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Round 1: Blackhawks edge Red Wings, 3-2

Five more of those please!

The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings put on sixty minutes of playoff-like hockey in front of a season high 22,166 at the United Center Friday night and the Hawks prevailed in the end with a 3-2 victory.

For sixty minutes, it seemed as though the only stoppages in play were for the two intermissions. The game opened with five or six minutes of continuous, back-and-forth action before the first whistle was ever blown.

Justin Abdelkader gave the Red Wings the early lead half-way through the first period after a big rebound was given up by Hawks goalie Corey Crawford. It seemed to sit there in the slot forever after the initial Drew Miller ...

Close Match Between Detroit and Chicago

The Detroit Red Wings fall short in a fast-paced game with a 3 to 2 loss against the League-Leaders, the Chicago Blackhawks.

Photo Credit: Detroit Red Wings Official Website

First Period: The first period started very physical between the two teams. We even saw a fight from Bertuzzi and Carcillo. The first goal came after 9 minutes of play to the Red Wings. Abdelkader scored a goal with an assist from Miller. Only 5 minutes later, Toews headed towards the net and the refs made a terrible hooking call to Lidstrӧm, giving Toews a penalty shot. The penalty shot turned into a goal that tied the game. The Wings had the...

Blackhawks Season Series vs Red Wings Begins Tonight

It's hard to believe that halfway through the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings are just now meeting for the first of six times tonight when the Hawks host the Wings at the United Center.

Over the last ten games, statistically speaking, the Blackhawks and Red Wings share virtually identical stats all around. Both teams have played very well of late. Chicago sports a 7-2-1 record in their last ten, while Detroit shares similar success with a 7-3 record through ten games. Chicago is tied with Vancouver for the NHL lead in the standings with 50 points, while Detroit sits not far behind Chicago with 47.

Perhaps the most jarring statistic regarding th...

Helm Goes Down and Nyquist Comes Up

Darren Helm will be sidelined for this weekend's games against rivals Chicago and St. Louis with a groin injury. He is day-to-day and will be reevaluated on Monday. This comes at a bad time as Helm's unit with Danny Cleary and Drew Miller have provided Detroit with standout 2-way play over the past several games.

The Red Wings have recalled Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids to take Helm's spot in the lineup. He currently has 9 goals and 21 assists for the Griffins. It will be interesting to see how Babcock shifts his lines to accomodate Nyquist and Andersson's presence.

 

Detroit's next game is against Chicago Friday night. Be sure to follow TCL R...

Blackhawks Can't Solve Quick in 2-0 Loss to Kings

It was the kind of game Blackhawks fans knew they could win if Chicago could just break through with a goal before the start of the third period.

Didn't happen.

Jonathan Quick stopped all 38 shots by the Chicago Blackhawks and Trent Hunter and Jarret Stoll scored a dirty goal each en route to their 2-0 victory over Chicago last night. Los Angeles Kings won their second straight and improve to 5-4-1 in their last ten games.

Patrick Sharp had a team-high eight shots on net for Chicago, but the Hawks couldn't find a way to breach the U.S. born Kings' netminder, despite several good scoring chances.

The Blackhawks, on the whole, played a good game. Their 38...

Welcome Back, Defense

It appears that the Chicago Blackhawks defensive issues are no longer much of an issue at all.

The Chicago Blackhawks used a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at the United Center to maintain first place in the NHL with 50 points.

Red-hot Viktor Stalberg scored two goals, Dave Bolland and Marian Hossa posted two points apiece and the Blackhawks won their second straight to maintain an 8-1-1 record in their last 10 games.

Corey Crawford regained his starting goaltender form en route to the Chicago win as he stopped 37 of 38 shots by the Blue Jackets, who have lost 5 games in a row and are 2-7-1 in their last ten.

Patrick Sharp kicked off the scoring about f...

First meets Worst - Blackhawks back in action @ UC tonight

Well I’m sure the Blackhawks all had a great holiday as well they should. They went into the holiday break with one of the best records. You could say the entire month of December has been very good with an 8-1-1 record in the month. In fact coming out of the break the Blackhawks are on top of the Central Division, Western Conference and NHL.

For how good things have been for the Blackhawks the Columbus Blue Jackets story is the complete opposite.  In the month of December their record has been 3-6-1 and finds them in the bottom of the Central Division, Western Conference and the entire NHL.

In just about every category the Blackhawks are dominating the Blue Jackets...

Blackhawks spread holiday cheer with 5-1 win over Canadiens

 

For the second time in as many nights the Blackhawks were facing a little known opponent from the Eastern Conference. Not just any team from the east either, but the fabled Le Club de hockey Canadien or better known as the Montreal Canadiens were in the United Center.  While these are not exactly the Flying Frenchmen of old, the Canadiens still have plenty of speed to make your head dizzy.

The Blackhawks were coming off of an incredible third period against the Penguins in Pittsburgh and hoping to keep their high flying offence in gear. Cory Crawford in the nets felt like a really good get together with an old friend you haven’t seen maybe since college. &nbs...

Canadiens Fall to Blackhawks

The Montreal Canadiens were in Chicago tonight, looking to break their three-game losing streak against the Blackhawks, but were unsuccessful in doing so, losing 5-1. Not only have the Canadiens lost a fourth straight game, but Interim Head Coach Randy Cunneyworth is still without his first career win, going 0-3 since the firing of Jacques Martin.

The game opened up with a relatively quiet first. Despite some good chances for both teams early on, the period would end scoreless. It was a good, back-and-forth twenty minutes of hockey with both teams registering seven shots on goal. There wasn't much in the way of action, as the only notable statistic on the score-sheet was a hooki...

An Original Six matchup in Chicago tonight

Tonight at the United Center, the Blackhawks will host a classic Original Six matchup against the Montréal Canadiens. These teams have only met up once a year - and not even every season - over the past several years. Next season, fans will get to see them twice a season, which will be a great addition to the schedule.

In the meantime, despite a loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, the Blackhawks still sit atop the standings with 46 points. The struggling Canadiens are on the low side of the bubble for the playoffs watch (33 pts); they just fired their coach Jacques Martin last Saturday, with Randy Cunneyworth currently handling coaching duties for the team.
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