NHL takeaways: Kings' luck a product of their own doing

If the Los Angeles Kings can't spark Sun Belt hockey, no team can. The Kings are the first team in NHL history to win three consecutive seven-game series to begin a playoff season after Sunday's 5-4 overtime win in Chicago in the Western Conference Final. L.A. clinched all of those series on the road with exhilarating offense, withering forward depth, skill and speed that...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Play of the Night: LA Kings Series Winning Goal

It was a Western Conference Final that will be talked about for quite a while. One of the better series that we’ve seen in the past 20 years, the LA Kings would come out on top to move on to the Stanley Cup Finals and face the New York Rangers. 60 minutes would not be enough in Game 7 that saw the Chicago Blackhawks never trailing the entire game, but LA forcing overtime after...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Defeat Blackhawks 5-4 In Overtime, Advance To Stanley Cup Final

Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night. Martinez’s shot went off Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and over goalie Corey Crawford, stunning the sellout crowd at the United Center and leading to a wild on-ice celebration for Los Angeles. Leddy was disconsolate as the...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Win Game 7 Against Blackhawks In OT, Earn Spot In Stanley Cup Final

An epic series between the Blackhawks and Kings came to an end on Sunday night with an epic Game 7 that saw the Kings win in overtime, sending them to the Stanley Cup Final to face the New York Rangers. The OT-winner came when an Alec Martinez shot from the point was tipped by teammate Tyler Toffoli and then deflected off the body of Chicago’s Nick Leddy and over goaltender Corey...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wacky bounce gets past Crawford, seals Kings OT win

In a game filled with strange bounces, it’s fitting that a wacky bounce ends the game. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez threw a shot on net that was tipped by Tyler Toffoli and then it deflected off Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and into the back of the net. Truly a heartbreaking moment for […] The post Puck Deflects Off Nick Leddy Past Corey Crawford For...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings advance to Stanley Cup Final

It was wild and woolly, but the Stanley Cup Final will not include a team attempting to earn a back-to-back Stanley Cup championship. The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in OT--in a bizarre and entertaining game--and as such, the Kings will play the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. Tyler Toffoli gets the tip-in goal off Nick Leddy as well. -...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Kings: Three things to watch in Game 3

  EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Back in Los Angeles for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, the last two Stanley Cup winners are evened up and each desperately seeking an edge to set them apart.  In Game 1, the Kings' gritty defense failed to wear down the Blackhawks. In Game 2, the vaunted Chicago penalty kill failed them and the team unraveled. Equally as desperate and evenly...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blackhawks Will Have To Be Better In Game 3

from David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune at the LA Times, The Hawks will regroup, refuse to panic and say all the right things heading into Game 3 on Saturday night at Staples Center. They know they have to be better from top to bottom — but especially at the top. What is that hockey cliche about stars needing to play like stars? Anybody seen Patrick Sharp? You know...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings rally to beat Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2, even series at 1-1

Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy raced around Kings defenseman Matt Greene, put his head down and whistled a backhander past goaltender Jonathan Quick. Chicago’s Ben Smith then slipped behind the Kings’ defense and snapped a shot by Quick. Uh-oh, one of those nights? Yes, of course, it was. The Kings simply followed their customary Stanley Cup playoffs method of operation...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Handle Business, Lead Series 1-0

Corey Crawford was solid once again and the Hawks overcame a disallowed goal to beat the LA Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Final 3-1. Brandon Saad redirected a Nick Leddy shot past Jonathan Quick for a power … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Handle Business, Lead Series 1-0 appeared first on Committed Indians.
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Simmons Latest Corsi Stupidity

In his column this Sunday Steve Simmons wrote: A quick Rick Nash update: He leads the Stanley Cup playoffs with 49 shots on goal and is last in the playoffs with no goals scored. In 24 career playoff games for the Rangers, he has 91 shots, one goal. And last I checked, he was third in the playoffs in Corsi. The Corsi leader was Nick Leddy in Chicago, who was made a healthy scratch...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw still out, will miss Game 4 for Blackhawks against Wild

Andrew Shaw is out but Nick Leddy should return to the lineup when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Minnesota in Game 4 of their second-round series on Friday night. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Duncan Keith did not practice on Thursday, but coach Joel Quenneville said the two defenseman will play on Friday. Shaw suffered an apparent right-leg injury in Game 1 of this series. He was...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw Out For Game 4

