Jamal Mayers, the checking forward who played last season for the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, retired from the NHL on Friday after 14 seasons.
You knew this was coming.
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.
The Blackhawks agreed to contract extensions with defenseman Johnny Oduya and forward Jamal Mayers Tuesday, bringing both unrestricted free agents back to Chicago for another season.
When the Blackhawks take the ice Monday night in Game 6 against the Coyotes, they will most likely have forward Andrew Shaw back with them.
With 18 games remaining the regular season, it’s safe to say the Blackhawks have lacked consistency this year.
In one of two moves the Blackhawks made before the trade deadline on Tuesday, the team sent defenseman John Scott to the Rangers for a fifth-round pick.
It was a thoroughly forgettable night Thursday for the Blackhawks in Edmonton, as they lost to the Oilers 8-4.
Daniel Sedin scored at 3:37 of overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
After an offseason focused on getting tougher to handle teams like Vancouver, the Blackhawks watched the Canucks come into the United Center Sunday, take their fair share of punches and still leave with a 6-2 victory.
Dave Bolland scored one third-period goal and had an assist on the other to help the Chicago Blackhawks pull away to a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
As a 16-year veteran of the NHL, Jamal Mayers signed with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2011 off season for one reason: to win a Stanley Cup.
July 1 marks the opening day of NHL free agency, and the Chicago Blackhawks got off to an active start, signing four players pretty early on.