Found April 16, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Last season Chicago Blackhawks fans saw both Corey Crawford and Ray Emery struggle from time to time, not making the big saves when they needed to. Also, last season came to a devastatingly short end when Corey Crawford let in a very soft overtime goal that knocked the Blackhawks out of the playoffs early for the second straight year; after winning the Cup in 2010. However, this season has been a one eighty to say the least with the Hawks goaltenders. The other Hawks players were ready to play when the lockout ended and so were Ray Emery and Corey Crawford. It’s been a topic of discussion all season long in Chicago. Every game fans want to know “Who’s in the net?” Guest post by Scott King of Hawk Crazy and Class Act Entertainment Not only did Crawford noticeably slim down, which explains him being much quicker in net this season, but he simplified his game as well. He’s staying square to shooters and he’s not getting caught outside the crease. Then there’s Emery, who people forget ...

2013 NHL Awards: Selke to Chicago?

With the best record in the league, the Chicago Blackhawks will rightfully get a lot of attention when the NHL hands out their annual awards this summer. Over the next few days, we’re going to look at how the Hawks … Continue reading →The post 2013 NHL Awards: Selke to Chicago? appeared first on Committed Indians.

TSN Coaches Poll: Western Conference Coaches Show Blackhawks Respect

TSN released the results of a poll of NHL coaches, and the results showed a lot of respect for what the Blackhawks are accomplishing this season from their rivals. In the survey, 13 Western Conference coaches were asked to pick … Continue reading →The post TSN Coaches Poll: Western Conference Coaches Show Blackhawks Respect appeared first on Committed Indians.

2013 NHL Awards: Blackhawks Byng?

On Monday we kicked off our series looking at the potential of Blackhawks players bringing home hardware at the 2013 NHL Awards. In the first installment, we made the case for Jonathan Toews to win the Frank J. Selke Trophy … Continue reading →The post 2013 NHL Awards: Blackhawks Byng? appeared first on Committed Indians.

Blackhawks Silence Stars, Streak Continues

Both teams brought a five-game winning streak into the United Center on Monday night. But a dominant third period extended the Blackhawks streak, and pushed the Stars to the brink of an early summer. Offense came from all over the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Silence Stars, Streak Continues appeared first on Committed Indians.

REPORT: Blackhawks To Host Penguins At Soldier Field

According to a report on TSN on Monday night, the Blackhawks will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014. TSN is reporting the NHL will have a series of outdoor games next season, starting with the … Continue reading →The post REPORT: Blackhawks To Host Penguins At Soldier Field appeared first on Committed Indians.

NHL is Ending Its Most Historic Rivalry With the Realignment Plan

As I watched last Friday’s Chicago Blackhawks game against the Detroit Red Wings, I realized I was watching the last time the two historic franchises will play each other on a regular basis. A wave of sadness came over me. The first thing I learned about from my Dad when he took me to my first ever Blackhawks game was the rivalry between the ‘Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings....

Blackhawks use 3rd-period spurt to beat Stars

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's Andrew Shaw, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marian Hossa scored in the third period after Dallas rallied to tie it, and the Blackhawks went on to beat the Stars 5-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight win. Jonathan Toews netted his team-leading 21st goal, and Viktor Stalberg also scored for NHL-leading Chicago, which has points in nine consecutive games...

Blackhawks Blank Blues, Continue Central Dominance

The Blackhawks dominance of the Central Division continued in St. Louis on Sunday, as Corey Crawford led Chicago to a 2-0 shutout of the Blues. There was a lot of talk about shutouts coming in, with St. Louis netminder Brian … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Blank Blues, Continue Central Dominance appeared first on Committed Indians.

Report: Pittsburgh Penguins to Play Outdoor Game in Chicago Versus Blackhawks

Because you can't have an outdoor game without involving the Pittsburgh Penguins.... Pic via Lawrence Dushenski at TSN. It looks like the NHL is going to announce their latest money grab a Stadium Series consisting of five outdoor games for next season. More soon. (Or maybe, more right before this. Oops!) Anyway, it looks like the Pens will face the Chicago...

Elliott's streak ends at 214 minutes

Corey Crawford stopped 30 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks got goals from Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa for a 2-0 win over St. Louis on Sunday, ending Blues goalie Brian Elliott's shutout streak at three games. The Blackhawks lead the NHL with 68 points and have won five in a row. They're 3-1 against the Blues, all with Crawford in net. The Blues rarely tested Crawford... NHL power rankings

There are less than two weeks of hockey left, and the Blackhawks inch closer to the Presidents Trophy and home ice throughout the playoffs that comes with it. And with a six-game winning streak, Chicago doesnt seem content to back off heading into the playoffs. 1 Blackhawks 33-5-4 Ray Emery, who was out of the league just a couple years ago, is 16-1-0 after the Hawks 5-2 win over...
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