8:06 PM EST, Fri November 17, 2017
5 hours ago

Blackhawks defender Connor Murphy gets used to life on the left side

At first, right-handed defenseman Connor Murphy wasn’t sure how he would handle playing his left side. “I’ll admit I’m not the best at it. It’s not easy to do,” Murphy said on Nov. 3 when asked of the possibility. Shortly thereafter, coach Joel Quenneville gave him that assignment, and for the...
7 hours ago

Playing with Nick Schmaltz and Patrick Kane, Artem Anisimov looks like his old self

To celebrate “No-Shave” November, Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov has grown a mustache that has transformed him into the Russian Clark Gable. Before Wednesday’s game against the Rangers, Anisimov was pondering keeping it past this month. “Why not?” he said. After the game, he was thinking a little...
7 hours ago

Saturday's matchup: Blackhawks at Penguins

TV/radio: 6 p.m. Saturday; WGN-9, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: The Hawks get their second crack at the Penguins, whom they defeated 10-2 in the season opener Oct. 5. The Penguins rebounded after a slow start to climb into a tie for first in the Metropolitan Division entering Friday. Trending: The Hawks...
Nov 16, 2017

Cody Franson's shot a helpful weapon for Blackhawks

The Blackhawks had an unnoticed weapon in Wednesday’s victory over the Rangers — the shot of defenseman Cody Franson. It was Franson who helped set up goals by center Artem Anisimov and winger John Hayden thanks to his shot from the right point. Franson’s blasts hit off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist...
Nov 16, 2017

Jonathan Toews on Blackhawks' new practice facility: 'Christmas came early'

Artem Anisimov glided alone along the brand-new ice at the Blackhawks’ brand-new practice facility late Thursday morning. The center, who scored three goals during a 6-3 victory against the Rangers on Wednesday flicked a few pucks toward an empty net at the $65 million MB Ice Arena before Jonathan...
Nov 16, 2017

Blackhawks practice at MB Ice Arena

The Blackhawks practice at their new facility, the MB Ice Arena, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
Nov 16, 2017

Want bread with Jonathan Toews' face on it? Buy a 'Toews-ter.'

Jonathan Toews doesn’t eat bread, but soon you can get his face on a piece of toast, if that’s your thing. On Thursday, the Blackhawks captain debuted an ad for his new “Toews-ter,” which has a mug of Toews on the appliance along with a design on the inside that will put Toews’ face on your breakfast...
Nov 16, 2017

Watch: 'Old-time hockey' fight between Red Wings and Flames

Luke Witkowski called it old-time hockey. The Calgary Flames called it just plain stupid. The Flames were unhappy with the way Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings started, but they were appalled by the way it finished. With 5:56 remaining in Detroit's 8-2 victory, Red Wings forward...
Nov 15, 2017

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Alex DeBrincat, Artem Anisimov

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville discusses the performances of Alex DeBrincat and Artem Anisimov in the team's 6-3 win over the Rangers. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
Nov 15, 2017

Blackhawks vs. Rangers

Photos from the Blackhawks-Rangers game at the United Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Nov 15, 2017

Joel Quenneville on center Artem Anisimov

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville talks about the role of center Artem Anisimov. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
Nov 15, 2017

Joel Quenneville: New Blackhawks practice facility is 'spectacular'

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville isn’t one for hyperbole, so you know he was impressed when he referred to the new Hawks practice facility as “spectacular.” Quenneville and the Hawks got a tour of their new digs, the MB Ice Arena, near the United Center on Tuesday and will skate there for the...
Nov 15, 2017

Blackhawks trail Rangers 1-0 after first period

The Blackhawks trail the Rangers 1-0 after the first period at the United Center. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from the prolific Mika Zibanejad, who netted his ninth score of the season. Zibanejad took a feed from Chris Kreider, who was behind the net, and scored from...
Nov 14, 2017

Blackhawks' final practice at Johnny's IceHouse West

The Blackhawks held their final practice at Johnny's IceHouse West on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
Nov 14, 2017

Blackhawks say farewell to Johnny’s, hello to new practice facility

Ice sliced beneath the blades of their skates as Blackhawks players raced toward the old, white Zamboni at Johnny’s IceHouse West on Tuesday morning. After they all gathered and said, “Cheese!” for one last team photo at their now-former practice facility, John Hayden playfully tackled Patrick...