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Chicago Tribune Oct 20, 2017

Blackhawks allow most shots on goal in NHL - here's how they can fix it

In the first period of the Blackhawks' 2-1 overtime loss to the Oilers on Thursday, the line of Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Hartman performed a clinic on how to keep possession of the puck in the offensive zone. They cycled the puck and passed it around while taking a few shots for more...
Chicago Tribune Oct 16, 2017

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane excited for Nick Schmaltz's return from injury

If you look at Patrick Kane's game log, you'll notice he scored goals in the first two Blackhawks games but hasn't in the last four. Those goalless games happen to overlap with the absence of center Nick Schmaltz, who has been sidelined with an upper-body injury. There's correlation, but according...
Chicago Tribune Oct 16, 2017

Patrick Kane on Nick Schmaltz's return to the lineup

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane on Nick Schmaltz's return to the lineup. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Oct 13, 2017

Nick Schmaltz's impending return should make Blackhawks dangerous again

In the first 62 minutes of the Blackhawks season, it seemed there was no stopping the line of center Nick Schmaltz and wingers Ryan Hartman and Patrick Kane. They combined for 12 points in the opening 10-1 victory over the Penguins and teamed up for the first goal in a 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets...
Chicago Tribune Oct 12, 2017

Connor Murphy back in lineup; Nick Schmaltz still out for Blackhawks

Defenseman Connor Murphy will return to the Blackhawks lineup for Thursday’s game against the Wild but center Nick Schmaltz will miss his third consecutive game because of an upper-body injury. Murphy will draw back into the lineup for Cody Franson after Franson played in the Hawks’ 3-1 victory...
Chicago Tribune Oct 9, 2017

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Nick Schmaltz, Maple Leafs

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville discusses Nick Schmaltz's health and previews the team's upcoming game against the Maple Leafs on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Oct 8, 2017

Monday's matchup: Blackhawks at Maple Leafs

TV/radio: 6 p.m. Monday; NBCSCH, NHLN, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: The only team that has rivaled the Hawks' explosive start is the Maple Leafs, who also scored 15 goals in their first two games. The Hawks are expected to be without center Nick Schmaltz, who suffered an upper-body injury Saturday. ...
Chicago Tribune Oct 7, 2017

Blackhawks lead Blue Jackets 2-0; Nick Schmaltz injured

In Artemi Panarin's return to Chicago, the Blackhawks lead the Blue Jackets 2-0 after the first period. The Blackhawks didn’t waste any time getting on the board again Saturday night with Patrick Kane scoring on his line’s first shift of the game. Kane fired home a wrist shot from the right circle...
Chicago Tribune Oct 6, 2017

Paired with Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz looks like potential breakout player

The Blackhawks' 10-1 victory over the Penguins in Thursday's season opener was like a start-of-semester party at college. Everybody having a good time with no bad vibes anywhere. But a moment in the third period at the United Center was akin to someone putting on a bad song or spilling a drink....
Chicago Tribune Oct 6, 2017

Nick Schmaltz on Blackhawks' 10-1 win over Penguins, offseason development

Nick Schmaltz discusses his offseason development and the Blackhawks' season-opening 10-1 win over the Penguins on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Oct 6, 2017

Blackhawks Q&A: Defense, Nick Schmaltz, Richard Panik and more

The Blackhawks opened a lot of eyes in Thursday’s 10-1 victory over the Penguins. It was the first time they scored 10 goals in a game since 1988. All the talk in the preseason about an inexperienced defense and the loss of players like Artemi Panarin, Marian Hossa and Niklas Hjalmarsson didn’t...
Chicago Tribune Sep 30, 2017

Alex DeBrincat looks like a keeper for Blackhawks opener

Throughout training camp Alex DeBrincat has gotten a turn to play with the Blackhawks' top forwards. He has skated a good portion of time with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz and looked like a fit with them from an offensive standpoint. On Thursday against the Red Wings, DeBrincat was with Jonathan...

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