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Blackhawks blank Blues 2-0 in Game 3

CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night. Jonathan Toews and Marcus Kruger scored as the defending Stanley Cup champions bounced back after a pair of overtime losses in St. Louis. Toews' 21st postseason goal...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quenneville continues to rest regulars before playoffs

Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger were among the scratches for the Blackhawks' 7-5 loss to the Predators on Saturday night as coach Joel Quenneville continued to rest some starters in advance of the playoffs. It was the first time either player wasn't in the lineup this season, which left Brent Seabrook, Nick Leddy, Patrick Sharp and Brandon Bollig as the Hawks who appeared...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Drop Regular Season Finale

The Blackhawks lost the final game on their regular season schedule on Saturday night, falling 7-5 in Nashville. Duncan Keith sat for a second straight night, and was joined in the press box by Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger. Nick … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Drop Regular Season Finale appeared first on Committed Indians.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks finish strong to take down Blues

The mantra has been in place for the past three games: keep it simple, work for everything, crash the net, score any way you can on one end, give up as little as possible at the other. The Chicago Blackhawks knew the formula necessary to win despite missing several key players. On Sunday, they implemented that plan for another successful outing. Patrick Sharp scored his 33rd goal...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Jaeckel: 6 Hawks Play For Gold Tomorrow

Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! I’m not sure if any NHL team has more players in Sunday’s Olympic Gold Medal game than the Blackhawks do with six. Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp skate for Canada, and Marcus Kruger, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya for Sweden. Here's an interesting note on all this. Having six players in the final would seem...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Speedskater On Mission To Find All 10 Blackhawks In Sochi (Photos)

Even Olympians aren’t immune to getting a little starstruck around professional athletes. U.S. speedskater and Illinois native Brian Hansen, a silver medalist at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, is also a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan. So, while he’s in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games, Hansen’s making it his mission to find as many Blackhawks as possible. The Hawks sent an NHL...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Jaeckel: Ol' Uncle JJ's Big Prospect Roundup

Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! So while Marian Hossa and Michal Handzus prepare for an early exit from the Olympics along with a Slovakia club I had pegged for the bronze (ouch), and Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Marcus Kruger, Johnny Oduya, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Patrick Kane are all headed for the medal round . . . I took some time over Valentine's Day...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

How did the Chicago Blackhawks do after Game One of the Olympics?

As the first set of games of the Men’s Hockey Olympic Tournament came to an end we can all agree there was some great games! Although watching hockey early in the morning is a new thing to most people, it’s exciting to watch these games live and catch all the action! So, how are our Chicago Blackhawks players holding up after the first game? This is a break down of how they...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks in Sochi: Sweden vs. Czech Republic

On Wednesday, Michal Rozsival and the Czech Republic face off against Marcus Kruger, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Sweden at 11 AM CT. Live stream of Sweden vs the Czech Republic Also, Feb. 12 is the fourth(!) anniversary of the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks in Sochi: Sweden vs. Czech Republic appeared first on Committed Indians.
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kane's 3 points lead Blackhawks past LA Kings, 5-3

Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, Nick Leddy had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped their recent slump with a 5-3 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal on a double deflection in the second period for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who had lost five of six. Bryan Bickell also scored...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Penalty Kills on the Uprise

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey – The Chicago Blackhawks are making strides in the right direction when it comes to penalty kills. Those pesky two minutes are important regardless of if you are the team that has the advantage or if you are the team that has to play impeccable defense being a man short. Shorthanded goals (usually by Marian Hossa the active NHL leader in shorties) have...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks fourth line providing strong presence

Hockey’s fourth line: it’s not usually synonymous with playing solid minutes and being thrown into tense, pivotal situations. The fourth line is supposed to grab ice time when it can, provide some energy and give the top lines a breather. But for the Chicago Blackhawks’ trio of Brandon Bollig, Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith, their roles and minutes haven’t been minimal. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks 4th line continues to prove it’s value

