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Blackhawks to finish their Florida road trip against Tampa Bay

The Blackhawks continue their Florida road trip on Thursday with a match-up against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It’ll be their second and last game against Steven Stamkos’ team.

 

The Ligntning (5-3-0) are currently enjoying a 7-game homestand that has been good for them, with 3 wins against 2 losses. The Blackhawks (6-1-2) are coming in with a 2-win streak, and will look to keep it going, for themselves and also for their mothers, who are accompanying players and staff during this road trip.

 

Hawks survive shootout against Panthers

 

     The Hawks kicked off the first leg of their Mother/Son road trip with a shootout win Tuesday night in Florida against the Panthers.  Corey Crawford stopped both Florida attempts in the shootout and Patrick Sharp netted the game winner for the visitors.

     The Hawks continued to have trouble putting together a full 60 minutes of hockey, and gave up two unanswered goals to Florida in the third to tie a game that was 2-0 heading into the last period.

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Blackhawks start annual parents' trip with game vs Panthers

This week, the Blackhawks will play both Florida teams, starting with the Panthers on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. It is also time for the team's annual parents' trip; this season, it's the mother-son version of the trip.

Rookie Joakim Nordström was sent back to the AHL this weekend. He is expected to get much more playing time with the IceHogs and to work on his penalty kill skills. At this time, a call-up player has not been announced; it is expected that Michael Kostka or Sheldon Brookbank will likely fill in on the forward position, as they have in the past.

Chicago goes into Tuesday night's game ranked second in the Central d...

Hawks find their game as they down the Maple Leafs 3-1

On an emotional night for several reasons, the Blackhawks finally found the game that they have been looking for so far this young season.  They played a solid two-way game, got their offense going, utilized their team speed, and dictated the game.

The game was a Hockey Fights Cancer night, and could not have opened more emotionally when the Blackhawks took five local area children who are all battling cancer on the blue line with them during the national anthems. 

There was also an honorary puck drop with one of the children between Dave Bolland and Patrick Kane, with both gentlemen giving their sticks to the nine-year old and reminding us all that there are continu...

Blackhawks welcome the Maple Leafs for Saturday night's showdown

The Chicago Blackhawks will be welcoming back one of their own on Saturday night - sort of.

Dave Bolland, who scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of this year's Stanley Cup Final for the Blackhawks, was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs this summer. Bolland had a lengthy tenure in the Blackhawks system - seven seasons, most of which was spent at the NHL level. He was a favorite for many fans due to his ability to get under the skin of opponents, a skill which earned him the nickname of "the Rat".

The Mimico, Ontario, native has found excellent chemistry and an increased offensive touch on the Leafs, and has started off his season with 3 goals and 3 a...

Blackhawks get 3-2 shootout win over Carolina

The Blackhawks once again leapt out to a lead over their opponent ... and once again, let their opponents back into the game, survived overtime, and managed a win in the shootout.

It's been an all-too-common refrain for the Blackhawks, not only this season, which is less than 10 games old, but from past seasons: Chicago delivers a solid first period, hits cruise control in the second, and scrambles to not give the game away in the third.

Is it a cycle that will stop any time soon? The Blackhawks should know from experience that as defending Stanley Cup champs, every opposing team will bring their "A" game, every single night.

Additionally, un...

Blackhawks prepare for the Carolina Hurricanes

The Blackhawks will travel to Carolina to once again face an Eastern Conference team that they have not seen since 2011. They will also be facing a team that would love nothing better than to say they beat the champs.

The Carolina Hurricanes are coming into the contest with a 2-2-2 record and fresh off of back to back losses from the sticks of the LA Kings and most recently the Phoenix Coyotes. 

During the Phoenix game starting goalie Anton Khudobin had to leave the game due to a lower body injury on a fluke play when he left his net to play a puck and seemed to twist awkwardly.  Cam Ward will no doubt be in net for the Canes.  For the Hawks don’t be surpr...

Hawks hang on to defeat Sabres 2-1

In what could be a tale of two hockey games the Chicago Blackhawks hung on to win over another Eastern Conference foe.

The Hawks opened up the game dominating in the first period with a 20-6 shots on goal advantage. The second period was pretty even and the third period you would have to give the nod to Buffalo, for which team was dictating play. The Sabres held the shots on goal edge in this tilt 13-3.

The difference in this game was the Hawks special teams as they held the Sabres 0-3 on the power play while they netted a Patrick Kane power play goal which turned out to be the game winner.  The other difference was Corey Crawford who was white hot as the game went on. Cr...

Blackhawks face the Buffalo Sabres

The Blackhawks prepare to face an unfamiliar Eastern Conference opponent. The last time the Hawks faced the Buffalo Sabres was back in 2012. This will be the first of two meetings this season between these two clubs.

The Buffalo Sabres are winless to this point with a 0-4-1 record which, could make them a very dangerous team if the Hawks overlook them or the dislike level is too low considering they have not faced each other much.

The Sabres come into this tilt with scoring problems as they are just averaging one goal a game. If that continues then the Blackhawks should be in good shape. You can never discount the Sabres however with Ryan Miller in net for Buffalo. Look for Co...

Blackhawks win 3-2 over Islanders; prepare for first back-to-back games

After giving up two goals to the Islanders in the final minute of the first period, Friday night's game was at risk of going the direction of the Blackhawks' last two games.

Coach Joel Quenneville's line blender was on frappé after two tough losses; but the new lines produced.

The scoring started with Blackhawks rookie Joakim Nordström, who tallied his first NHL goal 9:32 into the first period. Jonathan Toews would push the score to 2-0 at 16:05, gathering a rebound off Duncan Keith's shot, which had deflected behind the Islanders' goal.

Josh Bailey would get the Islanders on the scoresheet at 19:06 in the first; Kyle Okposo would fol...