It was one of those teeth-grinding, frustrating type of overtime losses. The kind of loss that creeps into your subconscious just as you wake up the following morning, not just as a player, but as a fan.
The Chicago Blackhawks played well enough to decisively come away with two points against their heated rivals, the Vancouver Canucks. However, one major road-block stood in Chicago's way-
It was an evening of Ginger-thorns in their sides as Chicago saw their 30th victory slip away at the hands of Daniel Sedin's game-winning goal off a nice feed from twin-brother Henrik and a 37 save effort from "back-up" goaltender Schneider.
Tuesday evening in Vancouver, the Chicago Blackhawks will kick off the start of their February 9-game road stretch with a tilt against the Canucks. Captain Jonathan Toews will be back in the lineup after missing the January 24th game vs. the Predators and the All-Star Game due to a minor injury. It is also likely that Patrick Sharp will be back for the Hawks after missing a few weeks due to a fractured wrist.
So far this season, the Blackhawks and Canucks are 1-1, each taking a win by four goals in the other's barn - the Canucks won 6-2 on November 6 at the United Center in the infamous "game with all the PPGs" (five, to be exact). T...
We are half way through the 2011-2012 NHL season as we are in All Star Game weekend. The Chicago Blackhawks are in a battle for every point with their Central Division mates the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators.
The Blackhawks have enjoyed the comforts and the fan support of the United Center for most of December and January. They have the highest amount of homes games...
The NHL All Star break can't come at a better time for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Another poor showing, despite three days off, resulted in their second consecutive loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
With the news that Captain Jonathan Toews will be out due to an upper body injury, the Blackhawks took the ice without their best player and it showed from the get go.
They fell behind midway through the first period after Craig Smith deposited his 11th of the season past Blackhawk netminder Corey Crawford. Six minutes later, Nick Leddy coughed the puck up behind the net to Patric Hornqvist who found Mike Fisher all lone in front for an easy one timer sneakin...
After one of their most complete wins of the season the night before, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't muster up much of anything and suffered a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
With Detroit and St. Louis both winning, the Blackhawks lost two key points to another team nipping at their heels in the Central division.
Corey Crawford got the start in net after Emery's win last night against the Panthers.
Despite getting outplayed for most of the first period, Marian Hossa was the first to break through. Fifteen minutes in, he coralled the puck at the blue line and made a couple nifty moves, turning Predators defenseman Shea Weber into a turnstil...
The Blackhawks are coming off of a hot night in cold, blustery snowstorm in Chicago. They are looking to continue their hot streak and stay ahead of tough Central divisional opponent Nashville. The Central Division of the Western Conference is turning out to be an absolute dog fight amongst the teams in the best division in hockey right now.
Currently the Chicago Blackhawks sit atop the Central division and Western conference with a 29-13-6 record and a league leading 64 points. The Blackhawks are coming in off of a three game win streak and an emotional reunion game Friday with the Florida Panthers. It is important they come away with points in this one as they a...
Two late goals in the first period was all the Blackhawks needed to beat the Panthers Friday night.
Despite the biggest snow storm of the winter in the city of Chicago which saw the puck drop delayed 30 minutes, 21,555 were in attendance at the United Center to see the Blackhawks victory.
Ray Emery got the start in net and looked spectacular throughout. His play at the Blackhawks defensive end of the ice ultimately led to the Hawks first goal.
After Emery denied Stephen Weiss on the doorstep multiple times, the puck was sent out to the corner where Viktor Stalberg corralled it and sent it cross-ice to Patrick Kane, who then sent a laser of a pass to the Captain Jonathan ...
Tonight, when the puck drops for the Blackhawks vs. the Panthers, the last of the players who was traded away (and still plays in the NHL) who helped earn the Stanley Cup banner that hangs in the rafters will get their first turn at playing under it.
Kris Versteeg was a popular player while in Chicago, but the post-Cup salary cap purge sent him to Toronto. From there, he would be traded to Philadelphia, and then on to Florida. He was the last of the Cup winners to play against the Blackhawks and had to wait until this season to do it - a November 3 Chicago shootout win at Sunrise. And particularly in light of his current season, where he is one of the Panthers'...
This would be a rare meeting between two hockey clubs. Being that one is in the East and the other in the West these clubs do not face each other often and are unfamiliar with each other’s tendencies. This will in fact be the only meeting this year between the two teams.
These clubs are also going in different directions. Buffalo is fourth in their division and eleventh in the Eastern Conference with a 19-21-5 record and the face of the franchise goalie Ryan Miller is struggling. In fact for this game Buffalo went with Jhonas Enroth in net. Miller however is not the only one however who needs to play better for Buffalo.