Two of the league’s premiere teams faced off in a Sunday matinee when the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled into town to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Two clubs typically known for their offensive firepower, the game was defensive and chippy, with several non-calls as the refs let the players go at it. The fans at the United Center got to see 65 minutes of hockey along with a dazzling shootout, and in the end watched their hometown Hawks win a 2-1 victory against the Penguins.
The Hawks had a couple of different jersey numbers on the ice 38 and 26 that gave them a slightly different look both on the front and back ends of the lineup.
Making his NHL debut was Illinois’ own Ryan Hartman who was playing the wing on the fourth and third lines. He made a huge first impression in his first shift on the ice when he made a huge mid ice hit against Devils’ Zubrus who probably out weights Hartman by 30 -40 lbs.
Ryan Hartman was very physical and noticeable throughout the game adding some grit along with skill. Welcome to the Blackhawks, Ryan here is to many more appearances at the United Center.
Marian Hossa continued to dominate for the Blackhawks, but once again, the Hawks were bested in extra time as they dropped a 5-4 OT decision to Vancouver on Wednesday night. Hossa scored twice, including the game-tying goal with 54 seconds remaining, but it was Eddie Lack who would emerge victorious with 37 saves on 41 shots.
It was Chicago who would get on the board first with a goal by Patrick Kane. Kane stripped the puck from Canucks’ defenseman Lucas Sbisa ...
The St. Louis Blues are probably not opera fans, but boy they heard the fat lady sing early with approximately four minutes left in the game the Blackhawks took control with a 3-2 lead and never looked back. There was so much to like in this game if you are the Hawks and a Hawks fan.
The Hawks are often guilty of not playing a full 60 minutes, but that was not the case in this one. Up by only a goal late in the third the Hawks not only never let the Blues out of their own zone to challenge, they sealed the win with a Marian Hossa empty netter.
The puck possession was the best they’ve had late in games this season. The Hawks dominated the entire third period with a 12-3 s...
Both the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks came into the game mad and frustrated, not a good combination. This was another battle of heavyweights in the west. It was the Blackhawks however, that maybe were a little more determined to not repeat their frustrating loss in Los Angeles the other night. The Hawks won every board battle and seemed to have a little more jump in their skates.
Tonight in California, the Blackhawks (30-16-2) play the Anaheim Ducks (32-11-6). The season series between these two stands at 1-1, and the last time that these two played, the Ducks were limping through injuries, and Chicago beat them 4-1 on the Circus Trip.
The Ducks are licking their wounds after losing 6-3 to the San Jose Sharks last night after what has been a solid 8-2-0 run. The Blackhawks are coming off their 4-3 loss to the Kings on Wednesday night. Both teams will be looking for a better performance tonight, so it will probably be physical, high-pace game.
Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf was an alternative captain for Jonathan Toews' All-Star team, but th...
The last time the Blackhawks (30-15-2) faced the Los Angeles Kings, they enjoyed a 4-1 win on Staples Center ice to close out the Circus Trip.
This time around, they're opening up their second western swing of the season against the Stanley Cup defenders, who are looking a little less royal as of late. The Kings have struggled this season, going 20-15-12; they sit at 5th in the Pacific/9th in the West with 52 points -- looking up in the standings at the Calgary Flames (26-19-3/55 points).
A few years ago, the Blackhawks-Canucks rivalry was one of the best in the West; today, it's been firmly replaced by Chicago-LA. They've now knocked each other out of th...
After a convincing 4-1 win against the Minnesota Wild and an unusually long four-day break between games, the Blackhawks will welcome the Winnipeg Jets to the United Center on Friday night for a Central division showdown.
The showdown carries some added weight for Chicago as they have yet to win against Winnipeg this year, losing first in a 1-0 shutout and again in a 5-1 blowout. They’ll have time to redeem themselves at home with a top line of Jonathan Toews, ...
The Avalanche had a "goalie win" versus the Blackhawks earlier this week; last night, Chicago did the same versus the Wild.
There's been few games this season where the Blackhawks have been held under 25 SOG; last night, they had just 20 - but 4 of them were goals, including one empty-netter.
Chicago broke the streak they were on by scoring first, for the first time in seven games, a Patrick Sharp goal 5:08 into the opening period. Patrick Kane would stretch the lead to 2-0 by the end of the period with a power play goal on Thomas Vanek's 5-minute penalty.
Jason Zucker put the Wild on the board just 1:03 into the second.
The NHL rang in the new year with another spectacular display between two of the league’s more popular teams in America’s capital. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals played a tight and exciting game in the seventh annual Winter Classic. In the end, it was the home team that triumphed in a game that went all the way down to the wire.
The home team took an early 2-0 lead with a couple of early goals. Just seven minutes into...