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.
Following those two historic goals that led the Blackhawks to their second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons, bars all across the city of Chicago erupted.
With just over one minute to play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Blackhawks made one of the most improbable comebacks in recent memory.
The niceties and pleasantries in the Stanley Cup Final are no more.
It’s not what the Bruins are doing. It’s what the Blackhawks are not doing.
The Boston Bruins are an impressive team, taking the Eastern Conference by sweeping the heavily favored Pittsburgh Penguins.
Slava Voynov had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 19 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1.
Stars are stars and role players, role players. But in these Stanley cup playoffs, the Blackhawks role players are playing like stars.
It’s a familiar concern for the Chicago Blackhawks. Especially in the playoffs. Power play production is missing.
The Chicago Blackhawks were beaten the last game in the corners, along the boards and by an overtime goal for the Minnesota Wild. By hurling their bodies in front of puck after puck, the Blackhawks stopped the Wild’s momentum right where it started.
In the midst of a slow, gritty contest, Game 1 ultimately went to the Blackhawks because their third line beat the Wild’s top defensive line in overtime.
Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Corey Crawford stopped 30 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks got goals from Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa for a 2-0 win over St. Louis on Sunday, ending Blues goalie Brian Elliott’s shutout streak at three games.
The Blackhawks made a strong statement Sunday in becoming the first team this season to clinch postseason berth, as they used a third-period rally to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3.
Bryan Bickell scored in the first period, and Ray Emery made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 1-0 Saturday for their third win in four games.
Even King James and the Heat have taken notice of the Blackhawks unprecedented streak of earning a point in the first 24 games of the season, en route to a 21-0-3 record.
No matter what goalie the Chicago Blackhawks put into their net, they are coming away with win after win.