Panthers’ Barkov still feels sting of disappointing season
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov agony and anguish were constant companions this summer.
Despite outstanding individual numbers, reflecting on his season...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton has a plan, and he has time. It feels pretty good, too.
Unlike last season, when he took over after the Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Joel Quenneville in...
Blackhawks hire Marc Crawford as assistant coach
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Marc Crawford as an assistant coach on Jeremy Colliton's staff.
The 58-year-old Crawford was the interim head coach for Ottawa at the end of...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Dale Tallon and Joel Quenneville are together again, and the Florida Panthers are ready for them to recreate their magic.
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.
Toews gets hat trick as Blackhawks beat slumping Caps 8-5
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews loves playing alongside Patrick Kane, and the feeling is mutual.
With the Chicago Blackhawks struggling once again, coach Jeremy Colliton tried an old favorite.
Toews had three goals and two assists, Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.
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.
Blues have no timeline for hiring coach after Yeo’s exit
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues will be casting a wide net in their coaching search.
General manager Doug Armstrong fired Mike Yeo after Monday's 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Craig Berube is the interim coach while Armstrong assembles a list of candidates for the permanent job.
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.
Blackhawks end 8-game skid, beat Blues 1-0
CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton got his first win as an NHL coach when Corey Crawford made 28 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night, stopping an eight-game losing streak.
Chicago's slide began with a 7-3 loss at St. Louis on Oct. 27, and Colliton took over after Joel Quenneville was fired on Nov. 6. The Blackhawks then dropped his first three games behind the bench before shutting down the Blues in the opener of a three-game homestand.
Blackhawks stop 8-game slide by topping Blues 1-0
CHICAGO (AP) — The game puck for his first NHL win meant something to Jeremy Colliton.
The relief for his players meant a lot more.
Colliton got his first victory as an NHL coach when Corey Crawford made 28 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night, stopping an eight-game losing streak.
"This group needed some good things to happen," Colliton said. "They needed it. They need some reinforcement that the sun's coming up on this."
Couturier, Elliott help Flyers blank slumping Blackhawks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers are riding high on confidence, and it's showing in their results.
Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliott made 33 saves and the surging Flyers continued their dominance over Chicago in Philadelphia with a 4-0 victory over the slumping Blackhawks on Saturday.
Canes hold on to beat Blackhawks 4-3, spoil Colliton’s debut
CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton's NHL coaching debut got off to a shaky start before the Chicago Blackhawks began skating with confidence and made it respectable.
Goals by Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan gave Carolina a four-goal lead early in the second period and the Hurricanes held on for a 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Canes hold on to beat Blackhawks 4-3, spoil Colliton’s debut
CHICAGO (AP) — Goals by Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan gave Carolina a four-goal lead early in the second period and the Hurricanes held on for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night that spoiled the NHL coaching debut of Jeremy Colliton.
Colliton became the 38th coach of the Blackhawks on Tuesday after Joel Quenneville was fired after 10 seasons with Chicago. Quenneville ranked second in NHL history with 890 regular-season victories.
Colliton takes over after Blackhawks fire Quenneville
CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton knows all about Joel Quenneville's legacy with the Chicago Blackhawks.
He thinks he knows what to do, too.
"I have a huge amount of respect for Joel," Colliton said. "Those are huge shoes to fill. I won't try to fill them. I've got to be myself. And we're different people, so I'll bring different things to the table, different ideas to the table."
Blackhawks fire 3-time Stanley Cup-winning coach Quenneville
CHICAGO (AP) — Joel Quenneville knew the deal. After three Stanley Cup titles and nine playoff appearances with the Chicago Blackhawks, the longtime coach figured this was a big season for him.
"I only think we're in the winning business and we better win," Quenneville said on the first day of training camp.
Two months later, it was over.
The Blackhawks fired Quenneville on Tuesday, ending a wildly successful run that returned the franchise to the top of the NHL after years of heartache.
- Post-BulletinMinnesota Sports: Blackhawks stifle stumbling WildNovember 19, 2018
- The Daily JournalBlackhawks fire coach Joel QuennevilleNovember 7, 2018
Foster to help Blackhawks for some morning skates
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Foster is going to help the Chicago Blackhawks at some optional morning skates after his memorable appearance as an emergency goaltender last season.
Foster joined regular goalies Corey Crawford and Cam Ward for practice Thursday morning before Chicago's game against the New York Rangers.
