Found October 08, 2011 on
The undefeated season is out. I know, but put away the Kleenex.
The Hawks lost Friday night in a pretty sloppy, bad ice-y, nervous energy filled affair. Both teams seemed too anxious to start the season and prove something, and hence you basically got hurling on ice. There were lots of passes missing sticks by some margin, or bouncing off of them, or bouncing over them, or not even coming close.
The Louvre will not be asking for tapes of this any time soon.
The first goal was a result of Nick Leddy and Duncan Keith being paired together. I can't think of another coach who would opt to not have one of the three best shutdown pairings in the league put together, but here you are Coach Quenneville. Seabrook and Keith need to be together, maybe one day you'll learn this. Leddy and Keith also gave up two breakaways against, but maybe that's not enough. I'm not on this system.
The Patrick Kane at center experiment lasted one period. For...
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After a lackluster effort on Friday night in the Lone Star State, the Chicago Blackhawks came out with guns blazing on United Center ice Saturday and rolled over the Dallas Stars 5-2 for their first victory of the season.
Dave Bolland scored twice, and Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, and Andrew Brunette also added goals for the victorious Hawks, and Corey Crawford made 19 saves...
It was just one game against a tired Dallas club that got into O'Hare at 2AM Saturday. But you have to be really encouraged by the performance of the Blackhawks last night.
Not only did the Hawks win their home opener in convincing fashion, but fans saw a few glimpses of how good this team can be.
Dave Bolland played. Freshly recalled Marcus Kruger anchored the fourth...
Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough announced today the organization will unveil statues for Ambassadors and Hockey Hall-of-Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita outside of the United Center on Saturday, October 22 before the team ho...
Friday night was five straight season-openers the Blackhawks have biffed. I think we can call it a trend now.
But they get a chance to put things right Saturday, right after a red carpet ceremony essentially meant to allow for a good hour of John McDonough patting himself on the back, and watching Marian Hossa wear a much nicer suit than everyone else.
As for the actual game, there...
Blackhawks center Dave Bolland will make his season debut in the team's home opener as the Hawks rematch the Stars one day after falling to them 2-1 in Dallas.
The Blackhawks will unveil statues of team greats Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita in an outdoor ceremony before the team takes on the Avalanche on Oct. 22, the team announced Saturday.
DALLAS -- The Chicago Blackhawks hope to hit the ground running when they open the 2011-12 regular season Friday night in Dallas against the Stars.
Dave Bolland scored two goals while Andrew Brunette, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp each had one to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night in the Blackhawks' home opener.
Whatever the 2011-2012 season will be, it starts tonight in Dallas.
The Hawks fly in slightly banged up, slightly off-kilter, but there's a good six months to go to sort all of those out. The particulars are that Dave Bolland and Ben Smith are out tonight, Bolland may make an appearance tomorrow. The buzz is that the Hawks will just dress seven defensemen and not play any as...
Dave Bolland scored two goals while Andrew Brunette, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp each had one to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night in the Blackhawks' home opener. Vernon Fiddler and Sheldon Souray scored for the Stars, who were outplayed for most of the game by the energized Blackhawks before a crowd of 21,674.
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to bounce back from a season-opening loss this evening when they host Dallas at the United Center in the finale of a home-and-home series.
The Chicago Blackhawks kicked off the home portion of their 2011-12 schedule looking for some payback on the Stars.
Dallas Stars (42-29-11, 95 points - 9th, Western Conference in 2010-11)
vs. Chicago Blackhawks (44-29-9, 97 points - 8th, Western Conference in 2010-11)
7:30 CST at American Airlines Center
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