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Niklas Hjalmarsson

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks Hope To Build On Strong Game 4 Finish

“Lately our habits and doing the little things have gotten away from us,” Brandon Saad says.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Possible Blackhawks Comeback Starts With Faceoffs, Blocked Shots

Chicago is 6-1 this postseason when it blocks 20 or more shots, 3-6 when it doesn’t.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Hjalmarsson Cleared To Talk 2 Weeks After Taking Puck Off Throat

Niklas Hjalmarsson leads all players in the playoffs with 42 blocked shots.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2014

The Blackhawks celebrate. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kane, Blackhawks Top Wild 2-1 In OT To Advance To Western Finals

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in overtime and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

05/13/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was injured after taking a puck around the throat area in Game 2 on Sunday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Hjalmarsson Can’t Talk, But He’ll Play In Game 3

Niklas Hjalmarsson took a puck to the throat area in Game 2.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2014

Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes the puck against St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Blues Beat Blackhawks 4-3 In 3 OTs

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

04/17/2014

Marian Hossa #81 and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Mattias Ekholm #42 of the Nashville Predators move to the puck at the United Center on March 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Predators defeated the Blackhawks 2-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Shut Out By Rinne, Predators 2-0

Pekka Rinne made 29 saves for his first shutout in more than a year to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

03/23/2014

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks scores a short-handed goal in the third period against Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on March 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Topple Red Wings 4-1

Marian Hossa celebrated his return to the lineup with a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Wings 4-1 on Sunday night to snap a two-game losing streak.

03/16/2014

Stan Bowman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Happy With Team, Bowman Stands Pat On Deadline Day

Stan Bowman kept the bigger plan in mind while still believing his team can win it all this year.

670 The Score–03/05/2014

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

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

Chicago Blackhawks logo on jersey. (Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Sharks Beat Blackhawks 3-2 In Shootout

Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in a shootout, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night for their first victory in Chicago in three years.

01/05/2014

Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks congratulates teammate Patrick Sharp #10 for his goal against the Winnipeg Jets.  (Credit: Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Score 5 Straight To Down Jets 5-1

Brandon Bollig, Patrick Sharp and Nick Leddy scored within a 4:55 span in the second period to lead Chicago to a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that extended the Blackhawks’ winning streak to three games.

11/02/2013

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bowman: ‘Toews & Kane Will Be Here Forever’

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.

670 The Score–09/06/2013

Niklas Hjalmarsson

Blackhawks Sign Hjalmarsson To 5-Year Extension

Days after locking up goalie Corey Crawford with a six-year deal, the Blackhawks signed defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to a five-year contract extension.

670 The Score–09/04/2013

Michael Frolik  and Brandon Saad  celebrate after Johnny Oduya #27 (not pictured) scored a goal in the third period against goalie Tuukka Rask (L) #40 of the Boston Bruins in Game One of the NHL 2013 Stanley Cup Final (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Beat Bruins 4-3 In 3OT Cup Opener

Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously. One shot from the right point plus two deflections was just enough to beat Tuukka Rask in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.

06/13/2013

Brent Seabrook celebrates his game winner. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Walkom Strikes Again, But Blackhawks Survive To Win Game 7

Stephen Walkom owes Brent Seabrook a beer. And a steak. And maybe even his well being.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2013

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

Petr Sykora #15 of the New Jersey Devils (3rd from left) celebrates his powerplay goal at 15:42 of the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Prudential Center on March 27, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brodeur Stymies Blackhawks, Devils Win In Shootout

Travis Zajac and Patrik Elias scored in a shootout and Martin Brodeur made 37 saves and stopped four of five shooters to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

03/27/2012

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