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Chicago Blackhawks outmuscled in Game 3 defeat

After the crazy triple overtime game on Tuesday night, Game 3 of the Chicago/Anaheim ended up being a bit of a letdown. How do you top a game that included two 50-plus save games, three overtimes and a disallowed header goal? Neither the Ducks nor the Blackhawks seemed to be trying to top the drama […] The post Chicago Blackhawks outmuscled in Game 3 defeat appeared first on Along the Boards.
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Blackhawks recall defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from minors

  The Chicago Blackhawks recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from the minors Friday, and coach Joel Quenneville did not rule him out for the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. Van Riemsdyk is coming back from surgeries on his left knee in November and his right wrist in April. The rookie had one assist in 18 games with Chicago. ''I don't anticipate him being in tomorrow...
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The Chicago Blackhawks: Is Game 4 a must win?

Last nights game was painful to watch. The Chicago Blackhawks had so many chances to win this game and squandered every single one of them. The Hawks had FIVE power plays. They had over NINE minutes with the man advantage. What did they do with it: absolutely nothing. So to say I was frustrated with the way they played last night would be an understatement. Coming off Game 2’s...
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Blackhawks recall Trevor van Riemsdyk

On Friday morning, the Blackhawks announced they have recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from Rockford. After a strong start to the season in Chicago, van Riemsdyk left the NHL lineup because of injury. While rehabbing with the IceHogs, he dealt with more injuries that cut his season short(er). He finished the 2014-15 regular season(s) with […] The post Blackhawks recall Trevor...
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Defense Isn’t The Chicago Blackhawks Biggest Problem

For the past weeks through three games of the Western Conference Finals, all anybody has talked about regarding the Chicago Blackhawks has been their supposedly weak defense and how it’s the reason they’ve struggled so far against the Anaheim Ducks.  Granted, it’s not where they would like it to be in terms of depth, especially after losing Michael Rozsival but the time has...
Via Sports Mockery
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Is Chicago’s Joel Quenneville the NHL’s Best Head Coach?

Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks takes the field prior to the start of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks on January 1, 2015 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by: Jeff Vinnik/Getty Images)   The hockey community has been abuzz lately with news of the Toronto Maple Leafs breaking the...
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One Goal: Not Enough. Blackhawks Lose Game Three At Home

After playing almost two full games in Anaheim on Tuesday night, it took only 60 minutes for the Ducks to dispose of the Blackhawks and reclaim home ice advantage. Special teams played a huge role in the Hawks Game Two victory, but they came up short at the United Center. Chicago had three power plays […] The post One Goal: Not Enough. Blackhawks Lose Game Three At Home appeared...
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Video: Refs mic’d up for Andrew Shaw’s headbutt “goal”

Andrew Shaw’s headbutt “goal” was pretty amazing, but it didn’t count because he didn’t make a legal play to put the puck in the net. So, what were the officials saying down on the ice while reviewing the remarkable play? Aside from deciding it didn’t count, they were pretty impressed too. The refs admit that Shaw’s play was awesome. Fans agree. Even Ducks fans who...
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Blackhawks Develop GIANT Solution for Weakened Defense

The Chicago Blackhawks have been highly criticized for their lack of defensive depth during their current cup run. The defensive corps consists of four main players in Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Johnny Oduya, and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Michal Rozsival went down with a grotesque broken ankle in game four of the series against the Minnesota Wild. This setback proved to be more devastating...
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Despite Late Finish, Blackhawks/Ducks Marathon Up on NBCSN

NBCSN scored a double-digit rise in viewership for the Blackhawks and Ducks’ triple-overtime marathon. Game 2 of the Blackhawks/Ducks NHL Western Conference final drew 1.7 million viewers on NBCSN Tuesday night, up 16% from Kings/Blackhawks last year (1.4M) but down 17% from Kings/Blackhawks on a Sunday night in 2013 (2.0M). The Blackhawks’ triple-overtime win did [...]
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The Chicago Blackhawks outlast the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2

First off, I want to apologize to my entire neighborhood. My yelling and screaming throughout all three overtime periods was loud enough to wake up a bear in hibernation. After about 110 minutes of scoreless hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger found the back of the net to give the Hawks a 3-2 victory in triple OT in an instant classic of Game 2 of the Western Conference...
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Blackhawks win in third OT, even series with Ducks

