NHL players discuss their least-favorite rules
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NHL player representatives sound off on playoff format
In an Associated Press and Canadian Press survey of player representatives from all 31 NHL teams, 48.4% favored changing the current divisional playoff format. A selection of player...
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane dazzled once again. Jonathan Toews put together one of his best seasons, and Alex DeBrincat took another step forward.
Dallas Stars (42-31-7, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (35-33-12, seventh in the Central Division)
Toews, Kane lead Blackhawks past Blues in shootout
CHICAGO (AP) — Despite staging a late comeback against the Chicago Blackhawks, the St. Louis Blues are still a point shy as they tried to climb into a tie for first place in the Central...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the better part of five thrilling minutes in overtime, it was as if the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks were battling each other again in the 2013 and 2014 Western...
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.
Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding off...
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...
Dallas beats Chicago; Mats Zuccarello injured in Stars debut
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Spezza broke a tie on a 5-on-3 power play midway through the third period and the Dallas Stars beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Sunday after blowing a three-goal...
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.
Kane leads surging Blackhawks to 6-2 over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks scored five goals in the third period to stay on a roll.
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist and the Blackhawks scored four goals in less than a three-minute span of the third in a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.
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.
Toews, Kane score in shootout to lift Blackhawks over Isles
CHICAGO (AP) — The signature stars came through again for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in a shootout to send Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Islanders that ended New York's five-game winning streak Tuesday night.
Toews scored on a backhander and Kane beat Robin Lehner between the pads after nearly pulling to a stop. Chicago goalie Cam Ward denied Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal to give the Blackhawks their second straight victory following a five-game slide.
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.
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.
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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.
Kane scores 2nd of game in OT to lift Blackhawks over Avs
DENVER (AP) — A resurgent power play figured prominently in the Chicago Blackhawks' latest win.
Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game 41 seconds into overtime and the Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night.
The Blackhawks were on a power play when Kane knocked in the decisive shot from the slot off a feed from Jonathan Toews for Chicago's fifth victory in six games. Two have come at the expense of the Avalanche, who lost their fourth straight.
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.
Nosek helps Golden Knights beat Islanders 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson also scored to help the Golden Knights win for the 10th time in 13 games. Marc-Andre Fleury, making his 11th straight start, stopped 23 shots to take over the NHL victory lead with 18.
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."
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.
Petersen, Kings defeat Blackhawks 2-1 in shootout
CHICAGO (AP) — Cal Petersen returned to Chicago for a memorable first NHL start.
Petersen made 34 saves and stopped Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in a shootout, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday night.
"Best feeling in the world," the 24-year-old Petersen said. "Obviously, the boys really battled hard for me.
"Just for it to end like that is really special. Probably the most fun hockey game of my life."
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.
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."
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks enjoy an uncustomary luxury with space under the NHL's $79.5 million salary cap.
So general manager Stan Bowman hinted Saturday on the second day of the team's annual convention he could be in the market for a veteran player who might help the Blackhawks return to the playoffs.
Injured Humboldt players get visit from Stanley Cup
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Injured Humboldt Broncos players got a visit from the Stanley Cup.
Tom Straschnitzki — whose 19-year-old son, Ryan, was badly injured in the junior hockey team's bus crash — was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in.
Recognizing the box from Stanley Cup presentations, he immediately suspected what was inside, and his suspicions were confirmed when someone wearing white gloves lifted the trophy from the case.
CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is out with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated next week.
Coach Joel Quenneville says Toews got hurt during Tuesday night's 5-1 loss to Colorado. The Blackhawks were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss to the Avalanche.
Toews has 20 goals and 32 assists in 74 games. After Thursday night's game against Vancouver, the Blackhawks have seven games left on the schedule.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and Jonathan Toews executed their plan — and didn't waste any time in overtime.
Toews scored nine seconds into the extra period and had an assist in regulation to lead Chicago past the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lot of things would have been predicted when the struggling Chicago Blackhawks found themselves down by two goals in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings.
Just about everything, but what did happen.
The Blackhawks, who had lost seven consecutive road games and 11 of their last 13 overall, rallied with four third-periods goals to stun the Kings 5-3 on Saturday.
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.