Coach Joel Quenneville said Foster was receptive when they told him about the opportunity.
"I think he likes the idea, yeah," a grinning Quenneville said. "It beats the beer league."
Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks to 4-1 win over Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In just his second game back after a nearly 10-month absence, Corey Crawford showed he is already in top form.
Crawford stopped 37 shots to get his first win since late December, and Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 Saturday night.
"It was nice to see him play like that," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "It was vintage (Crawford).
Blackhawks goalie Crawford to make season debut vs Coyotes
CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will start Thursday night against Arizona in his first game since he missed most of last season because of a concussion.
Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed Crawford's return at the team's morning skate. Rookie forward Luke Johnson was assigned to Rockford of the American Hockey League, leaving three goaltenders on Chicago's roster.
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."
All eyes on goal for the Chicago Blackhawks
LAST SEASON: 33-39-10, 76 points. Last place in Central Division.
COACH: Joel Quenneville (11th season, 22nd NHL season).
ADDED: G Cam Ward, F Chris Kunitz, D Brandon Manning, F Marcus Kruger.
LOST: F Vinnie Hinostroza, D Jordan Oesterle, F Patrick Sharp, G Jean-Francois Berube.
Blackhawks looking for turnaround after missing playoffs
CHICAGO (AP) — For all the talk about Corey Crawford and the aging core of the Chicago Blackhawks, coach Joel Quenneville delivered a simple message as the team got back together for the start of a season that could have a dramatic impact on the direction of the franchise.
G Corey Crawford skates before Chicago’s first practice
CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford is skating again. The Stanley Cup-winning goaltender hasn't been cleared for practice just yet, but he thinks he is close.
Now about those defensemen for the Chicago Blackhawks.
While Crawford delivered a positive update Friday on his recovery from a concussion that sidelined him for most of last season, defensemen Connor Murphy, Brent Seabrook and Gustav Forsling missed the start of training camp due to injuries.
Blackhawks in last place halfway through season
CHICAGO (AP) — It was quite a first impression. The Chicago Blackhawks began their season with a dominant 10-1 victory over two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh, looking very much like a contender to unseat the Penguins atop the NHL.
It has been more mess than masterpiece since that impressive opening night in October.
Blackhawks place goalie Corey Crawford on injured reserve
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve for the second time this month.
Coach Joel Quenneville says Crawford is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. He says he will have a better idea about when Crawford might be able to return when he gets back on the ice.
Seguin scores 2, Stars blank Blackhawks 4-0 behind Bishop
DALLAS (AP) — Ken Hitchcock's 800th career win came against one of only two NHL coaches with more.
Tyler Seguin scored two goals in the second period, Ben Bishop earned his 22nd career shutout and the Dallas Stars beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Thursday night to help Hitchcock reach another milestone.
After the game, he was quickly congratulated by Chicago counterpart Joel Quenneville, who ranks second on the career list with 868 coaching wins.
Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks past Wild for 5th straight
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane is finally on a roll, and so are the Chicago Blackhawks.
Kane scored two slick goals, Corey Crawford made 27 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.
The University of Wisconsin hockey teams have a visitor at LaBahn Arena this week, and it could help set the stage for a high-profile guest in the future.
The American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs are practicing at LaBahn Arena on Monday and Tuesday this week after being extended an invitation by UW men's hockey coaches.
The IceHogs are the top minor league affiliate of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, whom the Badgers are believed to be courting to hold part of a future training camp in Madison.
Anisimov’s third-period goal leads Blackhawks past Pens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was an adventurous night for Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford.
Crawford briefly left the game in the second period after a collision. He returned and was interfered with during an apparent tying goal that was waved off and then stood firm during a late surge to secure the win.
Giroux, Voracek lead Flyers to 3-1 win over Blackhawks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Looking for a scoring boost, the Blackhawks reunited the top line that helped them win three of the last seven Stanley Cups. But it was the Flyers' No. 1 unit that ruled on this night.
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.
Crawford, Blackhawks blank Flyers 3-0
CHICAGO (AP) — While the Chicago Blackhawks work on their power play and coach Joel Quenneville searches for the right combinations for his lineup, at least they have Corey Crawford in goal.
Crawford made 35 saves in his first shutout of the season, and the Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
"Crow was outstanding," Quenneville said. "We gave them some real serious looks and he was outstanding."
