12:11 PM EDT, Tue September 26, 2017
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 14 hours ago

Blackhawks fall to Bruins 4-2 in preseason

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville decided to give starting goaltender Corey Crawford the chance to start a road game this preseason, and while it wasn’t the best start for Crawford, he recovered in a Hawks 4-2 loss to the Bruins. Crawford finished with 19 saves in his second start of the preseason....
Chicago Tribune 14 hours ago

Preseason: Bruins 4, Blackhawks 2

Photos from the Blackhaws-Bruins preseason game in Boston on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 16 hours ago

Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson using year in Rockford as motivation

Last season, Erik Gustafsson waited for a phone call that never came. After playing 41 games with the Hawks in 2015-16, Gustafsson figured he would get his another shot in the NHL at some point. But for the entire season, Gustafsson skated away in Rockford as he watched other young defensemen,...
Chicago Tribune 17 hours ago

Joel Quenneville on defenseman Erik Gustafsson

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville discusses what defenseman Erik Gustafsson needs to do to make the team on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune Sep 25, 2017

What a difference a decade under Rocky Wirtz makes for Blackhawks

It was a construction site, so someone tried to hand Rocky Wirtz an orange vest and white hard hat, which the Blackhawks Chairman politely declined. "I'm not going to sue myself if I get hurt," Wirtz said to no one in particular as he headed toward the entrance for a tour of the nearly-completed...

Tomas Jurco trying to prove he can fill a role among Blackhawks forwards

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made clear throughout the last year his belief in the future of Tomas Jurco. Bowman gave up a third-round pick before last season's trade deadline for Jurco, who was languishing in the Red Wings organization. After Jurco couldn't quite crack the Blackhawks'...
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Brandon Saad on his return to the Blackhawks

Brandon Saad discusses his return to the Blackhawks after being traded from the Blue Jackets during the offseason. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)

Blackhawks fall to Blue Jackets 3-2 in preseason game

It wasn’t the prettiest of games, even by preseason standards, at the United Center on Saturday, and the Blackhawks came away with a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Blue Jackets. The Hawks trotted out most of their top players and dominated the game in terms of shots on goal 54-21, but couldn’t translate...

Blackhawks' Brandon Saad says challenging time in Columbus made him better

Brandon Saad was in a hotel conference room in Nashville with the best of the best of the NHL. Saad was making his first All-Star appearance in January 2016 as a member of the Blue Jackets. He was tucked away in a corner fielding questions about that honor — but also about how it felt to be on...
Chicago Tribune Sep 23, 2017

Preseason: Blackhawks vs. Blue Jackets

Photos from the Blackhawks-Blue Jackets preseason game at the United Center on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
Chicago Tribune Sep 23, 2017

Joel Quenneville on Blackhawks lineup vs. Blue Jackets

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville discusses the Blackhawks lineup ahead of their exhibition against the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)

Alex DeBrincat pushing for Blackhawks roster spot, but will one be available?

As the Red Wings penalty killers focused on Blackhawks winger Richard Panik, who held the puck along the right boards, Alex DeBrincat tiptoed into the middle of the ice. Panik found DeBrincat, who one-timed a shot at the net. He didn't get all of it and claimed he shot a "muffin," but it beat goaltender...

Brandon Saad scores hat trick in Blackhawks' 6-1 preseason win against Red Wings

Brandon Saad certainly looked glad to be back with the Blackhawks. The winger tallied a hat trick for the Hawks in Thursday's 6-1 victory over the Red Wings at the United Center. "It's nice to see him have a night like that where they went in. He's a high-end player who should develop into a regular...
Chicago Tribune Sep 21, 2017

Preseason: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings

Photos from the Blackhawks-Red Wings preseason game at the United Center on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

Blackhawks adjusting to increased slashing penalties, faceoff violations

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville joked that in Tuesday's preseason game against the Blue Jackets, he and his coaching staff were expecting officials to call 14 penalties in the game. There were 17. "We went over the quota," Quenneville said with a smile. "It was early and often." Be aware — that...

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