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  • Second City Hockey: Blackhawks vs. Blue Jackets game thread: Part 3

    The third period game thread for Chicago vs. Columbus at the United Center.

    The third period game thread for Chicago vs. Columbus at the United Center.

  • Fansided: Dave Bolland Takes One More Shift With Chicago Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks honored Dave Bolland with "One More Shift" before Friday's game against the Blue Jackets. This was just one part of their season-long celebration of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks team. The fans loved it and so did I.

    Dave Bolland Takes One More Shift

    Dave Bolland is one of the most underappreciated Chicago Blackhawks of the modern era. What he did for the Blackhawks in 2010 and 2013 is not something you record in statistical data. Bolland did the small things to help this great organization win two Stanley Cups.

    If you missed the ceremony, here is some footage from the United Center on Friday night.

    The Chicago Blackhawks honored Dave Bolland with "One More Shift" before Friday's game against the Blue Jackets. This was just one part of their season-long celebration of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks team. The fans loved it and so did I.

    Dave Bolland Takes One More Shift

    Dave Bolland is one of the most underappreciated Chicago Blackhawks of the modern era. What he did for the Blackhawks in 2010 and 2013 is not something you record in statistical data. Bolland did the small things to help this great organization win two Stanley Cups.

    If you missed the ceremony, here is some footage from the United Center on Friday night.

  • Second City Hockey: 3 takeaways from Blackhawks 3-2 overtime win vs. Blue Jackets

    1. Zack Smith had a noticeably strong game.

    Smith was acquired in the offseason for Artem Anisimov to stabilize the fourth line with a veteran, defensive-minded presence, improve the penalty kill, be reliable with the puck in all three zones and finish checks. In Friday's victory, Smith had his best game with Chicago. He played a 1:15 minutes on the penalty kill where he generated his own high danger scoring chance, while not allowing any scoring chances for the Blue Jackets.

    1. Zack Smith had a noticeably strong game.

    Smith was acquired in the offseason for Artem Anisimov to stabilize the fourth line with a veteran, defensive-minded presence, improve the penalty kill, be reliable with the puck in all three zones and finish checks. In Friday's victory, Smith had his best game with Chicago. He played a 1:15 minutes on the penalty kill where he generated his own high danger scoring chance, while not allowing any scoring chances for the Blue Jackets.

  • Fansided: Game Recap: Chicago Blackhawks beat Blue Jackets 3-2

    You know the phrase "If the best team always won, why play?" Well, that came true last night during the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 OT win against Columbus. Let's break it down.

    I do not know if the blood flow has returned to Robin Lehner's head yet after standing on his head all night. Lehner made 37 saves on 39 shots last night, including plenty of one-timers and plenty of Grade-A scoring opportunities.

    We talked about how the Blackhawks were mentioned as a team that could turn heads and surprise people this season in yesterday's preview for the game.

    You know the phrase "If the best team always won, why play?" Well, that came true last night during the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 OT win against Columbus. Let's break it down.

    I do not know if the blood flow has returned to Robin Lehner's head yet after standing on his head all night. Lehner made 37 saves on 39 shots last night, including plenty of one-timers and plenty of Grade-A scoring opportunities.

    We talked about how the Blackhawks were mentioned as a team that could turn heads and surprise people this season in yesterday's preview for the game.

  • Fansided: Chicago Blackhawks: 'Hawks Thoughts Week 3

    Each weekly article will include 5 Points including Chicago Blackhawks GOAL of the week and a question for you, the READER! Please leave a comment below on if I missed anything or @ me on Twitter, @NikofromtheTo.

    That was an interesting week, right? Last time we talked, the Chicago Blackhawks were going into a game against a Winnipeg Jets team that looked primed for us to take advantage of. Turns out the 'Hawks had a different plan and lost that in Overtime 3-2.

    However, the Blackhawks did redeem themselves by beating the LEAGUE LEADING EDMONTON OILERS -- never thought I would say that in my lifetime -- 3-1 on Monday.

    Each weekly article will include 5 Points including Chicago Blackhawks GOAL of the week and a question for you, the READER! Please leave a comment below on if I missed anything or @ me on Twitter, @NikofromtheTo.

    That was an interesting week, right? Last time we talked, the Chicago Blackhawks were going into a game against a Winnipeg Jets team that looked primed for us to take advantage of. Turns out the 'Hawks had a different plan and lost that in Overtime 3-2.

