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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

Canada's Jamie Benn, left, battles with Team USA's Phil Kessel. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Canada Dominates USA, Blackhawks Style

So this is what it feels like to be a fan of the Blackhawks’ foes, isn’t it?

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Jonathan Toews of Canada. (Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images)

Toews on U.S.-Canada Rivalry: ‘A Lot Of Animosity’

An old rivalry takes center stage again when Team USA and Canada meet in the Olympic hockey semifinals.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Jonathan Quick. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Canada’s Better, But Team USA Has The Quick Advantage

Team USA will have to be close to perfect to beat Canada in an Olympic hockey semifinal.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Brandon Pirri. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski Blackhawks Mailbag: Of Pirri, Deadline Deals And Sochi Fatigue

Jay Zawaski answers your questions on Brandon Pirri and weighs what the Blackhawks need moving forward.

670 The Score–02/11/2014

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blackhawks Skills Will Have To Outshine Ducks’ Brute Strength In Postseason

It’s a contrast of styles between the Blackhawks and Ducks, who are on a playoff collision course.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

Goalkeeper Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks defends the net against Ryan Getzlaf #15 Anaheim Ducks as Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Blackhawks looks on at Honda Center on February 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Blank Ducks 2-0 In Meeting Of NHL’s Best

Chicago and Anaheim had the NHL’s two best records and a combined 15 Olympians on the ice at Honda Center. Before all that world-class talent heads to Sochi this weekend, the Blackhawks demonstrated why they’re still the team to beat when the NHL gets back to work in three short weeks.

02/06/2014

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane celebrates his first-period goal against the Kings at Staples Center on February 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Kane’s 3 Points Lead Blackhawks To 5-3 Win Over Kings

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.

02/04/2014

Kris Russell of the Calgary Flames defends against Brandon Saad. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Slump Continues In 5-4 Loss To Flames

T.J. Brodie scored at 2:26 of the extra session Tuesday night to lead Flames to a 5-4 win over the slumping Blackhawks, whose overtime record fell to 0-6 this season.

01/29/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: With Terror Threats Looming, NHL Should Withdraw From Sochi Games

With safety at risk, NHL players don’t need to go to Sochi.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Brandon Pirri. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Recall Pirri From Rockford

By Jay Zawaski- (CBS) Fresh off their first three-game losing streak, the Blackhawks have recalled center Brandon Pirri from Rockford. It’s a move that the Hawks likely would have liked to make sooner, but Pirri […]

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts As Blackhawks Hit The Road

With the Blackhawks embarking on a five-game road trip ahead of the Olympic break, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks ends up on his back between Michael Frolik #67 and Al Montoya #35 of the Winnipeg Jets after trying to shoot at the United Center on January 26, 2014  in Chicago, Illinois. The Jets defeated the Blackhawks 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Drop 3rd Straight In 3-1 Loss To Jets

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.

01/27/2014

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fall To Red Wings In Shootout

DETROIT (AP) — Darren Helm scored on Detroit’s sixth attempt in the shootout and Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaw’s shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday […]

01/22/2014

Bryan Bickell. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Bickell Can’t Improve If He Doesn’t Play

Bryan Bickell can’t get better if he’s not on the ice.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2014

Andrew Shaw fights with Antoine Roussel from the Dallas Stars Dec. 3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lindholm: The Stupidity of Hockey Fights

The numbers show that fighting in the NHL provides no impact on scoring.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2014

Partick Sharp #10, Jonathan Toews #19, Marian Hossa #81, Brent Seabrook #7 and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Toews second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on January 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Snap Skid, Top Oilers 5-3

Marian Hossa had a power-play goal and an assist on his 35th birthday, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak.

01/12/2014

Marian Hossa. (Credit: Getty Images)

Zawaski: Putting The Blackhawks’ Explosive Offense In Perspective

The Blackhawks’ explosive offense is no secret to those who watch them play on a regular basis. Chicago fills the net more than any team in the NHL.

670 The Score–01/09/2014

Brent Seabrook  controls the puck under pressure from Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Goals From Toews, Bollig Not Enough As Blackhawks Lose Rangers 3-2

Jonathan Toews and Brandon Bollig scored in the second period for Chicago, which had recorded at least one point in a season-high 10 games. It was the Blackhawks’ first home regulation loss since a 4-3 setback against Dallas on Dec. 3.

01/08/2014

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