Konecny powers Flyers past Blackhawks 4-3 in Prague
PRAGUE (AP) — It was a successful home debut for Flyers coach Alain Vigneault — a long, long way from Philadelphia.
Travis Konecny had two goals and Vigneault won his first game with his new...
Blackhawks, DeBrincat agree to 3-year contract extension
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and forward Alex DeBrincat have agreed to a three-year, $19.2 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
Far from Czech home, Kubalik adjusts to life with Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Dominik Kubalik is leaning on David Kampf while he transitions to life in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks. He peppers his Czech countryman with all sorts of questions.
Blackhawks take optimistic tone after another lost season
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane dazzled once again. Jonathan Toews put together one of his best seasons, and Alex DeBrincat took another step forward.
DeBrincat’s 2 goals lead Blackhawks past Sharks 5-4
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A fast start was just what the Chicago Blackhawks needed to get out of their recent rut even if it might be too late for them to make a playoff push.
Perlini, Blackhawks hold on for 5-4 win over Maple Leafs
TORONTO (AP) — The improving Chicago Blackhawks are headed in the right direction, although their latest win was a wild ride.
Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists, and the Blackhawks...
DeBrincat helps Blackhawks beat Stars 2-1
DALLAS (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks made the most of a couple of odd-man rushes and another solid performance for Corey Crawford.
Alex DeBrincat and David Kampf scored in the first period,...
Kane helps Blackhawks rally to 4-3 win over Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews came up big for the Chicago Blackhawks when it counted the most.
Kane scored with 16.1 seconds remaining on an odd-man rush and Toews...
Kane scores 2, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-4 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the game winner with 2:18 left in overtime, extending his point streak to 19 games and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over...
DeBrincat has 5 points, Blackhawks hold off Senators 8-7
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat had the best game of his career, and the Chicago Blackhawks needed all of his production.
DeBrincat had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 8-7 on Monday night for their ninth win in 11 games.
The five points for the 21-year-old set a career high, and his fourth NHL hat trick gave him 32 goals in his second season.
Bruins beat Chicago 6-3, snap Blackhawks’ 7-game win streak
BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end of the first period and the Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks 6-3 on Tuesday night to snap Chicago's seven-game winning streak.
Blackhawks winning again behind Kane, improved power play
CHICAGO (AP) — Somewhere along the way, while Patrick Kane was piling up points and the special teams were rounding into form, the talk around the Chicago Blackhawks shifted from draft positioning to the wild-card standings.
Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-2 for 7th straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Dominik Kahun has turned into a dangerous scoring option for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Playing with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat sure helps.
Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their seventh straight win.
Toews OT goal sends Blackhawks past Canucks to 6th straight
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews joked he was out of gas. He had at least one terrific play left in the tank.
Toews scored 3:21 into overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night for their season-high sixth straight win.
Gustafsson’s second goal lifts Blackhawks past Wild in OT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson felt he was passing too much and not unleashing his big shot from the point.
Chicago is glad Gustafsson let loose on Saturday night.
Gustafsson scored his second goal of the game 1:19 into overtime to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.
"I think I had an option before I shot the puck and I pass it a little too much, but it was great to see it go in there," Gustafsson said.
Blackhawks extend Capitals’ season-worst skid with 8-5 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists, Patrick Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.
Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat also scored and Dylan Strome added an empty-netter as last-place Chicago stopped its own five-game slide. Collin Delia made 34 saves, including impressive stops on John Carlson and Tom Wilson in the second.
Blackhawks end Penguins’ winning streak at 8 games
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks gave Pittsburgh a head start — and still grounded the surging Penguins.
Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins' winning streak at eight games.
Collin Delia makes 35 saves, Blackhawks beat Avs 2-1
DENVER (AP) — Collin Delia's first start against Colorado was forgettable. He made his second one against the Avalanche memorable.
Delia made 35 saves in his first NHL start of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory.
Kane scores twice as Blackhawks beat Stars 5-2
DALLAS (AP) — This time, the Chicago Blackhawks got off to a fast start and held on for the victory.
Kane had two goals and an assist, and the Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Thursday night for their first win streak in two months.
Alex DeBrincat had a goal and two assists for Chicago, and defenseman Erik Gustafsson scored for the second straight game. Brendan Perlini had an empty-netter, and Cam Ward made 26 saves.
Blackhawks end 8-game slide with 6-3 win over Penguins
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night.
It had been a while.
Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
"I think we played a winning style tonight," coach Jeremy Colliton said. "Direct, hard-nosed. Hopefully that'll turn into more points.
"So nice to see them get rewarded, because we played really hard in some other games and didn't come out with a point."
Connor scores twice for Jets, Blackhawks drop 8th straight
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor wasn't too disappointed about falling short of his first career hat trick.
The third-year forward scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat Chicago 6-3 on Tuesday night to give the Blackhawks their eighth straight loss.
Connor nearly had another goal late in the second period when Chicago goalie Cam Ward made an arcing glove grab. He had other opportunities, too.
Ducks extend win streak to 5 with 4-2 win over Blackhawks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ondrej Kase scored four minutes into the third period to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.
