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Puck Drunk Love:
It had to happen sooner or later -- the Chicago Blackhawks' NHL record games with a point streak had to end. The Colorado Avalanche, the team tied for last place in the Western Conference, were the team to do it it. They blew out the Hawks in Denver by a score of 6-2 in a very un-Hawklike game.
Their 11 game winning streak set a franchise record, their +32 goal differential (before last night) led the NHL easily. Their next closest competition for the Presidents' Trophy, the Montreal Canadiens, are 11 points behind them, while the second place team in the Central, the Red Wings, are 17 points behind. How do they miss the playoffs? If they go 2-19-2.
Were the Hawks mentally and physically tired from maintaining this kind of pace? Sure, probably. Are they upset the streak ended? Of course -- why wouldn't you be? The team and coaching staff are smart enough to know that a) streaks don't last forever and b) every team has a bad blowout loss now and again. That...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Chicago Blackhawks' 24-game streak without a regulation loss came to an end Friday night at the Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche (9-10-4) stunned the Blackhawks with four goals in the second period on their way to a
Four netminders allowed 11 goals on Sunday night at the United Center. Unfortunately, the Blackhawks weren’t able to overcome a miserable first period. Ray Emery got the start for Chicago, but failed to last ten minutes. He allowed three goals … Continue reading →The post Oil Slick: Blackhawks Comeback Falls Short Against Edmonton appeared first on Committed Indians.
from Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago,
The Blackhawks were playing their seventh game in 11 days, their longest stretch of the season, on Sunday, and it showed. The Blackhawks' tired minds and bodies were on full display in the opening period as the Oilers jumped on them for a 4-0 lead.
The Oilers beat them physically in the first period, but the Blackhawks also made careless...
Earlier this week, Pierre LeBrun provided a few trade possibilities in a multi-part blog post on ESPN.com. The two hot names on the trade market right now are a couple elder statesmen who desperately want to win a ring: Jarome … Continue reading →The post Should The Chicago Blackhawks Pursue Daniel Alfredsson? appeared first on Committed Indians.
The Blackhawks streak ended on Friday night in Denver. Corey Crawford was one of many Blackhawks to have a bad night at the Pepsi Center; the four officials had a bad game as well. Crawford allowed five goals on only … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Streak: Over appeared first on Committed Indians.
from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,
There has been a lot of speculation that Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly might have a problem with each other. That maybe there is a rift between the young centers, and speculation on what that rift might do to the Avalanche's locker-room atmosphere.
So Friday morning after the Avs skated at the Pepsi Center, I bluntly asked Duchene...
The Chicago Blackhawks are 70-0-10, having already clinched home ice advantage all the way through 2019. Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has been crowned Supreme Overlord of Earth. Actually, they’re 20-0-3 in this lockout shortened 48 game season. And the Chicago Blackhawks have a championship from 2010. That was fun wasn’t it? When all those dilettantes who don’t even know...
from Mike Spellman of the Chicago Daily-Herald,
When is the last time you heard the words "NHL lockout" mentioned?
And for that Gary Bettman and the hard-line NHL owners should be on their knees thanking the Blackhawks for their absolutely amazing run to start the season.
The Hawks are just what the NHL ordered. Instead of rehashing what a debacle...
ALL THINGS COME TO AN END
The Chicago Blackhawks' streak to start the season without a regulation loss has finally come to an end. See more details about their run.
DENVER — The best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blackhawks finally left the ice without a point — but with their heads held high.
The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. It was their first loss in regulation and ended a remarkable run in which they earned at least one point in their first 24 games, an NHL record.
The Chicago Blackhawks' 24-game run without a regulation loss, the best start to a season in NHL history, came to a screeching halt Friday night at Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche who occupy the 13th position in the Western Conference with a record of:9-10-4 played their best hockey of the season Friday night, and will now be forever known as the team that stopped the miracle...
from Mike Downey at CNN,
Hockey and I are old friends. I grew up in Chicago, right now the hottest town on ice. I also lived in Detroit, the self-named "Hockeytown, USA." I now reside in Los Angeles, current home of the game's Stanley Cup.
(That's the trophy that goes to the championship team, for those of you who wouldn't know a Stanley Cup from a...
University of North Dakota recruit Jack Rowe (19) struck first against the Waterloo Black Hawks in USHL Friday night action on March 8, 2013. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders would go on to beat the Black Hawks 2-1 at Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa.