Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • A year later, the Blackhawks are back in Game 7 of the WCF

    Chicago Sun-Times "Three hundred and sixty-three days later, the Blackhawks will have their chance at redemption. A chance to re-stake their claim as the decade’s dominant franchise. A chance to move past the memories that still haunt them: the three lost leads, the puck fluttering off Nick Leddy’s jersey and past..." May 28

  • 2015 Stanley Cup Final schedule: Game 1 set for June 3 "We don't know which two teams will be playing in the Stanley Cup Final, but we do know when the season finale will start. The NHL announced that the Final will begin with Game 1 on Wednesday, June 3, at 8 p.m. ET. The New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks all still have a..." May 28

  • Salary cap will force Blackhawks to make some tough decisions "The Chicago Blackhawks hope next season isn’t just around the corner. But whether it comes in the next few days following the Western Conference finals or it’s a few weeks from now following the Stanley Cup finals, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has been preparing for what’s next. The..." May 28

  • Blackhawks fan files lawsuit; alleges drunken Kings fans beat him up in 2014 playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "A Chicago Blackhawks fan filed a lawsuit saying he was beat up by drunken Kings fans at Game 3 of the 2014 Western Conference Final at Staples Center last year. The story, reported by the LA Daily News, says the following: Bruce Dobrowski’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against team..." May 28

  • Ducks make quick fix, top Blackhawks on Beleskey's goal 45 seconds into OT

    Orange County Register "When it comes to these can-you-top-this Western Conference finals, it has become obvious that the Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks will not go gentle into that good night. The dying of the light that both teams have faced has only shown that each is prepared to rage, rage against it. Two goals..." May 26

  • Kesler on wearing down Chicago: 'No human can withstand that many hits'

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last night, the Chicago Blackhawks showed their resiliency in becoming the first team to win four multiple-overtime games in a single postseason. The Anaheim Ducks seem to believe that they can grind Chicago down, though. On the subject of wear-and-tear, Ryan Kesler reiterated his plan to..." May 24

  • Ducks score 2nd-fastest three goals in playoff history "The top line of the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the early part of the third period Saturday and scored twice to give them a two-goal lead at 7:38. But by the time Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa returned to the ice for another shift, the Blackhawks were losing. Chicago managed..." May 24

  • Antoine Vermette scores in 2nd overtime as Blackhawks tie series against Ducks

    Chicago Tribune "Sitting in the dressing room just after another momentous Blackhawks victory, Patrick Kane said it best: "In the playoffs, anything can happen." In Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night at a jacked-up United Center, pretty much everything happened. Antoine Vermette, who was..." May 24

  • Joel Quenneville hits reset on Blackhawks lineup for Game 4

    Chicago Tribune "After center Antoine Vermette and winger Teuvo Teravainen were healthy scratches in Game 3, the two were back in their usual roles on the Blackhawks’ third line at the Hawks’ morning skate ahead of Game 4 on Saturday. Vermette was centering the third line between Teravainen and Patrick Sharp, a..." May 24

  • Blackhawks' Antoine Vermette, Teuvo Teravainen back in for Game 4 "After their puzzling status as healthy scratches in Game 3, forwards Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen are expected to be back in the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup for a big Game 4 tilt at United Center. The two had played in the first two games of the series before watching the 2-1 loss in Game..." May 23

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Ducks defeat Blackhawks in Game 3, take 2-1 lead in series

    L.A. Daily News "Simon Despres didn’t think his one-timed shot from the right faceoff circle in the dying seconds of the second period was a big deal until the puck hit the back of the net. For starters, the Ducks’ defenseman wasn’t sure it was going to get past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey..." May 22

  • Hawks' Vermette unhappy with Game 3 scratch

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks forwards Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen are in two different places in their careers. That was apparent when each responded Friday to being made a healthy scratch against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday. Vermette, the veteran,..." May 22

  • Blackhawks recall defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks called up rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from their Rockford affiliate in the AHL. Van Riemsdyk, 23, had surgery on his right wrist on April 7 and was expected to be out approximately eight weeks, so his return is roughly on schedule. The Blackhawks’ depth on defense..." May 22

