Bolland in, Sharp out for Blackhawks

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For the Blues, T.J.. Oshie (foot) will miss his eighth consecutive game Sunday.. He was injured blocking a shot against the Los Angeles Kings March 28.. Oshie’s been on the ice and skated for the last week and is presumably close to returning, perhaps during the Blues’ four-game homestand this week.. TOP HEADLINES Check out some of the all-time best glove saves.. WATCH NOW › GLOVE SAVES: Henrik Lundqvist snags one on the goal line   NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League.. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup, Center Ice name and logo, NHL Conference logos and NHL Winter Classic name are registered trademarks and Vintage Hockey word mark and logo, Live Every Shift, Hot Off the Ice, The Game Lives Where You Do, NHL Power Play, NHL Winter Classic logo, NHL Heritage Classic name and logo, NHL GameCenter Live, NHL Network, NHL Mobile name and logo, NHL Radio, NHL Awards name and logo, Hockey Fights Cancer, NHL All-Access Vancouver name and logo, NHL Ice Time, Ice Time Any Time, Ice Tracker and Questions Will Become Answers are trademarks of the National Hockey League.. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.. © NHL 2012.. All Rights Reserved. source: http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=16409

Blackhawks, Red Wings Divisional Rivalry Comes To An End

The NHL became official in 1942 with six teams, including the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.. These two teams have played against each other since 1926 for over 800 games.. It is one of the best rivalries in all of professional sports.. The Red Wings have won almost 100 games more in the series since handing the Blackhawks their first loss ever in 1926, but Chicago ended the run as Divisional foes with a 3-2 win that clinched the Division Friday.  The rivalry ended on Friday night – at least as far as a Divisional or even Conference rivalry.. It was the last time Chicago and Detroit met as division and conference rivals.. Detroit usually had the upper hand in the rivalry, but Chicago ended it on top as Detroit prepares to leave for the Eastern Conference.. Chicago won Friday night, 3-2 in a shootout, sweeping the season series against Detroit for the first time since 1976-77 and clinched the Central Division title.. Jimmy Howard appeared to have wrapped up the win for the Red Wings with brilliant play in the goal, including a pad save on Michael Frolik.. However, the Red Wings defense could not clear the puck, and after Johnny Oduya took another shot, and then Jonathan Toews stuffed the rebound in to tie the game 2-2 with 2:57 to go in regulation.. Both teams had great opportunities in overtime, but the goalies stood their ground and forced a shootout.. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg had them ahead, but Marian Hossa came out and won it for Chicago. source: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sports/2013/04/13/Blackhawks-Red-Wings-Rivalry-Comes-To-An-End

Blackhawks shutout Blues to continue hot play

The Hawks would lock things down in their zone as they limited the chances by St.. Louis and quickly got pucks out of the zone to keep the pressure off of Corey Crawford .. He made several big saves in the period in the final five minutes to preserve the shutout.. What it means The Blackhawks are now 32-5-4 on the season with 7 games remaining.. They now have a 9 point lead on the Anaheim Ducks for the number one seed in the Western Conference with a game in hand.. The magic number for the Hawks for the number one seed is 4 points.. In addition, the Hawks lead the race for the Presidents Trophy by 4 points over the Pittsburgh Penguins with a game in hand on Pittsburgh as well.. 3 stars of the game 3.. Brian Elliott- Elliott played well and had a streak of 3 consecutive shutouts coming into today’s game.. He made 24 saves on 26 shots and was the best Blues player on the ice. source: http://www.examiner.com/article/blackhawks-shutout-blues-to-continue-hot-play

 

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