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Hawks shutout Blue Jackets 1-0

 

While Hollywood was celebrating its cinematic achievements, Chicago was celebrating another Blackhawks regulation victory. The win was not a masterpiece but, it was a win that garnered the Hawks two more points. It continued their incredible run of points and separation from the rest of the pack. Their record now goes to 15-0-3.

If this game were a movie, it could easily be called The Return of the Shutout Man. Corey Crawford was easily the best Hawk on the ice and turned in his second shutout of this abbreviated season. Crawford stopped all 28 shots that came his way. He did get support from his co-stars. 

Most noticeably on defense was Nik Hjalmarsson who c...

The best vs the worst: Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks

If the Blackhawks set a new league record on Friday night, why not extend the record a little further?

Sunday night's game will be a meeting of the best and the worst in the league. Columbus comes in to town on the tail end of a back-to-back, having lost to St. Louis 2-1 on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets are 5-11-2, having just 12 points to show for the season thus far. With Washington's win this weekend, Columbus fell to last place.

Despite CBJ's struggles, however, the team should never be fully discounted. In 10 of their 18 games, Columbus has lost by just one goal, and they've gone to the shootout twice. They have also on rare occasion sh...

Hawks Make History: Sharks Fall 2-1 in Chicago

 

CHI v STL- post game 2/22/137:30pm CST  Hawks Make History: Sharks Fall 2-1 in Chicago The Chicago Blackhawks made NHL history Friday night in Chicago, successfully starting their season 17 games without a regulation loss, topping the Anaheim Ducks 2006-07 record of 12-0-4.  The Blackhawks now, 14-0-3, send the Sharks on to end their 6 game road trip with a 2-1 loss, making this the 8th flounder for the San Jose team this month.   Ray Emery, making his fourth consecutive start for the Blackhawks, with a healthy Crawford finally in the wings, made 26 saves and is now 7-0-0, tied for wins with his counterpart.  A healthy Marian Hos...

Hawks/Sharks will history be made?

 

The Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks for the last time this season. Oh and by the way, there is the small matter of the Hawks also attempting to rewrite history as well. They will be going for an NHL record of 17 consecutive games in which they will have gained at least one point and remain undefeated in regulation.

While the Sharks have cooled off significantly from their hot start they have bounced back in their last game with a win Tuesday night over the St. Louis Blues 2-1. The Sharks are now second in the Pacific division behind red hot Anaheim and will be looking to pick up as many points as possible to keep pace.

Last Friday when these two clu...

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 ...