  • Blackhawks outlast Ducks in longest game in franchise history

    CSN Chicago "Marcus Kruger’s not the flashiest guy on the Blackhawks roster. But he is one of the hardest workers, whether he’s battling for pucks along the boards or trying to clean up around the net. On Tuesday night, that hard work paid a very big dividend. Kruger scored the game-winning goal 16:12..." May 20

  • Blackhawks C Andrew Shaw's game-winning headbutt goal disallowed "Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw appeared to score the game-winning goal in a strange fashion in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night, head-butting the puck in at the 8:47 mark of the second overtime. With the Blackhawks on a power play, Shaw..." May 20

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    #Blackhawks pairings: Keith-Hjalmarsson Timonen-Seabrook Oduya-Cumiskey. That's Cumiskey's off side.

  • Ducks take care of Blackhawks, 4-1, to open Western Conference finals

    Orange County Register "Seen as a question mark for the Ducks before the playoffs, Frederik Andersen came up with a definitive answer for Game 1 against Chicago to open up the Western Conference finals. Andersen stopped 32 shots to continue his strong, steady play in the postseason and the Ducks scored in each period..." May 18

  • 11d
    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    #Blackhawks scratches: Carcillo, Versteeg, Cumiskey, Nordstrom, Raanta.

  • Blackhawks penalty kill will be tested by Ducks' power play

    CSN Chicago "You hear it all the time from the great teams: regardless of their success level they always feel they can be better, be it overall or in certain facets of their game. The Blackhawks did get better on their penalty kill from the first round to the second, cutting the number of goals they..." May 17

  • Eight candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy

    Toronto Star "Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have been together for 10 years. Drafted only nins spots away from each other in the first round of the 2003 draft, they have won a world junior championship together, a couple of Olympic gold medals and, of course, the Stanley Cup. It’s hard to separate one from..." May 17

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Steve Montador's family to sue NHL due to CTE findings "The family of deceased former NHL player Steve Montador is planning on filing a lawsuit against the National Hockey League in wake of recent findings that Montador had suffered from CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative brain condition linked to multiple..." May 12

  • Blackhawks Michal Rozsival to miss 12-16 weeks after successful ankle surgery

    Second City Hockey "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will miss 12-16 weeks after he underwent successful injury to repair a fractured left ankle, the team announced Tuesday. The surgery was performed by head team physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk at Northwestern Memorial..." May 12

  • Kimmo Timonen ready for more work if called upon in wake of Rozsival injury

    Chicago Sun-Times "If Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is looking for volunteers to fill the void left by Michal Rozsival’s season-ending injury, veteran Kimmo Timonen is raising his hand. “That’s out of my hands — but if that brings me anything more, I’m ready to take it. I’ll happily take it,” said Timonen,..." May 11

  • Patrick Kane hitting his postseason stride

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Kane talked of the Blackhawks’ four-game sweep of the Minnesota Wild, the second-round series in which he scored five goals, nearly as many as the Wild itself. “I still think there [are] some areas that I can try to improve a little bit,” Kane said. “I play with some great players who..." May 10

  • Michal Rozsival's season over after nasty Game 4 ankle injury

    Yahoo! Sports "As we all imagined, the news on Michal Rozsival of the Chicago Blackhawks was not good. According to team physician Dr. Michael Terry, the defenseman's season is over after he suffered a fractured left ankle that will require surgery in Game 4 Thursday night. The injury occurred midway through..." May 09

  • Blackhawks sweep Wild, move on to Western Conference Final

    CSN Chicago "Coach Joel Quenneville could smile about it at the post-game press conference, the fact that Marian Hossa’s 4-on-6, empty-net goal, which gave the Blackhawks a 4-1 lead at the time, ended up being a game-winner. “Yeah, it turns out Hoss scored a big goal,” Quenneville said with a grin. “Very..." May 08

  • Blackhawks D Michal Rozsival leaves game with gruesome ankle injury "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival has put together a very solid career for himself in the NHL. He's played in more than 990 games (regular season and playoffs combined) with four different teams, overcome injuries, and was a member of the 2013 Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks..." May 08

  • Blackhawks treating Game 4 like it's a must win

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks have reached this point again, although faster than most of us figured they would in this round. They’re up 3-0 in this second-round series against the Minnesota Wild with a chance for a sweep on Thursday. But as we’ve written in previous rounds, the Blackhawks know that fourth..." May 07

