The Blackhawks fell to fifth in the Western Conference with the loss.
Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a two-game road skid with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Patrick Kane celebrated his trip home to Buffalo by also scoring in helping the Blackhawks beat the Sabres for a fifth consecutive time.
Stan Bowman kept the bigger plan in mind while still believing his team can win it all this year.
People who cover sports often try to find larger meanings in 60 minutes, nine innings, or two halves. “Was that a statement game?” they ask. Grand conclusions are reached based on a single outcome. Over the last 12 hours or so, we’ve heard and read many opinions stating that the Blackhawks 5-1 win over the Penguins was some grand announcement to the NHL that the Blackhawks are the best team in hockey. Others proclaim that Jonathan Toews’ three point performance means that the Blackhawks’ captain is a better player than Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who was held without a point in the Stadium Series finale.
Jonathan Toews doesn’t have the top offensive game, but his defensive commitment and leadership is unmatched.
Canada was impressive from start to finish, dispatching Team Sweden 3-0.
When it was all said and done, Teemu Selanne and the Finns destroyed the Americans 5-0, capturing their second consecutive Olympic bronze medal.
So this is what it feels like to be a fan of the Blackhawks’ foes, isn’t it?
An old rivalry takes center stage again when Team USA and Canada meet in the Olympic hockey semifinals.
Team USA will have to be close to perfect to beat Canada in an Olympic hockey semifinal.
A family on a couch, watching the US hockey team against the Russians.
It is impossible to argue that Team USA’s 3-2 shootout win over Russia wasn’t a fantastic sporting event, let alone hockey game.
The Americans scored six goals in a 14-minute stretch in the second period.
Jay Zawaski answers your questions on Brandon Pirri and weighs what the Blackhawks need moving forward.
It’s a contrast of styles between the Blackhawks and Ducks, who are on a playoff collision course.
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.
Patrick Kane scored twice on the day he learned his grandfather had passed away.
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.
There’s only a select group of people on this planet capable of stick-handling like Kane.
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.