Nhl: Girgensons, Five Blackhawks Are First All-stars – Sports – The Telegram – Herkimer, Ny

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Blackhawks win 5-4 in OT, end Stars’ 4-game streak | Boston Herald

5, 2015 @ 1:33 am By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Posted Jan. 5, 2015 @ 1:33 am Social News NEW YORK (AP) The first batch of NHL All-Stars has a distinct Windy City feel as five members of the Chicago Blackhawks are among the initial six selections for the midseason showcase. 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. source: http://www.herkimertelegram.com/article/20150105/SPORTS/150109839/2000/NEWS

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

“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. Jamie Benn opened the scoring 3:59 in when he buried a rebound from the edge of left circle into an open net. 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. source: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/nhl_coverage/2015/01/blackhawks_win_5_4_in_ot_end_stars_4_game_streak

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

It’s abundantly clear at this point that Chicago is still the class of the Central after their overtime win against the Stars on Sunday. 2. We’re getting a 2011 gold medal game rematch in the World Junior Championships . Four years ago, Russia stunned the world by mounting a big third period comeback to steal gold from Canada. They enter the gold medal game on Monday night with a more formidable track record, having ousted the United States in the quarterfinal. But their competition is even fiercer this time around. Canada has looked unbeatable in the tournament this year. Expect one heck of a gold medal game between those two. 3. We’re not talking about Tyler Johnson enough. Last year in his rookie season, the Lightning winger registered 24 goals and 50 points in 82 games. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2015/1/5/7492899/2015-nhl-scores-blackhawks-stars-ovechkin-luongo-canada-russia-world-junior-championships

5 Chicago Blackhawks voted NHL All-Stars by fans | abc7chicago.com

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. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. source: http://triblive.com/sports/nhl/7492858-74/games-versteeg-injury

2015 NHL scores: Blackhawks stun Stars in overtime, World Juniors final set – SBNation.com

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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. source: http://abc7chicago.com/sports/5-chicago-blackhawks-voted-nhl-all-stars-by-fans/460828/

 

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