Nhl Schedule 2014: Blackhawks Host Maple Leafs – Sbnation.com

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The two teams drop the puck at 7 p.m. ET in a game that will be televised nationally by the NHL Network. The Central Division-leading Blackhawks (22-9-2) lost 3-2 in a shootout on the road to the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night, just the second setback for Chicago in the last four weeks. The Blackhawks are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, and have won seven straight games at the United Center, with the last home loss coming Nov. 7. Patrick Kane had an assist Saturday night, and leads Chicago in both goals (16) and assists (18) on the season, and takes a five-game point streak into Sunday afternoon. The Leafs (19-11-3) had a six-game win streak of their own, but have dropped their last two contests, including getting lit up 7-4 by the Philadelphia Flyers at home Saturday night. Toronto, sitting in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, is 5-3-3 on the road this season. In other action, the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout Saturday in Raleigh, giving New York five straight wins. The two teams meet again Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. Here is the full Sunday schedule: Matchup Forgot password? We’ll email you a reset link. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/12/21/7429687/2014-nhl-schedule-blackhawks-maple-leafs

Blackhawks send Morin to Blue Jackets for Erixon – Hometownstations.com-WLIO- Lima, OH News Weather Sports

Say, were you on the fence about casting an NHL All-Star Game ballot for Jonathan Toews ? Perhaps youre worried he cant rock a headband. Or pump iron. Perhaps youre concerned about him not being the Canadian dream. Well, the Chicago Blackhawks are about to knock your backside off that fence. Because its time to Exercise Your Right To Vote! (Well, clearly someone inside the Blackhawks video team is a Tim and Eric fan) The Blackhawks debuted the first in what we assume is a series of kitschy player-centric videos that feature headbands, tanktops, pastel colors and a 1980s aesthetic. View gallery . And if youve ever wanted to see a super-intense Patrick Kane in aerobics gear on a step machine winking at you, merry Christmas. View gallery . Is it uh hot in here did someone maybe leave the Yule log on a little too long swoon The lesson here, folks: Jonathan Toews is a comedy genius who chooses not to unleash his powers, and any time you mine the 1980s for comedy, its gold. And yes, that is an excuse to run this Los Angeles Kings video again: GOOOOO KIIIINGS! source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/blackhawks–goofy-retro-workout-commercial-earns-our-all-star-vote-222118818.html

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Morin has no points in 15 NHL games this season. The winger was assigned to Rockford of the AHL for a conditioning assignment Tuesday because he wasn’t playing at all with the loaded Blackhawks. The 23-year-old Morin has eight goals and eight assists in 54 career regular-season games, all with Chicago. He also played in two postseason games in May. Erixon, 23, had one goal and five assists in 19 games with Columbus this season. He scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 26 at Los Angeles. The Blackhawks lost rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a broken left kneecap last month. They reassigned defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to Rockford on Sunday. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. source: http://www.hometownstations.com/story/27625733/blackhawks-send-morin-to-blue-jackets-for-erixon

Blackhawks’ goofy retro workout commercial earns our all-star vote | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

Nikolay Kulemin sealed it with 1:11 left on an empty-net goal. Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves for the Islanders, who have won four straight. With No. 1 goalie Ben Bishop out for the third straight game, Vasilevskiy stopped 45 shots in his second NHL appearance. Tampa Bay is 2-5-1 in its past eight games. BLUE JACKETS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2, SO COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jack Johnson scored the winner in the ninth round of a shootout and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 39 shots in regulation and eight in the tiebreaker to give Columbus a victory over Chicago. Johnson faked a forehand and then jammed in a backhand before Bobrovsky clinched the win by blocking Bryan Bickell’s low attempt. It was the sixth game in a row to go past regulation for the Blue Jackets, who have a nine-game point streak (8-0-1). Jack Skille and Kevin Connauton scored goals for Columbus. Patrick Sharp and Ben Smith tallied for the Blackhawks, and Corey Crawford made 17 saves. The Blue Jackets ended a 13-game losing streak (0-10-3) to the Blackhawks. AVALANCHE 5, SABRES 1 BUFFALO, New York (AP) Alex Tanguay scored twice and Calvin Pickard made 28 saves as Colorado beat Buffalo. source: http://news.yahoo.com/nhl-capsules-042251109.html

Big moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball – Yahoo Sports

”Chicago baseball hasn’t been what it should be the last few years and with both teams taking a big step forward this winter, it only benefits Chicago baseball fans.” All the moves have led to a surge in activity on the business side. ”Our moves combined with the moves that the Cubs have done, it’s really put – at a time of year when you don’t see this – baseball at the forefront,” White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing Brooks Boyer said. ”To hear all the chatter about baseball and kind of supplanting football on the front page, that’s certainly not a bad thing for baseball in Chicago. It really shows you the interest that the market has.” Both teams have seen a decline in attendance in recent years, with the Cubs drawing 2,652,113 last season after a franchise-record 3,300,200 on the way to the NL Central championship in 2008. The drop has been even steeper for the White Sox, who went from a franchise-best 2,957,411 in 2006, when they were coming off a championship run, to 1,650,821 in 2014. Good seats might not be as easy to find after all the deals. ”I have been a Sox fan for over 30 years and I don’t remember an offseason quite like this,” said Tom Dorsey, who grew up near the ballpark in the Bridgeport neighborhood and still lives there. He can see why Cubs fans are excited, too. ”Theo and (general manager Jed Hoyer’s) vision can finally be seen by the common fan,” Dorsey said. Boyer says last week was the busiest for full and partial season-ticket sales in December since the White Sox signed Adam Dunn four years ago. Acquiring Samardzija and Robertson sparked such a huge surge in interest that general manager Rick Hahn credited the increase in sales for convincing chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to sign off on the budget-breaking $42 million, three-year deal the team gave Cabrera. Apparel is in higher demand, too. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/big-moves-bring-big-hope-chicago-baseball-170242978–mlb.html


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