L.A. Daily News "Simon Despres didn’t think his one-timed shot from the right faceoff circle in the dying seconds of the second period was a big deal until the puck hit the back of the net. For starters, the Ducks’ defenseman wasn’t sure it was going to get past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey..." May 22
CSN Chicago "Marcus Kruger’s not the flashiest guy on the Blackhawks roster. But he is one of the hardest workers, whether he’s battling for pucks along the boards or trying to clean up around the net. On Tuesday night, that hard work paid a very big dividend. Kruger scored the game-winning goal 16:12..." May 20
SI.com "Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw appeared to score the game-winning goal in a strange fashion in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night, head-butting the puck in at the 8:47 mark of the second overtime. With the Blackhawks on a power play, Shaw..." May 20
#Blackhawks pairings: Keith-Hjalmarsson Timonen-Seabrook Oduya-Cumiskey. That's Cumiskey's off side.
Orange County Register "Seen as a question mark for the Ducks before the playoffs, Frederik Andersen came up with a definitive answer for Game 1 against Chicago to open up the Western Conference finals. Andersen stopped 32 shots to continue his strong, steady play in the postseason and the Ducks scored in each period..." May 18
#Blackhawks scratches: Carcillo, Versteeg, Cumiskey, Nordstrom, Raanta.
CSN Chicago "You hear it all the time from the great teams: regardless of their success level they always feel they can be better, be it overall or in certain facets of their game. The Blackhawks did get better on their penalty kill from the first round to the second, cutting the number of goals they..." May 17
Toronto Star "Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have been together for 10 years. Drafted only nins spots away from each other in the first round of the 2003 draft, they have won a world junior championship together, a couple of Olympic gold medals and, of course, the Stanley Cup. It’s hard to separate one from..." May 17
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
ESPN.com "The family of deceased former NHL player Steve Montador is planning on filing a lawsuit against the National Hockey League in wake of recent findings that Montador had suffered from CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative brain condition linked to multiple..." May 12
Second City Hockey "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will miss 12-16 weeks after he underwent successful injury to repair a fractured left ankle, the team announced Tuesday. The surgery was performed by head team physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk at Northwestern Memorial..." May 12
Chicago Sun-Times "If Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is looking for volunteers to fill the void left by Michal Rozsival’s season-ending injury, veteran Kimmo Timonen is raising his hand. “That’s out of my hands — but if that brings me anything more, I’m ready to take it. I’ll happily take it,” said Timonen,..." May 11
CSN Chicago "Patrick Kane talked of the Blackhawks’ four-game sweep of the Minnesota Wild, the second-round series in which he scored five goals, nearly as many as the Wild itself. “I still think there [are] some areas that I can try to improve a little bit,” Kane said. “I play with some great players who..." May 10
Yahoo! Sports "As we all imagined, the news on Michal Rozsival of the Chicago Blackhawks was not good. According to team physician Dr. Michael Terry, the defenseman's season is over after he suffered a fractured left ankle that will require surgery in Game 4 Thursday night. The injury occurred midway through..." May 09
CSN Chicago "Coach Joel Quenneville could smile about it at the post-game press conference, the fact that Marian Hossa’s 4-on-6, empty-net goal, which gave the Blackhawks a 4-1 lead at the time, ended up being a game-winner. “Yeah, it turns out Hoss scored a big goal,” Quenneville said with a grin. “Very..." May 08
CBSSports.com "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival has put together a very solid career for himself in the NHL. He's played in more than 990 games (regular season and playoffs combined) with four different teams, overcome injuries, and was a member of the 2013 Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks..." May 08
CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks have reached this point again, although faster than most of us figured they would in this round. They’re up 3-0 in this second-round series against the Minnesota Wild with a chance for a sweep on Thursday. But as we’ve written in previous rounds, the Blackhawks know that fourth..." May 07
Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07
CSN Chicago "Corey Crawford has had his ups and downs in this postseason, the downs coming mainly in the first round when he lost the net for three-plus games against the Nashville Predators. Crawford, however, has had more up moments since the second round began. And on Tuesday night, he was..." May 06
TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06
Chicago Sun-Times "There was the double-overtime game with the unbeatable backup goalie. There was the three-goal comeback. There was the three-goal collapse. There was a triple-overtime game in there, too. And that’s just been the Blackhawks’ postseason experience so far. Around the league, it’s been every bit..." May 04
NHL.com "Forwards Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, which is awarded "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities..." May 04
Ryan Suter: "They came out flying and we weren’t really up to speed. Finally in the second period we got playing the way were capable of."
