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Blackhawks steamroll Blue Jackets 6-1

The last time that the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets played each other, the two were Central division rivals. But with realignment, Columbus moved to the Eastern Conference, and the two teams faced each other for the first time this season on Thursday night at the United Center.

There's no reason to think that the Blue Jackets can't make the playoffs. They have been bouncing in and out of wild card contention all season. Since New Year's, Columbus has gone 15-6-1, including an 8-game win streak (January 6-23).

But on Thursday night in Chicago, the Blackhawks beat them solidly, 6-1. The home team dominated in just about every stat that mattered: outshooting ...

A closer look at Hawks' deadline moves

The trade deadline has come and passed for the 2014 season, and while the rest of the league was busy making blockbuster deals, the Hawks were quietly adding depth in a relatively low-key deadline. GM Stan Bowman has made similar moves like this in past few deadlines with minor acquisitions Michal Handzus last year and Johnny Oduya the year before, who, while not marquee names, were key role-players in the Hawk’s cup run last year.  At this year’s deadline, the Hawks got four new players- Peter Regin, David Rundblad, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, and Mathieu Brisebois.  Here’s a closer ...

Blackhawks face Blue Jackets

The Blackhawks (36-13-14) have had a day of rest after their game against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, a 4-2 loss that left Coach and players disappointed. On Thursday evening, they’re facing the resilient Blue Jackets (32-25-5). The Blue Jackets are in the Wild Card position for now, and have been finding success with a core team of young, talented players. They’re on a 3-game win streak and will keep on pushing it further against the Blackhawks.

 

The Blackhawks have posted 2 losses and a win since the end of ...

Hawks overwhelmed by Avalanche in return to the United Center

After a dominant win against the Penguins at Soldier Field on Saturday, the Hawks would drop their third game this season to the Colorado Avalanche in a 4-2 home loss at the United Center.  Semyon Varlamov was stellar in net, stopping 36 shots for the Avs, while Corey Crawford would take the loss for the Hawks.

 

Maxime Talbot would get the Avalanche on the board first on Colorado’s 5th shot of the game off of a sneaky redirect near the left faceoff dot.

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Blackhawks face the Avalanche for the 4th time

After their dominating performance during their Stadium Series outdoor game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Blackhawks (36-12-14) are back indoors, in the United Center at home, to face the Colorado Avalanche (39-17-5). The Avs sit just behind the Hawks in the Central division, 3 points behind Chicago, with one game in hand.

 

These teams have faced one another three times already this season, the Hawks winning one, and losing one in regulation, and one in OT. The Avalanche, led by new coach Patrick Roy, have been extremely dangero...

Blackhawks snow the Penguins 5-1 in Stadium Series

The defending Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, versus the popular Pittsburgh Penguins. A powerhouse showcase at Soldier Field. Megastars Jonathan Toews versus Sidney Crosby, playing their very first game against one another despite both being in the league for seven seasons. A kid who grew up watching the Penguins but has now won a Cup with the Blackhawks. Players who were medal-winning teammates in Sochi a week ago now facing off across the ice.

Going into Saturday night's Stadium Series game in Chicago, the stage was set with storylines galore. You could hardly turn without bumping into one.

Ultimately, however, the story was about the weat...

Hawks and Pens prepare to clash at Soldier Field

The Hawks have had a lot to be excited for this year, from an electrifying banner-raising opening night to sending ten athletes to the Olympics (bringing back six who medaled), and as Saturday night approaches, they’ll countine their season with one of the most anticipated games of the season-facing the Penguins in the final game of the NHL’s Stadium Series at Soldier Field.

 

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Late push not enough as Hawks fall to Rangers

Six Blackhawks came home from Sochi with hardware, but their success at the Olympics didn’t translate back in the Hawk’s first game after the Olympic break as they fell to the Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden.  The Ranger’s backup netminder Cam Talbot was outstanding, making 31 saves and outplaying Corey Crawford, who had 22 stops in a losing effort.

 

The Rangers would get on the board first after a back and forth first period that had good ...

Rangers are Blackhawks' first opponent post Olympics

The Blackhawks (35-11-14) regular NHL season starts back with a game against the Rangers (32-24-), in New York. The NHL season is just restarting after the Olympic break, during which 6 Blackhawks players took medals: Gold for Jonathn Toews, Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp, and Silver for Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger. The Rangers also have medaled athletes: Gold for Rick Nash, and Silver for goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and forward Carl Hagelin.  

 

Both teams have stayed healthy through the first part of the se...

Blackhawks' Olympic Effort: Day 10

On the last day of the Olympics, the very last event was the men’s hockey gold medal game, in which Sweden faced Canada. It meant that 6 of the 10 Blackhawks players that went on to the Sohi Olympics would get a medal, be it silver or gold. Patrick Kane just missed out on bronze yesterday, the USA losing out to Finland.

 

Three Blackhawks players were on each side of this gold medal game: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith for Canada, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger for Sweden. Niklas Backstrom, of ...