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Blackhawks fall to Coyotes in shootout

After two back-to-back road wins, the Blackhawks returned to the United Center for the first game of an eight-night homestand against the Arizona Coyotes. Marian Hossa scored twice, but it wasn’t enough to best the visitors, and the Blackhawks dropped a 3-2 shootout loss in a wild finish.

 

Hossa got the Hawks on the board first as he continued his dominant play from the game prior. The entire first line contributed, with Brandon Saad going in hard on the foreche...

Blackhawks close out road trip with 4-2 win vs Blues; face Yotes on Monday

The Chicago Blackhawks (33-18-2/3rd Central) finished their long California road trip with two strong wins, one was versus the Winnipeg Jets, and the other was yesterday's 4-2 win over the Blues.

Yesterday in St. Louis, the Blackhawks opened up the scoring with Marcus Kruger. And while the Blues tied up the game twice, Marian Hossa put in the game-winning goal 11:19 into the third on the power play, and then for good measure, added an empty-net goal with 14 seconds left in the game. It was inevitable that Hossa's goal struggles would eventually end, so if he's going to get hot heading into the home stretch of games, that's good for the team.

Tonight, ...

Hawks tune out the Blues 4-2

The St. Louis Blues are probably not opera fans, but boy they heard the fat lady sing early with approximately four minutes left in the game the Blackhawks took control with a 3-2 lead and never looked back. There was so much to like in this game if you are the Hawks and a Hawks fan.

The Hawks are often guilty of not playing a full 60 minutes, but that was not the case in this one. Up by only a goal late in the third the Hawks not only never let the Blues out of their own zone to challenge, they sealed the win with a Marian Hossa empty netter.

The puck possession was the best they’ve had late in games this season. The Hawks dominated the entire third period with a 12-3 s...

Hawks get huge 2-1 OT win over Jets; Hawks-Blues preview

Ah everything is right in the Blackhawks world, well almost everything. There is still a long ways to go but, this game was huge for a several reasons.

The St. Louis Blues lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, which meant the Hawks could pick up some ground and pick up ground they did. At the same time they distanced themselves from these same Winnipeg Jets, who were just three points behind the Hawks coming in. The Hawks gained a valuable point on them and have games in hand on Winnipeg that looms larger and larger as the season goes on. 

Coming into the game both teams were struggling. The Jets had lost five in a row prior to this game and the Blackhawks were coming in off...

Blackhawks still searching for goals against Jets

It’s February, still far enough from the playoffs to regain momentum and, unless you’re a team like the Oilers or Sabres, far too early to panic. However, there’s no other way to describe tonight’s game except as a must-win for the Blackhawks. 

 

Chicago hasn’t been able to score in over 126 minutes of play, and their shutout against Minnesota was the first time since 2006 that they’ve been shutout in back-to-back games. For wha...

Blackhawks shut out again vs Wild

The Blackhawks needed to start off solidly against the MN Wild after their annual Vegas trip. They certainly didn't expect to find themselves in an 0-2 hole after just 10 minutes of play -- or to suffer their second consecutive shutout loss, the first time that has happened since 2006.

Mikko Koivu opened the scoring unassisted at 7:40 in the first period. Jason Zucker would make it 2-0 at the 10-minute mark, and Mikael Granlund would put the final nail in the coffin late in the second.

However, one goal was all they needed, as the Wild held the Blackhawks to just 24 SOG. Compare that to the Wild, who had 24 SOG in the second period alone. Usually, it's the ot...

Hawks face Wild looking for Quenneville's 300th win as Blackhawk

After a convincing defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks, the Hawks head to Minnesota to face off against the Wild tonight. In the middle of an already grueling six-game road trip, the Hawks now being a three-game swing against three Central Division opponents, all looking for a place in the playoffs in the tightest division in the NHL right now.

 

The Blackhawks, still plagued by inconsistency, will be looking for their stars t...

Blackhawks shut out against Sharks

After a convincing 4-1 victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, the Blackhawks were flying high rolling into San Jose for a matchup against the Sharks. Call it fatigue, call it a goalie win, call it puck luck, but Chicago just couldn’t solve former netminder Antti Niemi and were shutout 2-0 on Saturday against the Sharks.

 

Niemi’s game was spectacular, and head coach Todd McClement gave him a lot of the credit for the team’s success. Despit...

Hawks rebound with decisive 4-1 win over Anaheim Ducks; prepare for San Jose Sharks

Both the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks came into the game mad and frustrated, not a good combination. This was another battle of heavyweights in the west.  It was the Blackhawks however, that maybe were a little more determined to not repeat their frustrating loss in Los Angeles the other night. The Hawks won every board battle and seemed to have a little more jump in their skates.  

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Blackhawks vs Ducks: battle of two Western big boys

Tonight in California, the Blackhawks (30-16-2) play the Anaheim Ducks (32-11-6). The season series between these two stands at 1-1, and the last time that these two played, the Ducks were limping through injuries, and Chicago beat them 4-1 on the Circus Trip.

The Ducks are licking their wounds after losing 6-3 to the San Jose Sharks last night after what has been a solid 8-2-0 run. The Blackhawks are coming off their 4-3 loss to the Kings on Wednesday night. Both teams will be looking for a better performance tonight, so it will probably be physical, high-pace game.

Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf was an alternative captain for Jonathan Toews' All-Star team, but th...