It was a very good night for the Blackhawks, and not just on their home ice.
First, the Blackhawks won again - and did so in the assertive kind of fashion that Chicago fans have come to expect. It was playoff-level hockey against the Los Angeles Kings, the defending Stanley Cup champs who are desperate to hold on to a playoff position. Unfortunately for the Kings, not only did they lose to Chicago, but across their division, the Flames beat the Stars 5-3 for a regulation win, widening the gap that the Kings need to make up.
Secondly, the Blackhawks looked confident in this win. The lines were clicking. T euvo Teräväinen, playing on the so-called 'fou...
In their first game back without Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks played one of their best games of the season in first game of a back-to-back series. Corey Crawford got his first shutout of 2015 in a 3-0 victory against the Florida Panthers.
Teuvo Teravainen scored in his first contest back with the club after being recalled to replace Kane when he was placed on LTIR. Just over three minutes into the game, Teravainen dangled in close and let loose a shot that found it&r...
On the bright side, the Chicago Blackhawks won the final game of their eight-game homestand versus the Florida Panthers, and took two much-needed points. The bad news is much worse.
Just 7:49 into the first period, Alex Petrovic cross-checked Patrick Kane near the boards, and Kane left the ice in obvious pain, retreating immediately to the team locker room. He did not return to the game after sustaining an "upper body injury".
Jonathan Toews opened the scoring for Chicago with a power play goal midway through the first. It would take until late in the second for the Blackhawks to stretch the lead to 2-0 on a Kris Versteeg goal.
The Blackhawks needed to start off solidly against the MN Wild after their annual Vegas trip. They certainly didn't expect to find themselves in an 0-2 hole after just 10 minutes of play -- or to suffer their second consecutive shutout loss, the first time that has happened since 2006.
Mikko Koivu opened the scoring unassisted at 7:40 in the first period. Jason Zucker would make it 2-0 at the 10-minute mark, and Mikael Granlund would put the final nail in the coffin late in the second.
However, one goal was all they needed, as the Wild held the Blackhawks to just 24 SOG. Compare that to the Wild, who had 24 SOG in the second period alone. Usually, it's the ot...
The Blackhawks came into this game well rested and the Jets came in off of a game the night before in Dallas yet it was the Jets that again had more energy and out worked the Hawks to skate away with their third win this year at the United Center.
The Winnipeg Jets have take six point from the Hawks and are now only two points behind them in the Central Division. Somehow the Hawks are going to have to figure this team out or hope they don’t meet them in the playoffs.
The game started off in the first period with the feel of a playoff game to be sure. There was plenty of intensity with a very physical first period.
The Hawks started the scoring on a Brandon Saad bac...
The Blackhawks (25-11-2, 52 pts, 1st/Central) welcome the Dallas Stars (17-14-5, 39 pts, 6th/Central) to the United Center on Sunday night at 7pm; the game will be broadcast on NBCSN nationally, and WGN in Chicago.
Chicago will be coming off its disappointing loss in the Winter Classic vs the Capitals; the Stars have a Saturday night game versus the Wild at home. Prior to Saturday's game, the Stars are on a 3-game win streak.
Finnish phenom Teuvo Teräväinen was called up from the Rockford IceHogs after a hand injury took Kris Versteeg out of the lineup in the Winter Classic. Teräväinen has 6 goals and 17 assists in 33 games for the IceHogs this season. <...
We all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make the parting any easier. The Hawks finally got under the salary cap ceiling by dealing defenseman Nick Leddy and goaltender Kent Simpson to the New York Islanders in exchange for prospects TJ Brennan, Ville Pokka, and the rights to goalie Anders Nilsson. The trade helped out both teams, as it successfully gave the Hawks some cap room while helping New York upgrade their blue line, but who really won this deal?
The last time that the Blackhawks skated on Boston ice, it was a hot day in late June, hoisting the Stanley Cup triumphantly over their heads.
Perhaps there is no better time for the Blackhawks to return to TD Bank Garden for the first time this season. Those memories will be as strong and fresh as they were nine months ago. Most of those Cup-winning players returned to the team; although a few are now gone. For example, Dave Bolland, the "17 seconds" game-winning scorer, was traded to Toronto.
While the Blackhawks returned from the summer mostly intact, the Bruins underwent more than a face lift. Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverly, and with Ryan Button, were se...
After a flat performance on Sunday against the Predators, the Hawks came out with a purpose and put away a 4-2 win against a Dallas Stars team desperate for points as the playoff race continues. Corey Crawford was sharp in the win with 25 saves.
The buzz around the UC was that Teuvo Teravainen would be making his NHL debut. He would get a cheer from the crowd on his first shift, and while he didn’t earn any points in his debut, he made a c...
The Hawks have had trouble with the Nashville Predators all season, and after a reassuring win against the Hurricanes on Friday, went back to square one in a shutout loss agains their division rivals. Pekka Rinne would make 29 saves in a lackluster effort by Chicago, who’s inconsistent play is becoming more concerning as the playoffs approach. The loss dropped Chicago six points behind the division-leading Blues, who earned two more points today in a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.