The Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks for the last time this season. Oh and by the way, there is the small matter of the Hawks also attempting to rewrite history as well. They will be going for an NHL record of 17 consecutive games in which they will have gained at least one point and remain undefeated in regulation.
While the Sharks have cooled off significantly from their hot start they have bounced back in their last game with a win Tuesday night over the St. Louis Blues 2-1. The Sharks are now second in the Pacific division behind red hot Anaheim and will be looking to pick up as many points as possible to keep pace.
There is nothing quite as good as a Friday night fish fry. There is a plethora of ways of cooking fish. You can bake, stir fry, poach, grill, steam and blacken fish into a delicious feast in which one can devour until fully satiated. The Blackhawks did just that Friday when they completely dominated the Sharks.
This game was not even as close as the score would indicate. The Blackhawks came out on fire with purpose and on a mission. If any game exemplified their mantra of one goal so far it has been this one.
The Hawks continued their undefeated in regulation streak which is now at 14 games. Two more games as they will tie a leag...
With the No. 17 overall selection, the San Jose Sharks have selected Tomas Hertl.
The 18-year-old Hertl spent his rookie season with Slavia Praha HC of the Czech league, where he posted 25 points in 38 games. Those numbers placed him fourth in scoring on the team.
His numbers with Slavia Praha HC were impressive for a rookie, but his numbers in international play were even more so. At the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships, Hertl scored three goals in six games while representing the Czech Republic.
Internationally, Hertl impressed in the U20 Slavia team as the third leading scorer against older competition. He had an even better performance at the U18 l...
Finally! After a long 82 game schedule the Blues can really get down to business. Champions are not made in the regular season, but are made through the playoffs. This time around, this St. Louis Blues team could make a strong run. They have the home ice set for at least the first two rounds, and looking at their record at home they could not ask for anything better coming into their first playoff game against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.
But is home ice enough for these youthful Blues to take down a perennial Western Conference powerhouse in the Sharks? This preview should be able to sort all those questions out and more.
It's still uncertain whether the San Jose Sharks have shed their reputation of being chokers. They made the conference finals the last two seasons, but lost pretty badly both times. Considering every year lately seems to be "their year", even the conference finals seems like it's not enough. But this year is different. They haven't exactly been dominating the west as they usually do, in fact they barely squeaked into the playoffs. But the pressure is still there even if it might not seem like it, and people's jobs will more than likely be on the line if they "choke" yet again.&...
Heading into one of the better weeks in sports as the NHL regular season winds down and playoff spots are finalized, I thought I would give some thoughts on the season and things I look forward to heading into the playoffs.
It may be difficult for some fans to acknowledge but Detroit is faltering in the late stages of the season and are looking less and less like a true playoff contender. Detroit is 2-6-2 in its last 10 games and has not regained its form since the return of Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Franzen and Howard.
The Nashville Predators beat Detroit easily 4-1 Friday night thanks to the strong play of Pekka Rinne and production from their recent additions. The Red Wings quickly lost their outside chance to catch the St. Louis Blues and take the Central Division title for themselves and are now one point behind Nashville and tied with Chicago, however the Wings do have a game in hand. Detroit is 2-3 aga...