On Friday morning the Chicago Blackhawks announced that goaltender Scott Darling has been assigned to the Rockford IceHogs.
Darling, 25, appeared in three games for the Hawks after Corey Crawford left the lineup with an injury. He compiled a 2-1-0 record, allowing six goals against 90 shots (.933 save percentage).
This means the organization has opted to stick with Antti Raanta as Crawford’s backup. In three appearances, Raanta is 1-2-0, allowing six goals against 90 shots (.933 save percentage) with one shutout.
On the night that Marian Hossa reached 1,000 career points, the Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators needed shootout to decide the contest. Thankfully, Patrick Sharp closed the deal and Scott Darling picked up his second win in three NHL starts.
Marian Hossa, back where his career began in Ottawa, had two points in regulation to become the fourth active player in the NHL with 1,000 career points. His 1,000th point gave the Blackhawks a 4-3 lead in the third period.
Thursday night is the 1,100th game in Hossa’s NHL career, and he has 466 goals with 534 assists.
John Gibson held the Blackhawks scoreless at the United Center as the Anaheim Ducks started a four-game road trip with a big win in Chicago.
On Tuesday, the Rockford IceHogs named forward Joakim Nordstrom the team captain for the 2014-15 season.
Nordstrom, 22, was a third round pick (90th overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Draft. In 58 games in the AHL last season, Nordstrom ranked third on the IceHogs with 17 goals and added 16 assists. He also played 16 games in the NHL last season, contributing one goal and two assists.
Cody Bass, Adam Clendening, Klas Dahlbeck, Pierre-Cedric Labrie were named alternates for the IceHogs.
On the night Patrick Kane reached 500 career points, the story at the United Center was the exceptional outing from goaltender Scott Darling as the Blackhawks defeated the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.
Appropriately, with an assist on a Jonathan Toews goal in the second period on Sunday night, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane reached 500 points in his career.
In his 523rd game with the franchise, Kane reached the benchmark with 181 goals and 319 assists.
From the 2007 NHL Draft, in which Kane was the number one overall selection, Jakub Voracek is second in career points… at 302. In fact, only four players from the 2007 Draft class have half as many points as Kaner.
On Sunday afternoon, coach Joel Quenneville indicated the team expects forward Daniel Carcillo to miss around four weeks with a knee injury. Carcillo took a knee-to-knee hit from Blues forward TJ Oshie on Saturday night in St. Louis.
The Blackhawks struggled to find consistency and the Blues were able to hang on and beat their visiting rivals in regulation.
James Neal provided all of the offense Nashville needed and a healthy Pekka Rinne had a marvelous third period as the Predators handed the Blackhawks their first regulation loss of the 2014-15 season.