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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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Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook and goaltender 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 NHLs first in three years, will be held Jan. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The remaining roster of players will be announced 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 because of an NHL lockout and none last year because of the leagues participation in the Winter Olympics. source: http://nesn.com/2015/01/blackhawks-dominate-all-star-voting-five-chicago-players-chosen-by-fans/

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We did generate a lot of shots on net. The second and third opportunities are where we needed to capitalize.” Chicago now heads out on the road, where it’s dropped three of four. “You worry about your next game and next shift as a player,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “That’s your objective to bring the focus, bring the motivation of doing the right things and that’s what it’s all about.” The Blackhawks haven’t visited the Twin Cities since eliminating the Wild with a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 6 of last year’s Western Conference semifinals. Chicago took this season’s first meeting 5-3 on Dec. 16 as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook each recorded a goal and two assists. The Blackhawks have taken three straight and 13 of 19 matchups, including playoffs. Kane has four goals and four assists during a five-game point streak in the series, giving him 21 points in his last 21 regular-season meetings. Minnesota (18-15-5) has managed 26 goals during a 2-4-4 slump. The Wild suffered a 7-1 loss at Dallas on Saturday before falling 4-3 in overtime to San Jose on Tuesday, their fourth OT defeat – all coming in the past nine contests – and fifth loss overall in six home games. “We can hang our heads, we can feel sorry for ourselves, we can point fingers,” coach Mike Yeo told the team’s official website. “But those types of things are not the types of things that winners do and those types of things do not help you get out of something like this.” Yeo expressed further displeasure after what he deemed a disappointing practice Wednesday. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-wild-preview-235401714–nhl.html

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

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

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/

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Patrick Sharp scored 1:17 into overtime to give Chicago a 5-4 win that snapped the Stars’ four-game winning streak. “Probably not our best team game in a while,” Sharp said, “but to come back and win against a division rival, it definitely feels good.” Sharp drove past Jason Spezza down the slot, took Duncan Keith’s feed from the left point and beat Kari Lehtonen with a shot that slipped between the goalie’s body and his blocker. That was the only time the Blackhawks led in the contest as Chicago overcame four-one goal deficits and some uncharacteristic defensive breakdowns. “We can point the finger at ourselves for allowing those deficits in the first place,” Sharp said. “A couple mistakes by us.” Following a 3-2 defeat in Washington to the Capitals in the Winter Classic on Thursday, the Blackhawks appeared on their way to losing a second straight game for only the third time this season. But Chicago’s Brad Richards fooled Lehtonen with an improbable sharp-angle shot with 3:57 left in the third period to tie it at 4 and set up overtime. Richards whipped the puck from the goal line at the left boards and it slipped between Lehtonen’s elbow and the goalpost. “I was hoping for a rebound or something crazy to happen,” Richards said. “And that went in.” The Blackhawks, 14-3-1 in their last 18, ultimately got the bounces they needed, even if they weren’t firing on all cylinders. “We just didn’t quite have a great feeling,” Richards said. 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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