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Blackhawks’ Olympic Effort: Day 3

The first day of day 3 of the Sochi Olympics men’s hockey tournament saw Czech Republic face off against Latvia and earning themselves a win. Michal Roszival, of the Blackhawks, skated on a line with Tomas Kaberle, and was on the ice for each of the Czechs goals.

 

Czech Republic opened fire, with a goal by Martin Erat 10 minutes into the first frame. Latvia retaliated 3 minutes later with a power play goal by Janis Sprukts. It only took 6 minutes for Jaromir Jagr to give Czech Republic the edge again, scoring just before the end ...

Blackhawks’ Olympic Effort: Day 2

After a strong showing of team Finland early on in day 2 of the men’s hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympics, it was time for team USA (Patrick Kane) to face team Slovakia (Marian Hossa and Michal Handzus). And it ended up being an unbalanced game, with team USA taking the lead early and keeping it all through the game. It was a fast-paced game, and the US team seems to have find a very strong offense quickly.

 

Team USA opened up the scoring in the first with a goal from John Carson, which was swiftly tallied up by Slovakia&rsqu...

Blackhawks’ Olympic Effort: Day 1

Team Sweden opened the men’s tournament at the Sochi Olympic by playing Czech Republic, while Latvia faced Switzerland. The Bolshoi Ice Dome was loud with Czech fans coming en masse to support their national team.

 

But in the end, it was Sweden that came out on top, led by defenseman Erik Karlsson, who scored 2 goals to help Sweden to a 4-2 win. Before even the halfway mark, Sweden was up 4-0, with 2 goals in the first period and 2 goals in the second.

 

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A quick peek at the Blackhawks' European Olympians

The Blackhawks are one of the NHL teams with the most players headed to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Along with the three players joining team Canada and Patrick Kane joining team USA, there are six players joining their European country teams.

 

Three of them have been called up by team Sweden: Johnny Oduya, Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Oduya is a 2010 Olympian while both Kruger and Hjalmarsson will participate in their first Olympics.

 

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Hawks head to the Olympics; USA/Canada player preview

 

After ending the first part of their season on a road trip where they went 2-1-3, the Blackhawks, along with the rest of the NHL, will have a 2 week break as the Winter Olympic games commence in Sochi, Russia.  Four of the 10 Hawks competing in the games will play for the two North American teams, as Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith will return for their second Olympic games after winning gold with Team Canada in Vancouver, while Patrick Sharp will make his Olympic debut for the Canadians. Meanwhile, Patrick Kane will be the only Hawk to represent the stars and stripes of Team USA in hi...

Blackhawks shut out by the Coyotes 2-0

The Blackhawks finished up their west coast road trip being shut out. The Hawks have not had this happen to them in nearly two years. They do end their road trip coming away with eight of a possible twelve points as they now either head to Sochi to represent their Olympic teams or take the next couple of weeks off.

The Hawks were without the talents of Patrick Kane who was back in Buffalo helping his family with arrangements for  the passing of his grandfather. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kane family.

If there was a strange number 12 in the Indianhead sweater it was that of newly acquired forward Peter Regin who in this game was centering the second line pri...

Blackhawks play their last game before the Olympics against the Coyotes

The Blackhawks (35-10-14) are continuing their road trip, exiting California after grabbing 5 out of 6 potential points against the three Californian teams. Next, they’re headed to Phoenix to face the Coyotes (26-20-10). The Hawks and Coyotes faced each other twice already in the regular season, with Chicago getting the W both times, once in the shootout and once in regulation.

 

The Blackhawks will be without Patrick Kane for this contest, who’s flown back to Buffalo for family matters and will miss the team’s last g...

Blackhawks shutout Ducks 2-0

Wednesday night in Anaheim, the Ducks came out with the stronger first period, leading in stats such as attempted shots on gold. But despite a pair of penalties - which gave the Ducks a 5-on-3 late in the period - the teams came out of the first 0-0.

Marian Hossa opened the scoring for the Blackhawks just 39 seconds into the second period. Although Chicago once again gave Anaheim a solid PP opportunity when Michal Rozsival high-sticked Patrick Maroon, resulting in a double minor, they came out of the period with the lead.

It would take until late in the third for another goal to be scored - this one a Jonathan Toews blast to make it 2-0 Blackhawks with 2:31 remaining...

Hawks travel to Anaheim to face slumping Ducks

 

The Hawks (34-10-14) continue their California travels Wednesday night, looking to continue their scoring ways against the Anaheim Ducks (40-13-5), currently the only team in front of Chicago in the NHL standings. The teams have split the season series with a game apiece, and tonight will be the final regular season meeting between the two teams.

 

A win from Chicago will bring the Hawks to within one ...

Kane scores twice as Hawks sweep series against Kings

 

The Hawks entered their 6,000 NHL game as a franchise with one goal in mind- to rebound from a rough shootout loss against the Sharks, and they celebrated the occasion by finishing off a series sweep of LA. Patrick Kane would score twice while Corey Crawford was stellar with 31 saves as the Hawks continue their west coast road trip, having earned six out of eight possible points so far.

 

The Hawks got ...