Crawford lead Blackhawks to 1st win, 3-1 over Oilers
CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford and the Chicago Blackhawks stayed focused and tightened their play against a tough opponent to earn their first win of the season.
Keith scores in OT to lift Blackhawks over Avalanche 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith is a two-time Norris Trophy winner because of his defense, not his scoring skills.
This night was different. When the Blackhawks needed it most, Keith played the...
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...
Perlini gets hat trick as Blackhawks cool down Coyotes 7-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Brendan Perlini's first career hat trick arrived at an opportune time for the desperate Chicago Blackhawks — and the 22-year-old forward.
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...
Kane keeps rolling, leads Blackhawks past Devils 5-2
CHICAGO (AP) — According to the numbers, it sure seems Patrick Kane is at the top of his game. However, the star forward thinks he may be able to reach an even higher level.
Kane scored his 34th goal and added two assists to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night for the Blackhawks' eighth victory in nine games.
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.
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.
Kane gets hat trick to lift Blackhawks over Wild 5-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane is heating up, and so are the Chicago Blackhawks.
Kane had a hat trick, Brandon Saad scored twice and Chicago beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Thursday night for its fourth victory in five games.
Kane completed his fifth career regular-season hat trick and first since March 2017 by scoring into an empty net with 26.9 seconds left. He leads the Blackhawks with 20 goals and 47 points, and has five goals and five assists during a six-game point streak.
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."
Johnson powers Lightning past Blackhawks 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point were terrific for Tampa Bay.
The top line for the Lightning was much better than the leading trio for Chicago.
Johnson scored twice, Kucherov had three assists and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night.
Point and Ryan Callahan also scored for Tampa Bay, which improved to 13-0-2 in the past 15 regular-season meetings with Chicago. Louis Domingue stopped 30 shots.
Blackhawks build early lead, beat Wild 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored first-period goals, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Sunday night.
Dominik Kahun added an empty-netter with 58.5 second left as the Blackhawks improved to 2-2-2 under coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6. Patrick Kane had two assists for Chicago, 2-0-1 in its last three games.
Crawford registers 39 saves, Blackhawks beat Wild 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks got off to a fast start and then leaned on Corey Crawford to pull out a sorely needed win.
Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored first-period goals, Crawford made 39 saves and Chicago held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Sunday night.
McDavid’s OT goal gives Oilers 2-1 win over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers didn't miss when it really mattered.
McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Oilers to their third straight win, 2-1 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
After Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad got caught deep in the Chicago zone, McDavid finished a 2-on-1 break, taking a cross-ice feed from Leon Draisaitl and beating Cam Ward from the low edge of left circle for his eighth goal.
Kane, Saad lead Blackhawks past Ducks 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad threw his arms in the air and yelled as the crowd roared.
The puck finally went in, and it was quite a relief for the struggling forward.
Saad scored his first two goals of the season, Patrick Kane snapped a third-period tie with his team-high eighth goal and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Anaheim Ducks their third straight loss with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
Forsberg helps Blackhawks beat Islanders 3-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are in an uncertain and wholly unfamiliar place.
They know they will not have the opportunity to compete for the Stanley Cup, and morale is low. A franchise used to preparing for the playoffs has been relegated to finishing the season feeling good about itself.
And maybe look to see who will make up next year's squad.
Kane’s late PP goal lifts Blackhawks past Bruins 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — One day after a flurry of Boston power-play goals doomed them, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks tightened up and turned the tables on the Bruins.
Kane scored a tie-breaking power-play goal with 3:16 left in the third period and had an assist, and the Blackhawks beat Boston 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Kane’s late PP goal lifts Blackhawks past Bruins 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored a tie-breaking power-play goal with 3:16 left in the third period and had an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
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.
Forsberg makes 32 saves as Blackhawks beat Oilers 4-1
CHICAGO (AP) — The first regulation win of Anton Forsberg's career was a big one for the goaltender and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Forsberg made 32 saves, Nick Schmaltz and Alex DeBrincat scored in the first period, and the Blackhawks beat the slumping Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Sunday.
Brandon Saad and Jordan Oesterle also scored for Chicago (20-15-6), which got its first home win since a 4-1 victory against Minnesota on Dec. 17. Jonathan Toews extended his point streak to four games.
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.
Toews, Crawford help Blackhawks beat Panthers 4-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The goals are finally starting to come for some of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists and Corey Crawford made 37 saves in his 400th NHL game to help the Blackhawks beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night.
Toews scored only his third goal in 17 games, and one was an empty-netter.
Saad scores in OT to give Blackhawks 4-3 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Saad missed an early opportunity for the Chicago Blackhawks, but he rose to the occasion when it really counted.
Saad scored at 1:44 of overtime to give Chicago a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. His penalty-shot attempt was stopped by Scott Darling less than two minutes into the game.
