When Corey Crawford left Chicago’s December 8th game against the Florida Panthers with an injury, Blackhawks fans took a collective “gulp.” A previous injury to Nikolai Khabibulin left the interim starting position in net to Finnish goalie Antti Raanta. Raanta was signed at the end of last season after winning a championship with Assat of the SM-Liiga, as well as the regular … [Read more...] about Antti Raanta improving, Corey Crawford getting healthy
The Chicago Blackhawks record setting streak runs to 22! The Blackhawks record for points starting a season is there's and there's alone now with the overall points streak in sight now. With a 2-1 road shootout win over the hated Detroit Red Wings, they're now 19-0-3 on the young season. Actually, it's not so young anymore, almost halfway through and no losses? AMAZING. Patrick … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks record streak to 22! Beat rival Red Wings
Finally, after months and months of everyone involved being morons, causing 113 days, 625 games, and the biggest outdoor hockey game in history to be cancelled, hockey fans can finally say "Game On!" The NHL has a new 10-year labor agreement, and is set to start the shortened, 48 game 2013 season on Saturday, January 19. Find out what you need to know about every … [Read more...] about 2013 NHL PREVIEW: CENTRAL DIVISION
The Chicago Blackhawks have been the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) second hottest team, behind only the scintillatingly-hot Pittsburgh Penguins who have sported a 13-0-1 record recently. The Blackhawks have blistered their way up the NHL’s Western Conference standings at an 8-1-1 clip, including a recent 5-0-0 run, all of this being done without the services of their … [Read more...] about With Duncan Keith suspended, Blackhawks positive momentum gone?
Some sporting events have momentum swings that seem to occur in nearly every minute of action, but the tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks was not one of those events. Through the first 40 minutes of Saturday afternoon's matinee between the Red Wings and Blackhawks, there was little doubt as to who the better team was on the ice. Sure, the Hawks got a … [Read more...] about Blackhawks’ Late Surge Gains Pity Point, But Wings Prevail
With Friday's 4-0 loss at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche, the Chicago Blackhawks reached the 41-game mark of their season, meaning that half their campaign has come to an end. While the old adage of "time flies when you're having fun" certainly can apply to a big chunk of those games, the same cannot be said about the way the Hawks ended this stretch of … [Read more...] about Blackhawks First Semester Report Card: Serious Cup Contender?
Coming into the 2011-12 season, the Chicago Blackhawks seemed like they finally had a guy they could count on in net. They inked Corey Crawford to a three-year extension over the off-season, and the only question was whether Ray Emery or Alexander Salak would back up the talented youngster. As has happened in previous years with Cristobal Huet, Nikolai Khabibulin, Antti Niemi, … [Read more...] about Once an Afterthought, Ray Emery Shining As Blackhawks Keep Winning
On Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 at the United Center, bringing their record for the first 10 games of the season to 6-2-2. Ray Emery made 27 saves in only his second start of the season, and while the Hawks' power play struggled to get going in an 0-for-5 performance, their penalty killing unit was perfect yet again, going … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks Report Card: First Midterm Edition