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Prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa caught the camera zooming in on him and he decided to give a wink to everyone watching at home. It’s really too bad the quality of this GIF is subpar because a GIF of Marian Hossa winking has some serious potential.
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Joey the Junior [Chicago] Blackhawks reporter was back on the beat recently as he visited the team after one of their practices to discuss with the players the subject of their playoff beards. Among the tidbits that Joey was able to uncover with his "hard-hitting" questions is that everyone seems to agree that Jonathan Toews has the worst beard on the team.
The Western Conference Finals matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings is now just a few hours away. You would be hard pressed to find an expert or fan out there that doesn’t think this is destined to be a 6 or 7 game series. Let’s take a closer look at why this should be one of the most exciting series we will see in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
You had to figure that with the game at 4-1, that things would get a bit messy in the third period, but no one would have scripted it like this. Los Angeles Kings forward Colin Fraser shoved Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews to the ice, and then Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival essentially tackled Fraser. After Kings forward Kyle Clifford slash Rozsival in the back...
Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa scored in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Corey Crawford made 21 saves, and the Blackhawks generated just enough offense to improve to 7-1 at home in the playoffs.
Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday.
Jonathan Quick stopped 34 shots, and Justin Williams...
Does anyone see a pattern here at all? These are two hits from the Western Conference Finals. I know that the Chicago Blackhawks were not happy with Brown's hit on Jonathan Toews. Luck for Duncan Keith that he fell and Brown was not able to make contact with him.
I am being serious. Dustin Brown elbows Jason Pominville, this was right after his hit on Antoine Roussel. Dustin...
from Cal Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
When did Joel Quenneville first realize that Bryan Bickell could be this good?
“Five years ago when he was first called up,” the Chicago Blackhawks head coach said Sunday morning. “We played him with Toews and Kaner that year. There's ability there. You like his size, his speed. He can shoot and be physical.
If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings' perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they'll have to do it without their top defenseman.
Duncan Keith will sit out Thursday under a one-game suspension for high-sticking Los Angeles' Jeff Carter. Keith hit Carter with a one-handed blow in the second period of the Kings...
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Going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs one of the question marks for the Chicago Blackhawks was the goaltending. I think the questions have been answered. This is the line for Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford...
Final score was 2-1 and the game winning goal was scored by Marian Hossa.
LAK need to find more offense in a hurry.
Below, the big hit of the game, Dave Bolland on Mike Richards. Continue reading "Blackhawks Defeat The Kings To Take Game 1 In The WCF"
At this point in the playoffs the Chicago Blackhawks have to be the favorite to win the Stanley Cup. They won the Presidents Trophy and are up two games to none against Los Angeles. The earlier Stanley Cup favorite the Pittsburgh Penguins are two games behind the Boston Bruins. With the success of their Stanley Cup run, it would be easy to imagine that is all the Chicago Blackhawks...
Courtesy of the NHL and FastScripts, here is what Jonathan Toews and Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville are saying before tonight's Game 2 of the Chicago/LA series:
THE MODERATOR: Questions for Jonathan.
Q. With Bryan Bickell playing with you and Hossa, looked like it
went well for you?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
Andrew Shaw and Brent Seabrook also scored as the rolling Blackhawks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven...
FIRST.... read today's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight's Game 2 between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
This will make much more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.
FINALLY... make sure you all check out the great coverage of this Kings-Blackhawks series from the guys over at The Committed Indian...
FIRST.... read today's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for today's Game 1 between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
This will make more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.
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The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year entry-level contract with highly touted Finnish goalie Antti Raanta, beating out the Edmonton Oilers & Minnesota Wild for his services. Raanta was the most valuable player in the SM-Liiga this season after posting a 1.85 goals-against average and .943 save percentage during the regular season for Assat-Pori. [...]