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Jay Zawaski

Jay Zawaski is the Executive Producer of The McNeil and Spiegel Show. He’s been at 670 The Score since 2001 and has produced shows for Mike North, Mike Murphy, Doug Buffone and many others. He also hosts Bud Light Hockey Night in Chicago. Follow Jay on Twitter at @JayZawaski670.

Jay Zawaski.

Jay Zawaski.

Referee Brad Kovachick restrains Brent Seabrook.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Bad Penalties, Dirty Play Sink Hawks In Game Two

The Blackhawks are in deep trouble, and have no one to blame but themselves.

670 The Score–30 mins ago

Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes the puck against St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Despite Game One Loss, Blackhawks Far From Finished

For Blackhawk fans, Thursday night’s 4-3 triple overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues hurt like hell.

670 The Score–04/18/2014

Duncan Keith  is pressured by Vladimir Sobotkaof the St. Louis Blues. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks’ Keys To Winning Game 1 Vs Blues

The playoffs are finally upon us, and while many are writing off the St. Louis Blues, it’s important to remember that they were the best team in the NHL for about 90 percent of the season.

04/17/2014

Jonathan Toews. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks-Blues Mailbag

Jay Zawaski breaks down the critical individual matchups and St. Louis’ physicality.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Jeremy Morin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks’ Morin Has Earned A Playoff Spot

Morin’s speed would benefit the Blackhawks against the Avalanche in the playoffs.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Teuvo Teravainen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: It’s OK If Teravainen’s Not In Blackhawks’ Playoff Plans

Teuvo Teravainen hasn’t wowed with his early play, but he’s only 19.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2014

Jonathan Toews skates off the ice after being checked into the corner by Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Retaliation For Hit On Toews Would Have Accomplished Nothing

Hockey’s a contact sport, so we shouldn’t have an uproar when a star gets a hard check.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Jonathan Toews skates off the ice after being checked into the corner by Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts On Toews Injury, Crawford’s Play And Seabrook’s Struggles

The Blackhawks dodged a bullet when Jonathan Toews avoided serious injury on a nasty hit.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Teuvo Teravainen. (Credit: Getty)

Zawaski: Hawks Down Stars In Teravainen’s Debut

While Teravainen’s debut was impressive in many aspects, his teammates were the stars.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Teuvo Teravainen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Teuvo Time Is Nigh

It’s “TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn.” Get to know the name.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Teuvo Teravainen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: If Teuvo Teravainen Is Ready, He Should Play

What’s the point of saving a good player for later when the goal is to win the Stanley Cup now?

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Breaking Down Blackhawks-Avs Numbers And Pondering Quenneville’s Moves

The numbers show Chicago has outperformed Colorado in many aspects, but not what matters most.

670 The Score–03/13/2014

Stan Bowman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Happy With Team, Bowman Stands Pat On Deadline Day

Stan Bowman kept the bigger plan in mind while still believing his team can win it all this year.

670 The Score–03/05/2014

Brandon Pirri. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks Trade Brandon Pirri to Florida

Chicago gets a 2014 third-round pick and a 2016 fifth-round pick.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2014

The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts From Stadium Series Finale

People who cover sports often try to find larger meanings in 60 minutes, nine innings, or two halves. “Was that a statement game?” they ask. Grand conclusions are reached based on a single outcome. Over the last 12 hours or so, we’ve heard and read many opinions stating that the Blackhawks 5-1 win over the Penguins was some grand announcement to the NHL that the Blackhawks are the best team in hockey. Others proclaim that Jonathan Toews’ three point performance means that the Blackhawks’ captain is a better player than Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who was held without a point in the Stadium Series finale.

670 The Score–03/02/2014

Goalie Ryan Miller. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Will Blackhawks Respond To Blues Acquiring Miller, Ott?

St. Louis got a quality upgrade at goalie in Ryan Miller.

670 The Score–02/28/2014

Duncan Keith. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: With Stage Set, Blackhawks Turn Sights Toward Playoffs

By Jay Zawaski- (CBS) As exciting as the Olympic tournament was, I think I speak for most of the hockey community when I say, “Welcome back, NHL.” As the playoffs approach, everything the Blackhawks do [...]

670 The Score–02/27/2014

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Zawaski: My 6 Players To Start An NHL Franchise With

Jonathan Toews doesn’t have the top offensive game, but his defensive commitment and leadership is unmatched.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Jonathan Toews  celebrates after scoring a first-period goal against Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts From Canada’s Gold Medal Victory

Canada was impressive from start to finish, dispatching Team Sweden 3-0.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

Olli Maatta  of Finland celebrates his goal in the third period with Jussi Jokinen #36, Jori Lehtera and Sami Vatanen #45 against Jonathan Quick  of the United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Finns Crush Team USA 5-0, No Medal for Americans

When it was all said and done, Teemu Selanne and the Finns destroyed the Americans 5-0, capturing their second consecutive Olympic bronze medal.

670 The Score–02/22/2014

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