Chicago Blackhawks News – Despite a terrible a loss last night the Blackhawks have something going for them that might be the key to repeating as Stanley Cup champions. Ben Smith, Marcus Kruger and Brandon Bollig are the key that will open the door. If you ask people who these three are you might get a response like, Ben Smith is a made up name, Marcus Kruger was obviously in a...
Via Sports Mockery
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Relax Chicago Fans

from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times, The defending Stanley Cup champions are “struggling’’ — i.e., they no longer have the most points in the NHL (Anaheim does), are 4-1-5 in their last 10 games and have dropped to 4-6 in shootouts. It’s Januworry. With three weeks until the Sochi Olympics begin and three months until the playoffs start, much of the...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Kruger New Blackhawks 2nd Line Center

As Marcus Kruger moves to the second line for the Chicago Blackhawks, fears about his production may be deceiving. Through the season’s first 46 games, Kruger is tied with Niklas Hjalmarsson for 10th on the Blackhawks with 18 points. One … Continue reading →The post Marcus Kruger New Blackhawks 2nd Line Center appeared first on Committed Indians.
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks get it right with Kruger centering Kane

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville stated Thursday that Swedish-born center Marcus Kruger will get a chance to play alongside Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg on the second line. Kruger saw time with Kane and Versteeg in a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers Wednesday night. Veteran center Michal Handzus has been playing on the second line, but with minimal results. Handzus...
Via The Sports Bank
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Rosters Announced

On Tuesday, Sweden announced their roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger and defensemen Johnny Oduya and Niklas Hjalmarsson made the team. These three join forwards Marian Hossa and Michal Handzus (Slovakia), defenseman Michal Rozsival (Czech) and Patrick Kane (USA). … Continue reading →The post Olympic Rosters Announced appeared first on Committed Indians.
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks holiday video hilarious, awkward

If you thought there were enough sports holiday videos, too bad. The Chicago Blackhawks holiday video includes stars such as Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith, and even gives lesser known players including Marcus Kruger and Mike Kostka their time in the limelight. The 2:53 video is a compilation of movies the Chicago Blackhawks feel you should enjoy starring the players...
Via The Sports Bank
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Evolution of Marcus Kruger

This year, the Blackhawks have enjoyed a strong start to their Stanley Cup defense. One of the keys to their strong start has been Marcus Kruger, who has continued to improve in every part of his game. In 29 games, … Continue reading →The post The Evolution of Marcus Kruger appeared first on Committed Indians.
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawks 4th Line Rolling

Blackhawks 4th Line Rolling In both Stanley Cup winning seasons one of the Blackhawks’ biggest strengths was the team’s great depth and the 2013-14 season is shaping up to be no different.  The Blackhawks’ 4th line of Bollig, Kruger and Ben Smith have been rolling lately and is a part of the team’s early success. [Related: Healthy Hossa Boosts Hawks] Coach Q is known for...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Shaw, Kruger lift Blackhawks to win against Canucks

Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger scored 9 seconds apart early in the third period and Corey Crawford made 36 saves to send the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Shaw redirected a pass from Patrick Kane in front of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to tie the score 1-1 at 4:40 of the final period, moments after Chicago's Patrick Sharp...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Shaw, Kruger lift Blackhawks to win against Canucks

Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger scored 9 seconds apart early in the third period and Corey Crawford made 36 saves to send the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Shaw redirected a pass from Patrick Kane in front of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to tie the score 1-1 at 4:40 of the final period, moments after Chicago's Patrick Sharp...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Back-to-back goals lead Blackhawks to victory over Canucks

Andrew Shaw made up for a bad early penalty with his third-period goal and Marcus Kruger scored nine seconds later as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Saturday night. The Blackhawks were down 1-0 until early in the third period. Shortly after a Blackhawks power play ended, Shaw slipped a Patrick Kane pass past Roberto Luongo to tie it 1-1 4:40 into the third...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Shaw, Kruger lift Blackhawks over Canucks, 2-1

Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger scored 9 seconds apart early in the third period and Corey Crawford made 36 saves to send the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Shaw redirected a pass from Patrick Kane in front of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to tie the score 1-1 at 4:40 of the final period, moments after Chicago's Patrick Sharp...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kruger's goal helps Blackhawks edge Oilers 5-4

Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:16 left in the third period, Duncan Keith added a power-play goal 1:55 later and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Kruger was alone at the edge of the crease when he took a pass from Ben Smith off the boards, turned and wrapped the puck past Devan Dubnyk to put Chicago...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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