March 8, 2013 |
DENVER - Soaring when they hit the Mile High City, the Blackhawks were brought back down to earth in spectacular fashion and their historic run is history. The Hawks didn't just lose for the first time this season in regulation, they looked bad in doing it as they were hammered 6-2 by the Avalanche on Friday night at Pepsi Center in Denver. After a first half of the season during which they could do no wrong, everything fell apart for the Hawks against the Avs and their 24-game run to begin the 2013 season was halted.
February 17, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Between the time the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and the time each player enjoyed his day with the trophy, their roster had already been broken up because of salary-cap problems. They kept their core but lost 10 regulars, mostly depth and grit players who were so vital to their success. Dustin Byfuglien, Kris Versteeg, Andrew Ladd and others were gone quickly, none of them easily replaced. Not until this season has General Manager Stan Bowman been able to reassemble as much depth and character, but the wait has been worth it. The Blackhawks' 3-2 victory over the Kings on Sunday improved their record to 12-0-3, tying them with the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the second-longest streak without a regulation loss to start the season.
February 13, 2013 |
CHICAGO — The longer the officials studied the video, the more concerned Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau grew. The officials decided the video replay revealed that a second-period goal by Chicago's Brandon Saad counted, and Boudreau knew such calls can sometimes deflate a team. Instead, the Ducks took the call and used it as a call to respond. They did so with a late surge to defeat the NHL's hottest team in a 3-2 shootout Tuesday night in front of a soldout United Center crowd that was welcoming back the Blackhawks from an extended trip.
February 24, 2012 |
When: 5 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 27-22-12; Blackhawks 33-22-7 Update: Rookie defenseman Slava Voynov returns to the Kings after a short stint with their minor league affiliate in Manchester, N.H. Voynov's emergence was one of the reasons the Kings were able to move defenseman Jack Johnson in the Jeff Carter deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. "If Slava is going to become a top-four guy, it doesn't do him any good to be in and out of the lineup," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said.
April 11, 2011 |
The last spot in a suspenseful playoff race wasn't decided until the final game on the final day of the season. The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks lost their finale but grabbed the eighth seeding in the Western Conference after the Dallas Stars lost to the Minnesota Wild, which had nothing at stake but pride. The New York Rangers faced a similar situation in the Eastern Conference, hoping Carolina would lose its finale on Saturday. To the delight of the NHL's TV rightsholders, Carolina lost to Tampa Bay and the big-market Rangers got in. The eight series will feature a traditional rivalry in Boston against Montreal and the third straight Chicago-Vancouver matchup, with the President's Trophy-winning Canucks hoping for their first win. There will be some other firsts, too: The Kings and Ducks made it in the same season for the first time, and the Sharks' Pacific Division title made California teams three-for-three in qualifying.
March 20, 2011
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Campoli scored a power-play with 6:34 remaining and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-1, on Sunday night. Campoli, acquired from Ottawa on Feb. 28, scored his first goal for Chicago when he took a cross-crease pass from Jonathan Toews and put a shot into the vacated left side of the net before Ilya Bryzgalov, covering the right side, could recover. Duncan Keith also scored for the Blackhawks. Eric Belanger scored for the Coyotes, whose five-game winning streak was snapped.