Posts tagged "Chicago Blackhawks"

Blackhawks Win Game 1 Thriller In 3 OT

There was a storm heading from the west toward most of the Chicagoland area yesterday afternoon, and it was set to hit sometime in the late afternoon/early evening. With it, was supposed to bring strong winds, baseball-sized hail and a torrential down-poor of rain seen only in the Amazon. Games were canceled, college finals postponed,... Read more »

Blackhawks Sign Goalie Antti Raanta

When your team is up two games to none in the Western Conference Finals, there’s only one thing to do to help get your team over the top: sign a third goalie to your team. That’s what Hawks’ General Manager Stan Bowman did Monday, according to the team’s Web site. There will be another Antti... Read more »

Blackhawks Make Quick Work Of Kings

The Chicago Blackhawks came into Game 1 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, after overcoming a three-games-to-one deficit against its oldest rival, the Detroit Red Wings. The challenge would be even greater against a Kings team, which, amongst already having a strong offense, featuring Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, also... Read more »

Blackhawks, Seabrook Beat Red Wings in Game 7 OT Thriller

This never happens, at least not here in Chicago. Windy City fans have gone through multiple heartbreaks of sports’ moments spoiled by lack of overall talent, “blown calls” or some sort of 68-year-old curse. But not tonight. Not for fans of the north and south sides, which witnessed another lackluster Crosstown Classic earlier this afternoon... Read more »

Hawks Beat Red Wings In Game 1

In what will be the final time the Hawks and Red Wings will face-off in the Western Conference playoffs, a lot of anticipation for this Original-6 matchup came from the likes of fans to the NBC Sports Network. On Wednesday evening, the talk and hype were put to rest as both teams laced ‘em up... Read more »

Hawks Sharp Against Wild In Series Win

It had been three years since the Hawks moved past its first-round opponent in the postseason, after facing early exits in 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks and in 2012 against the Phoenix Coyotes. This year, however, is a different story, as the Canucks were sent home earlier this week at the hands of the San... Read more »

Hawks Win A Wild One In Playoff Opener

The second season started in the Second City last night, as the Hawks welcomed to the United Center the eighth-seeded Minnesota Wild for Game One in a best-of-seven series. With confidence riding high after a whale of a season, which produced the Presidents’ Trophy after a 36-7-5 record and a 2-0-1 record against the Wild,... Read more »

Hawks Clinch First Presidents' Trophy in 22 Years

The Hawks went into Edmonton last night, needing two points to lock up their first President’s Trophy in 22 years. They came out with a 4-1 win, which clinched the best record in the NHL and home-ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs. Captain Jonathan Toews got the Hawks on the board first with a blazing... Read more »

After A Rough Week, We All Could Use A Little Pat Foley

It’s been a rough week for everyone, to say the least. Russian brothers terrorizing the good folks of Boston; explosions in west Texas, resulting in multiple fatalities; the president is getting mail sent to the White House, which is filled with ricin; not to mention an average of five-and-a-half inches of rainfall in the last... Read more »

Dooming Your Kids By Buying Them Sports Paraphernalia

When my wife and I were expecting our first child last year, I was told by multiple family members and friends that having a baby is one of the most wonderful joys and expensive investments you’ll ever make. Little did I realize the majority of the costs would be related to dressing her in team... Read more »
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