On Thursday, coach Joel Quenneville told the media that Andrew Shaw will not travel to Minnesota and will not be active for Game Four on Friday night. Quenneville did indicate that defenseman Nick Leddy will return to the lineup after … Continue reading →The post Andrew Shaw Out For Game 4 appeared first on Committed Indians.
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hossa Returns, Hawks Handle Red Wings

Marian Hossa returned from injury and scored his 25th goal of the season as the Hawks handled Detroit 3-1 on Sunday night. Nick Leddy opened the scoring with a power play marker in the second period. It was his seventh … Continue reading →The post Hossa Returns, Hawks Handle Red Wings appeared first on Committed Indians.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Lose Out On Another 2 Points, 4-1 to CHI

The Detroit Red Wings fight hard early, but drop a disheartening game to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. The first period looked very good for the Red Wings, who are still decimated by injuries to ten players. Neither team would get on the board in the first period, and although Chicago doubled up Detroit’s shots in the period 11-5, the Red Wings did a good job blocking many of the...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

John Jaeckel: Rumors Heating Up

Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel KESLER Solid source out of Canada told me this morning the Hawks made an offer for Ryan Kesler yesterday, including (possibly) Bryan Bickell, Nick Leddy, and Mark McNeill. The source tells me that (for obvious reasons) it is unlikely the Canucks will deal Kesler to Chicago. DEFENSEMEN Rumors continue to swirl that the Hawks are interested...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Why trading Nick Leddy to Edmonton makes sense for the Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks News – The Chicago Blackhawks may have found that elusive center everyone seems to be looking for. Out of Edmonton come reports that the Hawks may indeed be interested in one of their young talented centers and it may very well come at the cost of Nick Leddy. Does anyone remember the name of the guy who scored 8 points against the Blackhawks in February of 2012...
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February 05, 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

Nick Leddy has been a steady presence for Blackhawks

The question doesn’t really have to come up in morning skate that often. We all know by now the Chicago Blackhawks are rotating three defensemen in that sixth spot, and the rotation’s been pretty steady among Michal Rozsival, Sheldon Brookbank and Michael Kostka. The one constant on that third line defensive pair has been Nick Leddy. The 22-year-old has been the Blackhawks...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks too much for Devils 5-2

Patrick Sharp scored twice and Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy also connected to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Stephen Gionta and Michael Ryder had goals for the Devils, whose season-high four-game point streak (3-0-1) ended. Kane has points in 12 straight games, matching his career high - set earlier this season...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sweet sassy molassey, Chicago Blackhawks ‘Magical Movie Collection’ video is fantastic (video)

The Chicago Blackhawks always seem to go their own way, and have done so again with the release of a truly inspired and completely ridiculous video. As other NHL teams are busying themselves with cheesy and hilarious holiday-themed videos, the Blackhawks, instead of singing carols or performing rocking versions of holiday tunes, opted for a […]The post Sweet sassy molassey, Chicago...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawk players star as classic movie characters in X-Mas video

The Virden Oil Capitals of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League set a high bar last week with their team video Christmas card, but the defending NHL champs may have them beat. The Blackhawks sent their holiday cheer in the form of an infomercial for the “Chicago Blackhawks Magical Movie Collection,” which features Hawks players reenacting scenes from iconic movies with bad costumes...
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Chicago Blackhawks' Christmas greeting is awesome

I will say, that as a Blues fan, I'm far more partial to the Blues' holiday greetings, but the video produced by the Chicago Blackhawks is a close second. Video after the jump. The Hawks are hocking their holiday movie collection, with both awkward and amazing results. Marvel at Nick Leddy's oddly perfect Napoleon Dynamite!    Patrick Sharp as a little...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Chicago Blackhawks' Christmas greeting is awesome

I will say, that as a Blues fan, I'm far more partial to the Blues' holiday greetings, but the video produced by the Chicago Blackhawks is a close second. Video after the jump. The Hawks are hocking their holiday movie collection, with both awkward and amazing results. Marvel at Nick Leddy's oddly perfect Napoleon Dynamite!    Patrick Sharp...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Keith powers Blackhawks to victory over Predators

Duncan Keith scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Patrick Kane and Nick Leddy also scored for Chicago, which has won five of six. Shea Weber scored for the Predators. Keith scored the game's first goal at 1:29 of the opening period on a slap shot from the left side that beat Nashville goaltender...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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