Woeful 2nd Period Lands Blackhawks in History Books

The Blackhawks allowed 33 shots on goal in a single period to the Lightning

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The Chicago Blackhawks made history on Sunday night at the United Center, but it wasn’t the good kind.

The Blackhawks, who are playing in their third game in four nights, had a rough second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning, giving up 33 shots on goal and surrendering three goals in the 20-minute frame.

According to the NHL, the 33 shots on goal is tied for the most the Blackhawks have ever given up in a single period. What’s more, the 30 saves made by Cam Ward is the most in a single period by a Blackhawks goalie since Sam LoPresti stopped 31 attempts in a 1941 game.

Finally, the 33 shots on goal by the Lightning is the most by an NHL team in a single period since the league began tracking shots by period during the 1997-98 season.

Unfortunately for the Blackhawks, they only managed six shots of their own during the period, and lost the game 6-3. 

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