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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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Why hockey players are the toughest

It's Saturday, so we're strapping in for two days of football all across the country. But Friday night reminded us that the guys on the gridiron aren't the toughest stars in sports. That title still goes to NHL players, and a New Yorker like Islanders captain John Tavares? That's about as tough as it gets. Just witness him take his own tooth out after taking a stick...

Dan Petriw: Batlle of the backups in Chicago

It will be a battle of the backups in net tonight as the Islanders will square off with the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Blackhawks will start Nikolai Khabibulin and the Islanders will give Kevin Poulin his first start of the season. It appears that injured forward Cal Clutterbuck will make his season debut tonight and he may be playing in place of Matt Moulson who is a...

Dee Karl: Matt Donovan Has a Day

Matt Donovan has been a bit of an oddity since he was drafted in 2008. Yes, 2008. The same year as Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic. To be fair, it’s also the same year as Jyri Niemi and Jared Spurgeon. But good defensemen take time to develop. Not all of them will turn out to be a Drew Doughty. (They also make for good reading with your morning coffee if you had Newsday...

John Tavares pulls out his tooth (Video)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares wasn’t about to let a little thing like a few loose teeth knock him out of action on Friday night. During the second period of the Isles’ 3-2 loss at the Chicago Blackhawks, the former No. 1 overall pick took a puck to the face that knocked loose a […]

Dan Petriw: Isles fall to the Preds 3-2

The Islanders come up short for the second straight night falling by the same score again as the Predators bested the Isles 3-2. While the Islanders are only 5 games in on a very young season there is some concerning issues that are developing with this team. The defense wasn't horrible tonight and for the most part Evgeni Nabokov played well. However the last two goals...

Dee Karl: Two lost Points & a few lost teeth

That’s hockey. John Tavares had the same teeth he had replaced a few months ago knocked out again last night in Chicago. He went to the bench, pulled them out and handed them to the trainer. He put his mouth guard back in and took his next shift. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN??? How? Simple. That’s Hockey. The Islanders faced the Stanley Cup champions for the first time...

John Jaeckel: Islanders@Hawks GameDay Preview

Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! New York Islanders (2-0-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (1-1-1) 8PM Eastern/7 Central NHL Network/WGN Radio THE BUZZ Storylines abound in this one: Big Apple vs. Second City, Team of the Future vs. Powerhouse of the Present, East vs. West. The Hawks nor their fans should take the upstart Islanders lightly. This might not be a test of the magnitude...

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...

New York Islanders @ Predators (Game 5): Preview

The Nashville Predators (1-3-0) faceoff against the New York Islanders (2-1-1) Saturday night in frotn of a raucous croud at Bridgestone Arena. The Islanders enter this game having already played Friday night in a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Look for a tired Islanders team to be up against a determined Predators squad. TV/Radio Coverage Nashville: 102.5 The Game...

Friday Night Nice

NBCSN calls their Friday night college hockey game "Friday Night Ice" and it is a huge boost for those who love watching US college hockey as the 2013-2014 season will have more games televised on a national basis than ever before. Between the NBCSN, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, and even the ESPN family there will be games available to watch just about every weekend...
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