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Blackhawks lose to Red Wings 3-2 in shootout

On Wednesday night, we got a reminder of what we as hockey fans lost when the league restructured into the current two conference, four division format: a prime rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.

The Blackhawks started the game with the kind of powerhouse posession and shooting that has defined much of their season, outshooting the Red Wings 17-6. They would end the game 34-38 SOG, but the Blackhawks also led by a wide margin of attempted shots on goal - 23 attempts blocked and 17 missed shots, versus 20 AB and 6 MS for Detroit. The Blackhawks led on the faceoff dot, also, at 54%.

Amazingly, after Chicago's prolonged presure and action ...

Hawks ready to face Red Wings

After coming from the All-Star break looking less than their best, the Blackhawks are looking more like their usual selves heading into Wednesday’s matchup agains the Red Wings. With points in their last six games, the Blackhawks are looking to keep a two-game win streak going against Detroit, who are winless in their last three games.

 

The Blackhawks have a lot of things going their way. The return of Kris Versteeg to the lineup has bolstered the forward depth,...

Hawks face Wild looking for Quenneville's 300th win as Blackhawk

After a convincing defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks, the Hawks head to Minnesota to face off against the Wild tonight. In the middle of an already grueling six-game road trip, the Hawks now being a three-game swing against three Central Division opponents, all looking for a place in the playoffs in the tightest division in the NHL right now.

 

The Blackhawks, still plagued by inconsistency, will be looking for their stars t...

Hawks welcome Coyotes in 'must-win' game

It’s too early in the season to call anything a ‘must-win’ for the Blackhawks yet. Just barely past the halfway mark of the season, Chicago is still sitting comfortably in a playoff spot in the Central division, with no imminent pressure that threatens their position.

 

That being said, if there was a game that should be called a must-win, it’s this one against the Coyotes. January has not been kind to the Blackhawks, as the team currently sits ...

Hawks to face off against Jets

After a convincing 4-1 win against the Minnesota Wild and an unusually long four-day break between games, the Blackhawks will welcome the Winnipeg Jets to the United Center on Friday night for a Central division showdown.

 

The showdown carries some added weight for Chicago as they have yet to win against Winnipeg this year, losing first in a 1-0 shutout and again in a 5-1 blowout. They’ll have time to redeem themselves at home with a top line of Jonathan Toews, ...

Blackhawks kick off vital January point stretch with game vs Stars

The Blackhawks (25-11-2, 52 pts, 1st/Central) welcome the Dallas Stars (17-14-5, 39 pts, 6th/Central) to the United Center on Sunday night at 7pm; the game will be broadcast on NBCSN nationally, and WGN in Chicago.

Chicago will be coming off its disappointing loss in the Winter Classic vs the Capitals; the Stars have a Saturday night game versus the Wild at home. Prior to Saturday's game, the Stars are on a 3-game win streak.

Finnish phenom Teuvo Teräväinen was called up from the Rockford IceHogs after a hand injury took Kris Versteeg out of the lineup in the Winter Classic. Teräväinen has 6 goals and 17 assists in 33 games for the IceHogs this season.
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Blackhawks ready to take it outside vs the Caps in the Winter Classic

There hasn't been a tremendous amount of early buzz surrounding this year's Winter Classic, which will feature the Chicago Blackhawks (25-10-2) visiting the Washington Capitals (18-11-7) at Nationals Park in D.C.

It's hard to miss the advertising, though; NBC has definitely been saturating all their markets.

This season, the NHL changed partners to present its The Road to the Winter Classic show; instead of HBO, it is EPIX carrying the torch. As the station is not available in all markets or with all providers, fans can watch the show unedited on EPIX's website, NHL.com, the team websites, or catch it censored (bleep bleep bleeeeeep) on NBCSN.

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Hawks honor Reif; earn emotional win against Leafs

After a disappointing shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road, the Hawks came back to the United Center and shut out the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Sunday night. Antti Raanta stopped 31 shots to earn his second shutout of the year.

 

The victory was especially meaningful for Chicago tonight after news broke this morning of the passing of assistant equipment manager Clint Reif. Reif, 34, had been with the Blackhawks for nine years and was close to many on...

Hawks top Wild late

Amid potential goalie controversies and whispers of a possible case of mumps, the Blackhawks managed to pull out a win against the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night. After a three period outburst in the second from Chicago, the Wild came back to tie it in the third before a late power play goal by Patrick Kane gave the Hawks the lead for the rest of the game. Antti Raanta, who made his second straight start, made 26 saves in the victory.

 

The Wild got on the board first wi...

Chicago conquers Kings to close out Circus trip

The Blackhawks finished off their circus trip with a bang in LA, besting the Kings 4-1 and finishing their Circus trip with a solid 5-1-0 record. Brad Richards had two goals in the win as the Hawks’ second line continued to dominate, and netminder Corey Crawford made 19 shots in his 14th consecutive start to earn the victory.

 

The Hawks jumped out to an early lead to start the contest, as Daniel Carcillo, who’s played very well on the entire Circus trip, g...