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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Remember that fast start every NHL club talked about and dreamed about when the 113-day lockout ended and the 48-game sprint -- er, schedule -- was unveiled? Well, Chicago is the team everybody else was hoping to be.
The Blackhawks have raced out to an NHL-best 8-0-2 record despite playing eight of their first 10 games on the road. They have not been beaten in regulation or overtime. Their only two losses came in shootouts at Minnesota and Vancouver, meaning nobody has beaten this team straight up nearly a quarter of the way through the season.
While many theorized that the Coyotes offseason workouts together would help them, its become clear that the teams with skill have enjoyed an early advantage while clubs that are reliant on finely tuned systems have taken a little longer to get things sorted out. Thats been true of the Coyotes, who after a slow start have looked more like themselves in pulling back to the .500 mark.
"I'd rather be 10-0, but we...
BEST OF MAXIM
Despite a miserable early performance, the Blackhawks were able to dig out of a couple two-goal deficits in a wild first period. And this time, it was the team’s youngest players leading the way. Corey Crawford got off to a … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Defeat Sharks, Stay On Top Of The NHL appeared first on Committed Indians.
is one of the things that I like about the NHL. The players sort things out on
the ice and settle things like men.
season, during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Raffi Torres steam rolled Marian Hossa with
a dirty and dangerous hit. Hossa suffered a concussion and Torres was suspended
for 25 games.
appealed the suspension, and the NHL reduced his...
Step aside, Barry Melrose. Mike Smith’s new mullet may be the most ridiculous hairstyle to hit the NHL. My first thought when I saw this photo was, “When did Mike Smith have the time to get drunk enough to let someone do this to his head?” However, upon further investigation, it appears that this was a sober decision and that Smith is actually quite fond of his new ‘do. It’s...
GLENDALE, Ariz. The obvious storyline for Thursdays Blackhawks-Coyotes game at Jobing.com Arena was the Raffi Torres-Marian Hossa reunion. It was the first time the two had been on the same ice since Torres laid out Hossawith a shot to the head in last seasons playoffs, earning a 25-game suspension that was later reduced to 21 games.
Chicago gave Torres the obligatory payback when...
Patrick Kane had another big night and the Chicago Blackhawks won again.
The fact that they exacted a bit of revenge on Raffi Torres and routed the Phoenix team that ousted them from last season's playoffs only made it sweeter.
Kane had two goals and an assist, and the Blackhawks remained the only NHL team without a loss in regulation this season by beating the Coyotes 6-2...
Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks remained the only NHL team without a loss in regulation this season by routing the Phoenix Coyotes 6-2 Thursday night.
Viktor Stalberg, Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell each had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks improved to 9-0-2. Dave Bolland also scored for Chicago.
Martin Hanzal and Raffi Torres scored...
Patrick Kane’s consecutive goals proved to be the difference-makers as Chicago broke a 3-3 tie and downed San Jose 5-3 last night in the game of the night. Each team scored three times in a wild first period but the defenses restored order after that and Kane was the only player to score in the final 40 minutes of the game.
Johnathan Toews and Brent Seabrook each had a pair of...
As discussed on the "Nooner with the Big E" on NextSportStar TV yesterday, the Blackhawks and Coyotes were squaring off for the first time since Raffi Torres practically decapitated Marian Hossa...
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Here's the fallout and the retribution...
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And the reaction by...
GLENDALE, Ariz. The Sharks will have had four days to stew on back-to-back losses by the time the Coyotes take the ice Saturday for a matinee meeting at HP Pavilion. San Jose wasnt beaten in regulation in its first eight games before the Ducks and Blackhawks stalled what had been a torrid start with 2-1 and 5-3 wins in Anaheim and San Jose, respectively.
Will that mean a more...
PARTY IN THE BACK
Prior to this week, Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith had been growing out his hair for a very long time. As you can see from the photo above on the left, he had one of the raddest hairstyles in the NHL for all of last season and into this year. Many fans will be disappointed to hear that Smith recently cut his hair — until they see his new haircut. The photo above on the right...