Blackhawks Soar Into All-star Game As Nhl’s Go-to Glamour Team – Yahoo Sports

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After a 49-year drought, Chicago has won two Stanley Cups in the past five seasons. (USA Today)

No part of them wished they were headed to Cabo or Cancun for vacation thanks to, say, a sudden lower-body injury instead of Columbus for the NHL All-Star Game? Aw, come on, Toews said as he sat at a microphone for Media Day not long after he landed. You want me to answer that straight up? View gallery . Toews and the ‘Hawks have played in three outdoor games, with another one reportedly in the works. (USA Today) He smiled. Im kidding, he said. OK, maybe part of them did wish they were somewhere warm. But Toews was kidding for the most part. Seriously. The Blackhawks have become the NHLs go-to glamour team. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-soar-into-all-star-game-as-nhl-s-go-to-glamour-team-231754648-nhl.html

NHL: Blackhawks’ Carcillo suspended six games – Daily Republican Register: Daily Republican Register

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NHL: Blackhawks beat short-handed Penguins in shootout 3-2 – Daily Republican Register: Daily Republican Register

Chicago trails surprising Nashville and steady St. Louis in the Central. Rundblad gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead 6:56 in. The defenseman took advantage of a dominant shift by the top line of Hossa, Toews and Brandon Saad. The trio kept the puck buried in Pittsburgh’s zone for more than a minute, with Rundblad taking a feed from Hossa at the point and sending a shot past a well-screened Fleury for his fourth goal. Hossa doubled Chicago’s lead early in the second with his 10th goal, a wrist shot from just inside the left circle that Fleury barely saw through the sea of bodies. Yet just when it appeared the Penguins were ready to collapse, they responded behind some unlikely contributors. Sill went 47 games before recording the first point of his career with an assist against Minnesota last week. He didn’t wait nearly as long to earn his second, sending a wrist shot from the slot over Crawford’s glove 5:21 into the second. The fourth-line forward nearly smacked a Chicago player in the head with his stick during a giddy celebration, one that provided the spark necessary to wake the Penguins from a weeklong swoon. source: http://tristate-media.com/drr/nhl-blackhawks-beat-short-handed-penguins-in-shootout/article_74c82452-a2cd-11e4-9a3e-87f2246b53c6.html

Blackhawks beat short-handed Penguins in shootout 3-2 – Yahoo Sports

”It was a tough game,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. ”You find when you win these types of games, it makes you a good team.” Zach Sill scored his first NHL goal and Steve Downie added his eighth of the season for the Penguins. Fleury stopped 24 shots but Pittsburgh hobbled into the break with a fourth straight loss, among them a bruising overtime defeat in Philadelphia on Tuesday that included injuries to stars Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin . Letang was held out as a precaution following a frightening collision with Philadelphia’s Zac Rinaldo. Malkin skated during warm-ups on Wednesday before telling trainers he couldn’t play due to an undisclosed issue. Malkin’s status for All-Star weekend is uncertain. The absence of two vital parts of Pittsburgh’s core took some of the punch out of the game both teams hope is a Stanley Cup preview, though neither has looked like a top-flight contender the last month. View gallery Pittsburgh Penguins’ Beau Bennett (19) screens Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) wit Pittsburgh has cooled to fall just off the pace of the first-place New York Islanders in the crowded Metropolitan Division. Chicago trails surprising Nashville and steady St. Louis in the Central. Rundblad gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead 6:56 in. The defenseman took advantage of a dominant shift by the top line of Hossa, Toews and Brandon Saad. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-beat-short-handed-penguins-shootout-3-2-040834267–nhl.html

NHL Recap – Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins – Jan 21, 2015 – CBSSports.com

Pittsburgh has cooled to fall just off the pace of the first-place New York Islanders in the crowded Metropolitan Division. Chicago trails surprising Nashville and steady St. Louis in the Central. Rundblad gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead 6:56 in. The defenseman took advantage of a dominant shift by the top line of Hossa, Toews and Brandon Saad . The trio kept the puck buried in Pittsburgh’s zone for more than a minute, with Rundblad taking a feed from Hossa at the point and sending a shot past a well-screened Fleury for his fourth goal. Hossa doubled Chicago’s lead early in the second with his 10th goal, a wrist shot from just inside the left circle that Fleury barely saw through the sea of bodies. Yet just when it appeared the Penguins were ready to collapse, they responded behind some unlikely contributors. Sill went 47 games before recording the first point of his career with an assist against Minnesota last week. He didn’t wait nearly as long to earn his second, sending a wrist shot from the slot over Crawford’s glove 5:21 into the second. The fourth-line forward nearly smacked a Chicago player in the head with his stick during a giddy celebration, one that provided the spark necessary to wake the Penguins from a weeklong swoon. source: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/gametracker/recap/NHL_20150121_CHI@PIT

Blackhawks-Penguins Preview – Yahoo Sports

“With that many opportunities and the skill we have, we should make them pay for that,” captain Sidney Crosby said. Crosby has 13 points in eight games, but didn’t get any for just the second time over that stretch Tuesday. The star center may benefit from a return home, where he has nine points in five games and scored twice in a 4-1 win over Chicago on March 30. Evgeni Malkin missed that matchup with a foot injury, but he has six points in five career meetings with the Blackhawks. The center, who has 10 points in his last eight games, will join Crosby and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury at Sunday’s All-Star game in Columbus. Chicago is expected to have five players on the ice Sunday, including captain Jonathan Toews, who will fill the same role on one of the All-Star teams. He’s riding a season-high six-game point streak, totaling eight while also netting his first goal of that stretch Tuesday to end an 11-game drought. Toews has six goals and two assists in six games against the Penguins, but didn’t have any points March 30 while Kane was out with a lower-body injury. Kane – another Blackhawks All-Star – enters this one with a team highs of 22 goals and 51 points, collecting nine in the past six games. Andrew Shaw and Teuvo Teravainen are looking to build on strong efforts from Tuesday. Shaw scored twice after netting one in his previous 22 games. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-penguins-preview-160326964–nhl.html

 

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