May 18, 2014 |
5-0. That's Australian Blackhawks fan Paul Wilkins' record when he attends games at the United Center. Hard to argue with that success. Same goes for just about everything Hawks related Sunday. Wilkins ( @pwilkins10 ) and more than 21,000 others saw Chicago knock off the L.A. Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Sunday at the United Center. The Hawks take a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 on Wednesday at the United Center. Goals by Brandon Saad, Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews backed Corey Crawford's 25 saves.
May 11, 2014 |
Moms are the best. They're always there when you need them, especially when it comes to advice. Of course, that requires that you actually pay attention. There were moments in Sunday's Game 5 between the Blackhawks and Minnesota when the message was getting through - and others when you weren't so sure. FIRST PERIOD You should know better. Come on, Brent Seabrook . You saw how the Wild broke your team's back with a late power-play goal in Game 4, and still you go and take a silly tripping penalty at center ice 29 seconds into the game.
May 4, 2014 |
It was useless for Minnesota to resist. The Blackhawks, with legitimate delusions of Stanley Cup grandeur, have a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against Minnesota after a 4-1 win Sunday at the United Center. Maybe it was the force - Sunday was May the 4 th , aka "Star Wars Day" - that propelled the Hawks to victory. They looked shaky at times but overwhelmed Minnesota when they had to, scoring two goals in the third period to put the game out of reach. "They're a patient team and they play well defensively, and sometimes when they do that you...
April 21, 2014 |
Could the Blackhawks-Blues series be any more tense? No, we're seriously asking. Between St. Louis captain David Backes getting his head pounded like a pinata and Brent Seabrook's suspension, these teams won't be best friends anytime soon. Jonathan Toews' early goal stood up Monday thanks to Corey Crawford's 34 saves in a 2-0 shutout at the United Center. Marcus Kruger tacked on an empty-netter, and the Hawks head into Wednesday's game at home trailing the series just two games to one. In the meantime, several players earned punishments of their...
April 16, 2014 |
Many Blackhawks fans are nervously comparing this year's very good team to last year's unbelievable Team of Destiny. They're glancing at the standings, seeing a third-place finish in the Western Conference and preparing for a short playoff and playoff beard run. But fear not, fearful fearing persons: Not only do the Blackhawks have a good chance of dispatching the big, bad St. Louis Blues, but here's why they should be favored in this series....
April 13, 2014 |
It's not just you. The Blackhawks are playing with an edge lately. Despite a two-game skid to end the regular season, the team's tenacious physical play helped them win four straight without Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews. Sure, Brandon Bollig has been delivering big hits and sticking up for his teammates by dropping the gloves all season, but there's been grit across the board. "Yeah, we haven't had an issue with that all season; specifically Brandon [Bollig] does a great job of sticking up for [teammates]