By Brad Vandenberk
On a cold afternoon in Detroit, the Blackhawks invaded Joe Louis Arena for a 12:30 ET start. This lone NHL afternoon match was viewed nationally and did not disappoint.
The Hawks came in riding their 21 game point streak and the Red Wings were looking to play spoiler and break that streak.
With the talk of re-alignment throughout the NHL, the Red Wings will move over to the Eastern Conference and only see the Hawks 2 times a year versus the regular 6 times. This could be a big blow to the already great rivalry between these 2 clubs.
Marian Hossa played in his 1000th game, etching his name among the elite in the NHL. Dave Bolland missed his 5th consecutive game with an upper body injury. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, Dan Carcillo, Detroit, Game recap, Henrik Zetterberg, Jimmy Howard, Joakim Andersson, Johan Franzen, Jonathan Ericsson, Marian Hossa, Patrick Eaves, Patrick Kane, Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings, The Streak, Tomas Tatar, Viktor Stalberg
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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