Toews, Hossa Lead Blackhawks In 7-1 Rout Of Oilers – Yahoo Sports

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What’s gone wrong with the Dallas Stars? | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

The puck dribbled underneath Scrivens and was headed into the net before Oilers defender Andrew Ference gave it a helping hand in a goal that was credited to Versteeg. The Blackhawks scored again on the second half of the power play as well. Bryan Bickell shot was deflected on the way to the net and the rebound came to Hossa on the doorstep for his third of the year. Scrivens was pulled after allowing five goals on 13 shots, with backup Viktor Fasth coming in to replace him. The move didn’t do much as the Blackhawks scored on their second shot on Fasth, with Keith moving in from the point and unleashing a hard shot for the goal. The three goals to start the second period came in a span of 2:31, giving the Blackhawks six goals at a time the Oilers had just five shots. Edmonton finally broke Crawford’s shutout bid with 12 minutes left in the second period as Perron tipped Justin Schultz’s shot into the net for his second of the season. NOTES: It was the first of three games this season between the two teams. The Blackhawks swept three games from the Oilers last year, scoring five goals in each. The last time Chicago lost in Edmonton was on Feb. 2, 2012, a game in which Sam Gagner recorded eight points for the Oilers. … source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/toews-hossa-lead-blackhawks-7-1-rout-oilers-060058686–nhl.html

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames – Preview – November 20, 2014 – ESPN

Kari Lehtonen Hasnt Been Good Heres Lindy Ruff on his goaltending, after the loss to Carolina: Obviously Ive been riding him (Lehtonen) a lot. Hes played a lot of hockey. Hes not going to like his gameI didnt like his game. Hes been my guy and hes going to continue to be my guy but he needs help. We can criticize those goals but we made some plays that we dont need to make that hurt us. He just went through a tough stretch. He was hanging in there tough in Chicago and gave us a chance. There were just a couple of plays there that you can fault him for. Its true that the defense in front of Lehtonen has been somewhat woeful (more on that in a second), but he hasnt provided much either: .913 EV save percentage, down from .925 last season. Overall, the Stars are the second-worst defensive team in the NHL with a 3.47 team GAA. Which is a problem when youre only scoring 2.74 goals per game. 3. Possession Takes A Tumble Last year under Ruff, the Stars were 12th in the NHL in Corsi5v5Close, at 51.2 percent, which was in league with possession darlings the Detroit Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets . This season? Theyre 20th at 48.8 percent Corsi5vs5Close. Smaller sample size, obviously, but theyve taken a bit of a tumble. What does this indicate? That they can’t play with a lead, for one. They’re Corsi5v5 when leading is 42.1 percent, which is one reason why their goals-for percentage (goals for divided by goals for plus goals against) is just 30.8 percent. That’s 28th in the NHL. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/what-s-gone-wrong-with-the-dallas-stars-165432117.html

Happy Thanksgiving! – Yahoo Sports

16, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) 1 hour ago Andrew Nelles Local businesses offer you great deals on goods and services. BNR News Headlines Baraboo and Sauk County headlines delivered to your email inbox daily. Sauk County Weather Alerts BNR Sports Headlines Baraboo and Sauk County sports headlines delivered to your email inbox daily. I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site consitutes agreement to it’s user agreement & privacy policy. Copyright 2014, Wiscnews.com , 1901 Fish Hatchery Rd Madison, WI | Terms of Service and Privacy Policy | Find Area Businesses Find Area Businesses Signup Thank you for reading Please login or register at this time to enjoy articles and other website features as a registered user — or to enable your subscription. No Thanks Thanks for visiting You’re entitled to view free articles every 30 days, and you currently have free articles remaining before being asked to login or register. If you already have a digital subscription please log in with your existing account. If you are not a current subscriber, please log in or sign up for unlimited access to the number one source for local news and information, Wiscnews.com. Login here with a previously connected Facebook account. Login here with www.wiscnews.com account: Username & Password Required! source: http://www.wiscnews.com/sports/hockey/games/image_40566e0d-b832-52bd-9fd2-c8133c2b3839.html

Kane scores late goal, gives Blackhawks 4-3 win over Flames | Star Tribune

His preparation’s been excellent.” The next challenge for Crawford is helping make up for the loss of rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk , who broke his left kneecap when he took a puck off his leg during Sunday’s 6-2 victory over Dallas. The 23-year-old van Riemsdyk will have surgery on Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for three to four months. Van Riemsdyk had been a pleasant surprise for Chicago, playing mostly with David Rundblad or Michal Rozsival on the third defensive pairing. Adam Clendening was promoted from the minors on Tuesday and likely will make his NHL debut on the upcoming road trip. Quenneville could slot Clendening into van Riemdsyk’s spot, or he might tinker with his top four defensemen to spread out his most reliable players. The Blackhawks also are playing without forward Patrick Sharp , who had a team-high 34 goals last season and is out with a lower-body injury. The team said Sharp would miss three to four weeks after he was hurt Nov. 4, and Quenneville has stuck with that timeline when asked about the winger. Crawford, 29, missed six games earlier this season with an upper-body injury, but he has started every game since his return. He likely will shoulder much of the load on the road trip, which begins with a Canadian swing and closes with stops in Colorado, Anaheim and Los Angeles. The challenging stretch comes at an important time for the Blackhawks, who have won three of four after a slump of six losses in nine games. Nashville and St. source: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/preview?gameId=400564607

Paul Byron, Wideman and Sean Monahan scored for Calgary, which had won seven of nine. Corey Crawford made 24 saves for the win. Hiller stopped 18 shots. Calgary had a chance to tie it when Johnny Gaudreau drew a penalty with 3:32 left. However, the Flames having scored twice already on the NHL’s No. 1 ranked penalty-killing team couldn’t score despite Curtis Glencross having a couple of chances in front. Chicago took its second lead when Seabrook got the puck in the slot and slapped a shot past Hiller at 10:52 of the second period. The Flames answered less than two minutes later. Glencross set up a wide-open Monahan at the side of the net for his eighth goal, all scored in the last 12 games. Halfway through the second period, the Blackhawks led 2-0 and were outshooting Calgary 10-3. An interference penalty on Chicago’s Marcus Kruger turned around the momentum. Late in an effective power play, the Flames capitalized with Byron knocking in a rebound after Crawford made a pad stop off Josh Jooris. source: http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/283446941.html

Blackhawks rally in third period to beat Stars 6-2

He did manage his first two-point game on Thursday. One Star to look at is Cody Eakin who has been placed on the top line with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. In the two games with the first unit, Eakin has three points including goals in both matches. He is someone to target at this time. DETROIT vs. Ottawa, vs. Philadelphia, @ New Jersey, vs. Vancouver Rested Team: None Tired Team: None Notes The Red Wings play four times this week but have a day off between all games. Nevertheless, look for Petr Mzarek to get at least one start in place of Jimmy Howard. Tomas Tatar is hot with four goals and six points in his last four games. Pavel Datsyuk has been in and out of the Detroit lineup of late as he has missed three of the Red Wings last five games with a groin injury. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/happy-thanksgiving-180100050–nhl.html

 

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