    However, the Blackhawks did redeem themselves by beating the LEAGUE LEADING EDMONTON OILERS -- never thought I would say that in my lifetime -- 3-1 on Monday.

  • Second City Hockey: Blackhawks beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime

    The Blackhawks didn't start off well. In the first period, they let the Blue Jackets get off to a hot start, and the early shot count was 6-1 Columbus. The Blackhawks slowly caught up, but it was Robin Lehner standing tall that allowed Chicago to stay in the game.

    Own zone turnovers were a problem early, as the Blackhawks had four in the first period (three from defensemen) and the Blackhawks weren't able to get the puck out of their own zone.

    But when they eventually did, Drake Caggiula scored on a knucklepuck that was deflected off a Blue Jackets defender and bounced off the crossbar before going in.

    The Blackhawks didn't start off well. In the first period, they let the Blue Jackets get off to a hot start, and the early shot count was 6-1 Columbus. The Blackhawks slowly caught up, but it was Robin Lehner standing tall that allowed Chicago to stay in the game.

    Own zone turnovers were a problem early, as the Blackhawks had four in the first period (three from defensemen) and the Blackhawks weren't able to get the puck out of their own zone.

    But when they eventually did, Drake Caggiula scored on a knucklepuck that was deflected off a Blue Jackets defender and bounced off the crossbar before going in.

  • Second City Hockey: Blackhawks recall Kirby Dach from AHL conditioning assignment

    The Blackhawks recalled top prospect Kirby Dach from his conditioning assignment with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL on Friday night.

    Dach, who was selected third overall in this year's NHL draft, registered seven shots and a minus-1 rating in three games with the IceHogs. The Blackhawks sent him to the AHL so he could work his way back into game shape after being out since Sept. 10 with a concussion he suffered during the seventh-place game of the NHL Prospect tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.

    The 18-year-old center tallied 73 points (25 goals, 48 assists) in 62 regular-season games with the WHL's Saskatoon Blades then added eight points (five goals, three assists) in 10 playoff games.

    The Blackhawks recalled top prospect Kirby Dach from his conditioning assignment with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL on Friday night.

    Dach, who was selected third overall in this year's NHL draft, registered seven shots and a minus-1 rating in three games with the IceHogs. The Blackhawks sent him to the AHL so he could work his way back into game shape after being out since Sept. 10 with a concussion he suffered during the seventh-place game of the NHL Prospect tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.

    The 18-year-old center tallied 73 points (25 goals, 48 assists) in 62 regular-season games with the WHL's Saskatoon Blades then added eight points (five goals, three assists) in 10 playoff games.

  • Fansided: Chicago Blackhawks: Effects of a Kirby Dach NHL Call-Up

    After the overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks had even more good news to share after the game. Kirby Dach has been recalled to the NHL from his conditioning assignment with the Rockford IceHogs. What does this mean for Dach and the Blackhawks going forward?

    In my opinion, I only see positives here. Kirby Dach was having a great camp with the Blackhawks before his concussion and was likely going to start the 2019-20 season off in the NHL. His concussion only delayed the inevitable. Now that he is getting his shot, I can't wait to see what the kid can do.

    After the overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks had even more good news to share after the game. Kirby Dach has been recalled to the NHL from his conditioning assignment with the Rockford IceHogs. What does this mean for Dach and the Blackhawks going forward?

    In my opinion, I only see positives here. Kirby Dach was having a great camp with the Blackhawks before his concussion and was likely going to start the 2019-20 season off in the NHL. His concussion only delayed the inevitable. Now that he is getting his shot, I can't wait to see what the kid can do.

  • My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Rumors: Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Nashville Predators

    Cory Lavalette: Even with the Carolina Hurricanes signing Ryan Dzingel to a two-year deal, it doesn't close the door on Justin Williams re-signing with the team.

    GM Don Waddell has said that they believe that Williams is leaning towards playing another season.

    Could mean that they have something else in their plans.

    <strong>Blackhawks shopping Anisimov and Perlini</strong>

    Michael Wagner: Jay Zawaski said that along with shopping Artem Anisimov the Chicago Blackhawks are shopping restricted free agent forward Brendan Perlini.

    Cory Lavalette: Even with the Carolina Hurricanes signing Ryan Dzingel to a two-year deal, it doesn't close the door on Justin Williams re-signing with the team.

    GM Don Waddell has said that they believe that Williams is leaning towards playing another season.

    Could mean that they have something else in their plans.

