Kane Scores Twice To Lead Blackhawks Past Ducks | Fox Sports

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Blackhawks-Ducks Preview – Yahoo Sports

The Ducks have yielded five goals in 47 short-handed situations over their last 15 games. The Ducks, strapped for healthy defensemen, announced during the first period that they had acquired 16-year veteran Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. He is expected to join the team in time for Saturday night’s game at San Jose. Francois Beauchemin is sidelined for a minimum of four to six weeks because of a broken finger on his right hand. He was hurt blocking a shot during Tuesday’s 3-2 win against Calgary. NOTES: Ducks D Clayton Stoner missed his third straight game because of the mumps. D Jesse Blacker made his NHL debut after getting promoted from Norfolk of the AHL. … The Blackhawks conclude their annual road trip because of the circus Saturday night against the Los Angeles Kings . Chicago and Los Angeles each have won two of the last five Stanley Cup championships. … source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/patrick-kane-leads-blackhawks-past-ducks-112814

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Yahoo Sports

20. The Blackhawks had beaten Calgary and Edmonton before a 3-2 victory at Colorado on Wednesday. Jonathan Toews , Andrew Sharp and Brian Bickell scored, while Patrick Kane also pitched in with his first three-assist night since Dec. 8, 2013. Two of the three goals came on the power play, making it six straight games in which Chicago has scored with the advantage after netting two in its previous five. “We’ve been pleased and happy with it,” coach Joel Quenneville said of his power-play unit, which ranks among league leaders with 19 goals. “Two big goals got the momentum back on our side. What a hockey game that was, anybody’s hockey game.” The Blackhawks’ lone loss on the swing came at Vancouver on Sunday. The circus trip has proved successful for them in years past. They went 6-1 last season to improve to 22-11-4 since Toews and Kane entered the NHL in 2007. “That was a really big win for us,” said Corey Crawford, who made 27 saves for his 10th win. “After a tough loss in Vancouver, it was nice to get back on track. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-ducks-preview-212630066–nhl.html

Blackhawks Rout Ducks, 4-1 « CBS Los Angeles

“He’s being evaluated right now, so we’ll know more [Wednesday,]” Quenneville said after the team’s practice. Crawford is 12-5-1 with a 1.87 goals-against average and .929 save percentage this season. He ranks fourth in the league in goals-against average and fifth in save percentage. He has started the last 14 games for the Blackhawks. Antti Raanta will start for the Blackhawks on Wednesday. He is 1-2-0 with a 2.03 goals-against average and .933 save percentage this season. He last played for the Blackhawks on Oct. 25. He played one game for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL on Nov. 16. source: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/story/_/id/11968145/corey-crawford-chicago-blackhawks-play-vs-st-louis-blues-due-lower-body-injury

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford suffered lower-body injury when missing a step leaving a concert – ESPN Chicago

According to a source, Crawford attended a Rise Against concert at the House of Blues Chicago on Monday night. Crawford is 12-5-1 with a 1.87 goals-against average and .929 save percentage this season. He ranks third in the NHL in GAA and fifth in save percentage. He has started the past 14 games for the Blackhawks. He missed six games because of a lower-body injury in October. Antti Raanta will replace Crawford as the starting goaltender against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. Raanta is 1-2-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .933 save percentage this season. He last played for the Blackhawks on Oct. 25. Scott Darling will back up Raanta. source: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/story/_/id/11973287/chicago-blackhawks-goaltender-corey-crawford-suffered-lower-body-injury-missing-step-leaving-concert

– The woes of the Dallas Cowboys in December are well chronicled. The Cowboys have a 27-43 record in the climactic month of the season since 1997. They are 12-17 in December since Tony Romo took over as starting quarterback in 2006. (FBN-COWBOYS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 547 words) – – Steelers, Bengals set for North showdown Reports from the headquarters of the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers in advance of Sunday’s AFC North matchup. (FBN-STEELERS-BENGALS-NEWS/, expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words) – – Eagles, Seahawks plotting strength vs. strength PHILADELPHIA – Riding high out of Dallas, the Philadelphia Eagles are in position to make a big move in the NFC with Sunday’s game against Seattle followed by a rematch against the Cowboys. (FBN-EAGLES-NEWS/, expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 475 words) – – NFL Roundup News and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 0045/7:45 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words) – – – – COLLEGE BASKETBALL Duke (4) at Wisconsin (2) MADISON, Wis. – Freshman All-American Jahlil Okafor and the Duke Blue Devils meet 2014 Final Four squad Wisconsin and forward Frank Kaminski in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. (BKC-DUKE-WISCONSIN-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/, expect ASAP after 0230 GMT/9:30 PM ET tipoff, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) – – Virginia (7) at Maryland (21) COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former ACC member Maryland steps to the other side of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and welcomes neighbor Virginia to Comcast Center. (BKC-MARYLAND-VIRGINIA-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/, expect ASAP after 0215 GMT/9:15 PM ET tipoff, The Sports Xchange, by David Driver, 4oo-word first lede, 700-word writethru) – – Virginia Tech at Penn State STATE COLLEGE, Pa. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/reuters-u-sports-schedule-2-pm-et-wednesday-190938639–spt.html

Corey Crawford of Chicago Blackhawks won’t play vs. St. Louis Blues due to lower-body injury – ESPN Chicago

We had some players who came out and played very hard from the start, said Kane, who scored his 10th of the season into en empty net with 59 seconds left. Getting up 2-0 was huge. But I thought the third period was our best period, to be honest. We really took it to them, but we couldnt capitalize because their goaltender was awesome and kept them in the game. Corey Crawford made 23 saves, helping the Blackhawks win for the fifth time in six games. Defenseman Hampus Lindholm scored for the two-time defending Pacific Division champions and Andersen stopped 34 shots in his first career appearance against Chicago. They were the better team today, Anaheim center Ryan Kesler said. I can sit here and make excuses, but we just werent good enough. We have a lot of NHL-caliber players in here. Freddie played a great game, and we let him down. The Blackhawks were leading 3-1 when Anaheims Kyle Palmieri received a 5-minute boarding penalty and an automatic game misconduct with 9.4 seconds left in the second period. He took a run at Johnny Oduya from at least 40 feet away and sent him crashing against the boards between the benches as Oduya was carrying the puck up ice with his head down. My view was that (Oduya) was falling and he was turning at the same time, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. Palmi didnt change his direction, didnt hit him in the head just kept following through with the check. source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/11/28/blackhawks-rout-ducks-4-1/


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