Patrick Kane, Blackhawks Top Colorado

Patrick Kane continued his exceptional play on the Circus Trip, picking up an assist on all three of the Blackhawks goals in a 3-2 win in Denver.

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St. Louis Blues Call Martin Brodeur

St. Louis starting goaltender Brian Elliott left the Blues’ game Tuesday left Tuesday night’s game against the Senators late in the second period with a lower body injury. On Wednesday, the Blues announced that Elliott’s injury is being considered a “week-to-week” issue, and St. Louis has already started scrambling to put together a contingency plan.

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Evaluating The Blackhawks First Quarter

With 21 games in the books, let’s look back at the first quarter of the Blackhawks 2014-15 season.


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Blackhawks Reassign Phillip Danault

After two games in the NHL, the Blackhawks have sent center Phillip Danault back to Rockford on Monday.

Danault, 21, played 19 total minutes in his two games with the big club and did not register a point in either contest. He won only six of 20 faceoffs in the two games as well.

The move suggests Andrew Shaw may be ready to return to the lineup on Wednesday when the Hawks play in Denver.

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Hansen, Canucks Handle Hawks

On the second night of a back-to-back, the Blackhawks weren’t able to keep up with the Canucks. Corey Crawford kept them in the game until late, but the Hawks fell 4-1 in Vancouver.

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Blackhawks Drill Oilers 7-1

The start of the night wasn’t what the Blackhawks expected. Antti Raanta, who was supposed to start in net, was sick and couldn’t go; Corey Crawford was forced into action for a tenth consecutive game.

The end result of the night wasn’t what the Oilers had hoped for, as the Hawks demolished Edmonton on their home ice.

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Blackhawks Place Sharp on LTIR, Recall Danault

In fairly surprising news on Friday morning, the Blackhawks announced that Patrick Sharp has been placed on LTIR and forward Phillip Danault has been recalled from Rockford.

This news is especially intriguing with Andrew Shaw missing Thursday night’s game with an upper-body injury. Danault, 21, has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 14 games with the IceHogs to open the 2014-15 season.

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Patrick Kane, Blackhawks Douse Flames

The Blackhawks and Flames played an entertaining game on Thursday night that ended with the Hawks winning 4-3 in regulation.

But let’s all take a moment to appreciate Patrick Kane’s hands on his third period, game-winning goal.

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Adam Clendening’s First NHL Goal

Exactly four minutes into the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Calgary Flames, rookie defenseman Adam Clendening scored his first career NHL goal on a Hawks power play.

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Official: Trevor vanRiemsdyk To Miss 3-4 Months

From the Blackhawks statement about rookie defenseman Trevor vanRiemsdyk’s injury on Wednesday morning:

Trevor van Riemsdyk suffered a left patella fracture after taking a shot to the left knee in Sunday’s game against Dallas. He will undergo surgical repair of the fracture tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 20. We anticipate a full recovery in three to four months and look forward to his return.

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