Blackhawks' Toews, Kane say they're set for Game 1

They were only three words, but seemed to hold more importance when spoken Monday by Jonathan Toews, the captain of the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. How does he feel, physically, after sitting out the final six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury? "Good," Toews said, pausing. "Really good." Toews and forward Patrick Kane...
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NHL Playoffs: St. Louis Blues-Chicago Blackhawks Preview

The return of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews could doom the St. Louis Blues (via ndgoon) The St. Louis Blues enter the postseason on a six-game losing streak, just 3-7-0 in their last 10 games.  The Chicago Blackhawks have not been proficient in their last 10 either, though, going just 5-5-0.  Chicago claims a +47 goal differential, while St. Louis boasts a +57. The offensive...
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Jonathan Toews And Patrick Kane Are Ready For Their Return To The Lineup

from Mike Spellman of the Chicago Daily-Herald, Toews and Kane have gotten used to the lonely life of injury rehab in the NHL the past few weeks, but all that is about to change when the full squad gathers for practice Tuesday. And for the dynamic duo, it can't happen soon enough. "Tomorrow I'll be out there with the boys, back to the usual routine. It's...
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Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane Both Set To Return For Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks’ two biggest stars will be ready to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the St. Louis Blues. Jonathan Toews, who missed the final six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury, and Patrick Kane, who sat out the last 12 games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, both announced on Monday that they’ll be ready for the postseason...
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{WATCH} Chicago Blackhawks Toews and Kane Take Part in Optional Practice

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - Chicago Blackhawks fans should start to feel a little more optimistic about the return of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for the playoffs. This vine from Blackhawks Tribune beat writer Chris Kuc shows 19 and 88 looking pretty good on the ice for an optional morning skate today. Without a doubt the return of arguably the two best players on the team...
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Blues-Blackhawks: Meet me in St. LouBARF

The Chicago Blackhawks start their Stanley Cup Championship defense against America’s Sweethearts: the St. Louis Blues.  The drive down I-55 is enough to hate this match-up, but the (lack of) respect shown by the Blues for opponents is unmatched in the NHL, and Chicago is aware of that. Patrick Kane was injured in a 4-0 win over the Bloos (that’s spelled correctly) in March...
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Why the Western Conference won't win the Stanley Cup

The Western Conference has been labeled the more difficult of the two conferences in 2013-14. That point is certainly debatable, but several of the league’s top teams call the Western Conference home. Will this regular season success translate into a Stanley Cup for one of these Western teams? We’re not so sure. Here are eight reasons (one for each playoff team) why a representative...
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Kane, Toews will ‘absolutely’ be ready for playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t had Patrick Kane since March 19 or Jonathan Toews since March 30, but both of the injured forward are still on track to be ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. “They’re ready to go,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “Absolutely ready.” Losing both of them to injuries might prove to be a...
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Penalty Minutes: Top candidates for NHL coach of the year; more

With the NHL regular season set to end on Sunday, most playoff berths are all but secured and seedings in place. It's as good of a time as any to judge which coaches have done the best respective job with their teams this year and who is most worth of the Jack Adams Award, which is voted on by the NHL Broadcasters Association and given to the coach who is "adjudged to have...
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Halak returns to St. Louis with new set of friends

Another loss to a division rival their last time out has left the St. Louis Blues in an even more tenuous position as they look to hold onto first place in Western Conference. They'll try to get back on track and strengthen their grip on the top spot when they host a desperate Washington Capitals team Tuesday night. St. Louis (52-19-7) has dropped two in a row since a 5-1-0 stretch...
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NHL Power Rankings: 4/7/14

RANK TEAM (Record) LW MOVEMENT THE SKINNY 1 Boston (53-18-7) 1-1-1 – The Bruins have met expectations this year because guys like Reilly Smith – and Jarome Iginla – have exceeded them. There isn’t a deeper team in hockey. 2 St. Louis (52-19-7) 2-2-0 – Scuffling at the wrong time, the Blues need to rediscover their mojo before the playoffs begin...
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Jeremy Morin’s Case for Playoff Ice Time

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - As the Chicago Blackhawks continue to surprise people by winning games without Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane there is one member of the team that is really making a case to see some ice time during the NHL Playoffs. Jeremy Morin’s Case for Playoff Ice Time Since being called up from Rockford Jeremy Morin has really shown the hockey world why he has...
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Blackhawks Handle Business Against Blues

