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Hawks Bounce Flat in Loss to Wings

The Chicago Blackhawks just got a little too cautious at the end of the game last night against the Detroit Red Wings leading 2-1 with less than five minutes to play in the third period.

In only their second season matchup against division rival, Detroit, the Blackhawks were looking to break out of a 3 game slump that started on January 2nd, 2012, only to extend it with a 3-2 overtime loss against their "neighbors" to the east. Detroit backup goalie, Ty Conklin stopped 29 of 31 Chicago shots for the win, while Corey Crawford finished the night stopping 24 of 27.

 

The Blackhawks got off to a great start scoring two goals within the first five minutes of th...

Hawks looking to bounce back against Wings

 

The Blackhawks have not gone into the new year playing very well to say the least. They are looking to turn that all around against divisional foe Detroit Red Wings today.  The last time in fact that the Blackhawks have won a game has been against Detroit that’s how long it’s been.

The last time these two teams meet at the UC the Hawks won 3-2 in which they played a very good game. In that game that saw a Toews penalty shot goal and Brent Seabrook continued his career successes against the winged wheel jerseys. Crawford had a stellar game as well to help his team hang on to win.

They may have only played one another nine days ago but it seems like...

Blackhawks Buried by Rolling Avalanche

Semyon Varlamov stopped all 25 Chicago Blackhawks shots he faced en route to Colorado Avalanche's dominating 4-0 victory last night.

Simply put, the Blackhawks were out-skated at almost all parts of the ice and Corey Crawford was no where near as sharp as his opponent, Varlamov, was at the United Center last night.

The Blackhawks did have some decent scoring chances in their 25 shots against the Avalanche defense, but last night, Colorado was just the better team and Varlamov was just the better goaltender.

David Jones opened the scoring for Colorado mid-way through the first period when he tipped-in defenseman Erik Johnson's point shot. And after that, it was al...

JvR fuels Flyers dramatic 5-4 win over Blackhawks

Here we go again.

A phrase that fans of the Philadelphia Flyers became very familiar with during Thursday night’s 5-4 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

The first time they uttered the phrase came three minutes into the first period when Jimmy Hayes put the Blackhawks up by one.

The second time they cursed it when the Blackhawks tied the game on the back of two goals that occurred within 25 seconds of one another with six minutes left in the third.

The third time they erupted with it when James van Riemsdyk scored his second goal of the game to put the Flyers ahead for good with 33 seconds remaining in regulation.

It ISN’T always sunny in Philadelphia – Hawks lose 5-4 to Flyers

 

I knew this game would be emotional for the Blackhawks going back to Philadelphia where they won the Stanley Cup. I’m not sure if it was seeing the sea of orange jerseys or having my blood rise at the sight of Scott Hartnell but I was ready for a thrilling game between two teams and it did not disappoint. While these teams’ rosters have changed significantly and despite the fact they do not face each other often, there would be deep emotions running between them.

Both teams heading into this game were coming off of disappointing losses. The Blackhawks were looking for a win to keep pace in the Western Conference where they now reside in second behind their o...

Where there is smoke, there is Bryzgalov

Ilya Bryzgalov’s time in Philadelphia has been contentious to say the least.

Coming into town on the back of one of the most dramatic shakeups in team history (in addition to one of the largest contracts in league history), the 31-year old goaltender had a giant “X” on his back long before he ever wore an orange sweater.

For a franchise that has had inconsistency at the position since the late 1970s, Bryzgalov is expected to add stability to a role that has been lacking.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case thus far.

Matt Brigidi explains why there is no reason to worry about Bryzgalov

Game preview: Blackhawks return to Philadelphia

The last time that the Chicago Blackhawks played on Philadelphia ice, they did it hoisting aloft the Stanley Cup in June of 2010.

The two teams met late last January, too - when the Flyers readily beat the Blackhawks 4-1 at the United Center. At the time, Chicago had turned over half its roster in the post-Cup win salary cap purge, and the team was struggling to find its footing; they've come a long way since then.

This year, the Flyers know what the Blackhawks went through - they, too, turned over a great deal of their roster this summer following another disappointing year in the playoffs, and were thoroughly rebuilt. When the Blackhawks and Flyers drop the puc...

Numerous roster changes for Blackhawks

Since Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the Chicago Blackhawks roster has seen a number of changes.

First, the injuries. Steve Montador and Marcus Kruger were both placed on Injured Reserve. Montador missed the game against Edmonton with an upper body injury and Kruger has been out since December 26th with a concussion. According to head coach Joel Quenneville, Kruger’s recovery had a setback on Tuesday.

Jimmy Hayes had already been called up from Rockford to replace Kruger (who was initially replaced by Brandon Pirri) and has been impressive in limited minutes through his first two games.

The Daniel Carcillo hit, and subsequent injury, on Edmonton&rs...

Oilers vs Blackhawks like Oil and Water as Oilers down Hawks 4-3

 

With the first game in the New Year the Chicago Blackhawks were looking to continue their winning ways from December. The last time they played the Oilers in Edmonton it was a complete debacle in Alberta. This however is the season of resolutions and after some soul searching as a team and a new year I thought would bring a new result but I was wrong.

The Blackhawks needed to stay out of the penalty box as the Edmonton Oilers have a good power play and rank fourth overall in the NHL but just couldn’t do it.  I was also looking for improvement on the Blackhawks power play and continued stellar defense as the previous games with Edmonton were high scoring but n...

Blackhawks Seek Revenge vs Edmonton

The last time these two teams met, the result was a lopsided blowout and a 9-2 victory for the Edmonton Oilers. Since that meeting on November 19th, the teams have gone in opposite directions.

The Chicago Blackhawks sit at the top of the Western Conference with 52 points, having gone 10-2-1 in the month of December. On the other hand, the Oilers have gone 3-11-1 in their last 15 games, have lost their last 3 games in a row, as well as 7 straight on the road, and sit 13th in the West, 10 points behind the 8th and final playoff spot.

The Blackhawks will look to start 2012 much like they finished 2011 after beating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2, but they won't be at full-strength...