There's a story from 1992 that, after being swept out of the Stanley Cup finals by the Penguins, the Blackhawks painted the town. The beverages flowed, and at the end of the night, now-Hall of Famer Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour was forced to spend the night in his car.
In Chris Chelios' driveway.
Chelios has since confirmed this minor urban legend, but it ties that team back to the second Cup championship team in Chicago.
Back in 1938, Blackhawks goalie Mike Karakas broke a toe and wasn‘t able to play in Game 1 of the finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Commissioner‘s office allowed the 'Hawks to use a minor-league goalie, Alfie Moore, in the American organization, but not without protest from the Leafs.
The league wavered on whether or not they would allow the 'Hawks to use Moore for Game 1 until just hours before the game. When the league finally gave Chicago the OK, the team dispatched one of Moore‘s friends, forward Johnny Gottselig, to round up the goalie for that night‘s game. He found Moore at a local bar, already having a good time.
Gottselig recalled later that Moore was "about 10" drinks into the evening when he was pulled from the bar and dropped into the showers with a pot of coffee. He allowed a goal on one of the first shots he faced that night, but the 'Hawks came back to win the game 3-1.