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Blackhawks close out circus trip vs Kings tonight; beat Ducks yesterday

The Blackhawks circus trip wraps up Saturday night with a game versus the Stanley Cup-defending Los Angeles Kings.

But first, the Blackhawks played the Ducks in Anaheim on Friday afternoon, and beat them handily, 4-1.

Chicago might have stumbled their way through October, but they're rounding into form nicely in November, going 8-5-0 and outscoring opponents by an average of 3-2 (42-28), including 25 in their past six games. On the extended Western Conference swing, Coach Joel Quenneville hasn't been hitting the line blender quite as frequently. The line of Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg, and Brad Richards have really clicked in particular - racking up the point...

Hawks start circus trip off with a win

The Hawks got contributions from all over the lineup Thursday night as they earned a hard-fought victory against the Calgary Flames, a team that has continued to surprise this season. Despite a late upper-body injury that kept Andrew Shaw out of the lineup, the Hawks found a way to win as Patrick Kane scored his second game-winning goal in as many games to cap Chicago’s 4-3 victory while netminder Corey Crawford made 24 stops.

 

After news broke earlier this...

Hawks dim Stars 6-2

 On a night that saw the Blackhawks honor Brad Richards’ 1000 game, the Hawks and the Stars got off to a fast start with a first period that saw everything from goals to a fight to an unfortunate lower body injury to Trevor Van Riemsdyk.

Corey Crawford was in the Hawks nets and Kari Lehtonen in the Stars nets. The Hawks lineup also saw some changes up front as well with Joakim Nordstrom in place of Peter Regin who was sent to Rockford. Daniel Carcillo also returned to the lineup which put Jeremy Morin as a healthy cratch.

The first period had plenty of offense with the Hawks starting the scoring first with a off the two on one rush beauty from Patrick Kane on the ne...

Hawks fall 4-1 to Wings

Turnovers, Turnovers, Turnovers everyone loves right? Unless they are apple ones and in hockey they are a cardinal sin. The Hawks were guilty and gave the Red Wings three goals off of turnovers by various Hawks.

Poor decisions, Ill advised passes and very bad puck management all of which the Hawks were guilty of and were ultimately the downfall of the Hawks in this game. The coaches can’t be happy with this performance and even more disturbing is a trend of bad habits, inconsistency, uncharacteristic sloppy mistakes and maybe a lack of accountability.

The Wings that cashed in on Hawks generosity with puck turnovers in their own zone were Luke Glendening, Tomas Tartar &am...

Hawks halt Lightning's streak at six

The Tampa-Bay Lightning came into the United Center with a six-game winning streak.  However, the Ligntning, who currently sit second in the Eastern conference, couldn’t best the Blackhawks in the shootout despite Ben Bishop’s stellar 37-save performance.  Patrick Kane would score Chicago’s lone goal in the shootout and give the Hawks their second straight win in as many games.

 

This game was seen by many as a measuring stick for Chicago&rs...

Capitals at Blackhawks for preview of Winter Classic match-up

As the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals meet on January 1st for the annual Winter Classic, tonight's game is being billed as a preview of the NHL's must-see game of the year. Capitals' captain Alex Ovechkin (6G/7A/13pts) - a powerhouse scorer in his own right - has expressed admiration for Patrick Kane's (4G/5A/9pts) stickhandling skills, and the respect is returned from the Blackhawks' talented winger. The two play very different styles, but both are among the top scorers in the league, and both are very entertaining players. They, plus their many talented teammates, should make for an interesting game not only tonight, but on New Year's Day as well.&n...

Blackhawks' hard work pays off in 5-0 win at Montreal

The Blackhawks haven't had the start to the season that they would have liked: heading into Tuesday night, they were 6-5-1, their 13 points just good enough for 10th place in the West. This wasn't where Chicago was supposed to be, even among the powerhouse Central division. Part of it was the team's skewed performance: despite averaging a league-best 37.9 SOG/game (not to mention all the blocked and missed shots), the pucks just weren't always going in, even when the Blackhawks were grossly outshooting their competition. Prior to tonight, 10 of the Blackhawks' twelve games were 1-goal affairs, with two determined in OT, and two in the shoot out.  Statistics...

Hawks beat Senators 2-1

The Blackhawks came into the game on the second of back to back games with that being the case a new goaltender Scott Darling was manning the Chicago nets. Darling is an Illinois native and a big goalie at 6’6”. He stands tall and he did in the Blackhawks net as well.

After having lost two games in row the Hawks were looking to get back to the winning track. All the scoring in the game came in the middle period thanks to spectacular goaltending by Scott Darling who made his NHL debut in front of his hometown crowd.

Jonathan Toews started the scoring on a wrap around that beat Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson as he was slow to go from post to post. The goal was signific...

Hawks shut out the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0

The Blackhawks came into this game on a mission to get second scoring chances and to crash the net and they most certainly did.  

Chicago beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Tuesday in what might have been the most complete game the Hawks played this season. It was a solid team victory.

The Hawks also went with different lines than they had in the past and again Joel Quenneville demonstrated his knack of having his pulse on this team and knowing how to get the best from his players and utilizing their strenghths to spark his team. 

The game also saw the return of Kris Versteeg to the line-up. Versteeg however was not on the third line but was opposite his old b...

Hawks to face off against Flyers

The Hawks will face the Flyers for the first time this season, and the seasons couldn’t have started differently for the two teams.

 

The Flyers won their first game of the season just three days ago, finishing a dramatic comeback against the Dallas Stars in overtime thanks to captain Claude Giroux, but their record is still just 1-2-2, which has them sitting at seventh in the Metropolitan division and tied for thirteenth in th...