  The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks needed three overtimes Tuesday night to decide Game 2. Fortunately for the Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger was standing inches from the Anaheim Ducks goal line, and at 16:12 of the third overtime he ended Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center. Kruger’s goal gave Chicago a 3-2 victory, ended the longest game in Blackhawks...
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Andrew Shaw header goal in OT gets waved off (Video)

If you thought soccer was the only sport where you could use your head to score a goal, Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw proved you wrong on Tuesday night. However, Shaw and everyone else quickly learned that scoring on a header is not legal in the NHL. The goal, which came with eight minutes remaining...Read More
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Andrew Shaw's soccer-style header OT goal disallowed (GIF)

Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw's soccer-style header was disallowed as the game-winning goal in OT of Tuesday's Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but it was still an impressive play nonetheless.Patrick Kane's shot from close range bounced off the shoulder of Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen and straight up into the air. Shaw saw it, jumped up and delivered...
Via Holdout Sports
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Blackhawks Survive, Win Triple OT Thriller

The longest game in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks franchise ended with the team coming back to Chicago with the series tied. It started about as well as the Blackhawks could have hoped. Patrick Maroon went to the box for boarding Niklas Hjalmarsson at 1:46 and Chicago cashed in only 28 seconds later as […] The post Blackhawks Survive, Win Triple OT Thriller appeared first...
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WATCH: Andrew Shaw controversial goal disallowed

Andrew Shaw nearly scored one of the most incredible goals in Stanley Cup playoff history Tuesday night. With the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks tied in double overtime in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Shaw channeled his inner soccer player, heading an airborne puck past Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen and into the net.         This embed is invalid ...
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WATCH: Stoner commits dirty plays against 'Hawks

Clayton Stoner was lucky to receive just a two-minute penalty for this hit from behind on Marcus Kruger. Stoner cross-checked Kruger, sending him into the boards head-first. Kruger has no time to react or to protect himself, resulting in a nasty collision. Immediately following the hit, Stoner caught Andrew Shaw with a punch, but he escaped discipline on this infraction. The...
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Blackhawks’ Gatorade Bottles Don’t Have Gatorade In Them

When the Chicago Blackhawks are playing it’s common to see a player pick up one of the green Gatorade bottles and take a drink after coming off the ice, however a recent report indicates it’s not Gatorade in those bottles. According to Crain’s, the Blackhawks fill the bottles with Coco5, a Chicago-based brand of coconut water. Coco5 was born in 2009 out of head trainer Mike...
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Chicago Blackhawks’ Age Catching Up to Them Against Young Ducks?

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks moves against Hampus Lindholm #47 of the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on December 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Ducks defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)   When one thinks of the Chicago Blackhawks, they certainly don’t think of an old team. Led by fairly young...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The good, the bad and the ugly in Chicago’s Game 1 loss

The Blackhawks opened up Game 1 of the Western Conference Final with a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Ducks at the Honda Center. Chicago’s lone goal was scored by Brad Richards off of a beautiful turnover play near the end of the second period, but it was one of the few bright spots in the […] The post The good, the bad and the ugly in Chicago’s Game 1 loss appeared first on Along the Boards.
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The Chicago Blackhawks look ahead to Game 2

With a wide open goal and the puck on his stick, Patrick Kane had a golden opportunity to give the Chicago Blackhawks a critical 1-0 lead in the first game of the Western Conference Finals. Instead, Frederik Andersen dove at the last moment and was able to get a piece of the puck with his stick and send it out of harms way. It was a jaw-dropping save that had me shaking my head...
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Video: Frederik Andersen robs Patrick Kane with his paddle

Patrick Kane’s incredible patience should have resulted in a goal for the Chicago Blackhawks, but Frederik Andersen had other plans. As Kane waited and skated around Andersen, the Anaheim netminder desperately dove and managed to get his paddle on the puck to prevent a goal. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Frederik Andersen robs Patrick Kane with his paddle appeared first...
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Duncan Keith Stands Tall As The Chicago Blackhawks Make Another Run at the Cup

David Moss #18 of the Arizona Coyotes attempts to clear the puck as Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to get a rebound at Gila River Arena on March 12, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images) Three all-star appearances, two Norris trophies, and two Stanley Cups. These, along with two Olympic Medals and two acknowledgments as an NHL First...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks’ Western Conference Final series preview

“Hold on to your butts.” -Samuel L. Jackson “Jurassic Park” When the Stanley Cup playoffs were starting, the hockey world was crying out for one matchup in the west:the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks. No other matchup has the offerings that these two teams have with their combination of size, speed, grit and a […] The post Chicago Blackhawks’ Western Conference...
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