By Chris Block
Rockford capped off the best month of its AHL existence on Friday night, though in a 5-4 overtime loss before 3,853 fans at Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
The IceHogs picking up a point in the loss to the Oklahoma City Barons not only extended the team’s streak of consecutive contests earning at least a point to 11 games (9-0-1-1), but it also meant Rockford went unbeaten in regulation over an entire month for the first time since they joined the American Hockey League in 2007.
Rockford held and lost the lead three times on Friday. Bobby Shea and Terry Broadhurst each scored twice for the ‘Hogs. For Shea it was his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season. Terry Broadhurst notched his 12th and 13th tallies. Read more
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Tagged Adam Clendening, Anton Lander, Barons, Ben Eager, Blackhawks, Bobby Shea, Brandon Pirri, Brian Connelly, C.J. Stretch, Chris Block, Game recap, Garret Ross, IceHogs, Jason Labarbera, Jeremy Morin, Mark Arcobello, Matthew Ford, Oklahoma City, Oscar Klefbom, Richard Bachman, Rockford, Roman Horak, Steve Pinizzotto, Terry Broadhurst, Tyler Pitlick, Will Acton
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks swept the season series from the Dallas Stars Monday night at the United Center. Dallas came in the winners of five consecutive contests but was no match for a Blackhawks squad that parlayed a big third period into a 5-2 victory.
The win is Chicago’s sixth in a row and puts them one win from locking up home ice in the Western Conference. Three points from Marian Hossa and an active night by the third line, led by Andrew Shaw, paced the Blackhawks effort.
Brandon Saad took a nice feed from Jonathan Toews in the first minute of action. However, he could not settle the puck and the attempt was off the mark. The Hawks settled into the Dallas zone for much of the opening minutes. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Dallas, Game recap, Jamie Benn, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Patrick Kane, Ray Emery, Ray Whitney, Richard Bachman, Stars, Vernon Fiddler, Viktor Stalberg
By Brad Vandenberk
With Big Ten college basketball invading the United Center this weekend, it was time for the Blackhawks to embark on a 4 game road trip spanning over 7 days. Game one was a tricky task beating the Blue Jackets in a shootout. This was the last meeting between the two clubs for this year and in the years to come the Hawks and ‘Jackets will become less familiar.
Now that the NHL realignment has been approved from the players and the business end, Columbus will be heading east. With the new division, currently under a naming process, the Hawks will only see those pesky Jackets twice a year. A team they will begin to be acquainted with are the Stars from Dallas. Dallas will move into the Hawks division which sees them playing each other 6 times a season. The last time these two teams met was back in the first week of this shortened season. Marian Hossa fired the overtime winner past Kari Lehtonen. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Brenden Morrow, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Dallas, Dallas Stars, Dave Bolland, Duncan Keith, Game recap, Johnny Oduya, Jonathan Toews, Kari Lehtonen, Marian Hossa, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, Richard Bachman, Stars, Trevor Daley, Viktor Stalberg
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks saw their four-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night in the United Center. Forty minutes of defensive dominance gave way to an opportunistic Dallas Stars club that outworked the Blackhawks in the final ten minutes and stunned the home team by a score of 3-1.
Rookie goalie Richard Bachman got the start for the Stars and proved to be the difference, keeping his team in the contest with 26 saves and allowing Dallas to snatch two points from the Blackhawks.
Neither team generated a lot of scoring chances in the opening period. The ‘Hawks continued to play well in their own zone, but only outshot the Stars 6-5. Read more
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Tagged Adam Burish, Carter Hutton, Dallas Stars, Jonathan Toews, Loui Eriksson, Marian Hossa, Michael Ryder, Richard Bachman, Stars, Steve Ott