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The Los Angeles Kings Are Winning The Faceoff Battle Against The Chicago Blackhawks

from Curtis Zupke at the LA Kings website, Most of the talk after Game 2 of the Western Conference Final has been about the offensive explosion by the Los Angeles Kings, who tied a franchise Stanley Cup Playoff record with five goals in the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks. What might be overlooked is what helped lead to those goals. In a series between two...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 21, 2014  |  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
April 13, 2014  |  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.
Via Committed Indians
April 13, 2014  |  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

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.
Via Committed Indians
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Sports Mockery
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...
Via Kukla's Korner
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.
Via Committed Indians
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.
Via Committed Indians
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.
Via Committed Indians
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...
Via Sports Mockery
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Stats: Time to Take A Look

Greg at Second City Hockey posts a great numerology blog before every game, and this is my spin on a the Blackhawks from statistical point-of-view. It never hurts to pour over the numbers to try and glean some information about the squad. This post looks at some of the standard stats you see in every box score, some of those new fangled advanced metrics, and a quick look at some...
Via The Farm Club
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawks' PK moving on from Frolik departure

Marcus Kruger has been asked about Michael Frolik’s absence a few times already this season. His former fourth-line and penalty-killing partner is now making his mark with the Winnipeg Jets. Kruger always wished Frolik well — well, almost always. “I hope he’s good. Except against us,” Kruger said with a grin. On paper, Frolik may have been labeled a fourth liner who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Predictions: Bold and sure to be wrong

No one enjoys reading wishy-washy predictions about their favorite team. As someone who has followed and is pretty familiar with the 2013 Stanley Cup champions, I have compiled a list of Chicago Blackhawks predictions that are bold and sure to go wrong. Corey Crawford becomes a Vezina Trophy Finalist “Crow” has been receiving mixed reactions during the off-season in regards to...
Via The Sports Bank
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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