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Jan 2, 2018

Rookie goalie Jeff Glass earns nod for third straight start for Blackhawks

The 32-year-old rookie goalie will start his third straight game Wednesday when the Blackhawks face the Rangers. In so many words Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said as much after the team practiced Tuesday. When asked whether he and his coaching staff knew who would start in the net, Quenneville...
Jan 2, 2018

Brandon Saad knows Blackhawks' top line must start performing better

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman wasn’t wrong when he said Brandon Saad was “going to be a big part of our future for many years to come.” Bowman spoke those words June 17, 2015. Thirteen days later, Saad was traded to the Blue Jackets, a salary-cap casualty claimed in the wake of the Hawks’...
Jan 2, 2018

Blackhawks uniforms voted best in NHL history

The Blackhawks are the best-dressed team of all-time, according to a poll conducted by NHL.com. The team’s uniform — the one from 1959-present — came out on top after more than 6 million votes were cast in a poll conducted by the league’s website from Nov. 28-Dec. 31. The choices included uniforms...
Jan 1, 2018

There's some local flavor on the men's, women's U.S. Olympic hockey teams

There are plenty of local ties on the 2018 men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic hockey teams, which were announced officially Monday. Tony Granato, a Downers Grove native and former NHL player and coach, was named the men’s coach. Granato is in his second season as coach for Wisconsin. He had 248 goals...
Jan 1, 2018

Despite some big losses, Blackhawks hanging around in playoff picture

The trip that will have kept the Blackhawks off their home ice at the United Center for 18 days hasn’t resulted in a complete fall. The Blackhawks have lost four games, a starting goalie and a second-line center during their season-long six-game suitcase swing that concludes Wednesday night against...
Dec 31, 2017

Jeff Glass to start again in goal for Blackhawks

Jeff Glass went the first 32 years, 39 days of his life without playing in an NHL game. Now the Blackhawks’ rookie goalie will start his second in three days – and he’ll do it in his hometown of Calgary, where the Hawks are taking on the Flames in familiar building to Glass. “It’s really cool....
Dec 30, 2017

Sunday’s matchup: Blackhawks at Flames

TV/radio: 8 p.m. Sunday; WGN-9, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: Jeff Glass, who made his NHL debut with a victory Friday night, will make his second start Sunday in his hometown. The streaky Blackhawks — who lost five in a row, then won five in a row, then lost three in a row — will try to win their second...
Dec 29, 2017

Blackhawks give Jeff Glass a chance in goal against Oilers

The Blackhawks will try out a new goalie – Jeff Glass – and an old top line Friday when they try to end their losing streak at three against the Oilers in Edmonton. Glass, who was called up from Rockford Wednesday when starting goalie Corey Crawford was put on injured reserve, is making his NHL...
Dec 29, 2017

NHL won't discuss future Olympic plans until 2018 Olympics are over

The NHL isn't going to get drawn into any discussions about participating in future Winter Olympics until after the Pyeongchang Games are complete. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said that's the answer he provided to International Ice Hockey Federation general secretary Horst Lichtner on Friday....
Dec 29, 2017

Blackhawks put Artem Anisimov on IR, activate Cody Franson

The Blackhawks placed center Artem Anisimov on injured reserve Friday afternoon and activated defenseman Cody Franson before the team faced the Oilers in Edmonton. Anisimov left Thursday's 5-2 road loss to the Canucks during the first period and did not return. He is second on the team with 13...
Dec 28, 2017

Blackhawks look to end losing streak, extend Canucks’

The Blackhawks have lost two in a row, and now have lost their starting goalie, Corey Crawford, indefinitely. They will try to end that losing streak Thursday night against the Canucks, who have fall in four straight, in Vancouver. Anton Forsberg will start in goal in place of Crawford, who has...
Dec 28, 2017

Friday's matchup: Blackhawks at Oilers

TV/radio: 8 p.m. Friday; NBCSCH, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: The Blackhawks desperately need points, especially with Corey Crawford out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. And they will have to make up ground on the road, where they will be playing the fourth of a six-game stretch before returning...
Dec 28, 2017

Wilmette natives reunite on U-17 national boys hockey team

Cameron Rowe and Alex Vlasic are teammates on the U.S. National Team Development Program U-17 hockey team, but their connections run much deeper. They're both Wilmette natives and the 16-year-olds were born four days apart in June. Thus, they played a lot of hockey together, and sometimes against...
Dec 28, 2017

Blackhawks backup goalie Jeff Glass hoping third time is a charm

Jeff Glass has the “been here” part down. But the Blackhawks’ backup goalie hasn’t done that. Yet. Glass, who was recalled from Rockford on Wednesday after it was announced that Corey Crawford was put on injured reserve, was called up by the Blackhawks for the third time this calendar year but...
Dec 28, 2017

USA-Canada junior hockey championship outdoor game a go at the Bills' New Era Field

Bundle up because the world junior hockey championship outdoor game between the United States and Canada is a go on Friday. Tournament officials gave the go-ahead for the game to be played at the NFL Buffalo Bills' New Era Field during a meeting Thursday. USA Hockey and organizing committee official...