The Blackhawks were without Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Johnny Oduya and Brandon Saad on Sunday morning when they welcomed the division leading St. Louis Blues to the United Center. But another strong effort from all four lines extended the Hawks’ … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Handle Business Against Blues appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Blackhawks stop skid, top Wild 3-2 in shootout

For the last two days, the Blackhawks have sounded much like a politician trying to remember his talking points memo. Since the team announced Jonathan Toews would be out until the playoffs, joining the injured Patrick Kane, the term "flip the switch" has come up in almost every interview every Hawks player has done. That as in … once the playoffs start, the Hawks need...
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Bryan Bickell Returns, Blackhawks Bounce Back

For the first time since they joined the NHL roster, the Chicago Blackhawks played a game without Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews because of injury. The Hawks were also without Michal Rozsival and Johnny Oduya (lower-body) was scratched after warm-ups. … Continue reading →The post Bryan Bickell Returns, Blackhawks Bounce Back appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Chicago Blackhawks lose Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for remainder of regular season

   The Chicago Blackhawks will have to play the remainder of the 2013/14 NHL season without two of their top players and scorers in captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. Luckily for the Western Conference club there are just six games remaining in the campaign. Head coach Joel Quenneville said on April 2 that Toews is expected to be 100 per cent healthy in time for the Stanley...
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Wild closing in on second straight playoff berth

A week ago, the Minnesota Wild left town for a four-game road trip having lost two of three games and seeing their playoff wild-card lead dwindling. Ahead was a daunting stretch of road games against three of the top six teams in the Western Conference, starting at Western-leading St. Louis, and one game against one of the team's chasing Minnesota, the Phoenix Coyotes. A week...
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Jonathan Toews to miss rest of Blackhawks’ regular season

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday that captain Jonathan Toews will miss the remainder of the regular season. Coach Joel Quenneville expects Toews to be “100 percent” for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “We’re going to be smart and make sure he’s going to be 100 percent, and he will be 100 percent for the playoffs,” Quenneville said. “Could he play...
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Chicago Blackhawks offense takes big injury hits

The Chicago Blackhawks have been playing without top winger Patrick Kane. He went down March 19 against the St. Louis Blues and is working to get back for postseason play.Also, top center Jonathan Toews suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday’s game against at Pittsburgh. He took a big hit from Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik and left the ice holding his arm.Blackhawks...
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Injuries Impacting Western Conference Playoff Races

Blackhawks fans watched Jonathan Toews skate off the ice in pain on Sunday night in Pittsburgh, and a roster already missing Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell had another hole to fill. Unfortunately for the NHL, the Hawks aren’t the only … Continue reading →The post Injuries Impacting Western Conference Playoff Races appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Without Toews, The Blackhawks Could Be In Trouble

from Steve Ronsenbloom of the Chicago Tribune, Even with Toews, the Hawks might not repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Without him, I can’t see them even beating Colorado in the first round. The Hawks already had an issue at center, no matter what Stan Bowman thought. Without Toews, the Hawks would be a complete doughnut. Perhaps Toews will come back for the playoffs...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Won’t Play Against Bruins Because Of Injury

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane suffered a lower-body injury on March 19 against the St. Louis Blues and won’t be in the lineup for a few more weeks, which means he’ll miss Thursday’s game at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner was leading the Blackhawks in scoring at the time of his injury and his absence from the lineup could...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: 3/24/14

RANK TEAM (Record) LW MOVEMENT THE SKINNY 1 Boston (49-17-5) 4-0-0 ∧ 1 Twelve straight wins. 103 points. +78 goal differential. They’re the second highest scoring team in the league, and all people talk about is good they are defensively. Is there any Eastern Conference club that can beat them in a best-of-seven series? 2 St. Louis (48-16-7) 2-2-0 ∨...
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Blackhawks GM describes Patrick Kane’s injury as ‘nothing too serious’

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was put on long-term injured reserve Friday and will miss the rest of the regular season due to a lower body injury.  But the team expects Kane to be back for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “If there’s a guy who can turn it on and off, it’s definitely [Kane],” forward Kris Versteeg said. “Out of nowhere, you can see it...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Recall Morin And Teravainen, Kane Goes On LTIR

via the Chicago Blackhawks, The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Jeremy Morin from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and forward Teuvo Teravainen (TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn) from Jokerit of SM-liiga in Finland. Teravainen will wear number 86 for the Blackhawks. Teravainen, the team’s first-round selection (18th overall...
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