Blackhawks agree to terms with Garret Ross

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10, 2013, Ross notched 28 multi-point games this season, including a career-best five-point outing (2G, 3A) on Feb.. 16 vs.. Windsor.. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward was honored as the OHL’s player of the week from Jan.. 7-13 after posting seven points (3G, 4A) in three games.. He also posted a season-long nine-game point streak (12G, 12A) from Jan.. 26-Feb.. 18.. Ross tallied three points and eight PIM in four 2013 postseason games with Saginaw.. Over four seasons, Ross recorded 170 points (82G, 88A), a +37 rating and 421 PIM in 217 regular-season games with Saginaw, along with 17 points and 51 PIM in 34 postseason appearances. source:

Former Flyer Ray Emery resurrects his career with Blackhawks

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As the Blackhawks started off by earning points in their first 24 games, Emery went 10-0-0, becoming the first NHL goalie to go unbeaten that long at the beginning of a season.. Taking over as No.. 1 after starter Corey Crawford suffered an upper-body injury Feb.. 12, Emery did not perform like a player whose career appeared over not long ago.. While Crawford regained his starting role after he returned to the lineup Feb.. 22, the 30-year-old Emery has played so well recently that Chicago coach Joel Quenneville has not named a No.. 1 goalie for the rest of the season and playoffs.. Emery, along with another former Flyers goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, has played so well that both are candidates for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie.. Emery’s 10-game winning streak (with a 2.28 GAA) at the start of the season – the longest in franchise history – is all the more impressive considering the Blackhawks’ lineage in goal: Hall of Famers Glenn Hall and Tony Esposito as well as two-time Vezina Trophy winner Ed Belfour.. One of the highlights of Chicago’s historic early run was Emery’s performance in a 3-2 win at Calgary on Feb. source:

NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks No. 1, again

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22.. Buffalo Sabres (16-18-6) Last week: 27 The Sabres jump up after winning two more games and leapfrog ahead of the Flyers in the rankings.. Even so, they are still in danger of missing a postseason.. 23.. Philadelphia Flyers (17-19-3) Last week: 21 The Flyers have been truly disappointing this season.. They followed up a great week with a mediocre one in which they only won one of three games.. Jakub Voracek is the only silver lining on the team, but he can’t carry them to the playoffs by himself.. 24.. Tampa Bay Lightning (17-20-2) Last week: 26 Is it time for Steve Stamkos to demand a trade out of Tampa Bay?. Splitting four games this week does not help them as they are on the verge of missing the playoffs yet again.. 25. source:


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