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.
First-timers, familiar faces hop on NHL’s coaching carousel
When the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien in February, Joel Quenneville took over as the longest-serving NHL head coach.
Hired in October 2008, Quenneville enters his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks amid a continuously rotating cast of coaching peers. Seven teams hired new coaches this offseason, including the first head coach in the history of the league's 31st franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville played 12-plus seasons in the NHL as a steady defenseman. The outlook for his team's blue line corps heading into the 2017-18 season is anything but stable.
Quenneville, entering his 10th year behind the team's bench, struggled to name more than four defensemen who are in Chicago's mix during a session Saturday at the team's annual fan convention.
Rangers hire Lindy Ruff as assistant coach
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have hired longtime NHL head coach Lindy Ruff as an assistant to Alain Vigneault.
The Rangers announced the hire Monday. The 57-year-old Ruff was a head coach for almost 19 seasons, compiling a record of 736-554-78-125.
He ranks fourth among head coaches in regular-season games coached, trailing Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour and Joel Quenneville.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marian Hossa has been a key performer for the Chicago Blackhawks for a long time. They aren't exactly sure what they are going to do without him.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson and Don Granato are joining coach Joel Quenneville's staff in Chicago, giving the Blackhawks a fresh perspective after they were swept in the first round of the playoffs this year.
The 53-year Samuelsson was the head coach of the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League last season. He also has been an assistant coach for the New York Rangers and the Coyotes.
Blackhawks fire assistant coach Mike Kitchen
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have fired assistant coach Mike Kitchen.
Kitchen joined coach Joel Quenneville's staff in July 2010. He helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015.
The team announced the move on Monday. General manager Stan Bowman says in a release they "believe this decision is best for our organization moving forward."
CHICAGO (AP) — Coach Joel Quenneville will be back next season. Everything else is on the table for the Chicago Blackhawks.
General manager Stan Bowman is promising changes after Chicago was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year. The Blackhawks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015, were swept by Nashville this time around, managing just three goals in 13 periods.
CHICAGO (AP) — Just two short weeks ago, the Chicago Blackhawks were closing out another successful regular season. The top seed in the Western Conference was wrapped up, and Jonathan Toews and company were a common pick for another run to the Stanley Cup.
DENVER (AP) — The good news: The Chicago Blackhawks can afford a collapse like this. No harm done.
Still, with the playoffs around the corner, the best team in the West wants to be clicking on all cylinders. This wasn't exactly what they had in mind.
Defenseman Erik Johnson went coast-to-coast to score at 1:57 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Blackhawks C Artem Anisimov sidelined by left leg injury
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov will be sidelined for three to four weeks with a left leg injury.
Anisimov got hurt in the first period of Chicago's 4-2 win at Montreal on Tuesday night. He had to be helped from the ice after Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov fell on the back of his leg in a corner behind the Chicago goal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Campbell kept the Chicago Blackhawks rolling away from home.
Campbell scored with 1:05 remaining to lead the Blackhawks over the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday night for their seventh straight win.
The Blackhawks established a new franchise record with their eighth consecutive road victory.
Toews gets hat trick for Hawks in 5-3 win over Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The relatively slow start to the season for Jonathan Toews has been buried by his recent surge.
The captain is in prime form at the right time for the Blackhawks, reminding the Minnesota Wild that their postseason path will likely lead to Chicago.
Toews had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks beat the rival Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference leaders in less than two weeks.
Panik scores twice and Blackhawks roll over Oilers 5-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks can say they earned their week off.
Richard Panik scored twice and set up another goal and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists and Trevor van Riemsdyk and Artem Anisimov also scored for the Blackhawks, who had lost three in a row before their recent run.
Toews’ goal in OT lifts Blackhawks over Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sure, no game is a must-win this time of year. Still, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't afford to slip much further behind the Minnesota Wild.
Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal 3:09 into overtime to lift the Blackhawks over the Western Conference-leading Wild 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Van Riemsdyk scores late, Blackhawks beat Stars 5-3
DALLAS (AP) — In a period that included goals from stars Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, a rare one from Trevor van Riemsdyk proved to be the difference.
Van Riemsdyk put in a rebound for his second goal of the season with 4:03 left, lifting Chicago over the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Saturday night. Goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped a close-range shot by Artem Anisimov, but van Riemsdyk followed to put the puck under Lehtonen and make it 4-3.