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

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Crawford had to react quickly to make a pad save on Tyler Seguin’s initial deflected shot from 20 feet out in slot, and wasn’t able to recover. Saad muscled to the net, fought off Stars defenseman Trevor Daly and directed in Jonathan Toews’ centering pass 1:15 later to tie it at 1. Defensive breakdowns lead to a scoring flurry early in the second. Jordie Benn, a defenseman, trailed into the slot and scored his first goal of the season 2:15 into the period to complete a slick three-way passing play with Cole and Ales Hemsky to put Dallas ahead 2-1. No Blackhawks forwards backchecked on the Stars’ rush. Kane tied it at 2 at 3:58 to finish a 2-on-1 with Sharp, who created the odd-man break when he blew around Jordie Benn at the Dallas blue line. Cole restored the Stars’ lead at 3-2 just 45 seconds later when he was left wide open at the side of the net and lifted in a high shot. Bickell’s power-play tip-in with 1:55 left in the second tied it 3-all. Cole’s second goal of the game, on a mid-air deflection of Goligoski’s floating feed from the left point 4:05 into the third period, put Dallas back ahead, 4-3. NOTES: Versteeg has nine goals and 18 assists in 34 games after fully recovering from knee surgery in March 2013. source: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/nhl_coverage/2015/01/blackhawks_win_5_4_in_ot_end_stars_4_game_streak

NHL notebook: Hand injury sidelines Blackhawks’ Versteeg | TribLIVE

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

NHL: Girgensons, five Blackhawks are first all-stars – Sports – The Telegram – Herkimer, NY

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

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

Versteeg ranks third on the team with 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 34 games. Coach Joel Quenneville said Versteeg will be out for aabout a month,a and the team doesn’t think the injury will require surgery. a Defenseman David Schlemko was claimed off waivers by the Stars, NHL.com reported. Schlemko, 27, had one goal and four points in 20 games with the Coyotes this season. He also had four points in two games with the Portland Pirates of the AHL. In parts of seven seasons with the Coyotes, Schlemko had nine goals and 50 points in 207 games. a Center Joe Thornton missed the Sharks’ game against the Blues because of an upper-body injury. It ends his streak of consecutive games at 319. a Wire reports Show commenting policy TribLive commenting policy You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service . We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. source: http://triblive.com/sports/nhl/7492858-74/games-versteeg-injury

 

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