We know an NHL player’s job description includes blocking shots. But Niklas Hjalmarsson really should have just gotten out of the way.
The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman was in rather unfortunate position Sunday when Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara wound up for a monster slap shot from the top of the circle. Chara let loose, and Hjalmarsson paid the full price.
Niklas Hjalmarsson did his job on Sunday. He and Johnny Oduya were tasked with shutting down the Penguins’ top line, and Hjalmarsson was as good against Sidney Crosby as any defenseman in the league could be. But Hjalmarsson scoring the … Continue reading →
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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is one tough cookie.
Midway through the second period in Toronto on Saturday night, Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly fired off a pass that deflected off the stick of Andrew Shaw and straight into the face of Hjalmarsson, who was crouched down in an attempt to block the pass.
The puck caught Hjalmarsson, who does not wear a visor...
Every year, hockey fans rally around how tough the sport’s players are during the playoffs. There’s the usual broken bones, sprains, strains and other familiar injuries, but then every now and then there comes an injury which really grabs your attention. Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson won’t miss any time after taking a puck to the throat in Game 2 against the Wild, but he...
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will be the quietest player on the ice during Tuesday’s Game 3 against the Minnesota Wild. But not by choice.
The blue liner has not been medically cleared to speak after taking a puck to the throat in Game 2 of the second-round series against Minnesota, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Hjalmarsson didn’t miss a shift...
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was pretty pissed off after a Minnesota Wild goal, throwing his stick at the boards. Nothing like a good stick helicoptering to get your anger out.
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