Posted October 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
Michal Handzus scored the go-ahead goal 6:45 into the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night. Chicago's Jonathan Toews and rookie Joakim Nordstrom connected in the first period, while Duncan Keith had two assists. Nordstrom's goal was his first in the NHL. Josh Bailey scored at 19:06 of the first period and Kyle Okposo scored 49 seconds later for the Islanders (2-1-1), who lost their first game in regulation. Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin made 17 saves and New York's Kevin Poulin finished with 25 as both goaltenders made their first starts this season. The 40-year-old Khabibulin rejoined the Blackhawks last summer as a free agent to back up Corey Crawford. Evgeni Nabokov had started the Islanders' first three contests. Defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago (2-1-1) had allowed five power-play goals in nine attempts entering the game, but killed both New York advantages on Friday. The Blackha...

Blackhawks Recall Brandon Pirri, Assign Jimmy Hayes to Rockford

Late Friday night, the Blackhawks announced that they have recalled center Brandon Pirri from the IceHogs. Pirri, 22, has three assists in three games to start the year with Rockford. To make roster space for Pirri, the Chicago assigned Jimmy Hayes to Rockford.   … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Recall Brandon Pirri, Assign Jimmy Hayes to Rockford appeared first on...

Nikolai Khabibulin To Start Friday

Nikolai Khabibulin will reportedly make his 2013-14 Blackhawks debut on Friday night against the New York Islanders. Khabibulin last started for the Blackhawks during the 2009 Western Conference Final series. Last year with Edmonton, he posted a 4-6-1 record with … Continue reading →The post Nikolai Khabibulin To Start Friday appeared first on Committed Indians.

Hawks get out of rut with 3-2 victory over Islanders

Michal Handzus was not the least bit surprised when coach Joel Quenneville demoted him from the second line to the fourth early in the Blackhawks' game against the Islanders. So instead of centering for the likes of Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa Handzus found himself in the middle of Ben Smith and Brandon Bollig. It was from there Handzus banged home the winning goal in the...

Crawford helps Blackhawks edge Sabres 2-1

Corey Crawford made 28 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the winless Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Ben Smith and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who swept a pair of weekend home games, edging the Islanders 3-2 on Friday. Drew Stafford connected with 8:11 left in the third, spoiling Crawford's bid for a shutout. The Sabres (0-5-1) put together...

Corey Crawford, Blackhawks Outduel Sabres

Ryan Miller survived an onslaught through the first two periods and kept the Buffalo Sabres close, but Corey Crawford was good enough to earn a hard-fought victory on Saturday night at the United Center. The Blackhawks put 37 shots on … Continue reading →The post Corey Crawford, Blackhawks Outduel Sabres appeared first on Committed Indians.

Crawford helps 'Hawks edge Sabres

The Chicago Blackhawks dominated much of Saturday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres. When they got into a bit of trouble at the end, Corey Crawford was there to carry them to the finish. Crawford made 28 saves to lead the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the winless Sabres. Ben Smith and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who swept a pair of weekend home games, edging...

Blackhawks Defeat Islanders on Night of Firsts

It wasn’t easy, but the Chicago Blackhawks skated past the New York Islanders on a night that saw a number of firsts for the organization. Among the firsts realized for the organization on Friday night: Rookie Joakim Nordstrom scored his … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Defeat Islanders on Night of Firsts appeared first on Committed Indians.

Blackhawks make it two in a row with win over Sabres

The scramble in front of the Chicago Blackhawks net was another furious one with another opponent making things interesting in the waning moments. But for the second consecutive night the Blackhawks withstood the pressure and got those coveted points. Ben Smith scored his first of the season and Patrick Kane got the game-winner on a late second-period power play as the Blackhawks...

Rivalry Night: Blackhawks 2, Blues 3

The first real rivalry game pitted the Chicago Blackhawks against their division rivals, the St. Louis Blues. A great game by both squads came down to the final minute of play when Alexander Steen spotted the game winning goal for the Blues. The Blackhawks came out fierce in the first period, dominating play for the first eight minutes. And no St. Louis vs. Chicago game would be...

Hog Pen Week 1: Hogs Split Opening Weekend

Last week was the opening weekend of the 2013-2014 AHL season, which saw the Hogs on the road facing the Texas Stars and San Antonio Rampage. The Hogs split the opening two games, losing 3-1 to San Antonio and defeating the Stars 4-3.  Rockford was striken with injury just 5:26 into period one of the opening game, when starting goaltender Antti Raanta came out of the game. Alex...

Review - NHL Rivals: Blues & Blackhawks

NBCSN premiered NHL Rivals on Tuesday night heading into Wednesday's Blues-Blackhawks clash. NHL Rivals is a show designed to educate and show off some of the best rivalries the game has to offer. One of these, of course, is the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks.  Did the show do a nice job of summarizing the rivalry? Overall, how would you rate the show?  ...

Video: John Tavares yanks out one of his own teeth vs. Chicago Blackhawks

New York Islanders captain John Tavares yanked out his own tooth after taking a shot to the mouth against the Chicago Blackhawks.

NBC SportsNet Releases College Hockey Schedule

On Friday, NBC Sports Network released their schedule of college hockey games that will be televised nationally, and there will be a number of opportunities for Blackhawks fans to see some of the organization’s top prospects in action. There are … Continue reading →The post NBC SportsNet Releases College Hockey Schedule appeared first on Committed Indians.

Super 16 Rankings

What do you think about these placements from Corey Masisak of in the Super 16 Rankings this week? 2. Chicago Blackhawks (1-1-1) LW: 1- The Blackhawks have blown a two-goal lead in a third period and yielded a goal in the final minute of a tie game. This is at least seven days away from being anything resembling a "Stanley Cup hangover" and at least seven weeks...
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