Chicago Sun-Times "Even between familiar foes, the first game of a playoff series is a learning process — feeling out the game plan, picking up tendencies, figuring out matchups. And the Blackhawks can take a few lessons away from their harrowing 4-3 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their..." May 02
ESPN Chicago "Artemi Panarin has agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year entry-level contract, according to a source. Panarin, 23, has spent the last seven years playing professionally in his native Russia." April 30
NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28
Q said Corey Crawford will start Game 1. "It's his net. Let's go." #Blackhawks
CSN Chicago "Corey Crawford dealt with the ups and downs of this series with the same demeanor. It’s probably what got him through it all. “I’ve gone through a lot in my career,” he said. “Just being level headed helps, not to get too down. You just keep working hard and pretty much just wash away anything..." April 26
Chicago Sun-Times "Shame is a pretty strong word for it. But for a hockey player, there’s nothing quite as gutting as watching your starting goaltender trudge off to the bench, pulled on the biggest stage, by no fault of his own — a desperation move by a coach who’s actually sending a message to the other 18 guys on..." April 26
Corey Crawford said he was "a little pissed off at first. It's only natural. I think that's a good thing. It shows I want to play."
Patrick Kane: "Playing five games now I feel pretty comfortable with where my shoulder is at." #Blackhawks
Scott Darling will start tomorrow vs. the Predators. #Blackhawks
Tennessean "It's not over yet, the Predators told themselves, despite facing a must-win game against the Chicago Blackhawks in their first-round series. In order to survive, the Predators needed to do something never before accomplished in six tries in franchise history: win a game at Bridgestone Arena..." April 24
CSN Chicago "Brent Seabrook was asked on Monday afternoon about some of the biggest goals of his career. Not surprisingly, his Game 7 winner against the Detroit Red Wings two years ago was up there. He added another one to the list early Wednesday morning. Scott Darling stopped 50 shots and Seabrook..." April 22
CBSSports.com "The NHL announced the finalists for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best defensive forwards in the league. It is a familiar trio of names as all of them were finalists a year ago. Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Los..." April 22
Chicago Sun-Times "All the talk entering Game 3 was about the goaltender situation, and for good reason. It’s not every spring that a Stanley Cup-winning goaltender gets benched for a 26-year-old rookie. But lost in the controversy and the craziness surrounding the Blackhawks’ Game 2 loss was the fact that..." April 20
ESPN Chicago "Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling was named the Game 4 starter against the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference first-round series. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville also chose Darling over Corey Crawford, who had been the No. 1 starter throughout the regular season, for Game 3...." April 20
Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s more colorful characters is stepping away from the game. Ville Nieminen, who appeared in 385 career games with Colorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Calgary, San Jose, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, announced his retirement over the weekend after playing his final game in the..." April 20
Q on Darling: "Getting back in net is something he deserves given how well he played in that game." #Blackhawks
Joel Quenneville on whether he might go back to Scott Darling: “We’ll see."
Tennessean "Even as the losses piled up, the Predators' attitude remained resolute. Their effort over seven straight losses was sufficient, but they just didn't have any results to show for it. But results are all that matter in the playoffs. Facing a potential 2-0 deficit to the Blackhawks after two..." April 18
Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks came from behind to win Game 1 of their playoff series against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to some stellar goalkeeping from Scott Darling. Darling entered the game to start the second period after Corey Crawford played horribly in the..." April 16
CSN Chicago "Sometimes the goaltender is changed because he isn’t playing very well. Other times, it’s because the team playing in front of the goaltender needs to wake up. Whether or not coach Joel Quenneville made the switch for the first reason we don’t know quite yet. But it definitely got the..." April 16
CBSSports.com "The Chicago Blackhawks are going back to Corey Crawford. Coach Joel Quenneville announced on Thursday afternoon that he is going back to his starting goalie for Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Nashville Predators after pulling him 20 minutes into their Game 1..." April 16
Antoine Vermette will be a scratch for #Blackhawks in Game 1.
ESPN Chicago "Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, who suffered a fractured left clavicle nearly seven weeks ago, is expected to play against the Nashville Predators in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, coach Joel Quenneville said Monday. Kane, who participated in his first full-contact team practice..." April 14
Brandon Sun "Andrew Shaw and his Chicago Blackhawks were determined to do everything they could to keep playing long enough for Patrick Kane to return from a broken clavicle. Mission accomplished. Kane was cleared for full contact Monday and is expected to play in Game 1 of Chicago's first-round series..." April 14
Chicago Tribune "Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane was cleared for contact Monday, marking the first time since his return to the ice during shoulder-injury rehab that he practiced without wearing a non-contact sweater. Kane said afterward that he didn't "really know yet" if he will play in Game 1 of the Hawks'..." April 13
#Blackhawks have recalled defenseman Kyle Cumiskey and goaltender Antti Raanta from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
With Kane's work on ice while Hawks were gone, I'm expecting 88 to be cleared 4 full contact practice tomorrow..Probable for GM 1 vs Nash