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Blackhawks blanked by Avs in record game; final Road to Winter Classic airs

Last night, the Blackhawks got in the NHL records books for a reason they shouldn't be particularly proud about: while their 54 SOG were outstanding, Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stood on his head and kept them all out of his net. The shutout gave him the distinction of the "NHL record for most saves in a regular-season shutout on the road", according to Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats).

Chicago got behind the eight-ball early, giving up two goals to the Avalanche less than 90 seconds into the game. The first was by Nathan MacKinnon at 0:53 into the game, and then Max Talbot scored again just 24 seconds later with the same Blackhawks players on the ice.

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Hawks prepare for Colorado Avalanche; Road to the Winter Classic Ep. 2 review

The Hawks look to get back to their winning ways but will not have it easy as they face a hot Avalanche team in the Mile High City. The Avalanche are coming off of a three game win streak over the Sabres, Red Wings and Blues. The Hawks after coming off of an emotional week hopefully got rest time and decompressed over the holiday break.

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Blackhawks continue circus trip success with win vs Avs

The Blackhawks haven't had a lot of success versus the Avalanche in the past year, or in Denver. But they pulled out a decent 3-2 win tonight, which makes them 3-1-0 thus far on this year's circus trip.

Scoreless through nearly halfway through the second, Max Talbot opened the scoring for the Avs.

Joanthan Toews tied it up for Chicago a few minutes later on the power play, and then Andrew Shaw made it 2-1 Blackhawks on another power play just 2-1/2 minutes later.

Ryan O'Reilly made it a tie game with an EV goal 3:36 into the third. Bryan Bickell scored the go-ahead goal for Chicago with 5:17 remaining - this one Chicago's first EV goal of t...

Islanders Look to Bury Avalanche Tuesday Night

The Islanders will host the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night at the Nassau Coliseum as the Isles look to extend its winning streak to four and improve to 10-5-0 on the season. It will be the Islanders first home game back after a 3-2-0 road trip out west but will be slightly better than a stop-over before the team hits the road to Florida for two more the rest of the week.

Isles Set to Kick Off Road Trip Starting in Denver

The Islanders are set to kick off the first game of their 5 game road trip tonight in Denver, against the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado is currently riding a four game point streak, and will look to extend it tonight.

2013/14 Playoffs- Week 1 Recap

We’re officially a week into the 2013/14 NHL playoffs and we’ve already seen our share of overtime dramatics, borderline hits, curious officiating, and Pierre McGuire. While every series has seen at least 3 games played, now is a good time to check in on what we’ve learned through week 1 of the dance and what we should expect over the next week.

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...

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...

Blackhawks drop another overtime game 3-2 to Avalanche

Sometimes, you need your goalie to steal a win for you, and that's what the Colorado Avalanche got out of Semyon Varlamov tonight at the United Center versus the Blackhawks.

Varlamov made 46 of 48 saves (.958 sv%) on a night where the Avs started a player short, and lost a defenseman early in the third. Colorado has a handful of players on IR, including PA Parenteau and Alex Tanguay, but despite that, they've been 5-1-1 in the new year. Their goalie has been a big part of that.

In that same stretch, the Blackhawks have gone just 2-1-4; so their silver lining is that they continue to eke out points in losses and remain in the top three of the Central division....

Blackhawks face off the Avalanche again

The Colorado Avalanche (28-12-5) are coming to Chicago on Tuesday night for their 3rd match up against the Blackhawks (30-8-10). The Hawks are in a 4 game homestand and will be looking to keep going after earning a W against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, a win which snapped a 3-game losing streak. The teams have split the last two decisions, with Colorado taking the first win 5-1 and Chicago winning the 2nd match-up 7-2.

 

Goaltending for both teams has been solid, although Blackhawks main netminder Corey Crawford (2.47 GAA, .911 SV%)...