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Blackhawks take first home playoff loss 6-2 vs Kings

If you were betting on the Blackhawks sweeping the Western Conference Finals, that's a bet that was definitely lost tonight, as Chicago had their first loss on home ice in the playoffs so far.

The Blackhawks owned possession for most of the first, but the Kings were dedicating themselves to defense and commanding face offs. It was a steady parade to the box for both teams throughout the first: the Kings took four, and the Blackhawks two. Nick Leddy got Chicago on the board first, a power play goal 14:16 into the game, off a feed from Duncan Keith.

Just after Drew Doughty's late-first-period penalty expired in the second, Ben Smith made it 2-0 for the Blackhawks 1:40 in...

Hawks hand Blues first division loss in regulation

The Blues may be atop the Central Division at the moment, but it was their rivals the Hawks that walked away with a victory on Wednesday night at the UC.  Corey Crawford woud make 23 saves as the Hawks defeated the league-leading Blues in a 4-0 victory, their first division regulation-loss in the entire season.

 

The game was fast and physical from start to finish, and it was the Hawks who would get on the board first with a power play blast from...

Hawks burn out in OT; face Canucks Wednesday

 

The Hawks continued a disturbing trend of taking games to OT and not being able to collect the extra point as they fell to the Calgary Flames in overtime to kick off a 6-game road trip.  Both starting goalies were pulled as the points racked up, but the Flames would ultimately emerge victorious as the Hawks dropped their fourth game in a row.

 

The Flames would get on the board early with a backhan...

Hawks defeat Predators as PP keeps rolling

 

The Hawks looked to keep rolling as they travelled to Nashville to face off against the Predators and former Hawks Carter Hutton and Viktor Stalberg.  The last time the Hawks played in the Nashville rink this season, they were thoroughly beaten 7-2, but tonight walked away with a 3-1 win.  Bryan Bickell made his return after missing roughly a month with a lower body injury, while Antti Raanta made 27 saves and Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 20th goal in the victory.

The Hawks got on the board early with a wicked shot by Duncan K...

Hawks' rally falls short as Lehtonen steals show

 

The Chicago Blackhawks pepperd Kari Lehtonen with 50 shots on goal, and rallied in the second period from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game, but it wasn't enough as the Stars took home a 4-3 victory in Chicago's first home game back from the Circus Trip. Lehtonen was outstanding, stopping 47 shots on goal in his 400th NHL game.

 

The first 10 minutes of the first period were fairly back and forth, with good chances by both the Hawks and the Stars.  Dallas took c...

Hawks find their game as they down the Maple Leafs 3-1

On an emotional night for several reasons, the Blackhawks finally found the game that they have been looking for so far this young season.  They played a solid two-way game, got their offense going, utilized their team speed, and dictated the game.

The game was a Hockey Fights Cancer night, and could not have opened more emotionally when the Blackhawks took five local area children who are all battling cancer on the blue line with them during the national anthems. 

There was also an honorary puck drop with one of the children between Dave Bolland and Patrick Kane, with both gentlemen giving their sticks to the nine-year old and reminding us all that there are continu...

Blackhawks roll over Red Wings in Easter morning showcase

The anticipation was high for Sunday's Blackhawks-Red Wings game; after all, their last match up had been a thrilling 2-1 Chicago shootout victory to start the month off.

Today's game lacked the same tension, as Chicago roared out to a 3-0 lead in just over four minutes. Detroit barely looked like they were playing on the same sheet of ice for most of the game.

Jeremy Morin, freshly called up from the AHL, scored his first NHL goal of the season on his first shot on his first shift. Brandon Saad scored again less than a minute later.

Detroit's Jakub Kindl intercepted a Dave Bolland pass soon after that, but Jimmy Hayes, crashing the net, create...

Blackhawks put out Flames to end losing streak

 

GAME RECAP

The Chicago Blackhawks ended their two game losing streak by shutting out the Calgary Flames last night 2-0. Nick Leddy and Brent Seabrook each scored for the Blackhawks.

An added storyline to last night’s game was the trade speculation surrounding Flames Right Winger Jarome Iginla. Recently, Iginla submitted a list of four teams he would not block a trade to. The Blackhawks are on that list. Even though Iginla’s numbers are down, he can add veteran leadership to any of teams he is traded to.

Blackhawks netminder Ray Emery continued his strong play against the Flames by making 16 stops. Emery's personal win streak now stands...

Blackhawks Drown in the Duck Pond

 

CHI @ ANA Game Recap1/20/13 Blackhawks Drown in the Duck Pond  In a game that lived up to its hype the league leading Chicago Blackhawks fell 4-2 to the second place Anaheim Ducks who now trail the Windy City team by only 3 points in the Western Conference.  The Ducks drew first blood with a quick goal by center Peter Holland less than 2 minutes into play.  The Hawks were almost immediately sent to the penalty kill against the most successful power play unit in the league, but a fantastic short-handed goal via Jonathan Toews brought those first five minutes of heart attack to an end all tied up 1-1.  After a very forgettable Blackhawk...

Blackhawks Suffer Shoot Out Loss to Ducks

 

 

The Chicago Blackhawks avoided their first regulation loss of the 2013 season but still suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on Tuesday night.

 

Despite getting a game tying power play tally from Nick Leddy and the go-ahead goal from Brandon Saad to make it 2-1 as a result of a very strong second period, the Hawks couldn't keep the Ducks from forcing overtime late in the third period, where they struggled to match Anaheim's intensity.

 

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