Tonight marks the second viewing of a Blackhawks classic since the NHL lockout began, and this time, Comcast SportsNet is taking viewers back to 1971. To help re-live the Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull era, insider Tracey Myers spoke with Mikita about his experiences with the team, including what it was like to be alongside seven other future Hall of Fame inductees in Chicago.
In addition, Blackhawks historian Bob Verdi also takes a look back on the historical game between Chicago and Toronto. Here's a preview of Verdi's article on the Blackhawks' website, which also details important facts about the 1971 team:
Do not adjust your television set, because the program you are about to watch will not be broadcast in color.
But don’t touch that dial, either. Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito star in throwback theater when Comcast SportsNet presents another edition of “Chicago Blackhawks Classics” at 7 p.m. Friday:
Blackhawks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs in Maple Leaf Gardens, Dec. 11, 1971. It’s a must-see in black and white, an Original Six matchup featuring eight future Hall of Famers, including the aforementioned three icons, now ambassadors for the Blackhawks.
You can read all of Verdi's article on the Blackhawks' website.