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Blackhawks Snuff Out Stars 5-2; Further Cement Western Conference Lead

 

Five different Blackhawks players scored, including Andrew Shaw with the game-winner, in a 5-2 Chicago victory over the Dallas Stars Monday night.

The Blackhawks (33-5-4) win was their third over Dallas (21-18-3) this year, sweeping the season series. The win was also Chicago’s sixth straight and moved them 11 points ahead of the idle Anaheim Ducks for the top spot in the Western Conference.

While Chicago was cementing its playoff position, Dallas was left wanting. The loss kept the Stars two points back of Detroit for the eighth playoff spot in the West, each team with just six games remaining. Columbus also sits two points ahead of Dallas, albeit with only...

Blackhawks v Stars: Game Preview

 

The Central Division Champion Chicago Blackhawks are well settled into the top seed in Western Conference with a 9 point lead and game in hand over the Anaheim Ducks, but the Dallas Stars are far from through with their push for the playoffs. 

 

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Blackhawks visit Predators in front half of home-and-home

CHI @ NSH
04/06/2013
2:00pm CST

 

The league leading Chicago Blackhawks (27-5-4) visit their Central Division rival Nashville Predators (15-15-8) in the front end of a home and home series today at 2pm CST.

Nashville, winners in just one of their previous five, are four points out of the

final playoff spot in the West with just ten games remaining and will likely end the season on the outside looking in. While four points in ten games is certainly not an insurmountable deficit, the shortened season's intraconference schedule makes it extremely probable that the Predators will only be playing spoiler down the stretch this year.

Chicago, on t...

Hossa In: Game Preview

 

TCL Blackhawks

CHI v STL - Game Preview

4/4/13

 

 

Marian Hossa is back in the Chicago Blackhawks lineup for Thursday night’s matchup against the St. Louis Blues. 

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Blackhawks claim 3-2 shootout win over Predators

The Blackhawks earned a win in the shootout Monday, and in the process, gave a point to Nashville. The Predators now sit just two points out of a playoff berth with 12 games remaining in their regular season schedule - three more of which will be against Chicago.

During the first and second periods, Chicago dominated most of the play, outshooting Nashville 27-11.

It was reflected on the score sheet as well. Brandon Saad put in the Blackhawks on the board with just 12 seconds left in the first period. Patrick Kane made it 2-0 with 7:50 left in the second.

In the third, however, the Blackhawks did what they've done a few too many times lately: instead of putt...

Game Preview: Blackhawks vs. Predators

CHI v. NSH- Game Preview

7:30pm CST

The Chicago Blackhawks head home to Madison Street as they face off against the Nashville Predators. This will be one of three meetings the teams will have this week.

The Blackhawks are coming off of a 7-1 drubbing of the Detroit Red Wings. The strength of the minor league system was on full display. Jeremy Morin and Brandon Saad made key contributions in yesterday’s win.

The Predators are led by defensemen Shea Weber, Roman Josi and forward Martin Erat. The Blackhawks continue to get strong play from Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Saad.

The Blackhawks continue to be among the league leaders in goals for and ...

Ducks Sweep Blackhawks in 2-1 Victory

 

 The Chicago Blackhawks fell to the Anaheim Ducks for the third time this season, giving the Ducks the series sweep with a 2-1 victory in the United Center.  The win comes as sweet relief for the hungry Ducks, who were 0-4 since their last bout with the Hawks, including a 4-0 shutout loss to the San Jose Sharks.   Chicago briefly regained their 5 point lead in the Western Conference, only to have the Ducks within striking distance again after tonight's loss.   RECAP: The first period ended with the two teams scoreless and tied with 9 SOGs a piece.  Corey Perry was the first to put a point on the board for the Ducks to liven u...

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 home stretch report card: Fine-tuning before the playoffs

There is no better time to be thankful that all the armchair GMs aren't real GMs than directly after a tough loss right before the trade deadline.

Monday night on Twitter, as the Blackhawks walked out of a lackluster game with a 5-4 loss to the LA Kings, whom they had previously dominated earlier in the season, all the usual suggestions came out. So-and-so should go back to Rockford. So-and-so is dead weight this season and should be traded. (If he's such dead weight, who else is going to want him?) So-and-so isn't getting it done. In exchange, fans are looking for every high-profile player out there, future salary concerns be ignored.

In a season like ...

Blackhawks v Flames- Game Preview

 

CHI v CGY - Game Preview

7:30pm CST

3/26/13

 

Chicago (24-4-3) is up for back-to-back play tonight at the United Center, hosting the Calgary Flames (12-14-4) after a tough defeat to the LA Kings.

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