Saad’s OT goal lifts Blackhawks past Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Saad scored at 1:44 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Alex DeBrincat had two goals and Gustav Forsling also scored for Chicago, which rallied after falling behind 3-1. Anton Forsberg stopped 35 shots.
Brock McGinn scored twice and Jeff Skinner also had a goal for Carolina. Scott Darling, who spent the previous three seasons with the Blackhawks, finished with 26 saves against his former team.
Saad’s OT goal lifts Blackhawks over Preds 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — This time, the Chicago Blackhawks made a big play at a key moment against the Nashville Predators.
Brandon Saad scored his sixth goal 3:05 into overtime, and the Blackhawks beat the Predators 2-1 on Saturday night in their first meeting since last year's playoffs.
Saad beat Pekka Rinne with a one-timed deflection as he cut across the crease from the left side, making the most of a pinpoint cross-ice pass from Patrick Kane.
Saad, Kane, Toews lead Blackhawks past Blue Jackets
CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks and their marquee players are starting the season in high gear.
Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and assist to lead Chicago over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Saturday night.
Richard Panik also scored and Jan Rutta got his first NHL goal as the Blackhawks followed up on a season-opening 10-1 rout of Pittsburgh with another overwhelming performance.
Once in a century hat trick history made in NHL openers
The hats were flying at a historic pace on the first two nights of the NHL season.
Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Saad each recorded a hat trick in his team's season opener. It's the first time four different players scored at least three goals in his season opener in 100 years, since the NHL's first two games back in 1917 when hockey was a very different game.
Saad, Blackhawks pound Penguins 10-1 in opener
CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad was a force on both ends of the ice. Patrick Kane made a couple of dazzling passes. Nick Schmaltz showed off his speed, and Ryan Hartman was everywhere.
It was quite a show, especially for opening night.
Saad scored three times in his return to Chicago and Hartman had a goal and four assists, helping the Blackhawks pound the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1 on Thursday night.
Panarin, Dubois among newcomers for ambitious Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will open the new season on Friday night with a new superstar, some impressive rookies and a familiar player — captain Nick Foligno — in a new position.
Wereknski a key to Blue Jackets and not just the blue line
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
LAST SEASON: 50-24-8, third in Metropolitan Division. Eliminated by Pittsburgh in first round of playoffs.
COACH: John Tortorella, third year, 84-57-16.
ADDED: LW Artemi Panarin.
LOST: C William Karlsson, C Sam Gagner, LW Scott Hartnell, LW Brandon Saad.
Saad, Sharp hoping for successful return to Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — The last time the Chicago Blackhawks won a playoff series, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp hoisted the Stanley Cup at the United Center more than two years ago.
After two consecutive first-round exits, the Blackhawks are hoping the return of two central figures from their run of three championships in six seasons is a ticket back to their playoff performances of summers past.
"It's kind of like I never left," Saad said. "It's a different locker room now, but it's good to be back."
Lots of new faces for Chicago Blackhawks heading into season
LAST SEASON: 50-23-9, 109 points. Won Central Division. Swept by Nashville Predators in first round of playoffs.
COACH: Joel Quenneville (10th season, 21st NHL season).
ADDED: F Brandon Saad, F Patrick Sharp, F Tommy Wingels, D Connor Murphy, G Anton Forsberg.
LOST: F Artemi Panarin, D Niklas Hjalmarsson, D Johnny Oduya, D Brian Campbell, G Scott Darling, F Andrew Desjardins, F Marcus Kruger, D Trevor van Riemsdyk.
Blackhawks looking to old, new faces in quest for Cup
CHICAGO (AP) — Following a second straight first-round playoff flop last April, the Chicago Blackhawks responded with roster changes that cut all the way to their core of high-priced stars.
Chicago reacquired fan favorites Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad in the process. Both may end up back in familiar spots, even if general manager Stan Bowman says it's time for the Blackhawks to come up with a fresh recipe for Stanley Cup success.
Gorch on the Porch: Not easy for Blackhawks’ fans to see favorites gone
It’s seemingly been a perennial occurrence when it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks, at least over the last seven years.
Come summertime when the National Hockey League Draft approaches, the Stanley Cup champs three of the last seven seasons trade or release somebody who is fairly popular.
Blackhawks deal Panarin and Hjalmarsson, get Saad back
CHICAGO (AP) — General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
Boy, he wasn't kidding.
Chicago re-acquired Brandon Saad and parted with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin in a pair of surprising trades Friday, giving the Blackhawks a younger look and more cost certainty for their roster.
Wild trades center Jordan Schroeder to Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired center Jordan Schroeder in a trade with the Minnesota Wild.
In exchange for the 26-year-old Schroeder, the Wild on Friday got minor-league center Dante Salituro.
Schroeder played in 37 games for the Wild last season, recording six goals and seven assists. He has 17 goals and 23 assists in 144 career NHL games with the Wild and Vancouver Canucks since making his NHL debut in 2012-13.