There's a well-known Stanley Cup ad from a few years ago titled "No Words". In it, grizzled, dazed hockey players fumble for words, shake their heads, and fight off tears as they struggle to express what winning hockey's Holy Grail means to them.
And only the players will ever truly know what it feels like to win the Stanley Cup. The iconic trophy is often referred to as "the most difficult trophy to win in sports", and "No Words" illustrate why. The NHL playoffs are a battle of attrition - sixteen teams whittled down over two months to the final two, who meet up in a winner-take-all, no-holds-barred, best-of-seven. You can see how much the...
Oh Captain my captain, which is what the Blackhawks faithful were tweeting after the Hawks in the last minute and half of the game, were trailing 3-2 and led by captain Jonathan Toews onto a 4-3 win in regulation time. We have all seen this before where Toews wills himself and his team to victory and that was the case again on Friday in Buffalo.
Jonathan Toews scored two goals in the closing minutes to seal the deal but that is what good, no correct that, great teams do. Somehow, someway great teams find ways to snatch victory from defeat because they never want to face defeat. That pretty much sums up Jonathan Toews and the Hawks and what they are all about.
With just six games remaining and a just a single point separating the Blackhawks from the St. Louis Blues and home ice advantage, the wins have never been more important for Chicago. Thursday night’s tilt against the Canucks will be the third time the Blackhawks will have faced Vancouver this season, but they’ve dropped both previous contests this year.
Despite the absence of Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks have managed to keep their scoring up and had a pr...
Corey Crawford stole a game for the Chicago Blackhawks that they had no business winning, making 43 stops in a 3-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. Andrew Shaw scored twice and Patrick Sharp also added a goal as the Hawks moved to within two points of the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues in the Central Division.
Carolina, well out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, looked every bit like the team in ‘rebuilding’ mode in the first...
The Blackhawks are 5-0-1 in March (8-1-1 in their past ten) and have outscored opponents 19-8 in the past six games.
Patrick Kane who?
Corey Crawford has gone .961 sv% in March. The top line of Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, and Patrick Sharp is suddenly on fire. The power play is scoring, the penalty kill has been doing its thing.
The switch, as they say, has been flipped.
Chicago didn't steamroll the Islanders, but they played a very solid game against one of the best teams in the East. Jaroslav Halak and Nick Leddy were out for the Isles due to injuries. Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa scored two goals apiece.
In their first game back without Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks played one of their best games of the season in first game of a back-to-back series. Corey Crawford got his first shutout of 2015 in a 3-0 victory against the Florida Panthers.
Teuvo Teravainen scored in his first contest back with the club after being recalled to replace Kane when he was placed on LTIR. Just over three minutes into the game, Teravainen dangled in close and let loose a shot that found it&r...
There it is, Blackhawks’ fans- the wakeup call that Chicago has needed for a while now has finally arrived.
Sunday’s game wasn’t so much a contest as it was a clinic by the Bruins, who pounded the Blackhawks 6-2 in a game where the Hawks just couldn’t seem to catch a break. Corey Crawford was pulled after allowing four goals on 14 shots, while Tuukka Rask finished the game with a .929 sv%.
It seems really odd to type that both the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks are coming into this game struggling. Boston is struggling a bit more and on the offensive side of the puck as they are currently ranked 22nd in the league and have had a hard time finding the back of nets. Now with David Krejci out this will not help the Bruins scoring cause.
The Hawks in the meantime have had their own issues, with too many turnovers in their own end and lack of net front presence and production from their bottom lines to balance a scoring attack. Captain Jonathan Toews in his post game presser called his team out for lack of emotions and being unprepared. It will be interesti...
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.