Posts tagged "Duncan Keith"

A new season, a new blogmeister, but same old championship run for Blackhawks

As Marian Hossa said, everyone has to be ready for a new start this season. Don’t live in the past. Of course, when you have $100 million marinating in the bank account, espousing a bright future isn’t a philosophy, it’s a cash-and-carry necessity. Since Blackhawks Confidential has always tried to toe the party line, so... Read more »

Blackhawks need Hossa, Boynton to be old hands at playing superstar and strongman

For the first time in four seasons, Marian Hossa and defenseman Nick Boynton are going to return and play for the same team with whom they finished the previous season. There is your opening upset before training camp commences, even if “Shake Your Moneymaker” Hossa returning to collect on $62.8 million isn’t much of a... Read more »

Kane OT goal wins Blackhawks Stanley Cup

  Patrick Kane sped past Kimmo Timonen down the left side of the zone sending a shot skidding across the ice surface and through Flyers goalie Michael Leighton’s legs as he hugged the near post for a Blackhawks overtime Stanley Cup game winner.  For a few moments, only Kane knew he had ended Chicago’s 49-year... Read more »

For Niemi, Keith, Blackhawks and a Stanley Cup, it's all about timing

Cristobal Huet allowed 14 goals in the last three games of his regular season in March–maybe the last three starts of his Blackhawks career. He was burnt toast. No amount of butter could salve the cinders we all tasted at his last scupper as his prominence sluiced down the drain. Antti Niemi has been penetrated... Read more »

Blackhawks come home tied at 2 after losing 5-3 in Philly and looking for their best effort yet

Bottom line first. The Blackhawks have home ice twice in a Stanley Cup finals that is down to 2-out-of-3. That still puts the momentum in their favor. The Hawks won the first two at home and Philadelphia won its two at home. If nobody can break serve, the Stanley Cup will still belong to Chicago when all is... Read more »

Kane's efforts not enough as Hawks fall to Philly in OT

  For twenty seconds I was able to imagine a three-game series lead for the Blackhawks.  At all other points of Wednesday’s game, I prepared myself for the inevitable conclusion that the Flyers would win. It took an extra session, but Philadelphia proved my gut right with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. ... Read more »

Niemi stakes Blackhawks to 2-0 series lead

  The Chicago Blackhawks are two wins away from the Stanley Cup and the Philadelphia Flyers haven’t even seen their best.  Well, that is, except for the rookie goaltender from Finland. Antti Niemi goaltended Chicago to a 2-1 win over the Flyers on Monday night at the United Center to give the Hawks a 2-0... Read more »

Blackhawks sweep Sharks to earn spot in Stanley Cup finals

The Chicago Blackhawks are going to the Stanley Cup finals as the Western Conference champions. If the results were decided by style points, the Hawks would be on a plane to San Jose.  However, the final score is all that matters as the Blackhawks defeated the Sharks 4-2 to advance to the finals for the... Read more »

Blackhawks win series over Predators

It may not be tagged as winning ugly, but it certainly wasn’t winning pretty. The Chicago Blackhawks dismissed the Nashville Predators for the summer by winning Game 6 of their playoff series 5-3 in the Music City on Monday night.  The Hawks powerplay failed to finish the job so once again it was the dominant... Read more »

Hossa, Kane lead Hawks in overtime thriller

Emotions at the United Center quickly went from disappointment to elation as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-4 in overtime to grab a crucial 3-2 series lead.  Patrick Kane swept in a backhander with 13.6 seconds left in the third period to tie the game and Marian Hossa notched the gamewinner in the extra... Read more »