Saturday night at the United Center, the Wild outplayed the Blackhawks 5-3. Goalie Niklas Bäckström, who still isn't 100% after a recent knee injury, collected the win. That night, the Blackhawks looked like they were nursing a Cup hangover, with sloppy play and lackluster play.
The Wild were down almost half a dozen players, and after being knocked out of the 2013 playoffs 4 games to 1 by Chicago, the game had to be a confidence-builder for them.
Chicago (6-2-3, 15 points) entered Monday's tilt just one spot ahead of the Wild (6-3-3, 15 points) in the Central division.
Minnesota outshot the Blackhawks in the first period - a trend that would con...
In what was their sloppiest game of the season so far, the Blackhawks (6-2-3) fell to the Minnesota Wild (6-3-3) on Saturday, and are facing them again on Monday evening, surely hoping to snap their losing streak.
Despite outshooting the Wild 36-25, the Blackhawks fell to their opponent 5-3, due to sloppy defences, too many turnovers and giveaways. The team lacked a sense of finish, and their special units are still a sore spot for them. They only managed one goal for the 7 penalties the Wild took, and allowed one goal themselves on the 5 penalties they took.
In what has to be classified the sloppiest game of this year, the Hawks were defeated by the Minnesota Wild at the United Center Saturday night. The Hawks took five penalties and the Wild had seven penalties. Each team scored a power play goal.
There was little to get excited about in this game for Hawks fans. The effort was there but the performance was uninspired and this game was something that most Hawks games are not - dull.
The Hawks had a chance to come back from a deficit and show why they are the reigning Stanley Cup champs but unlike last year’s team they were unable to mount a comeback. The game had way too many penalties and unlike last year’s penalty k...
The Blackhawks don't often have wild barn-burner games, but Thursday night's game was a doozy of an 6-5 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Florida.
Chicago has trailed other teams for just a handful of minutes this season. For once, the other team leapt out to a 2-0 lead early. Matthew Carle put the Lightning on the board with a power play goal 6:28 in the first.
Adding insult to injury, the Bolts took the dreaded "too many men" bench penalty - and not only did they outplay the Blackhawks on the PK, but scored against them as well, with Nate Thompson making it 2-0.
Bryan Bickell camped on Ben Bishop's doorstop, and scooped up...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.