Blackhawks Beat Senators 2-1 In Solid Debut By Rookie Goalie Scott Darling | Star Tribune

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Blackhawks fans invade Nashville in large numbers (again) | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

Michalek and Chiasson raced down the ice against Brent Seabrook after Brad Richards failed to hold the puck in the Ottawa zone. Seabrook’s screened power-play goal with 6:22 left in the second put Chicago back ahead. Seabrook fired a shot from the blue line with Bryan Bickell parked in front. Darling was sharp in the third, and preserved Chicago’s lead by stopping all 16 Ottawa shots in the period. Chris Phillips fired a rebound wide of a half-open net with 3:45 left. NOTES: Crawford has resumed skating. … Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said LW Daniel Carcillo is expected to miss four weeks because of a right knee injury sustained Saturday at St. Louis. … Only one referee, Steve Kozari, worked the game because fellow official Eric Furlatt was ill. source: http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/280477512.html

NHL Three Stars: Neal tricks Blackhawks; Quick sets record | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

(HKN-BRUINS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 74 words) — Blue Jackets activate McElhinney The Columbus Blue Jackets activated goaltender Curtis McElhinney off injured reserve and assigned goaltender Anton Forsberg to Springfield of the AHL. (HKN-BLUEJACKETS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 160 words) — Maple Leafs assign Percy to Marlies The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned defenseman Stuart Percy to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. (HKN-MAPLELEAFS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 57 words) — Blue Jackets at Kings LOS ANGELES – Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to get the start in net for the Blue Jackets as he seeks his 100th career victory. The Kings are trying to complete the first 6-0-0 home stand in franchise history. (HKN-BLUEJACKETS-KINGS-FIRSTLEDE WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 4:00 p.m. ET scheduled start, The Sports Xchange, by Forrest Lee, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) — Senators at Blackhawks CHICAGO – Eyes will be on the Blackhawks’ lineup after forward Patrick Kane finished Saturday’s loss on the fourth line, with Jeremy Morin also expected to replace injured Daniel Carcillo. (HKN-SENATORS-BLACKHAWKS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 7:00 p.m. ET scheduled start, The Sports Xchange, by Tom Musick, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) — Ducks chase eighth straight win The sizzling Anaheim Ducks go for their eighth consecutive win when they face off against the visiting San Jose Sharks in a Pacific Division matchup in one of five games on the National Hockey League schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words) – – NHL Roundup The latest moves and news from the NHL. (HKN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words) – – – – AUTO RACING Sprint Cup: McMurray on pole at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jamie McMurray sits on the pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, but the attention is focused on the eight drivers kicking off the Eliminator Round of the Chase. source: http://news.yahoo.com/reuters-u-sports-schedule-2-pm-edt-sunday-175127958–spt.html

Blues top Blackhawks, snap skid at 2 games – Washington Times

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We had to win one game to get things going back in the right direction, said Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who had two assists. Theres nothing better than playing against an opponent like this, division rival, big game for us. We know what theyve done, and coming in after losing to them in the playoffs last year certainly gives it a little bit of an extra edge. I thought we all stepped up to the plate. The Blues (3-3-1), who lost in six games to the Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs last spring, had scored just once in losing back-to-back games to Anaheim and Vancouver. They had dropped three of four games, including a shootout defeat in Los Angeles. We hit a bit of a lull the last two games and we needed a great performance, and who better than our biggest rivals to bring it out of us, Blues captain David Backes said. Guys put together a heck of a 60-minute effort. Brian Elliott made 22 saves for St. Louis, including nine in the third period. Antti Raanta made 28 saves for the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks (4-2-1) have dropped two straight in regulation, falling again after being beaten in Nashville on Thursday. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/26/blues-top-blackhawks-snap-skid-at-2-games/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

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He now has five on the season. Pekka Rinne made 32 saves in the win. No. 3 Star: Henrik Zetterberg , Detroit Red Wings The captain was awesome in the third period: Scoring his third of the season; working hard to set up Pavel Datsyuk , who set up Niklas Kronwall for the game-tying goal; and forcing a turnover that led to Justin Abdelkader ‘s game-winner against the Pittsburgh Penguins , 4-3. Honorable Mention: Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves for his third shutout in four starts, as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Arizona Coyotes , 2-0. Jared Spurgeon had two assists. Jonas Hiller made 16 saves and Sean Monahan had two goals as the Calgary Flames blasted the Carolina Hurricanes , 5-0. Crazy game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks , as an apparent goal by Ryan Johansen which would have given him a hat trick was waved off for goalie interference, and Mark Letestu scored his second of the game with 21 seconds left to give the Jackets a 5-4 win. Joe Pavelski scored twice for the Sharks. Ryan Miller made 31 saves against his former team as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the St. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-three-stars–neal-tricks-blackhawks–quick-sets-record-061035003.html

Last season the Predators tried a campaign to Keep the Red Out where if you bought a ticket to a Predators/Blackhawks game, you had to buy one for a non-Predators/Blackhawks game later in the year. The deal was in some ways a success, because two of the three games were sellouts, though Hawks fans still dominated the crowds. Most of Thursday, the Predators official team Twitter had been informing fans about how to get rid of their red outfits for the evening’s game between the two teams. PSA on the red redemption: if it’s attached to someone’s head please don’t try to turn it in. #savethegingers #CHIvsNSH Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) October 23, 2014 Below is the new campaign to make it harder for Chicago fans to go to Nashville games via email from the Predators: -Game was included in all season-ticket packages, to make sure the Loyal Legion had tickets to the game. -Pre-sale opportunities to season-ticket holders, first access to buy game individual game tickets (this game included) -Single-game buyers in viewing area opportunity to buy game through pre-sale codes -Individual tickets went on sale at Bridgestone Arena only, [so] people in Nashville would have opportunity to buy single game tickets (including this game), first -Following all of the above, tickets went on sale to the general public/outer market. And the promotions! – Free popcorn to any fans wearing gold -Turn in any red item to Fan Information and get a Preds ticket voucher (one voucher per person). Red items will be donated to the Chicago Rescue Mission -Turn in a Hawks sweater and receive a Preds sweatshirt When it comes to the Predators or any NHL team if a building is full, a promotion clearly works. And there actually seemed to be fewer Blackhawks fans at the Thursday game than usual per the iPhone photo from the Preds press box from the start of the contest at the bottom of the page. But in this golden age of the Blackhawks, and Southwest Airlines, good luck in keeping their fans out of any building. View photo . source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/blackhawks-fans-invade-nashville-in-large-numbers-010621957.html

 

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