• The Blackhawks’s first logo.

Today is the 85th birthday of the Chicago Blackhawks, who played their first game November 17, 1926, against the Toronto St. Pats at the old Chicago Coliseum. They crushed the Pats (now known as the Maple Leafs) 4-1, a score the Vancouver Canucks would have preferred last night, when the ‘Hawks beat them 5-1. The team didn’t perform quite as well the rest of the season, finishing 19-22-3 that year. It was good enough for a trip to the playoffs, but they lost in the first round to the Bruins, the eventual Stanley Cup runners-up.