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.
Jay Zawaski breaks down the critical individual matchups and St. Louis’ physicality.
Patrick Kane skated on the third line Tuesday with Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw.
It was a fairy tale ending for Chicago last time it was on the ice in Boston.
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.
Joel Quenneville believes big games can only help his Blackhawks in the Olympics.
Patrick Kane learned of his grandfather’s death shortly before game time, and he handled the pain in the only way he could imagine. By playing his heavy heart out.
With the Blackhawks embarking on a five-game road trip ahead of the Olympic break, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory.
Al Montoya made 34 saves in his first win in his hometown and Andrew Ladd scored his 150th goal, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Bryan Bickell can’t get better if he’s not on the ice.
On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they had activated winger Bryan Bickell from injured reserve.
After Corey Crawford left Sunday’s game with an injury, the Blackhawks on Monday announced they have recalled goaltender Kent Simpson from the Rockford IceHogs.
Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:16 left in the third period, Duncan Keith added a power-play goal 1:55 later and the Blackhawks beat Edmonton 5-4 for their third straight victory.
Bryan Bickell scored for the fourth consecutive game for the Blackhawks, who had recorded at least one point in each of their past seven games. Patrick Kane added his team-best sixth goal in the third period.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp each scored in the shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
They’ve been the face of the franchise since they first arrived in Chicago during the 2007-08 season, and if GM Stan Bowman has his way, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will remain with the team until they retire.
Here’s a prediction: Even though the Chicago Blackhawks will have the shortest offseason in NHL history – thanks to the lockout and the late end of the Stanley Cup Final – they will not suffer from the hangover this time around.
As the party was getting started, one man was fixated on getting the Blackhawks moving in the right direction for the 2013-14 season.
Bryan Bickell is sticking with Chicago.
Bryan Bickell is looking forward to Friday’s parade and rally for the Chicago Blackhawks’ second Stanley Cup title in four seasons.