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Blackhawks at Stars: Game Preview

CHI@DAL- Game Preview

7:00pm CST

The Chicago Blackhawks are back on track and ready to perform tonight in Dallas against the Stars for the second time this season.

The Hawks prevented a three game skid on Thursday night, taking the shootout win over the stellar looking Blue Jackets 2-1 to end the Chicago/Columbus series.

The Blackhawks (22-2-3) brought up big Jimmy Hayes to fill the 2nd line spot left empty by Patrick Sharp and his shoulder injurt that will have him off the ice another 2-3 weeks. Hayes filled the position well, but more importantly the solid 3rd and 4th lines were restored to early season form and Johnny Oduya notched his first goal of the season.<...

Crawford, Kane Lift Blackhawks Over Blue Jackets

 

 

Determined not to add to their recent back-to-back losses during the previous week, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 in a shootout at Nationwide Arena on Thursday night.

 

The Blackhawks, having not played in four days, shook off a bit of rust in the first period to eventually take over the remaining 20-30 minutes of play against a recently hot Blue Jackets team.

 

The Hawks peppered Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky with 40 shots on goal ...

Blackhawks Fall to Visiting Oilers 6-5 for their Second Regulation Loss of the Season

The Chicago Blackhawks (21-2-3) suffered their second consecutive regulation loss Sunday night in a 6-5 barnburner against the visiting Edmonton Oilers (9-11-5), trading in their 24 game points streak for a 2 game pointless streak. After looking sluggish for most of their 6-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche just two days prior, the Blackhawks continued to appear as though they were skating through quicksand, surrendering four first period goals to a young Edmonton squad that had lost five straight games entering the night’s contest. The Oilers, having been shutout in their previous two outings, scored their first goal in nearly 168 minutes just 2:24 into the opening frame on S...

TCL Blackhawks Podcast: Episode Three

Click on the box below to watch our recording of our TCL Blackhawks Podcast Episode Three, where the TCL Hawks writers discuss the Blackhawks continued streak, Stephen A. Smith, Visors and the NHL Realignment. 

 

 

Game Preview: Blackhawks vs. Avalanche

CHI v. COL- Game Preview

7:00pm CST

The Blackhawks look to extend their record-setting unbeaten in regulation games streak against the Colorado Avalanche tonight. This will be the team’s first meeting of the lockout-shortened season.The Blackhawks are coming off of a victory over the Minnesota Wild where they scored three first period goals, two by Bryan Bickell. The Avalanche lost to the Detroit Red Wings last night 2-1. Center Paul Stastny scored in the third period for Colorado.

While the Blackhawks have won ten games in a row, the Avalanche has lost six of their last ten games. The Blackhawks are number three in National Hockey League in penalty kill per...

Blackhawks Search for 20th Win of the Season Against Visiting Minnesota

CHI vs MIN03/05/20137:30pm CST The juggernaut Chicago Blackhawks (19-0-3) play host to the Northwest Division's second place Minnesota Wild (11-8-2) tonight in the first game of a home back-to-back for the league leaders.  Chicago is fresh off of an exhilarating 2-1 shootout win over division rival and fellow Original Six member Detroit. Hawks netminder Corey Crawford turned in yet another sterling performance on the day, stopping all but one of the shots he faced in regulation and the extra frame while also denying all three Red Wings shooters in the skills competition. Though Crawford was certainly impressive in the victory, it was everyone's favorite Ameri...

Hawks win in Shoot out 2-1 over Wings

 

In a classic original six rivalry at Joe Louis Arena, the Chicago Blackhawks once again found a way to win and in doing so kept their streak alive. It is now 22 games where they have secured at least a point bringing the Blackhawks to a record of 19-0-3.

This game had that old time hockey feel to it, where goaltending was spectacular; incredible skating pace; perfect positioned defensive play and skilled forwards on both sides.

You don’t need high scoring to have a great hockey game which this one was. There is just something about Chicago and Detroit match ups that brings out the best in both teams.

There was no scoring, and very little penalties thro...

Blackhawks looking to extend record-setting points streak in Detroit

CHI @ DET- Game Preview

03/03/13

11:30 a.m. CST

The Chicago Blackhawks will travel to the Motor City to renew their long–time rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday morning. The Blackhawks are fresh off of an overtime victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. According the National Hockey League’s recent realignment plans, this may be one of the last times the two original six rivals will play against one another as division rivals. 

The Blackhawks are number two in the NHL when it comes to the penalty kill. Detroit is in currently ranked at number 26. Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane and Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg are currently i...

19 and counting: Chicago extends The Streak

When the Oilers rolled into town, the Blackhawks remembered last season: Edmonton embarassing Chicago 9-2 and again 8-4, both on Rexall Place ice, and a 4-3 loss on United Center ice.

But even the hot young powerhouses of the up-n-coming Oilers couldn't hold the Blackhawks back from a win, and Edmonton was the one taking a 3-2 loss at the end of the night.

Edmonton's Jeff Petry opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal 4:28 into the first; the Blackhawks replied barely a minute later with a beauty of a Patrick Kane backhand on the power play. The game would remain tied 1-1 until late in the second, when rookie Nail Yakupov put one in to give the Oiler...

Blackhawks Edge Canucks; Extend Points Streak to 16 Games

 

Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane scored in the shootout and Marian Hossa added two goals in regulation to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to 13-0-3 on the season.

As the horn sounded to signal the end of regulation with the score knotted at three goals apiece, Chicago officially tied the NHL-record-holding 2006-2007 Anaheim Ducks by starting the season with sixteen consecutive games without a regulation loss. That Anaheim squad lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup at season’s end, and dreams of a second parade in three years are surely dancing in the heads of Blackhawk fans across the state of Illinois tonight.

Chicago entered tonight’s shootout with a paltry 1-3 r...