2:03 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
Second City Hockey 13 hours ago

Blackhawks vs. Predators: Three Stars of the Game

Picking three stars isn't quite as thrilling after a regulation loss, but somebody has to do it, right? Losses like the one that the Chicago Blackhawks experienced on Thursday night have a way of getting under your skin in the most painful of manners. As melodramatic as that may sound, it almost surely isn't anywhere near the type of overreaction we'll see across social media until the next time the Blackhawks hit the ice. As sloppy an outing as it may have been for the first 40 minutes of their 3-2 loss, there were some small victories in the loss, the first one in regulation for the Hawks...
Northwest Herald 14 hours ago

Predators avenge loss to Blackhawks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James Neal scored a natural hat trick, and the Nashville Predators edged the Blackhawks, 3-2, Thursday night to become the last NHL team still unbeaten in regulation this season.
Chicago Blackhawks Blog | ESPN Chicago 14 hours ago

Chances go begging in Hawks' loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It will show as a 3-2 loss, but it was not because the effort level and chances weren’t there Thursday night. The Chicago Blackhawks just came up one goal short of what James Neal put on the scoreboard for the Nashville Predators. Those scoring chances were there, particularly...
Second City Hockey 15 hours ago

Blackhawks vs. Predators final score: James Neal nets hat trick as Nashville wins, 3-2

Pekka Rinne and James Neal carried Nashville to a revenge victory over Chicago on Thursday night. Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw each scored goals, but brilliant performances from Pekka Rinne and James Neal were too much to overcome as the Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Nashville Predators, 3-2, on Thursday...
NHL 15 hours ago
Video: Raanta robs Beck with sprawling pad save

Watch: Raanta robs Beck with sprawling pad save

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta sprawls to the ice to deny Nashville Predators forward Taylor Beck with a nice pad save.

Jimmy Butler on contract clock with Bulls

If his absence in a mere exhibition doesn't underscore Jimmy Butler's value, then surely not having him to guard Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James in next week's first two regular-season games would.

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Northwest Herald 15 hours ago

Chicago Blackhawks grant Algonquin boy's wish

CRYSTAL LAKE – Countless kids dream of meeting their favorite athletes. Monday, that wish came true for 12-year-old Gabriel Colón.
Chicago Tribune 15 hours ago

To get back in running, Bears need to run

Marc Trestman, like most others in the NFL, calls every Sunday a must-win.

To get back in running, Bears need to run

Marc Trestman, like most others in the NFL, calls every Sunday a must-win.

Rapid Reaction: Predators 3, Hawks 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Here’s a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. How it happened: After a strong surge midway through the first period saw the Predators put four shots on goaltender Antti Raanta and have two Shea Weber slap shots blocked by Andrew Shaw and Daniel Carcillo, Ben Smith scored the game’s first goal less than 30 seconds later. James Neal sent the teams into the first intermission tied 1-1 when he scored with less than a minute remaining in the frame.
K.c. Johnson / Chicago Tribune 17 hours ago

Jimmy Butler on contract clock with Bulls

If his absence in a mere exhibition doesn't underscore Jimmy Butler's value, then surely not having him to guard Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James in next week's first two regular-season games would.

Early Central showdown for Hawks, Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Playing their first road game since the season opener in Dallas, the Chicago Blackhawks face the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. It is the first of two Central Division matchups for the Blackhawks on this short road trip, which will also see them face the St. Louis Blues Saturday. Thursday night’s game matches the only two teams which have yet to lose a game in regulation time this season. Nashville and Chicago have played once already, an overtime win for the Blackhawks Saturday night at the United Center.

Chat wrap: Scott Powers on Hawks

ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers talked Blackhawks during a live chat Thursday. Click here for the chat wrap.

Bickell prepared to hit to be a hit

CHICAGO -- Bryan Bickell has set a five-hit minimum for himself. Less than five and he doesn’t think he can be a difference-maker in any capacity for the Chicago Blackhawks. Five or more, watch out, it could be 'Playoff Bickell,' just in the regular season instead. “I need to bring at least five hits a game to get me going, personally,” Bickell said. “Hopefully everything will work out from there. I just need to keep my head down and keep working hard.
Chicago Tribune Oct 22, 2014

Bears must deal with Tom Brady on a roll for Patriots

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker doesn't have to go back far to find a "How To" guide on frazzling Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

Bears must deal with Tom Brady on a roll for Patriots

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker doesn't have to go back far to find a "How To" guide on frazzling Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

Blackhawks believe heavier workload a benefit

After a meandering start to the season, the Blackhawks have entered a difficult stretch that includes nine games in 15 nights.

Lemont's Darling living out dream with Hawks

CHICAGO -- Scott Darling didn’t need any other offers once he heard the Chicago Blackhawks were interesting in signing him this past summer. It was a dream come true for a lifelong Blackhawks fan from Lemont, Ill. “Well, this was my favorite team,” Darling said. “There was no other option once they told me Chicago offered me. I was like, ‘Where do I sign?’” From the moment he signed with the Blackhawks in July until now, even Darling couldn’t have predicted how quickly he’s risen within the organization.

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