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ESPN with their weekly rankings… 1. Blackhawks 11-4-3 The Blackhawks are in a groove, at least offensively, as they won their third straight game Sunday night after going winless in three to take over top spot in the NHL standings.
2. Penguins 10-4-3 A big win at home against Dallas on Friday was followed by disappointing loss in Carolina on Saturday. But the Pens, still awaiting the return of Sidney Crosby, are 7-2-1 in their past 10 and their plus-11 goal differential is top five in the league.
3. Rangers 9-3-3 The Rangers’ climb through the Power Rankings mirrors their ascension through the Eastern Conference standings. They’ve won six in a row and are getting the kinds of contributions from up and down the lineup that coach John Tortorella has been looking for all season. Daniel Girardi is emerging as a top-flight point producer and leader along the blue line in Marc Staal’s absence.
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Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador each scored twice to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Duncan Keith had a goal and assist for Chicago (11-4-3), which handed Edmonton its third consecutive loss. Daniel Carcillo capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.
Ryan Smyth, Jordan Eberle and Shawn Horcoff scored for...
Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland will miss his third straight game when he sits out Sunday's contest against the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
Bolland is nursing a right leg injury after blocking a shot in Tuesday's game against the Central Division rival St. Louis Blues.
He has collected five goals, two assists and 10 penalty minutes in 14 games this season.
When you really think about it, boy have we been taking Sidney Crosby for granted.
Come to think of it, just about everyone's been taking Sidney Crosby for granted.
For six years now, we've seen Crosby face the cameras at nearly every conceivable media opportunity.
Off-day? There's Sid. Practice Day? There's Sid. Game-day...
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook isn't likely to play in Wednesday's game against the Canucks due to a lower-body injury believed to involve his left leg. The Hawks might get the services of Dave Bolland back for the game, though.
Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador score twice each for Chicago.Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador score twice each for Chicago.
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook left Sunday's game against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period after falling down hard against the end boards behind the Oilers' net.
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The Vancouver Canucks made easy work of the Chicago Blackhawks in the rivals' first matchup of the season, excelling on special teams in a dominating victory.
The clubs meet again Wednesday night as Chicago enters the first leg of its annual six-game circus trip, leading the Western Conference but also a bit banged up.
Vancouver (9-8-1) went 5 for 6 on the power play and scored...
Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador each scored twice to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Duncan Keith had a goal and assist for Chicago (11-4-3), which handed Edmonton its third consecutive loss. Daniel Carcillo capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.
The beat goes on as it was announced that Sidney Crosby will not play against the Avalanche in Pittsburgh tonight. Since it has been said that he will play his first game at home, that moves the next possible date to next Monday against the Islanders.If you missed last night's Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, NHL.com's HHOF blog has all the details and the videos of...
PITTSBURGH – The Avs will avoid the return of Sidney Crosby, as the Penguins star still isn’t ready to return to the lineup.
Here is some video I shot of him at the morning skate just now at the very pretty Consol Energy Center:
Tyler Kennedy and Steve Sullivan will be game-time decisions for the Pens.
Off to see the Avs skate now.
Over the weekend, Matt Duchene was asked how exciting it might be to play in a game during which Pittsburgh Penguins mega-star Sidney Crosby makes his return after a nearly 11-month absence due to concussion symptoms.
Colorado Avalanche (8-8-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (10-4-3)
TV: Versus, TSN2
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
It looks like Tyler Kennedy may be in the line-up tonight, proving once and for all that his brain is tougher than Sidney Crosby's brain. Of course, Kennedy isn't a Ferrari, so he can probably just go to a regular mechanic...