NHL, SAP Partner To Bring Advanced Stats To Fans

On Friday, the NHL and SAP announced a fantastic new partnership to make more advanced stats both available and regulated through the league. Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy had a strong breakdown of the partnership earlier today.

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Trevor van Riemsdyk Returns To Practice

On Friday morning, rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk skated with the Blackhawks for the first time since suffering a left patella fracture against the Dallas Stars on Nov. 16.

van Riemsdyk had one assist and was averaging 13:32 in 18 games before his injury. He is not expected back until March, but returning to practice is a big step in his rehab.

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Blackhawks Come Back (Twice), Fall In Shootout

In a game worthy of the history of the series, the Blackhawks and Red Wings dueled through 65 minutes. Unfortunately for Chicago, the visitors were the better team in the shootout and escaped with the second point.

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Blackhawks College Prospect Updates

The new NCAA men’s hockey rankings were released on Monday, and Blackhawks prospects are making an impact on some of the nation’s elite college teams.

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Marian Hossa Named #1 Star of the Week

On Monday, the NHL named Chicago’s Marian Hossa the league’s Number One Star of the Week.

Hossa, 36, led the NHL with five goals  and tied for second in the league with six points last week.

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Niklas Hjalmarsson Leads Hawks Past Penguins

Niklas Hjalmarsson did his job on Sunday. He and Johnny Oduya were tasked with shutting down the Penguins’ top line, and Hjalmarsson was as good against Sidney Crosby as any defenseman in the league could be.

But Hjalmarsson scoring the Hawks only goal? That was not expected.

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RIP Steve Montador

Just before puck drop on Sunday morning, news broke that former Blackhawks defenseman Steve Montador had been found dead at his residence. He was 35.

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Nashville Blockbuster: Preds Add Franson, Santorelli

The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Nashville’s first-round selection in the 2015 Draft, and forwards Brendan Leipsic and Olli Jokinen.

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Blackhawks Show No Sympathy For The Devils

Ryan Hartman wasted no time in getting the attention of his home fans and his teammates had a big third period to pull away from the Devils for a 3-1 victory.

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Teravainen Sent Down, Hartman and Cumiskey Recalled

On Thursday night, the Blackhawks announced that Teuvo Teravainen had been sent back to Rockford. Forward Ryan Hartman and defenseman Kyle Cumiskey have been recalled.

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