One of the original six NHL teams, the Chicago Blackhawks have become one of the most successful franchises in the league. The Blackhawks have made the Stanley Cup Finals 12 times since they began playing in 1926; victorious in five of those appearances. Chicago went nearly 50 years between their third championship and their fourth. After winning in the 1960-1961 season, Chicago did not win again until 2009-2010. Although Chicago went so long without winning a championship, they were still highly successful over the years. The organization went through a stretch of not missing the playoffs for 28 straight seasons. The Blackhawks have won a division title in every decade since their first one in the 1969-1970 season for a total 15. One of the best players in league history Bobby Hull, top center Stan Mikita, and hall of famer Denis Savard have all had their numbers retired by the Blackhawks after finishing their great careers in the NHL. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Chicago Blackhawks hockey tickets.
2016 Blackhawks Season Preview
The Chicago Blackhawks had a dream season a year ago, pounding their way to a 3rd Stanley Cup title in only 6 years. The win put this Blackhawks team in the category of a dynasty, something that the team will try and cement in 2015. The Blackhawks have yet to win back to back titles during their historic run, and will turn to a familiar group of veterans to get them back to the finals. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be the focal points for the Hawks, and Corey Crawford remains the everyday goaltender. The biggest loss from last season’s Stanley Cup team is Patrick Sharp, who will be replaced by proven defenseman Trevor Daley. It is hard to imagine the 2015 Chicago Blackhawks falling out of the playoff hunt, and the team should remain among the elite teams in the NHL. Looks for the 2015 Blackhawks to pick up right where they left off, and be a dangerous team in the NHL Playoffs.
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Chicago Blackhawks Hockey at United Center Address: 1901 W Madison St, Chicago, Illinois, 60612
The Blackhawks play their home games at the United Center, located in Chicago, Illinois. After 65 seasons in the historic Chicago Stadium, the Blackhawks moved to the United Center for the start of the 1994-1995 season. During their inaugural season in the United Center, Chicago became the first team to average over 20,000 fans for one season. Between the state-of-the-art amenities and the strong fan support, the United Center always features the ultimate fan entertainment. The Chicago Blackhawks home bench is on the United Center rink side in front of section 101. United Center parking information is covered in our Blackhawks event guide.
Blackhawks vs. Red Wings
Playing each other since both clubs had their inaugural seasons in 1926, the Blackhawks and Redwings have faced off in the regular season more times than any two teams in NHL history. Detroit holds the all-time advantage, but the Blackhawks have become the team to beat in recent years – culminating in two Stanley Cup victories in 2010 and 2013. As part of the original six, the rivalry will only continue to grow as these two great hockey cities battle over the years to come.
Blackhawks vs. Canucks
These two hockey titans met each other three times in a row recently in the playoffs, helping spark a rivalry that spills into the stands just as much is it hangs over every player’s head on the ice. The Blackhawks rebuilt the club with young players in the 2000s, culminating in a berth in the second round of the 2009 playoffs where they came back from a 1-2 deficit to beat the Canucks and secure a berth in the West Conference finals. The rivalry will only heat up as both clubs continue to dominate in the conference.
Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
Members of the original six, the Chicago Blackhawks have won an incredible four Stanley Cups dating back to 1926. With three regular season Western Conference Championships and 58 playoff appearances, the Chicago Blackhawks are NHL royalty.
Chicago Blackhawks Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Blackhawks game?
Gates open 90 minutes before game time for the general public. The Blackhawks are one of the original 6 NHL teams and have one of the best fan bases of any team in any sport. Attending a Blackhawks game is on the list of any hockey fan and we recommend getting to there early to enjoy as much of the atmosphere as possible.
How can I buy cheap Chicago Blackhawks tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Chicago Blackhawks hockey tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Blackhawks tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Western Conference opponents, like the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase Chicago Blackhawks tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Blackhawks game?
The Blackhawks have such a loyal following that there is actually an official Blackhawk’s sports bar list. There are many great places on the list, and all are full of as much Blackhawks spirit as you can handle. We recommend checking out Hawkeyes, Roadhouse 66, or Brownstone Tavern. If you are more interested in trying some unbelievable Chicago style pizza, try Pauly’s Pizzeria, Root’s Handmade Pizza, or Spacca Napoli Pizzeria. Other great places close to United Center are La Lagartija, Angel’s, or Cobra Lounge.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Chicago Blackhawks hockey schedule?
The Blackhawks 2016-2017 hockey schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NHL. The Blackhawks plays in the Central Division, which means games against the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators. Game times are announced by the NHL as soon as the TV schedule is set. Chicago Blackhawks home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Blackhawks news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Chicago Blackhawks team roster.
Where is the best place to park at United Center?
There are parking lots surrounding the UC ranging from $24-$40. We recommend trying the north or east sides of the arena, because that is where the largest lots are located. Purchasing a parking pass lets you park closest to the stadium. Chicago also has tremendous public transportation, with buses dropping off close to the stadium until 30 minutes before game time. Just make sure to plan your route before you leave.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Blackhawks game?
The United Center does children’s tickets a little different than many other arenas. If your child is under 36’ tall they will be allowed to sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. Any other child regardless of age will require a ticket to enter the arena.
Can I buy Chicago Blackhawks hockey season tickets?
Chicago Blackhawks season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Chicago Blackhawks season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at United Center.