After helping develop two Stanley Cup-winning goalies with the Blackhawks, goaltending coach Stephane Waite is moving on to the Montreal Canadiens.
Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal for Chicago on what would have been a San Jose power play and then added an empty-netter to seal the Blackhawks’ 5-3 victory Tuesday night in a matchup of the NHL’s top two teams.
Antti Niemi made 34 saves against his former team for his first shutout of the season and Jason Demers broke a scoreless tie late in the second period with his first goal to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
On June 9, 2010 the Chicago Blackhawks won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup since 1961. Over the last year, a lot has changed for the organization, but the core players still remain poised to compete for Stanley Cups in the future.
“The Godfather II,” it was not. Were it, the Blackhawks would have ended up in another parade, showing off hardware and long playoff beards, wearing big sunglasses over sleepless eyes as they drunkenly freestyle-rapped inane lyrics to a sea of red-clad celebrants.
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to do something that only three teams in Stanley Cup Playoff history have ever done
Wednesday will begin the third straight year that the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks have met in the NHL’s Western Conference playoffs.
Using their most prolific period of the season the Blackhawks rallied for a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost all three meetings with the San Jose Sharks this season, and a big reason for that has been former Blackhawk Antti Niemi.
The Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews has been named the NHL’s First Star for the month for February. In the Blackhawks’ 13 games, Toews tallied 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) which led the league in scoring.
Former Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi helped the team win the Stanley Cup Championship last season before moving on to the San Jose Sharks as a free agent, on Tuesday he signed a four-year extension.
For each goal scored, the opposing team scored another. The Blackhawks scored twice in the second period within the final 23 seconds to keep the game tied, but were unable to break through San Jose’s defenses during the third period. After facing each other three times this season, the Blackhawks have lost each time.
Over parts of the last three seasons, the Blackhawks have lined up Nikolai Khabibulin, Cristobal Huet, Antti Niemi, Marty Turco and Corey Crawford in net.
The Blackhawks head to San Jose to take on the Sharks and with Anti Niemi struggling this season, he may not be in front of the net. The Blackhawks are looking for a third straight victory, despite losing the last time they faced the Sharks.
Marian Hossa and the Blackhawks travel to San Jose to take on their rival, in the San Jose Sharks, and their old teammate, in Antti Niemi.
Antti Niemi will get his first crack at beating his former teammates from Chicago as the Blackhawks travel to San Jose to face off against the Sharks Wednesday night.
Antti Niemi helped the Blackhawks win a Stanley Cup and then left the team as a free agent after his arbitration hearing. Niemi will finally receive his Stanley Cup ring when the Sharks play the Blues.
Perhaps the Sharks regret signing the former Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi. The Sharks lost 4-0 Sunday to Calgary while Niemi allowed three goals on the first five shots against him.
It can be dangerous to draw conclusions based on small sample sizes, particularly in the early portion of a season. With that in mind, I still think the Blackhawks and GM Stan Bowman look pretty good for deciding as they did on their goaltender for 2010-11.
This season has been a new one for the Blackhawks and their fans. Instead of being up and coming title contenders, they’re defending champions. Another change has been the goalie and his style of play.