And that, folks, is how good teams battle through adversity.
Despite missing star scoring winger, Patrick Sharp, to injury, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild last night with a determined 5-2 victory at the United Center. With the win, Chicago moves back into first place in their division with 57 points.
The Blackhawks overcame this adversity with substantial help from their rookies, as both Andrew Shaw and Jimmy Hayes potted goals for Chicago en route to the win.
Improving his record this season to 10-3-2, Ray Emery stopped 21 of 23 shots in the win, as he out-dueled Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding, who was chased after allowing four...
The Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks last met up on a rainy day in mid-December in St. Paul. The Blackhawks came away with a shoot out win, with Patrick Kane providing a memorable goal to seal the win.
It was the second game in an eight-game losing streak for the Wild; including being shut out 0-4 by the Canucks on Vancouver ice. The Wild have had just 2 wins in their past 13 games; their record in that stretch is 2-8-3. It is a far cry from the 20-7-3 that Minnesota started the season with; and the Wild has plunged from first in the West to 7th, hanging on ahead of the rising Los Angeles Kings. The Wild has been hurt by injuries; Clayton Stoner just returned to the roster...
It wasn't necessarily pretty, but it was a badly needed victory for the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks were able to overcome 42 penalty minutes to snap a 4-game losing streak and earn their first win of 2012.
Things did not start out well for the Blackhawks. They were outshot 11-5 in a scoreless first period and experienced their biggest scare of the season to date.
A Duncan Keith slap shot was deflected off the skate of a diving Blue Jacket and connected right on the left temple of Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. Toews immediately lost his balance and fell head-first into the post. To add insult to injury, the puck richocheted off Toews, then off the post and...
Everybody at some point in their lives must go through a spell when things just do not seem to go your way. Maybe it’s poor luck or missteps with your timing or bad news one receives. We all have experienced this or had patches when you might not feel like yourself and things just are a little askew. The Blackhawks are now in one of these patches and are looking oddly enough for their first win in 2012.
The Blackhawks are coming into this game having lost their last four games. To make matters even worse they have also lost their sharpshooter Patrick Sharp for the next 3-4 weeks. He is second on the team behind Jonanthan Toews in goals scored with twe...
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...
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...
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...
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