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It’s a goalie conundrum the Chicago Blackhawks front office isn’t willing to admit. Corey Crawford or Ray Emery do not appear to be the answer in the midst of an eight-game winless streak. General Manager Stan Bowman is confident the lackluster tandem can sustain into the postseason — assuming there is one for the Blackhawks. All other reports suggest experience in the crease is needed. From the Globe and Mail: “Corey Crawford may still be Chicago’s goalie of the future but neither he nor Ray Emery are stopping many pucks right now. Bowman needs an experienced goaltender immediately but the one that should be available, Evgeni Nabokov, is off the market because New York Islanders GM Garth Snow thinks his team still has a shot at the playoffs. Nabokov, 36, is the perfect rental player because he’s playing well, has a minimal cap hit at $570,000 (all currency U.S.) and will be an unrestricted free agent in July. But all that’s available now for the Blackhawks is Nikolai K...

Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Glaring Problems That Need Fixing

After going winless in their past eight games, in which they were outscored 35 to 15, one has to question whether the Chicago Blackhawks are a legitimate cup contender. The Blackhawks started the season scorching hot, getting points in nine of their first 11 contests, and they were 29-13-6 before this most recent losing streak. So what has gone wrong in Chicago? Well there isn...

With Chicago Blackhawks Losing Streak At Eight Games, Here Are 3 Things They Must Do Immediately

The last time the Chicago Blackhawks won a game was almost a month ago on January 20th against the Florida Panthers. At that point in time the ‘Hawks had won the last five of their six games. There were problems, but those problems looked as if they might iron out as the season progressed. Fast forward nearly a month, with more eight games in the books, and the ‘Hawks have dropped...

Morning Skate: Game 57 vs. Chicago

7:00 PM CT – Blackhawks (29-20-7) @ Predators (32-18-6)Players to watch:CHI- Marian HossaHossa had a big effort the last time the ‘Hawks were in Nashville, but has gone pointless in six games since the break.NSH- Patric HornqvistHornqvist has been consistent since the middle of last month, picking up at least a point in eight of his last nine games.Starting goaltenders:CHI- Ray...

Blame Hawks players, GM before Quenneville

Steve Rosenbloom: The Blackhawks' problem isn t Joel Quenneville. It s the players, both those who are here and those who aren t. The Hawks best players are some of their worst. See the power play for details.

Preds hand Chicago their 9th straight loss…

The message was simple. If the Nashville Predators won tonight, they would have a seven point lead on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference standings. If they lost, Chicago would be within three. In short, Nashville needed a win. In front of 16,592 at Bridgestone Arena, the Preds did just that. With a 3-2 win, they dealt the Blackhawks their ninth loss in a row on Tuesday...

Blackhawks' GM still confident in Quenneville

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman gave coach Joel Quenneville a vote of confidence on Monday, despite the team's eight-game winless streak.

Preview #57: Predators hope to end losing skid against slumping Blackhawks

Season Records Chicago Blackhawks 29-20-7 Nashville Predators 32-18-6 David Legwand, pictured here taking a faceoff against Jeff Halpern of the Washington Capitals, has 51 points against the Chicago Blackhawks   The Chicago Blackhawks have lost their last 8 games, dating back to the back-to-back contests they lost against the Nashville Predators January 21st and 24th. In fact, the...

Predators frustrate Blackhawks, extending Chicago’s losing skid to nine games

Just one game after being a healthy scratch, Predators rookie defenseman Ryan Ellis picked up a goal and an assist in Nashville’s 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Rookie Ryan Ellis picked up a goal and an assist Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena In 20 games, Ellis has 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points. Tuesday night’s goal came with only...

Bowman: Quenneville not going anywhere

With his team mired in an eight-game winless skid, Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman says he has zero intention of changing coaches. Bowman told Comcast SportsNet Chicago that Joel Quenneville, who guided the Hawks to the Stanley Cup...

Blackhawks' Quenneville: 'We need one badly'

NASHVILLE -- The Chicago Blackhawks look to snap their eight-game losing skid against a team that is responsible for two of the defeats.

Video: Shakeup coming for Blackhawks?

The Blackhawks are winless in their last eight and several key players have been slumping along with the team. Will something happen by the Feb. 27 trade deadline? (NBC Sports)

Game 57: Chicago @ Nashville – Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Right now, the Chicago Blackhawks are on an epic slide going 0-7-1 in their last eight games. This stumble began with a back-to-back matchup against the Predators where Nashville won both games and has loomed large over the Blackhawks going into tonight. Nashville has been mediocre since the All-Star break with a 2-2-2 record. Rinne has...

Blackhawks-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators earned a pair of wins over the Chicago Blackhawks just before the All-Star break, but they haven't been pleased with their play since then. The Predators' three-game skid, however, pales in comparison with the Blackhawks' recent struggles. They'll seek to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Tuesday night when they host...
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