Posted April 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
Both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks are in the playoffs, but each team knows it still has work to do heading into Monday night's game at Rogers Arena. The Blackhawks (34-5-5), who have already clinched the Central Division and the West's top seed, can earn their first Presidents' Trophy since 1991 with a win Monday and a Pittsburgh regulation loss at Ottawa. Chicago carries an 11-game point streak (9-0-2) into this contest after a 3-2 shootout loss at home to Phoenix on Saturday night, but did find solace in having its power-play unit contribute two goals for a second straight game - both scored by defenseman Brent Seabrook. "I like the power play, we had good motion, good movement, good options," coach Joel Quenneville said with his team 4 for 7 the last two games after failing to convert any of the 19 chances the previous nine games. "(Seabrook) one-time, (Seabrook) in the slot, a couple nice feeds as well. "It's nice to see...

Blackhawks vs. Canucks Monday Preview

Blackhawks vs. Canucks Monday Preview Chicago have a chance to capture the second Presidents' Trophy in franchise history, when they visit the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver, which clinched a postseason berth with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, can wrap up its fifth consecutive Northwest title by earning one point...

Rockford IceHogs Season Ends

On Sunday, the Rockford IceHogs season came to a close. There were a number of notable performances from some Chicago Blackhawks prospects in the AHL this season. Brandon Pirri led the AHL with 75 points (22 goals, 53 assists) in 76 … Continue reading →The post Rockford IceHogs Season Ends appeared first on Committed Indians.

Blackhawks G allows goal from center ice

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla went to dump the puck in to get a line change when he got a very nice bounce.  The puck bounced about five feet in front of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and skipped right over his shoulder.  The 100 foot goal tied the game at one and changed the momentum of the game completely.  The Coyotes went on to win 3-2 in a shootout...

The Ultimate Chicago Blackhawks Wedding Photo

Ladies, have you been thinking of having a sports-themed wedding because, like, you really love sports and can’…

Canucks take Northwest title again

Daniel Sedin helped the Vancouver Canucks clinch their fifth straight Northwest Division title in style. Sedin scored a breakaway goal and added an assist on the winner as the Canucks posted a 3-1 victory over the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks. In the process, the Swede moved into second place on the Canucks' career scoring list with 758 points. Twin brother Henrik Sedin recorded...

Mats Sundin is the Swedish-Born Player With the Most Career NHL Goals

Mats Sundin retired from the NHL in 2009, but he still has the most career NHL goals out of any player with 564. Sundin was initially drafted first overall in the 1989 NHL entry draft and played his first four seasons in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques. The Swedish-born player played most of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and excluding his rookie season, the shortened lockout...

Canucks beat Wings, clinch playoffs

Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Schneider stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who won their seventh straight at home and prevented the Red Wings from breaking the playoff threshold. Vancouver...

Could Canucks use outdoor game for jersey change?

Outdoor Wear Canucks Nation knows full well that their team has had more costume changes over the years than Justin Timberlake as host of Saturday Night Live, but could there be one final changing of the guard? We’re talking something permanent; something that will last 100 years like the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs world-wide recognized brands. It may not be a popular...

Vancouver Canucks Green Guys Attempt, Fail at Magic Trick

The Vancouver Canucks Green Guys decided to up the intensity by performing a magic trick. Badly. 'A' for effort but...that's enough. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Coyotes take down Blackhawks in shootout

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mikkel Boedker and David Schlemko scored shootout goals to lift Phoenix to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Saturday night, snapping the Coyotes' three-game losing streak and preserving their fading playoff hopes. Schlemko beat Corey Crawford with a high forehand shot for the deciding score in the third round of the tiebreaker to end the Blackhawks' seven-game...

Canucks 3, Blackhawks 1

Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks lock up their fifth straight Northwest Division title with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. Jannik Hansen and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who won their eighth in a row at home and are guaranteed of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Henrik Sedin added...

Justin Abdelkader Drops Vancouver Canucks’ Keith Ballard in Fight: Video

The Detroit Red Wings suffered another setback Saturday night, 2-1 in a shootout against the Vancouver Canucks. But forward Justin Abdelkader scored his own personal victory, taking down Vancouver’s Keith Ballard with a vicious right hook during a second period fight. The Wings had been applying heavy pressure in the Canucks’ zone prior to the incident — Ballard was also called...

Wings fall in SO but gain crucial point

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Schneider stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who won their seventh straight at home and prevented the Red Wings from breaking...

Pressure On The Wings

Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun with an article regarding the pressure the Wings are feeling... “Mike,” a reporter ventured, when the Wings practised Friday at Rogers Arena in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, “your team has gone 20 seasons without missing the playoffs ...” “21,” Babcock corrected him. But who’s counting, right...
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