    <strong>Blackhawks shopping Anisimov and Perlini</strong>

    Michael Wagner: Jay Zawaski said that along with shopping Artem Anisimov the Chicago Blackhawks are shopping restricted free agent forward Brendan Perlini.

  • Second City Hockey: Rockford IceHogs hold off Chicago Wolves 3-2 for first win of season

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The IceHogs scored first for the fourth consecutive game, and held onto the lead for their first win of the season, 3-2 over the Chicago Wolves on Friday in front of 2,827 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

    Dylan Sikura, John Quenneville and Anton Wedin scored first-period goals, and Collin Delia stopped 29 of 31 shots in his third start of the season.

    Jaycob Megna and Gage Quinney tallied goals, and Lucas Elvenes had two assists for the Wolves (1-3).

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The IceHogs scored first for the fourth consecutive game, and held onto the lead for their first win of the season, 3-2 over the Chicago Wolves on Friday in front of 2,827 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

    Dylan Sikura, John Quenneville and Anton Wedin scored first-period goals, and Collin Delia stopped 29 of 31 shots in his third start of the season.

    Jaycob Megna and Gage Quinney tallied goals, and Lucas Elvenes had two assists for the Wolves (1-3).

  • Fansided: Chicago Blackhawks: Central Division Power Rankings

    The Chicago Blackhawks have not made the playoffs since 2017 and haven't won a playoff series since 2015. The pressure to make a postseason appearance in 2020 is at an all-time high.

    With the Central Division being touted as the toughest division by many analysts this season, let's take a look at how the Blackhawks stack up, in the first edition of Central Division Power Rankings series.

    1. Colorado Avalanche (5-0-1)

    After a solid run in the playoffs last season and with a young core group of talent, many thought the Avalanche would be the favorites in the Central Division this season.

    The Chicago Blackhawks have not made the playoffs since 2017 and haven't won a playoff series since 2015. The pressure to make a postseason appearance in 2020 is at an all-time high.

    With the Central Division being touted as the toughest division by many analysts this season, let's take a look at how the Blackhawks stack up, in the first edition of Central Division Power Rankings series.

    1. Colorado Avalanche (5-0-1)

    After a solid run in the playoffs last season and with a young core group of talent, many thought the Avalanche would be the favorites in the Central Division this season.

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    Second City Hockey: Blackhawks take on Blue Jackets

    The Blackhawks won a game. Against an undefeated team in the Oilers, who have since won another game. Are the Blackhawks good again?

    That'll be the question as the Blackhawks welcome the Blue Jackets, a .500 team, Friday to the United Center, dropping the puck on four home games in seven days. The Blackhawks need to stay hot, but the Blue Jackets are a team that doesn't allow much offensive fanfare, and whose defense will make it hard for Chicago to score goals.

    At the same time, however, the Blue Jackets have one of the worst goaltending tandems in the league as Joonas Korpisalo owns a .

    The Blackhawks won a game. Against an undefeated team in the Oilers, who have since won another game. Are the Blackhawks good again?

    That'll be the question as the Blackhawks welcome the Blue Jackets, a .500 team, Friday to the United Center, dropping the puck on four home games in seven days. The Blackhawks need to stay hot, but the Blue Jackets are a team that doesn't allow much offensive fanfare, and whose defense will make it hard for Chicago to score goals.

    At the same time, however, the Blue Jackets have one of the worst goaltending tandems in the league as Joonas Korpisalo owns a .

  • Fansided: Chicago Blackhawks: The Battle Between the Pipes

    Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks ranked 30th of 31 teams with 292 goals against. This is an average of almost 4 goals against per game and the goalies were being shelled each game.

    Two key players that can help change the goals against average for the Blackhawks would be Corey Crawford and Robin Lehner. Crow and Lehner form one of the best goalie tandems in the NHL, and one of the most expensive at that. Both are paid $5 million or more per year, so you can bet only one will return next year.

    The Chicago Blackhawks do not really have one starting goaltender.

    Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks ranked 30th of 31 teams with 292 goals against. This is an average of almost 4 goals against per game and the goalies were being shelled each game.

    Two key players that can help change the goals against average for the Blackhawks would be Corey Crawford and Robin Lehner. Crow and Lehner form one of the best goalie tandems in the NHL, and one of the most expensive at that. Both are paid $5 million or more per year, so you can bet only one will return next year.

    The Chicago Blackhawks do not really have one starting goaltender.

