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Hawks look to find groove against Predators

After a disappointing loss in Colorado on Wednesday, the Hawks are looking to get back on track as they host the Nashville Predators on Friday night.  Both teams have struggled as they’ve returned from the Olympic break, but the Predators have won their last two games, scoring four goals in each contest.  They roll into Chicago on the last leg of a three-game trip, and while they’re currently eight points out of a playoff spot, they’re still a threat to the defending Stanley Cup champs.

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Blackhawks drop 3-2 loss to Avs in final season match-up

In their last meeting of the regular season, both the Blackhawks and Avalanche came out flying.

Duncan Keith had the first penalty of the game, a roughing call in front of the Blackhawks' net. The Avalanche put plenty of pressure in Chicago's end, but despite a handful of shots, the closest they got was a goalpost.

Brad Malone put the Avalanche on the board first with 1:36 left in the first, with a sharp-angle shot. Matt Duchene would stretch the lead to 2-0 just 19 seconds into the second period.

Patrick Kane would get the Blackhawks on the board after dancing through the Colorado zone and flipping the puck over Varlamov's shoulder to make it ...

Hawks to try and get revenge on the Avs

The Blackhawks (38-13-14) are visiting the Colorado Avalanche (42-18-5) for the last time in this regular season, hoping to even the score with a win, even if the Avs still win their matchup series. The Blackhawks are fresh off 2 consecutive wins and have had 2 days off, while the Avs have had one, and are hoping for their win streak to start again after their loss to the St Louis Blues last Saturday.

 

The Blackhawks are still going strong, 2nd in Central with the Avalanche 1 point behind them. Despite losing Marian Hossa to injury, th...

Hawks hold on against Sabres

After beating the Blue Jackets soundly on Thursday, the Hawks traveled from Chicago to Patrick Kane’s hometown of Buffalo, where they defeated the Sabres 2-1. Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves, but it wasn’t enough as Chicago took the win.

 

The Hawks came out of the gate firing on all cylinders and jumped to an early lead on a goal by Kane, who sped through all the Buffalo defenders to put one past Enroth.

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Blackhawks prepare to face Sabres in Buffalo

The Blackhawks are set to go against the now depleted Buffalo Sabre. Since the trade deadline the Sabres have seen key components to their team gone in a rebuilding effort. The Sabres have no hopes of making the playoffs this year and have culled their lineup to reconstruct for the future.

 Gone now are Matt Moulson, Steve Ott and of course star netminder Ryan Miller.  While this may seem like a gimme game for the Blackhawks this is also a trap game as well if the Hawks look past the team along Lake Erie.  The Hawks still have to gather in as many points as they can with only 18 games left in the regular season.

 The Colorado Avalanche are right behind them...

Blackhawks steamroll Blue Jackets 6-1

The last time that the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets played each other, the two were Central division rivals. But with realignment, Columbus moved to the Eastern Conference, and the two teams faced each other for the first time this season on Thursday night at the United Center.

There's no reason to think that the Blue Jackets can't make the playoffs. They have been bouncing in and out of wild card contention all season. Since New Year's, Columbus has gone 15-6-1, including an 8-game win streak (January 6-23).

But on Thursday night in Chicago, the Blackhawks beat them solidly, 6-1. The home team dominated in just about every stat that mattered: outshooting ...

A closer look at Hawks' deadline moves

The trade deadline has come and passed for the 2014 season, and while the rest of the league was busy making blockbuster deals, the Hawks were quietly adding depth in a relatively low-key deadline. GM Stan Bowman has made similar moves like this in past few deadlines with minor acquisitions Michal Handzus last year and Johnny Oduya the year before, who, while not marquee names, were key role-players in the Hawk’s cup run last year.  At this year’s deadline, the Hawks got four new players- Peter Regin, David Rundblad, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, and Mathieu Brisebois.  Here’s a closer ...

Blackhawks face Blue Jackets

The Blackhawks (36-13-14) have had a day of rest after their game against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, a 4-2 loss that left Coach and players disappointed. On Thursday evening, they’re facing the resilient Blue Jackets (32-25-5). The Blue Jackets are in the Wild Card position for now, and have been finding success with a core team of young, talented players. They’re on a 3-game win streak and will keep on pushing it further against the Blackhawks.

 

The Blackhawks have posted 2 losses and a win since the end of ...

Hawks overwhelmed by Avalanche in return to the United Center

After a dominant win against the Penguins at Soldier Field on Saturday, the Hawks would drop their third game this season to the Colorado Avalanche in a 4-2 home loss at the United Center.  Semyon Varlamov was stellar in net, stopping 36 shots for the Avs, while Corey Crawford would take the loss for the Hawks.

 

Maxime Talbot would get the Avalanche on the board first on Colorado’s 5th shot of the game off of a sneaky redirect near the left faceoff dot.

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Blackhawks face the Avalanche for the 4th time

After their dominating performance during their Stadium Series outdoor game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Blackhawks (36-12-14) are back indoors, in the United Center at home, to face the Colorado Avalanche (39-17-5). The Avs sit just behind the Hawks in the Central division, 3 points behind Chicago, with one game in hand.

 

These teams have faced one another three times already this season, the Hawks winning one, and losing one in regulation, and one in OT. The Avalanche, led by new coach Patrick Roy, have been extremely dangero...