Versteeg's 2 goals lift Hurricanes past Flames 5-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kris Versteeg scored twice to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Victor Rask, Elias Lindholm and Joakim Nordstrom also scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes led 3-0 early in the second period and chased Calgary goalie Karri Ramo. Eddie Lack made 33 saves for Carolina. Calgary got goals from Jiri Hudler and Joe...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller scores twice, Rangers beat Hurricanes 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) J.T. Miller scored twice in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Ryan McDonagh scored to stretch his scoring streak to four games, and Keith Yandle also had a goal for New York. Joakim Nordstrom scored for Carolina, and Eddie Lack made 28 saves. New York has...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Faulk scores go-ahead goal, lifts Hurricanes past Devils 3-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Justin Faulk scored the go-ahead goal 8:17 into the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday night. Faulk also had an assist, Joakim Nordstrom had a goal and an assist, Brett Pesce scored and Cam Ward made 19 saves to help the Hurricanes win their second in three games. Kyle Palmieri scored his team-leading 15th goal...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Skinner scores twice to help Hurricanes beat Canadiens, 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Jeff Skinner's second goal of the game late in the third period lifted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Joakim Nordstrom also scored and Cam Ward stopped 36 shots for Carolina. Daniel Carr and Sven Andrighetto had goals for Montreal, and Mike Condon finished with 26 saves. The Canadiens, currently the runaway...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks elect against engraving Raanta's name on Stanley Cup

Fifty-two names were engraved on the Stanley Cup to honor the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks, but former goaltender Antti Raanta's was not among them. The lone rule for inclusion is a player must appear in 41 of the team's 82 regular-season contests or at least one Stanley Cup final game. Raanta played in only 14 contests, but dressed as a backup to either Corey Crawford or Scott Darling...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks trade Kris Versteeg…again

  It’s tough being the king of the mountain for as long as the Chicago Blackhawks have been there. Achieving the success of three Stanley Cup championships in six seasons is certainly a worthwhile thing to strive for, but it comes at a cost. Players who contribute heavily to those championship runs expect to be paid like key players and the salary cap allows for only so many...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes acquire Versteeg from the Blackhawks

The Carolina Hurricanes announced today the club has acquired forwards Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick (in 2017) in exchange for defensemen Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick (in 2017). Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis discussed the deal with the Carolina Hurricanes official website. Kris is a skilled forward who has won a pair...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hurricanes acquire Kris Versteeg in four-player deal with the Blackhawks

The Carolina Hurricanes announced today the club has acquired forwards Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick (in 2017) in exchange for defensemen Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick (in 2017). Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis discussed the deal with the Carolina Hurricanes official website. Kris is a skilled forward who has won a pair of...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks re-sign Kruger, trade Versteeg, Nordstrom to Hurricanes

The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed Marcus Kruger to a one-year contract after sending fellow forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom to the Carolina Hurricanes as part of a four-player trade on Friday.The team announced the deal but did not divulge the financial terms for Kruger, who was the Blackhawks' lone unsigned restricted free agent.The 25-year-old Swede was searching for...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Deal Versteeg, Nordstrom To Carolina

On Friday, the Blackhawks finally made a cost-cutting trade. Chicago sent forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom with a third round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defense prospects Dennis Robertson and Jake Massie and a fifth round pick in the 2017 Draft. The deal clears roughly $2.4 million of cap […] The post Blackhawks Deal Versteeg...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes acquire Versteeg in trade with Blackhawks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired veteran forward Kris Versteeg in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hurricanes sent defensemen Dennis Robertson and Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft to the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks for Versteeg, forward Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round selection in the 2017 draft. The 29-year-old Versteeg...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks agree to 1-year deal with F Nordstrom

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with forward Joakim Nordstrom. The 23-year-old Nordstrom appeared in three playoff games as Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons. He also had three assists in 38 regular-season games. The Blackhawks announced the move on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks' Nordstrom agrees to terms on one-year deal

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Joakim Nordstrom agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Wednesday.The team did not reveal the financial terms of the deal for the 23-year-old Nordstrom, who collected three assists in 38 games in the regular season in 2014-15 and appeared in three playoff contests.Nordstrom has scored one goal and set up five others in 54 career games with the Blackhawks...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Re-Sign Joakim Nordstrom