Anaheim matched Toronto for the longest active winning streak in the league. Brandon Montour and Daniel Sprong, who was making his Ducks debut, scored 20 seconds apart in the first period, and Jakob Silfverberg added an empty-net goal. John Gibson made 25 saves.
Strome, Perlini join Blackhawks after trade with Coyotes
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini got right to work with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.
Strome and Perlini made it to Chicago in time to join their new team for practice after they were acquired Sunday night in a trade with Arizona. The Blackhawks sent Nick Schmaltz to the Coyotes for Strome and Perlini in a swap of former first-round draft picks.
Schmaltz makes key play as Blackhawks beat Rangers 4-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Schmaltz waited and waited until he saw an opening.
The Chicago Blackhawks are making all the right moves right now.
Schmaltz set up Alexandre Fortin's tiebreaking goal in the second period, and the surprising Blackhawks beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Thursday night.
"It was good to see a play like that connect," Schmaltz said. "Hopefully we can keep helping the team offensively."
DeBrincat’s 2nd goal lifts Blackhawks past Blues in OT
CHICAGO (AP) — As a junior hockey phenom, Alex DeBrincat grabbed the attention of scouts as a natural goal scorer who could get open and finish.
Now the 20-year-old Blackhawks forward is doing just that in the NHL.
DeBrincat scored his second goal of the game and sixth this season with nine seconds left in overtime to lift Chicago to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Rielly’s OT goal gives Maple Leafs 7-6 win over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Morgan Rielly scored 19 seconds into overtime, John Tavares had three goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled Chicago's home opener with a wild 7-6 victory over the Blackhawks on Sunday night.
Auston Matthews added two goals and two assists for Toronto in the opener of a four-game trip. Rielly also had two assists and Kasperi Kapanen finished with a goal and an assist.
Garret Sparks made 25 saves to get the win in his first NHL game since 2016.
Toews nets hat trick with OT goal, Blackhawks top Blues 5-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jonathan Toews can feel the rejuvenated spirit permeating through the Blackhawks' dressing room after they missed the playoffs last season.
Toews scored his third goal of the game 2:20 into overtime and Chicago beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Saturday night.
"It's poise across the lineup," Toews said. "Everyone felt that poise tonight, stuck with it and those are all things we're looking for and wanted to improve from last year."
Kane scores in overtime, Blackhawks beat Senators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Ottawa Senators' home opener with a big finish.
Kane scored 38 seconds into overtime to give Chicago a 4-3 victory Thursday night. Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook also scored, and Cam Ward stopped 22 shots.
Duncan Keith lifts Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Duncan Keith and the Chicago Blackhawks did their part to spoil the St. Louis' playoff chances.
The star defenseman scored a power-play goal with 8.5 seconds left and the Blackhawks beat St. Louis 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist, Andreas Martinsen and Blake Hillman also scored, and Jean-Francois Berube made 30 saves. The Blackhawks beat the Blues for the first time in three meetings this season.
Schmaltz scores in 7th round of SO, Blackhawks edge Senators
CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Schmaltz and the Chicago Blackhawks weren't looking for anything fancy, and the direct approach eventually got them a much-needed win.
Schmaltz scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to lift Chicago over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks' second victory in 11 games.
Blackhawks rout Caps 7-1 to end 8-game losing streak
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks finally broke out of a frustrating tailspin, and they did it convincingly against one of the NHL's top teams.
Toews had a goal and two assists and the Blackhawks ripped the Washington Capitals 7-1 on Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak.
DeBrincat’s hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Detroit 5-1
DETROIT (AP) — Alex DeBrincat has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Chicago Blackhawks.
The 20-year-old rookie had his second hat trick, and the Blackhawks chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the first period on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Red Wings on Thursday night. DeBrincat, a Farmington Hills native, also had an assist in his return to the area where he was born.
Farmington Hills native scores 3 as ’Hawks top Wings
Detroit — Nearly two weeks ago the Red Wings visited Chicago and soundly defeated the Blackhawks, who seemed more concerned about their impending five days off for a bye week.
Thursday, the Red Wings returned the favor.
With the All-Star break beginning Friday, the Red Wings appeared mentally on vacation in a 5-1 loss to Chicago.
This one will sting for a while, until the hockey season resumes early next week.
Chicago figuring out how best to utilize DeBrincat
Chicago — One bright spot for the Blackhawks has been the play of rookie winger Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills).
The 20-year-old is proving NHL players come in all sizes. The 5-foot-7 DeBrincat has 12 goals, which ranks third on the Blackhawks, and 11 assists and has earned recent playing time on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad.
But since DeBrincat scored his first NHL hat trick Nov. 27 against the Ducks, he has only two goals.
Forsling’s goal in OT lifts Blackhawks over Sabres, 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Gustav Forsling scored on a screened shot from the blue line with 4.9 seconds left on the clock in overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Forsling, who had two assists in regulation, fired a low drive between Robin Lehner's pads with Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen blocking the goalie's view.
DeBrincat helps Blackhawks pound Ducks 7-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat has terrific hands, good speed and the instincts of an elite scorer.
Even at 5-foot-7, he looks right at home in the NHL.
DeBrincat had three goals and an assist, Patrick Sharp stopped a 16-game scoring drought and the surging Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 on Monday night.
"Pucks were bouncing my way today," DeBrincat said. "It's cool to get that over with."