  • Fansided: Chicago Blackhawks: Playing With a Purpose

    Entertaining, exhilarating, aggressive, chippy and even a bit nerve-wracking. All adjectives that describe the action that took place on the United Center ice Monday night between the Hawks and the Edmonton Oilers.

    While the end result had Chicago handing Edmonton their first loss of the year, the most important thing is how they accomplished the feat. It makes you regain faith in the squad.

    Physicality Returns

    One of the stats that catches the eye is hits. The Chicago Blackhawks out-hit the Oilers 36-31. While there were quite a few examples throughout the contest, the hit Andrew Shaw laid on Joel Persson stands out as exhibit A as to why GM Stan Bowman, who has a penchant for reacquiring players, traded for Shaw this offseason:

    While Shaw certainly won't overtake Blackhawks all-time penalty minute leader Keith Magnuson, he didn't earn the nickname "The Mutt" by running away from confrontation.

    Entertaining, exhilarating, aggressive, chippy and even a bit nerve-wracking. All adjectives that describe the action that took place on the United Center ice Monday night between the Hawks and the Edmonton Oilers.

    While the end result had Chicago handing Edmonton their first loss of the year, the most important thing is how they accomplished the feat. It makes you regain faith in the squad.

    Physicality Returns

    One of the stats that catches the eye is hits. The Chicago Blackhawks out-hit the Oilers 36-31. While there were quite a few examples throughout the contest, the hit Andrew Shaw laid on Joel Persson stands out as exhibit A as to why GM Stan Bowman, who has a penchant for reacquiring players, traded for Shaw this offseason:

    While Shaw certainly won't overtake Blackhawks all-time penalty minute leader Keith Magnuson, he didn't earn the nickname "The Mutt" by running away from confrontation.

  • Second City Hockey: Morning Bag Skate: 10-17-19

    The Blackhawks and IceHogs are off until Friday when they host the Blue Jackets and Wolves, respectively.

    #Blackhawks defenseman prospect Jakub Galvas had a secondary assist and two shots for #Jukurit today. He has nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 13 #Liiga games this season.

    -- Brandon (@brandonmcain) October 16, 2019

    Chicago prospects Artur Kayumov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl) and Victor Ejdsell (Farjestad BK) are scheduled to play Thursday.

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    Kirby Dach, Alexis Gravel named to rosters for Canada Russia Series (SCH)

    Stock report: 3 up, 3 down for Blackhawks after 4 games (SCH)

    Blackhawks waiting for Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews to emerge from slow starts (Chicago Tribune)

    Blackhawks to honor Dave Bolland with 'One More Shift' on Friday (SCH)

    CENTRAL DIVISION

    LeBrun: Wild GM Bill Guerin on patient approach, winning without a superstar and visiting the war room (The Athletic)

    RECAP: Tanev OT goal helps Penguins hand Avalanche first loss of season (NHL)

    How an entire family's love, sacrifice helped Jared Bednar reach his dream job (The Athletic)

    RECAP: Blue Jackets hand Stars 4th straight loss (Defending Big D)

    How has Stars' puck movement contributed to their poor start?

    The Blackhawks and IceHogs are off until Friday when they host the Blue Jackets and Wolves, respectively.

    #Blackhawks defenseman prospect Jakub Galvas had a secondary assist and two shots for #Jukurit today. He has nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 13 #Liiga games this season.

    -- Brandon (@brandonmcain) October 16, 2019

    Chicago prospects Artur Kayumov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl) and Victor Ejdsell (Farjestad BK) are scheduled to play Thursday.

    BLACKHAWKS

    Kirby Dach, Alexis Gravel named to rosters for Canada Russia Series (SCH)

    Stock report: 3 up, 3 down for Blackhawks after 4 games (SCH)

    Blackhawks waiting for Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews to emerge from slow starts (Chicago Tribune)

    Blackhawks to honor Dave Bolland with 'One More Shift' on Friday (SCH)

    CENTRAL DIVISION

    LeBrun: Wild GM Bill Guerin on patient approach, winning without a superstar and visiting the war room (The Athletic)

    RECAP: Tanev OT goal helps Penguins hand Avalanche first loss of season (NHL)

    How an entire family's love, sacrifice helped Jared Bednar reach his dream job (The Athletic)

    RECAP: Blue Jackets hand Stars 4th straight loss (Defending Big D)

    How has Stars' puck movement contributed to their poor start?

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