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TCL Blackhawks Podcast: Episode One

Click the YouTube video below to listen to the audio from our first podcast episode. We will be incorporating video into the podcast in the future. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray's the Record: Emery Off to 6-0-0 Start

 

Ray Emery: 6-0-0 to Start the Season for the Blackhawks

2/20/13

 

The Chicago Blackhawks are off to a league record start, taking 16 games without a regulation loss.  Praised for its depth and talented roster of skaters, Chicago also rolls deep between the pipes this season.  Backup goaltender, Ray Emery, has started his season 6-0-0, contributing in ...

Blackhawks Edge Canucks; Extend Points Streak to 16 Games

 

Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane scored in the shootout and Marian Hossa added two goals in regulation to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to 13-0-3 on the season.

As the horn sounded to signal the end of regulation with the score knotted at three goals apiece, Chicago officially tied the NHL-record-holding 2006-2007 Anaheim Ducks by starting the season with sixteen consecutive games without a regulation loss. That Anaheim squad lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup at season’s end, and dreams of a second parade in three years are surely dancing in the heads of Blackhawk fans across the state of Illinois tonight.

Chicago entered tonight’s shootout with a paltry 1-3 r...

TCL Blackhawks Debuts Video Podcast

The Checking Line-Blackhawks team is thrilled to announce the debut of its weekly Chicago Blackhawks video podcast right here at The Checking Line. 

Episodes will air each Wednesday evening at 8 pm CT and will feature a combination of our TCL-Blackhawks writing team covering everything about the Chicago Blackhawks, from games, players and roster moves to guest interviews and listener questions. 

Each episode will be streamed live right here on TheCheckingLine.com and will also be accessible via the team's YouTube Channel post-broadcast. 

Weekly episode air times will also be subject to change in accordance with the Blackhawks' games schedule. ...

Blackhawks vs the Canucks: Record maker or record breaker

When the Vancouver Canucks come to town, it's always some of the most entertaining hockey of the season. The Blackhawks-Canucks rivalry is one of the most intense in the NHL.

The Blackhawks are on the verge of a record: they've already tied for the second-best start in league history (points in 15 games); with at least one more point in Tuesday's game, they'll tie for best. If they can avoid losing in regulation between now and Saturday, it's a new high for the books. Until the Blackhawks lose in regulation, they may be wearing a bigger target on their backs than the Los Angeles Kings are, as defending Stanley Cup champs.

You can bet that nobody w...

Blackhawks crown Kings

The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from their best start in franchise history with a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings Sunday night. The team’s point streak hits 15. The Blackhawks have yet to lose a game in regulation this season.

The Hawks scored two goals in the first period and a third in the second period. Goals were scored by Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Sharp. Duncan Keith assisted on two of the team’s goals.

Kings Center Mike Richards scored two power play goals in the third period to cut the Hawks’ lead to one.

Hawks netminder Ray Emery, who made his second start in a row, had 27 saves in ...

Blackhawks Homestand Continues Against Kings: Game Preview

CHI vs LAK
02/17/2013
2:30pm CST

The Chicago Blackhawks (11-0-3) face off against the Los Angeles Kings (5-5-2) for the second time in this shortened season on Sunday at 2:30pm at the United Center. The Hawks defeated last year’s Stanley Cup Champions just four weeks ago by a final tally of 5-2 in the league's season opener in Los Angeles.

The Blackhawks are coming off a decisive 4-1 harpooning of the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, a game in which Chicago outshot their opponent 37-28 and got near-perfect goaltending from “back-up” netminder Ray Emery, who made 27 saves over the course of the contest.

Chicago’s win on Friday night, ...

Hawks cook Sharks in 4-1 win

Photo by Maggie Avila

 

There is nothing quite as good as a Friday night fish fry. There is a plethora of ways of cooking fish. You can bake, stir fry, poach, grill, steam and blacken fish into a delicious feast in which one can devour until fully satiated. The Blackhawks did just that Friday when they completely dominated the Sharks.

This game was not even as close as the score would indicate. The Blackhawks came out on fire with purpose and on a mission. If any game exemplified their mantra of one goal so far it has been this one.

The Hawks continued their undefeated in regulation streak which is now at 14 games. Two more games as they will tie a leag...

Blackhawks v Sharks: Game Preview

 

CHI v SJS - Game Preview

02/15/13

7:30pm CST

 

It’s round 2 for the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks as the puck drops Friday night at 7:30pm in the United Center.  Chicago defeated San Jose 5-3 when they last met in the Shark tank. 

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Will the third man for the shootout please stand up??

The Chicago Blackhawks can do no wrong these days.

Best record in the NHL. League leader in points standings,etc,etc. 

Someone has to be the guy to point out the glaring weakness: The quest for the third man in the shootout period.

One can argue that the third shooter dilemma has been the team’s toughest opponent thus far. It has gotten to the point when fans and even people who claim (I use that term loosely) to know the game can figure out that the team is better off winning a game in regulation.

After Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, it’s been slim pickings for coach Joel Quenneville. Marion Hossa, Brandon Saad, Patrick Sharp, who needs to start...