Photo credit: www.sskoveralltalltid.se
By Chris Block
For the second consecutive year, the Blackhawks have teamed up with a European league team for a friendly preseason tune-up.
Twelve Blackhawks players and prospects are in the town of Södertälje, Sweden this week taking part in a week-long mini conditioning camp.
These Blackhawks are guests of the Södertälje Sportklubb (SSK), a team in the Allsvenskan league, a level below the Swedish Elite League (Elitserien), as the Södertälje team makes its final preparations to begin its 2012-13 regular season.
List of Blackhawks players and prospects in Sweden for this week’s workouts:
Brandon Bollig will join the group on Wednesday after clearing up a passport issue. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, IceHogs, Preseason, Prospects
Tagged Adam Clendening, Barry Smith, Ben Smith, Brandon Bollig, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Saad, Carl Hagelin, Darius Kasparaitis, Dylan Olsen, Jacob Josefson, Jeremy Morin, Jimmy Hayes, Jonathan Ericsson, Kevin Delaney, Kevin Hayes, Klas Dahlbeck, Lugano, Marcus Kruger, Mark Owuya, Mats Hallin, Mikael Samuelsson, Mini camp, Nick Leddy, Sodertalje, Sweden, Ted Dent
By Brad Gardner
It had been nearly a month since Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks were able to put one in the win column, but they did just that against one of the league’s top teams with 4-2 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. A scorched-earth policy from the big guns of the Blackhawks propelled the team to its first win since January 20th and first road victory since December 14th.
All four goals for Chicago came during the first 10 minutes of the game. The visitors were out to a 3-0 lead just four minutes into the game and then able to extend it about five minutes later. The penalty kill and a solid defensive effort at the other end of the ice was enough to stave off the relentless Rangers. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Brandon Dubinsky, Brent Seabrook, Carl Hagelin, Corey Crawford, John Scott, Jonathan Toews, Marc Staal, Marian Hossa, Martin Biron, Nick Leddy, NY Rangers, Patrick Sharp, Rangers