Blackhawks Win 5-4 In Ot, End Stars’ 4-game Streak | Boston Herald

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You always know you’re going to get a big play out of someone on this team.” Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for the Blackhawks. Erik Cole had two goals and an assist for the Stars. Jamie Benn and his brother, Jordie, also scored for Dallas. “I thought we deserved better, and 5-on-5 I thought we had the edge in the game,” Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. “I thought the last 40 minutes, our pace was better than theirs. “Against their speed, I thought we did a good job.” Even with the loss, the Stars are 8-1-1 in their last 10. “We’re playing pretty solid right now,” said Dallas’ Alex Goligoski, who had two assists. “Just have to find better ways to lock those down.” Lehtonen made 33 saves, while Chicago’s Corey Crawford blocked 30 shots. Blackhawks top prospect, forward Teuvo Teravainen, played his first game of the season. The 20-year-old was recalled from Rockford of the AHL after forward Kris Versteeg suffered a left hand injury when he was hit by a shot in Thursday’s Winter Classic in Washington. Versteeg is expected to be out for “about a month,” according to coach Joel Quenneville. source: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/nhl_coverage/2015/01/blackhawks_win_5_4_in_ot_end_stars_4_game_streak

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The All-Star game, the NHL’s first in three years, will be held on Jan. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The remaining roster of players will be announced on Jan. 10. Kane (1,232,201 votes) and Toews (1,217,210) finished second and third behind Girgensons. Keith (1,198,173) was next, and first among defensemen, and followed by Seabrook (1,016,992), who was sixth overall. Crawford (1,099,504) was one spot ahead of him to win the goalie vote. Fans cast more than 35 million votes, up 52 percent from 2012 the last time the NHL held an All-Star game. Nearly 27 percent were cast by fans outside of North America a 7,000 percent increase from three years ago. There was no game in 2013 due to an NHL lockout, and none last year because of the league’s participation in the Winter Olympics. source: http://www.herkimertelegram.com/article/20150105/SPORTS/150109839/2000/NEWS

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Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, and goalie Corey Crawford earned spots Saturday based on fan voting. The only non-Chicago All-Star in the group is Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons, who was the leading vote-getter in the six-week campaign with 1,574,896. The All-Star game, the NHL’s first in three years, will be held on Jan. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The remaining roster of players will be announced on Jan. 10. Kane (1,232,201 votes) and Toews (1,217,210) finished second and third behind Girgensons. Keith (1,198,173) was next, and first among defensemen, and followed by Seabrook (1,016,992), who was sixth overall. Crawford (1,099,504) was one spot ahead of him to win the goalie vote. Fans cast more than 35 million votes, up 52 percent from 2012 – the last time the NHL held an All-Star game. Nearly 27 percent were cast by fans outside of North America – a 7,000 percent increase from three years ago. There was no game in 2013 due to an NHL lockout, and none last year because of the league’s participation in the Winter Olympics. source: http://abc7chicago.com/sports/5-chicago-blackhawks-voted-nhl-all-stars-by-fans/460828/

Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg out for a month – Westport News

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg (23) jumps to stay with the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) defends, in the first period of the Winter Classic outdoor NHL hockey game at Nationals Park, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Washington. Photo: Alex Brandon, AP / AP

1, 2015, in Washington. Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg (23) jumps to stay with… Font Page 1 of 1 CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will be sidelined for a month with a left hand injury after he was hurt in the Winter Classic. Versteeg left Thursday’s 3-2 loss to Washington after he blocked Eric Fehr ‘s shot with his hand early in the third period. Versteeg ranks third on the team with 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 34 games. Coach Joel Quenneville said Saturday that Versteeg will be out for “about a month,” and the team doesn’t think the injury will require surgery. The winger also missed the start of the season with a lower-body injury. The Blackhawks promoted top prospect Teuvo Teravainen from the minors Friday to help make up for Versteeg’s absence. Chicago’s next game is Sunday against Dallas. source: http://www.westport-news.com/sports/article/Blackhawks-forward-Kris-Versteeg-out-for-a-month-5992296.php

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NHL Capsules | FOX Sports

And Jordin Tootoo also scored as the Devils won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 14. Cory Schneider made 20 saves. Mikhail Grigorenko netted his first goal of the season for the Sabres, who have lost five straight and are 1-8-1 in their last 10 games. The Devils dominated the first period, jumping out to a 3-0 lead and outshooting the Sabres 13-4. Elias had a goal and an assist in the frame. LIGHTNING 4, CANADIENS 2 MONTREAL (AP) – Tyler Johnson scored twice in Tampa Bay’s four-goal second period, and the Lightning won the matchup for the top spot in Eastern Conference by beating Montreal. Brett Connolly and J.T. Brown also scored for Tampa Bay (26-12-4), which moved two points ahead of Montreal atop both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. Dale Weise and Max Pacioretty had goals for Montreal (26-12-2), which has two games in hand on the Lightning. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/nhl-capsules-010615

 

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