - Pacific, CE - Central, NW - Northwest
bold - qualified for playoffs, y - division winner, p - Presidents' Trophy winner


Schedule and results

Playoffs

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

Player statistics

Skaters

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 21 51 72 50
Patrick Sharp 74 36 26 62 49
Robert Lang 71 21 33 54 44
Jonathan Toews 64 24 30 54 38
Dustin Byfuglien 63 19 17 36 55
Jason Williams 19 7 11 18 10
Andrew Ladd 57 14 16 30 31
Duncan Keith 76 12 20 32 44
Martin Havlat 37 10 17 27 22
Brent Seabrook 76 9 18 17 85

Goaltenders

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 records

Records

Milestones

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

Transactions

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

Trades

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
P. A. Parenteau
December 18, 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Ben Eager
To Philadelphia Flyers
Jim Vandermeer
January 17, 2008
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 agents

Draft picks

Chicago's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.[2] The Blackhawks had the first overall pick in the draft.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Patrick Kane Right Wing  United States London Knights (OHL)
2 38 Bill Sweatt Left Wing  United States Colorado College (WCHA)
2 56 Akim Aliu Center  Nigeria Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
3 69 Maxime Tanguay Center  Canada Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
3 86 Josh Unice Goaltender  United States Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
5 126 Joe Lavin Defense  United States U.S. National Team Development Program (NAHL)
6 156 Richard Greenop Center  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Farm teams

Rockford IceHogs

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.

Toledo Walleye

The Toledo Walleye are the Blackhawks affiliate in the ECHL.

See also

References


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