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2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks season

The 2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks season was the 86th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on September 25, 1926.[2]

2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks
Division4th Central
Conference6th Western
2011–12 record45–26–11
Home record27–8–6
Road record18–18–5
Goals for248
Goals against238
Team information
General ManagerStan Bowman
CoachJoel Quenneville
CaptainJonathan Toews
Alternate captainsDuncan Keith
Patrick Sharp
ArenaUnited Center
Average attendance21,533 (109.2%)
Total: 882,874 [1]
Team leaders
GoalsPatrick Sharp (33)
AssistsMarian Hossa (48)
PointsMarian Hossa (77)
Penalty minutesJamal Mayers (91)
Plus/minusPatrick Sharp (+28)
WinsCorey Crawford (30)
Goals against averageCorey Crawford (2.72)

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Off-seasonEdit

On May 19, 2011, goaltender Corey Crawford signed a three-year, $8 million contract.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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.

StandingsEdit

Central Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – St. Louis Blues 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 +45 109
2 x – Nashville Predators 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 +27 104
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 +45 102
4 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 +10 101
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 −60 65
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Western Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 NW p – Vancouver Canucks 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 +51 111
2 CE y – St. Louis Blues 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 +45 109
3 PA y – Phoenix Coyotes 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 +12 97
4 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 +27 104
5 CE x – Detroit Red Wings 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 +45 102
6 CE x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 +10 101
7 PA x – San Jose Sharks 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 +18 96
8 PA x – Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 +15 95
9 NW Calgary Flames 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 −24 90
10 PA Dallas Stars 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 −11 89
11 NW Colorado Avalanche 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 −12 88
12 NW Minnesota Wild 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 −49 81
13 PA Anaheim Ducks 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 −27 80
14 NW Edmonton Oilers 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 −27 74
15 CE Columbus Blue Jackets 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 −60 65
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Schedule and resultsEdit

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

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2011–12 Season

PlayoffsEdit

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

2012 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Detailed recordsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

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 

GoaltendersEdit

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 recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Jonathan Toews[4] NHL Third Star of the Week November 14, 2011
Jonathan Toews[5] NHL Second Star of the Month November 2011
Viktor Stalberg[6] NHL Second Star of the Week January 16, 2012
Ray Emery[7] NHL Third Star of the Week March 5, 2012
Corey Crawford[8] NHL Second Star of the Week March 19, 2012

MilestonesEdit

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 rosterEdit

Updated April 17, 2012.[9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
29   Bryan Bickell LW L 26 2004 Bowmanville, Ontario
36   Dave Bolland C R 25 2004 Etobicoke, Ontario
52   Brandon Bollig LW L 25 2010 Saint Charles, Missouri
15   Andrew Brunette LW L 38 2011 Sudbury, Ontario
13   Daniel Carcillo LW L 27 2011 King City, Ontario
50   Corey Crawford G L 27 2003 Châteauguay, Quebec
30   Ray Emery G L 29 2011 Hamilton, Ontario
67   Michael Frolik C L 24 2011 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
39   Jimmy Hayes RW R 22 2010 Boston, Massachusetts
4   Niklas Hjalmarsson D L 24 2005 Eksjö, Sweden
81   Marian Hossa RW L 33 2009 Stará Ľubovňa, Czechoslovakia
38   Carter Hutton G L 26 2012 Thunder Bay, Ontario
88   Patrick Kane RW L 30 2007 Buffalo, New York
2   Duncan Keith (A) D L 28 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba
16   Marcus Kruger C L 21 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
46   Joe Lavin D L 22 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts
8   Nick Leddy D L 21 2010 Eden Prairie, Minnesota
20   Sami Lepisto D L 27 2011 Espoo, Finland
22   Jamal Mayers C R 37 2011 Toronto, Ontario
5   Steve Montador D L 32 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia
--   Jeremy Morin LW R 21 2010 Auburn, New York
17   Brendan Morrison C L 36 2012 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
6   Sean O'Donnell D L 40 2011 Ottawa, Ontario
27   Johnny Oduya D L 30 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
34   Dylan Olsen D L 21 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah
37   Brandon Pirri C L 21 2009 Toronto, Ontario
43   Brandon Saad LW L 19 2011 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7   Brent Seabrook D R 27 2003 Richmond, British Columbia
10   Patrick Sharp (A) C R 30 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
65   Andrew Shaw C R 20 2011 Belleville, Ontario
25   Viktor Stalberg LW L 26 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden
55   Ryan Stanton D L 22 2010 St. Albert, Alberta
19   Jonathan Toews (C) C L 23 2006 Winnipeg, Manitoba

TransactionsEdit

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