By Michael Calvert
Is it the closing act to the Olympics, or the opening act for the Stadium series on Saturday? Either way you spin it; Thursday’s Blackhawks-Rangers matchup at Madison Square Garden was not a game for the ages.
I would hesitate to say the Hawks looked slow, but more like out of sync. Read more
By Brad Gardner
The Blackhawks took two more hard fought points from the Blues Jackets at Nationwide Arena in a 2-1 shootout victory. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each scored in the shootout while Corey Crawford stopped two of the three Columbus shooters to seal the victory.
The Blue Jackets extended their point streak to 10 games but the club took only their second point from Chicago on the season. The Blackhawks won all four meetings between the two teams in what has turned out to be the final season that the two teams can be considered division rivals. It was far from an easy season sweep for the ‘Hawks, however, as each of those four victories were by one goal.
The fourth and final meeting of the season between the two teams was the longest yet, but despite a superb 39-save effort from Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blackhawks were able to beat the Jackets goaltender with each of their first two shootout attempts. Read more
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By Brad Vandenberk
Domination and determination is what wins Stanley cups. This, we witnessed in 2010 when the Blackhawks became champions. Playing with confidence, and having their superstars turn in multi point nights, sometimes with questionable goaltending helps too.
This year is much of the same. Even the players understand that this could be one heck of a year if they are determined to dominate the opposition. The Blackhawks come from behind win in Dallas on Thursday shows that they are determined once again.
The Hawks were on the road again on Saturday night playing another Central division opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Read more
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By Brad Vandenberk
The Hawks held their heads high on their way into Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Saturday afternoon, only days after beating one of the NHL’s best teams in the New York Rangers Thursday night.
This was the last of the Hawks nine consecutive road games and setting a team record for the most consecutive road games in franchise history at nine. The road bout was over 19 days long and they didn’t waste time taking advantage of a Central Division team that is rumored to be moving on without their franchise player in Rick Nash as they try to start their rebuilding process. In their last four meetings, the Hawks have taken all of them! Read more