After being the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on their home turf last week, the Blackhawks (9-2-4/2nd in Central) host the Jets (6-8-2/7th in Western wild card) to the United Center.
The Jets are coming off a solid 4-2 win versus Detroit on Monday night; it may have been their best game of the year, including 47 SOG. Chicago native Al Montoya was in net for Winnipeg for that game; it would make sense to see him in net again on Wednesday.
Evander Kane (lower body) will travel with the team, but he is still listed as "day-to-day".
Sunday, the Blackhawks took a loss to the Calgary Flames at the UC, and then headed to Washington, D.C., to be honored at the White...
The Blackhawks were in Jonathan Toews’ hometown, Winnipeg, to play the Jets this afternoon, and a strong start to the second period gave them a solid lead which the Jets could never catch up on. The game ended 5-1 for the visitors, with 10 Blackhawks players with at least a point to their name by the time the game ended.
The MTS Centre was packed and pulsing as it welcomed the defending Stanley Cup Champions with a team raring to go, led by ex-Blackhawk Captain Andrew Ladd. The energy was high from both teams from puck drop, an...
Saturday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks (8-2-3, 2nd in Central) will play at Winnipeg vs the Jets (3-5-2, 7th in Western wildcard), their first time playing each other as Central division rivals. It will be the first of four games between them this season. The two teams have not played each other since October 2011.
Due to the annual "Circus trip", the Blackhawks play the majority of their games on the road in November; just five of fifteen games will be at home. After Saturday afternoon's game, the Blackhawks will return to the United Center to face the Flames on Sunday, and then on to Washington, DC, for their visit to the White House.
The New York Islanders wrapped up their homestand with a battle against the Vancouver Canucks. They are a rare opponent for the Isles. But, the man behind the bench for the Canucks is a familiar face. John Torterella, the former coach of the New York Rangers, is now leading the way for Vancouver
With the preseason now behind us, Isles fans everywhere can collectively breathe a sigh of relief as the moment we have all been waiting for is upon us. The Isles are on the verge of playing the first meaningful games since the heart breaking game 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last May. We have all been eager to pick up right where we left off after exceeding all expectations last season. With all of this in mind, we can only hope for the success to continue so the Islanders can take their place among the elite teams of the NHL. Although the outcome of this coming season is yet to be determined, I think I speak for Islander fans everywhere when I say this is the most confident we have been in the last 20 years.
In just a little less than 24-hours, the Calgary Flames will open up their first season without Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff since 2005-06. It’s the start of a new era in Calgary, as the re-build is well under way. There are no superstars or first overall picks (yet) in the line-up; so to say it could be a long year for the Flames is a fairly accurate statement.
The Chicago Blackhawks open their championship-defending season on Tuesday, October 1st versus the Washington Capitals. Needless to say, that game will be the number one ticket on Blackhawks' fans lists when regular season single-game tickets go on sale Monday morning, as Chicago has earned the right to raise a handful of banners that night - tops among them, the 2013 Stanley Cup banner.
Three years ago, Capitals forward Troy Brouwer stood on the Blackhawks side of the ice, part of the 2010 Cup-winning team. Now he will return on the visitors' side, as part of a team that is still chasing their first Cup since being founded in 1974. The team will be hungry to mak...