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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...

Blackhawks v Sharks: Game Preview

 

CHI v SJS - Game Preview

02/15/13

7:30pm CST

 

It’s round 2 for the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks as the puck drops Friday night at 7:30pm in the United Center.  Chicago defeated San Jose 5-3 when they last met in the Shark tank. 

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Will the third man for the shootout please stand up??

The Chicago Blackhawks can do no wrong these days.

Best record in the NHL. League leader in points standings,etc,etc. 

Someone has to be the guy to point out the glaring weakness: The quest for the third man in the shootout period.

One can argue that the third shooter dilemma has been the team’s toughest opponent thus far. It has gotten to the point when fans and even people who claim (I use that term loosely) to know the game can figure out that the team is better off winning a game in regulation.

After Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, it’s been slim pickings for coach Joel Quenneville. Marion Hossa, Brandon Saad, Patrick Sharp, who needs to start...

Hawks at Home: Blackhawks v Ducks Game Preview

 

CHI v. ANA - Game Preview

02/12/13

7:30pm CST

 

There was a lot of talk at the top of this season about the tough schedule the Chicago Blackhawks had ahead of them with 10 of their first 12 games on the road.  Recalling the hard luck the Hawks faced away from home last season still...

Chicago Blackhawks First Quarter Report Card

The past two seasons were a struggle for the Blackhawks. Although they qualified for the playoffs both years, neither route was ideal.

In 2011, gutted post-Cup victory, they backed into the playoffs based on the Wild's win over the Stars in game 82. The battle leading up to the playoffs left the team battered and tired - yet they still pushed the Canucks to Game 7 OT in the first round.

In 2012, they had a bit more of a cushion, but 101 points in the ultra-competitive West was only good enough for 6th place. Although the Blackhawks pushed the Coyotes to five OT games, and then lost to Phoenix 0-4 in Game 6 on home ice.

Blackhawks close out their road trip at 10-0-2

When considering the game in Nashville tonight, it might have seemed a coin toss who would win. The Blackhawks were on the final game of a six-game road trip that covered 5,300 miles since January 29th. The team would be headed home to Chicago after the game, and you have to think that weighed on their minds.

In the meantime, Nashville shut out the defending Stanley Cup champs 3-0 on Thursday night and then played a tough game in Minnesota on Saturday night, where the Wild beat them 2-1 in overtime.

The team that looked more fatigued on the ice on Sunday night? The Predators.

By the end of the first period, the game remained scoreless, although the Blackha...