Chicago Blackhawks - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Chicago Blackhawks Next step for Predators: Getting beyond second round NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Now that they've swept the Western Conference's top seed out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Nashville Predators want to continue making history by finally advancing beyond the second round. The Predators have been around since 1998-99 but never have won a second-round playoff series. They came close last year before losing a seve... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:28:00 GMT 2017-04-21T06:28:00Z Predators beat Blackhawks 4-1 to complete sweep NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped almost every shot he faced. Nashville's top line was outstanding, and Roman Josi and P.K. Subban keyed a solid defensive performance. The Predators were relentless, all the way to the very end. Way too much for the slumping Chicago Blackhawks. Roman Josi scored twice, Rinne had 30 saves and Na... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:32:00 GMT 2017-04-21T04:32:00Z Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off elimination SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After posting two of the top four records in the NHL in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets both need to find out a way to get a win on the road or their playoff runs will end almost as soon as they began. The Blackhawks were shut out twice at home by Nashville and then blew a 2-0 lead in Game 3 to ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-04-19T21:29:00Z Blown leads, 11 OTs and surprises abound in NHL first round The first week of the NHL postseason has been about as unpredictable as anyone could imagine, even in a sport where upsets are the norm, home-ice advantage is often meaningless and a hot goaltender can overshadow everything else that's happening. Perennial Stanley Cup favorite Chicago is down three games to none against Nashville and the NHL-leading Washi... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:41:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:41:00Z Preds beat Chicago 3-2, push Hawks to brink of elimination NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are at a point they've never been before in franchise history, and now they have a chance to keep their first-round series from going back to Chicago. They can thank a 20-year-old playing the fourth postseason game of his career for putting them in that position. Kevin Fiala scored on a ba... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:33:00 GMT 2017-04-18T06:33:00Z Down 0-2 and still scoreless, Blackhawks remain confident NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks know one thing with an absolute certainty: They must play better. Scoring their first goal against Pekka Rinne this postseason would be a good start. Instead, the Western Conference's top seed trails the Nashville Predators 0-2 and looks nothing like the team favored to reach the Stanley Cup Final. ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:41:00 GMT 2017-04-16T23:41:00Z Division-winning Blackhawks, Caps, Ducks in different spots WASHINGTON (AP) — Three division champions are in three very different positions early in the playoffs. As the Chicago Blackhawks attempt to rebound from a shutout loss to the Nashville Predators, the Washington Capitals hope they've learned a lesson from coming back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Anaheim Ducks should be brimming with confidence after continuing their ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:51:00 GMT 2017-04-14T21:51:00Z Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1 CHICAGO (AP) — The Nashville Predators jumped in front of shots and got in the passing lanes for most of the night. On the precious few occasions that the Chicago Blackhawks found an open look, Pekka Rinne was there. Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Predators beat the Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday in Game 1 of their fi... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:48:00 GMT 2017-04-14T03:48:00Z Experienced Blackhawks lead field of Cup contenders out West The Chicago Blackhawks have been here so many times before. They're 16 postseason wins away from a fourth Stanley Cup title in eight years, and their veteran core knows it has the talent and the experience to survive the two-month playoff grind. Nobody else in the Western Conference playoff picture can say any of that. None of the other seven teams has wo... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:50:00 GMT 2017-04-10T22:50:00Z NHL playoffs open Wednesday with five series starting A look at the NHL playoffs that begin Wednesday: WHO'S PLAYING EAST: The NHL-leading Washington Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have home-ice advantage against the rival Columbus Blue Jackets on the Metropolitan Division side. On the Atlantic side, the ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:49:00 GMT 2017-04-10T04:49:00Z Bruins beat Blackhawks 3-2 for 5th straight win CHICAGO (AP) — Bruins backup Anton Khudobin not only gave No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask a day off, he helped Boston take a big step toward the playoffs. Khudobin made 41 saves to win his sixth consecutive start, and Boston held off the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday for its season-high fifth straight victory. Ryan Spooner, Patrice Bergeron... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 21:02:00 GMT 2017-04-02T21:02:00Z Blackhawks strike fast in third, rally past Avs 6-3 CHICAGO (AP) — After a sluggish start, Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks stormed back late with a rapid-fire rally to strengthen their grip on first place in the Central Division — and the Western Conference. Toews scored twice and Richard Panik and Artemi Panarin each had a goal in a span of 3:02 in the third period to erase Colorado's two-goal l... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:04:00 GMT 2017-03-20T04:04:00Z Chicago Blackhawks getting Hjalmarsson back for stretch run CHICAGO (AP) — Niklas Hjalmarsson loves playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. He doesn't like watching their games very much. The 29-year-old Hjalmarsson is skating again and is expected to return Thursday night against Anaheim, giving Chicago a boost as it tries to chase down Minnesota for the Central Division title and top spot in the Western Conference. The durable defensem... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:42:00 GMT 2017-03-08T23:42:00Z Patrick Kane has hat trick, Blackhawks beat Penguins 4-1 CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks pushed aside the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kane had his second hat trick in three games, Scott Darling made 36 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Penguins 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and 10th in 11 games. Richard Panik also scored to help Chicago pull within th... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 04:56:00 GMT 2017-03-02T04:56:00Z The Latest: Bruins get winger Stafford from Jets The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 5:20 p.m. The Boston Bruins have acquired winger Drew Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 conditional sixth-round pick. Stafford has four goals and nine assists in 40 games this season, his 11th in the NHL. Stafford is a pending unrestricted free agent. ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-03-01T22:35:00Z Kane's hat trick leads Blackhawks past Coyotes 6-3 CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks and their marquee players are starting to get in a groove. And Chicago is starting to look like the team that won three Stanley Cups in the last seven seasons. Patrick Kane scored three goals for his third career hat trick to lead the surging Blackhawks past the Arizona Coyotes 6-3 on Thursday night for their third straight win and eighth in nin... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:56:00 GMT 2017-02-24T05:56:00Z Capitals rout Blackhawks 6-0 to extend winning streak to 8 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Beagle can't explain his offensive success against the Chicago Blackhawks. It's much easier to see why his Washington Capitals are rolling against everybody. Beagle scored twice to solidify his status as a Blackhawks killer and Washington blew out Chicago 6-0 on Friday night to win its eighth consecutive game. In a showdown of the NHL's hottest teams, t... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-01-14T03:58:00Z Blues beat Blackhawks 4-1 in Busch Stadium Winter Classic ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko looked quite comfortable at Busch Stadium. It turns out his wicked wrist shot works outside, too. Tarasenko scored two goals in the third period, Jake Allen stopped 22 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in the Winter Classic on Monday at the longtime home of baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-01-02T22:56:00Z Raanta, Rangers beat Blackhawks 1-0 in overtime CHICAGO (AP) — New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault felt so good about Antti Raanta's return to Chicago that he kept Henrik Lundqvist on the bench for the second straight night. Turned out quite well for Vigneault and company. Raanta made 26 saves against his former team, Nick Holden scored 55 seconds into overtime and the Rangers bla... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:19:00 GMT 2016-12-10T05:19:00Z Carter's OT goal puts Kings past Hawks 2-1, 5th straight win LOS ANGELES (AP) — One spectacular shot by Jeff Carter kept the Los Angeles Kings rolling on an increasingly impressive winning streak. Carter scored his 10th goal of the season 1:06 into overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth consecutive victory. Alec Martinez scored and Pe... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:21:00 GMT 2016-11-27T07:21:00Z