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Crawford, Blackhawks shut out Wild in Game 3

    CSN Chicago "Corey Crawford has had his ups and downs in this postseason, the downs coming mainly in the first round when he lost the net for three-plus games against the Nashville Predators. Crawford, however, has had more up moments since the second round began. And on Tuesday night, he was..." May 06

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Blackhawks break through and take 2-0 series lead on Wild

    Chicago Sun-Times "There was the double-overtime game with the unbeatable backup goalie. There was the three-goal comeback. There was the three-goal collapse. There was a triple-overtime game in there, too. And that’s just been the Blackhawks’ postseason experience so far. Around the league, it’s been every bit..." May 04

  • Messier Leadership finalists: Getzlaf, Ladd, Toews "Forwards Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, which is awarded "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities..." May 04

  • 26d
    Brian Murphy @murphPPress

    Ryan Suter: "They came out flying and we weren’t really up to speed. Finally in the second period we got playing the way were capable of."

  • Teuvo Teravainen lifts Blackhawks to Game 1 victory over Wild

    Chicago Sun-Times "Even between familiar foes, the first game of a playoff series is a learning process — feeling out the game plan, picking up tendencies, figuring out matchups. And the Blackhawks can take a few lessons away from their harrowing 4-3 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their..." May 02

  • Blackhawks sign KHL standout Artemi Panarin

    ESPN Chicago "Artemi Panarin has agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year entry-level contract, according to a source. Panarin, 23, has spent the last seven years playing professionally in his native Russia." April 30

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • 31d
    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Q said Corey Crawford will start Game 1. "It's his net. Let's go." #Blackhawks

  • Corey Crawford gets his second chance in net

    CSN Chicago "Corey Crawford dealt with the ups and downs of this series with the same demeanor. It’s probably what got him through it all. “I’ve gone through a lot in my career,” he said. “Just being level headed helps, not to get too down. You just keep working hard and pretty much just wash away anything..." April 26

  • Blackhawks advance to second round on Duncan Keith's winner against Predators

    Chicago Sun-Times "Shame is a pretty strong word for it. But for a hockey player, there’s nothing quite as gutting as watching your starting goaltender trudge off to the bench, pulled on the biggest stage, by no fault of his own — a desperation move by a coach who’s actually sending a message to the other 18 guys on..." April 26

  • 33d
    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Corey Crawford said he was "a little pissed off at first. It's only natural. I think that's a good thing. It shows I want to play."

  • 33d
    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Patrick Kane: "Playing five games now I feel pretty comfortable with where my shoulder is at." #Blackhawks

  • 34d
    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Scott Darling will start tomorrow vs. the Predators. #Blackhawks

  • Predators send series back to Chicago

    Tennessean "It's not over yet, the Predators told themselves, despite facing a must-win game against the Chicago Blackhawks in their first-round series. In order to survive, the Predators needed to do something never before accomplished in six tries in franchise history: win a game at Bridgestone Arena..." April 24

  • Blackhawks win triple-OT thriller over Predators in Game 4

    CSN Chicago "Brent Seabrook was asked on Monday afternoon about some of the biggest goals of his career. Not surprisingly, his Game 7 winner against the Detroit Red Wings two years ago was up there. He added another one to the list early Wednesday morning. Scott Darling stopped 50 shots and Seabrook..." April 22

  • Toews, Bergeron, Kopitar finalists for Selke Trophy "The NHL announced the finalists for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best defensive forwards in the league. It is a familiar trio of names as all of them were finalists a year ago. Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Los..." April 22

  • Scott Darling 'rock solid' as Blackhawks take 2-1 series lead

    Chicago Sun-Times "All the talk entering Game 3 was about the goaltender situation, and for good reason. It’s not every spring that a Stanley Cup-winning goaltender gets benched for a 26-year-old rookie. But lost in the controversy and the craziness surrounding the Blackhawks’ Game 2 loss was the fact that..." April 20

  • Blackhawks stick with Darling in net for Game 4

    ESPN Chicago "Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling was named the Game 4 starter against the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference first-round series. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville also chose Darling over Corey Crawford, who had been the No. 1 starter throughout the regular season, for Game 3...." April 20