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Marcus Kruger

Jonathan Toews, left, and Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Now The Hard Work Begins For Bowman

There are salary cap ramifications after Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane signed big contracts.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

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

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

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

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

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

Duncan Keith passes around Steve Downie  of the Philadelphia Flyers. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Blackhawks Use Big 2nd Period To Beat Flyers 7-2

Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw scored in a 39-second span at the start of Chicago’s five-goal second period Wednesday night, sparking the Blackhawks to a 7-2 victory over Ray Emery and the Philadelphia Flyers.

12/11/2013

Jonathan Toews celebrates teammate Andrew Shaw's goal as goalie Roberto Luongo  looks at the puck. (Credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Shaw, Kruger Lift Blackhawks Over Canucks, 2-1

Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger scored 9 seconds apart early in the third period and Corey Crawford made 36 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory that sent the Canucks to their sixth loss in seven games.

11/24/2013

Duncan Keith

Keith’s PP Goal The Difference In Blackhawks’ 5-4 Win Over Oilers

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.

11/11/2013

Marcus Kruger. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Sign Kruger To 2-Year Deal

Just before the weekend began, the Blackhawks locked up forward Marcus Kruger on a two-year contract.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2013

Jonathan Toews  celebrates after scoring a goal against Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins in the second period in Game Four of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Beat Bruins 6-5 In OT, Even Series 2-2

Brent Seabrook’s goal 9:51 into overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a wild 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night and tied the Stanley Cup finals through four games.

06/19/2013

Michal Handzus (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hoge On The Hawks: Handzus’ Role Becoming More Apparent

Handzus will play in his first game with the Blackhawks tonight against the Blues and at Thursday’s morning skate, it became more apparent what his role will be.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after he scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period at HP Pavilion on February 5, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kane Scores Twice, Blackhawks Beat Sharks 5-3

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.

02/06/2013

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues, in a 3-2 win at the United Center on Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Stay Hot, Beat Blues 3-2

Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook and Viktor Stalberg scored to back Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks hung on to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night.

01/22/2013

Daymond Langkow #22 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates between Jonathan Toews #19 and Viktor Stalberg #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fall To Coyotes In OT, 3-2

Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into overtime, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their wild and physical opening-round Western Conference playoff series.

04/17/2012

Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds off Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks as he tries to fight with Duncan Keith #2 at the United Center on March 21, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shaw Scores In OT, Blackhawks Beat Canucks 2-1

Rookie Andrew Shaw scored 2:42 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.

03/21/2012

Patrick Kane #88, Nick Leddy #8, Marian Hossa #81 and Andrew Brunette #15 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Hossa's second period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the United Center on February 29, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks End Skid With 5-4 Win Over Leafs

Marian Hossa scored twice as the struggling Chicago Blackhawks overcame an early two-goal deficit and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.

02/29/2012

Jimmy Hayes #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second period goal against  the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on February 21, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Keep Hot Streak Alive With 2-1 Win Over Red Wings

Corey Crawford made 31 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night in a matchup of Central Division rivals missing their top centers.

02/21/2012

Ben Smith

Smith Recalled As Carcillo Goes On IR

The Blackhawks called up Ben Smith from Rockford Tuesday after officially placing Daniel Carcillo on injured reserve.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Marcus Kruger. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Activate Kruger, Send Down Smith

The Blackhawks activated forward Marcus Kruger from injured reserve Friday and sent Ben Smith to Rockford.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

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