When Al Secord drove to the net he did it with determination. The former Blackhawks forward was known for combining a scoring touch with toughness and when he got to the net, he was happy to do one or the other. "If he wasn't scoring a goal and someone was cross-checking him, he was getting […]
The Blackhawks used to log them on a regular basis but this season, not so much. The only consistent part of the Blackhawks' game is its inconsistency. For too many games this season the Blackhawks, struggling to score goals, leaned on their goaltending.
Here are Five Takeaways from the Blackhawks' 7-5 loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Blackhawks couldn't have asked for a better first period, when they took a 4-2 lead. Part defensive lapses, part New Jersey opportunism, but by the end of the period the Devils were up 6-5.
Player of the night: Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks. What made the Chicago Blackhawks a mini-dynasty a few years ago wasn’t just the fact they had a bunch of top-line players and superstar talents. Often times young players on cheap, entry level deals. After dominating the Ontario Hockey League the past couple of seasons DeBrincat has made […]
For the second straight game, the Blackhawks lacked some jump from the get-go and spent the first half of the opening frame chasing the Hurricanes, who peppered 14 shots on goal in the first 10 minutes. To the Blackhawks' credit, they bounced back and finished the period with 30 shot attempts (16 on goal) but not […]
Looking for a scoring boost, the Blackhawks reunited the top line that helped them win three of the last seven Stanley Cups. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and two assists and linemate Sean Couturier also scored to lead Philadelphia over Chicago 3-1 on Thursday. Brian Elliott made 38 saves for the […]
The Claude Giroux-Sean Couturier-Jakub Voracek trio scored all three of the Flyers' goals Thursday, dominating the Blackhawks' top line in the first 25 minutes of a 3-1 victory (see observations). "When you get a chance to play against one of the top lines in the league, you get excited about it," Claude Giroux said. "Coach told us that we […]
Here are Three Things to Watch when the Blackhawks take on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live. The Blackhawks failed to score a goal in 18 consecutive man-advantages at one point before breaking that drought, coincidentally, against […]
Jan Rutta's work on his off side is done. Rutta moved to the left when Gustav Forsling suffered an upper-body injury against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 28. With Forsling expected to play against Philadelphia on Thursday night, coach Joel Quenneville switched up defensive pair combinations and moved Rutta back to the right.
Charlie Lindgren kept the Montreal Canadiens in the game until they finally solved Corey Crawford. Lindgren had 38 saves in his first career shutout, helping the Canadiens beat Crawford and the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Sunday night. ''We needed a solid performance from Charlie and he gave us that,'' coach Claude Julien said.
There are certain parts of the Blackhawks' game that rarely change. "That beginning was atrocious," coach Joel Quenneville said. The Blackhawks' penalty kill has rebounded this early season, allowing nine goals on 59 attempts and sitting sixth overall in the NHL (84.7 percent) through the first 15 games.
"When you see the shot totals high with no goals, maybe some are coming from the outside, not enough second efforts in front of the goaltenders, taking his eyes away and getting those loose pucks around the net," Patrick Sharp said.