Jannik Hansen scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick.
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad each had a goal and an assist in the second period as the Chicago Blackhawks scored in quick succession to beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Wednesday night.
They face nine games prior to the Olympic break, and eight of them are on the road — including games at Detroit, Minnesota, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.
Saturday night, the hockey world was abuzz in the wake of an all-out, slapshot style line-brawl between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks.
Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.
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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.
The Blackhawks defenseman didn’t apologize for what he said, but he did say that he respects the work of reporters.
It was not a good night for the Blackhawks, but it was an even worse night for defenseman Duncan Keith.
Daniel Sedin helped the Vancouver Canucks clinch their fifth straight Northwest Division title in style.
A thumbnail look at the four teams that appear to be the biggest threats to the Blackhawks this season.
Marian Hossa’s father told a Slovakian newspaper that his son suffered a concussion Tuesday, but has not been ruled out for Friday’s game against the Sharks.
Canucks forward Jannik Hansen received a one-game suspension by the NHL for delivering a forearm to the back of Blackhawks’ forward Marian Hossa’s head on Tuesday.
As the NHL’s Department of Player Safety mulls whether or not to suspend Jannik Hansen for the forearm he delivered to the back of Marian Hossa’s head on Tuesday night, Blackhawks TV color commentator Eddie Olczyk said he thinks the league will suspend the Canucks forward.
Canucks forward Jannik Hansen received only a two-minute minor penalty for roughing after delivering a forearm to the back of Blackhawks’ forward Marian Hossa’s head on Tuesday, but he could face stiffer punishment from the league.
The Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday to give them 16 straight games with at least one point, matching the league record to start a season.
It seemed a near certainty Roberto Luongo had played his final game in a Vancouver Canucks sweater after Cory Schneider supplanted him as the team’s No. 1 goaltender during last season’s playoffs.
The Vancouver Canucks recalled 12 players from their AHL affiliate Sunday as their training camp began in British Columbia.
Arneil was most recently the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets before being fired in January.
Chicago Wolves head coach Craig MacTavish resigned Monday to join the Edmonton Oilers as senior vice president of operations.