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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 ...

What are the Chicago Blackhawks’ Trade Targets?

  The upcoming Olympic break will give every team in the NHL a chance to pause, reflect, and evaluate what they need to do to improve in the future. More importantly, it will allow them to look at potential trade targets to finish off their season. More than most, the defending Stanley Cup champions cannot relax and rest on their laurels; they have a brutal Western Conference to survive before they can even start thinking about a return to the post-season and a chance to defend their title. Fans betting on NHL know the team have not been performing lately and look as though they need fresh blood and some fine-tuning, although it would make no sense for them to make wholes...

Blackhawks and Kings looking to build momentum in Conference clash

After their shootout loss against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, the Blackhawks (33-10-14) are continuing the Californian leg of their road trip in Los Angeles, facing the Los Angeles Kings (30-21-6). The Kings themselves dropped their last game against the Philadelphia Flyers and they are on a 3 game losing streak. The Hawks, in their past 3, have 2 overtime/shootout losses and one win.

 

These two teams are the best in the league in terms of puck possession; the Kings are the best defensive team around, while the Blackhawks ar...

Blackhawks bitten by the Sharks 2-1 in shoot out

The best cure for a struggling hockey team is to play an equally struggling hockey team. In their final regular season meeting of this season both the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks meet each other at not their best. Both clubs came in having their struggles.

The game was scoreless for the first two periods which may have been indicative of each of the clubs struggles. Another explanation the goaltenders were at their best which Corey Crawford and Antti Niemi were for their clubs. Hard to imagine with both of the powerhouse offenses these teams have. San Jose has been bitten by injury to key offensive players.

The game even though it was scoreless for forty minutes...