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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 Oct 6, 2017

Brandon Saad becomes second Blackhawks player to score hat trick in season opener

Jonathan Toews’ first point Thursday night turned out to be an exclamation point. The Blackhawks captain had no intention of shooting when he closed in on Penguins goalie Matthew Murray during the third period of a 10-1, season-opening victory at the United Center. The Blackhawks captain instead...
Chicago Tribune Oct 6, 2017

Patrick Kane dazzles, but look at how his Blackhawks teammates delivered

Five things about Blackhawks 10, Penguins 1 on opening night:1. The blind back pass from behind the net that leads to a goal?Check. One-nothing, Hawks, and nobody was missing Artemi Panarin.The spinnerama move followed by a pass instead of a shot that led to another goal?Check. Three-nothing, Hawks....
PensBurgh Oct 6, 2017
Penguins/Blackhawks Recap: Blown away in the Windy City, Pittsburgh loses 10-1

Penguins/Blackhawks Recap: Blown away in the Windy City, Pittsburgh loses 10-1

Well this one wasn’t pretty at all. The Penguins play a really poor game and get destroyed Here’s about the list of what went right last night for the Pittsburgh Penguins: That’s it, that’s the list. Well, I guess you could give props to the pilot for flying the team to Chicago and not ending up in Milwaukee or something. That’s about all that they got right. In a way, you kind of had to feel bad for Antti Niemi when walking on to the ice to lead the Pens out for his first game of meaning, this happens: Down goes Antti Niemi pic.twitter.com/qrriFhGl2J— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_)...
PensBurgh Oct 6, 2017
Pens Points: A Blunder with Blackhawks

Pens Points: A Blunder with Blackhawks

The Pens were handed a second straight loss, the current depth players of the Penguins will be needed as the season gets underway, and some Penguins excel at more than just hockey. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... The Pens were handed a 10-1 loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks in their season-opener last night. [Recap] Through two games, it hasn't been the best of showings for the back-to-back champs, but there are MANY more games to be played. Now isn't the time to hit the panic button. As...
Chicago Tribune Oct 6, 2017

Blackhawks show they are still a major force with season-opening romp over Penguins

Alex DeBrincat took two steps out of Gate 31/2 at the United Center after hearing his name announced Thursday and hesitated, ever so briefly, as if to process the pandemonium surrounding his first game as a Blackhawk. The sea of red sweaters, most of them with arms extended clicking photos. The...
Chicago Tribune Oct 6, 2017

Joel Quenneville on Blackhawks' 10-1 win over Penguins in season opener

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville reacts after the 10-1, season-opening win over the Penguins on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
FOX Sports Oct 5, 2017
Saad, Blackhawks pound Penguins 10-1 in opener (Oct 05, 2017)

Saad, Blackhawks pound Penguins 10-1 in opener (Oct 05, 2017)

CHICAGO (AP) Brandon Saad scored three times in his return to Chicago and Ryan Hartman had a goal and four assists, helping the Blackhawks pound the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1 on Thursday night.
Chicago Tribune Oct 5, 2017

Coach Joel Quenneville's lines come into focus for Blackhawks opener

After weeks of trying to figure out the best combination of lines and pairings during training camp, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville finally had to trot out what he thought were his best matchups for Thursday night's opening game against the Penguins. The top line of Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews...
Chicago Tribune Oct 5, 2017

Season opener: Blackhawks vs. Penguins

Photos from the Blackhawks' season opener against the Penguins on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the United Center.
Chicago Tribune Oct 5, 2017

Joel Quenneville on Alex DeBrincat's upcoming debut, season opener vs. Penguins

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville looks ahead to Alex DeBrincat's debut and Thursday's season opener against the Penguins on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Oct 5, 2017

Jonathan Toews on Penguins success: "There's no doubt if that fire wasn't back before it is.”

Thursday isn’t going to settle the ultimate score between the Blackhawks and Penguins. Each has won three Stanley Cups in the last decade with the Penguins entering this season as repeat defending Stanley Cup champions – something the Hawks have not accomplished in their era of excellence. Because...
PensBurgh Oct 5, 2017
Insight from the other side: 5 Questions about the Blackhawks

Insight from the other side: 5 Questions about the Blackhawks

As we sometimes do, we’re checking in with some friends of the site to talk Penguins-Blackhawks With the Penguins and Blackhawks set to square off tonight, we thought it would be fun to check in with some Chicago fans and get some insight on the other side. Joining us today is friend of the site, Sam, from Faxes from Uncle Dale. We threw a few questions his way to see what he thinks is going on in Chicago with the Blackhawks and get a little perspective from the other side. 1. What’s the deal with Chicago getting the band back together? It's a touch strange, isn't it? I think there's...
Canes Country Oct 5, 2017
Storm Advisory for October 5: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Storm Advisory for October 5: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Rejoice: we’re four hours from finding out who will be the new captain. Reading Assignments Almost a third of the Hurricanes roster has played for the Blackhawks, and Cory Lavalette thinks that could be a good thing. [North State Journal] Elliotte Friedman has some good stuff from Bill Peters in his 31 Thoughts. Also, the Penguins have apparently been sniffing around Jordan Staal, to no real effect. [Sportsnet] Ray Whitney, who had been serving as a professional scout with the Canes, has taken a new position in the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. [NHL] Video! What has Scott...
Chicago Tribune Oct 4, 2017

Blackhawks officially place Marian Hossa on long-term IR, sign Cody Franson

The Blackhawks began finalizing their roster for the 2017-18 season, which begins Thursday night against the two-time-defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins at the United Center. The Hawks on Wednesday officially placed Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve and signed defenseman Cody Franson...

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