Daniel Carcillo Of Chicago Blackhawks Offered In-person Hearing For Crosscheck On Mathieu Perreault Of Winnipeg Jets – Espn Chicago

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Perreault immediately fell to the ice. He held his left arm as he departed for the locker room and did not return to the game. He was scheduled to be examined Saturday. Carcillo said Saturday his intent was not injure Perreault and hoped the Jets player would be OK. “I was just trying to knock him off, you know?” said Carcillo, who hadn’t heard from the NHL prior to speaking to the media Saturday. “I didn’t think it was very, like, malicious or anything. “It was just kind of a hockey play and it was at the end of a shift. I must have just caught him between some padding. I’ve been hit there before, too. You know it hurts.” Jets coach Paul Maurice had a different opinion of the play. source: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/story/_/id/12185159/daniel-carcillo-chicago-blackhawks-offered-person-hearing-crosscheck-mathieu-perreault-winnipeg-jets

Chicago Blackhawks Playing Down to Their Competition is Troubling Trend | Bleacher Report

Another issue is the team’s margin of defeat over that span. It’s one thing if the four losses in the previous eight games prior to the win over Minnesota were one-goal games, but three of those defeats were by multiple goals. They dropped a 5-1 decision at home to the Jets, were blanked 2-0 at Colorado and were the victims of a 5-2 defeat to the lowly Edmonton Oilers. The only one-goal loss was their hard-luck 3-2 decision to the Capitals in the Winter Classic, when former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining in the third period. In addition to struggling against teams that they would normally beat with ease, the Blackhawks had problems with their even-strength play and their inability to get off to good starts. They were outscored 19-13 in even-strength situations, and that’s normally an area where the Blackhawks dominate. According to NHL.com, Chicago is scoring 1.27 goals for every goal their opponents score in five-on-five situations, ranking fifth in the league. However, during that cold spell, they were scoring just 0.68 goals to each goal their opponents scored when both teams were at full strength. High-level teams like the Blackhawks can normally overcome the occasional slow start because they have so much firepower with superstars such as Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith in the lineup. However, even the best teams have problems when they get outscored consistently in the first period. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2330395-chicago-blackhawks-playing-down-to-their-competition-is-troubling-trend

Jets forward Mathieu Perreault left the ice gingerly with 9.4 seconds left in the second period after being cross-checked across the back by Chicago’s Daniel Carcillo, and didn’t return. Perreault, who scored four goals against Florida on Tuesday, had six goals and three assists in his last five games. The Blackhawks dominated early in an uptempo, physical first period punctuated by two free-swinging fights. Saad opened the scoring just 53 seconds in when he backhanded a rolling puck from the left circle, and the rising shot slipped past Hutchinson’s right elbow. The Jets came on as the period progressed and tested Crawford with some prime chances. Bogosian tied it at 1 midway through the first on a low screened shot from inside the blue line after taking a feed from Ladd. Winnipeg’s Adam Lowry was in front of the crease as the puck slipped under Crawford’s pads. Following a scoreless and scrappy second period, the Jets came out strong in early in the third. Little’s power-play goal, set up by Bogosian’s slick pass, put the Jets ahead 2-1 at 9:31 of the third. Thorburn, at the edge of the crease, tipped in Lowry’s feed from the top of the slot 28 seconds later. source: http://tristate-media.com/drr/nhl-jets-defeat-blackhawks—behind-rd-period-rally/article_ae91f9d0-9e2a-11e4-925f-bbef622c955e.html

Chicago Blackhawks’ Awards for the 1st Half of the 2014-15 Season | Bleacher Report

However, he has been playing much better in recent weeks, and he has nine goals and nine assists for the year after a brutally slow start. If Bickell can continue to produce the way he has in recent gamesfive goals and seven points in his last seven gamesthe line will be dangerous. Grade: B+ No. 3 Line: Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw, Teuvo Teravainen USA TODAY Sports The Blackhawks’ No. 3 line provides an excellent example of why this team is so dangerous and will be such a tough opponent during the postseason. Left wing Patrick Sharp was the team’s leading scorer a year ago with 34 goals and 44 assists, yet he is playing on Quenneville’s third line this season. There’s a reason for that. He has been a top-line or second-line player throughout his career, but he injured his knee in November and missed about a month of action. Since his return last month, Quenneville has played him on several different lines, and there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to be moved around. However, he has the speed, brilliant shot and instincts to score key goals at big moments. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2328156-midseason-grades-for-each-line-on-the-chicago-blackhawks

Midseason Grades for Each Line on the Chicago Blackhawks | Bleacher Report

The NHL does not give awards based on half-seasons; however, we look at the Blackhawks’ first half of the 2014-15 season and offer up these awards. Team MVP: Patrick Kane Paul Vernon/Associated Press When it comes to all-around play, responsibility and leadership, there’s little doubt that Jonathan Toews is the most important player to the Blackhawks. It has been that way since he was a rookie in the 2007-08 season. While Toews is Mr. Steady, Patrick Kane has long been Mr. Spectacular. His remarkable skill level allows him to stick-handle the puck in the tightest situations, accelerate into open spots and score the biggest goals. Teams like the Flyers , Kings , Bruins and Wild have all felt his wrath in key playoff situations. Kane has always carried his share of the load during the regular season as well, but there’s something different about his contributions this year. He has displayed increased maturity in recent seasons, and it seems he is able to make game-changing plays on a near nightly basis. Kane is leading the way for the Blackhawks in scoring. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2330057-chicago-blackhawks-awards-for-the-1st-half-of-the-2014-15-season

NHL Recap – Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks – Jan 16, 2015 – CBSSports.com

Hutchinson made 31 saves after stopping 71 of 72 shots in his previous two wins against the Blackhawks. ”We had some good chances to score and he made some key saves,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. ”It was 1-1 hockey game. ”But they’re a different team than we saw last year. That’s a team that can win and beat anybody because they work their tails off.” Chicago rookie Teuvo Teravainen got his first NHL goal, Brandon Saad also scored, and Corey Crawford finished with 31 saves. ”Tonight, I just thought I was ready to shoot everything,” the 20-year-old Teravainen said. Jets forward Mathieu Perreault left the ice gingerly with 9.4 seconds left in the second period after being cross-checked across the back by Chicago’s Daniel Carcillo , and didn’t return. Perreault, who scored four goals against Florida on Tuesday, had six goals and three assists in his last five games. The Blackhawks dominated early in an uptempo, physical first period punctuated by two free-swinging fights. Saad opened the scoring just 53 seconds in when he backhanded a rolling puck from the left circle, and the rising shot slipped past Hutchinson’s right elbow. The Jets came on as the period progressed and tested Crawford with some prime chances. source: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/gametracker/recap/NHL_20150116_WPG@CHI/jets-defeat-blackhawks-4-2-behind-3rd-period-rally

 

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