On Wednesday afternoon, the Blackhawks announced that the team has signed forward Joakim Nordstrom to a one-year contract. Nordstrom, 23, was named the captain of the Rockford IceHogs last season, but saw action in 38 regular season games and three postseason games with the 2015 Blackhawks. He has recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in […] The post Blackhawks Re-Sign...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

RFA Qualifying Offers Due Monday

On Monday, the Blackhawks will need to submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. Here is the complete list of Chicago RFAs: Brandon Saad Marcus Kruger Joakim Nordstrom David Rundblad Matt Carey (Rockford) Dennis Rasmussen (Rockford) Viktor Svedberg (Rockford) Mac Carruth (Rockford) We do not expect all of these players to receive a QO […] The post RFA Qualifying...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dueling Joakims Battle to be the Biggest Disappointment

Chicago fans love their sports teams and are extremely passionate about their favorite players and organizations. They follow the latest news stories hoping to catch a glimpse of the most recent player acquisitions; they troll social media for any new statements; and they get ecstatic for winning records, playoff runs, and most of all, championship rings. They are loyal to the colors...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Versteeg active for Blackhawks in Game 3

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom were active for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, replacing Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen in a bit of surprise. Chicago is coming off a triple-overtime victory at Anaheim on Tuesday night, and the insertion of Versteeg and Nordstrom puts two fresh players in the lineup. But Vermette is a strong performer...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lesser-Known Blackhawks Players Hilariously React To Fans Wearing Their Jerseys

I have to say one of my favorite things about going to Blackhawks games is the luxury of fan watching. I don’t mean just normal Blackhawks fans, though. I’m talking about the committed diehards who sport the sweaters of some of the team’s most obscure and lesser-known players. I’m talking about the guy in the 300 level wearing the $150 Joakim Nordstrom sweater. I’ve always...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuevo time: Blackhawks announce they will start the rookie in Game 1

Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville announced that he will be starting rookie winger Tuevo Teravainen in Game 1 against the Wild on Friday. Teravainen started games one and two of the first round series against the Predators, but was pulled from the lineup after the Hawks suffered a 6-2 trouncing in Game 2.  However, according to a report by Chris Hine of the Centre Daily...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Blackhawks

The New York Rangers (44-17-7) take on the Chicago Blackhawks (42-21-6) at MSG tonight starting at 8 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Stepan-Kreider Hayes-Brassard-Zuccarello Hagelin-Sheppard-Miller Glass- Moore-Fast McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Cam Talbot – 17-6-4, 2...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders O’Insight’s Top Shelf : The Take-a-Chill-Pill Edition 3|17|15

Top o’ the morning to thee. Rejoice, lads and lasses, for game night is fast approaching and nothing warms the heart of an Isles’ fan more than knowing their team’s a fixin’ to play a game of good ol’ hockey. Aye? In the spirit of the Irish, a little James Joyce, yes? From his masterpiece, Ulysses: There you have it. (Note: That Talbot reference: pure coincidence.) So...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks F Nordstrom suspended for 2 games for boarding

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Chicago Blackhawks forward Joakim Nordstrom for two games for an illegal hit on Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The league announced the punishment Friday. Nordstrom also loses $6,631 in salary that goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The play occurred at 19:22 of the third period of Chicago's 2-1 win at Arizona on...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Blackhawks’ Joakim Nordstrom 2 games for boarding

Chicago Blackhawks forward Joakim Nordstrom has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Thursday, the NHL announced Friday. Nordstrom was assessed a minor penalty for boarding on the play.  The Blackhawks beat the Coyotes 2-1. Nordstrom will forfeit $6,630.82.   The post NHL...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Dept. of Player Safety To Meet With Joakim Nordstrom

The NHL announced on Friday that Blackhawks rookie forward Joakim Nordstrom will have a hearing today for boarding Arizona defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during Thursday night’s game. Nordstrom received a minor penalty for boarding on the play, and Ekman-Larsson left the game … Continue reading → The post NHL Dept. of Player Safety To Meet With Joakim Nordstrom appeared first...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Nordstrom Picked The Wrong Time To Retaliate

Joakim Nordstrom got beat up early and retaliated at possibly the worst time last night during the Blackhawks 2-1 victory over the Coyotes. Nordstrom Beat Up Early In the first period of the Blackhawks road (felt like a home game) game in Arizona, Nordstrom was on the receiving end of a boarding penalty as well as his face getting in the way of Kyle Chipchura’s stick. Nordstrom’s...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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