- Blackhawks Organization Getting Bigger
- Blackhawks Sign Mike Paliotta
- Blackhawks Sign College FA Kyle Baun
- Lackluster Blackhawks Grounded By Flyers
- VIDEO: New GoPro Spot Featuring Patrick Kane
- Jonathan Toews At 500 Points
- Corey Crawford Carries Blackhawks Past Canes
- Joel Quenneville Picks Up 750th Win
When Patrick Kane was injured on Feb. 24, his chances of winning the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player effectively ended. But is his absence strengthening his candidacy?
The Blackhawks dominated almost every aspect of the game on Thursday night, but it took almost 53 minutes to get a second goal past Mike Smith. Thankfully, a strong defensive effort and good night between the pipes meant two were enough to earn two critical points.
According to coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday, the Blackhawks anticipate defenseman Johnny Oduya returning to the lineup when they face the Coyotes in Arizona on Thursday night.
Oduya left the lineup after one shift against Boston on February 22 and has not returned to game action since. He has two goals and three assists in in 60 games this season, and is an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The Blackhawks got four power play chances and put 29 shots on net, but weren’t able to beat Cam Talbot.
The Rangers put 36 shots on net, and Corey Crawford was able to keep 35 of them out of the net. Unfortunately, the first shot of the overtime period cost the Blackhawks a second point on Sunday night.
After another pointless evening, Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell was put on blast by coach Joel Quenneville at practice on Saturday.
Joel Quenneville on Bryan Bickell: “He’s got to be better.” #Blackhawks
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) March 7, 2015
Andrew Desjardins made his Blackhawks debut on Friday night, but it was Corey Crawford keeping his team in the game long enough to have another new guy win it in a shootout.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Rockford IceHogs announced that they have acquired defenseman Keith Seabrook, the 26-year-old brother of Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook.
The younger Seabrook was a second round pick (52nd overall) by the Washington Capitals in 2006. He has played in 186 AHL games in a career including stops with the Abbotsford Heat, Manitoba Moose and San Antonio Rampage. This season, Seabrook had seven goals and 20 assists in 51 games for the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder.
The college regular seasons are ending, and the Blackhawks have some prospects putting up impressive numbers this season. Vince Hinostroza, a sophomore at Notre Dame, is tied for fourth in the country with 30 assists, while Vermont senior Mike Paliotta ranks third among all defenseman in the country with 31 points.
Let’s catch up with the Hawks top college prospects.