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MacKenzie Entwistle remains solid as Storm continue to figure it out

MacKenzie Entwistle remains solid as Storm continue to figure it out

Entwistle has the intangibles and skillset to help get Guelph back on track for the playoffs. If MacKenzie Entwistle’s new junior team is going to make any noise in the OHL playoffs, they need to get it together and quick. Faced with some big tests during the past week, the Guelph Storm proceeded to roll out a couple of stinkers, losing 6-1 to the London Knights on Feb. 13, followed by a 5-2 loss to the Kitchener Rangers on Feb. 15. Late in the latter, Entwistle helped make the result a bit more respectable by burying a short-handed goal on a rare 3-on-1 penalty kill opportunity. ...
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Morning Bag Skate: 2-20-19

Morning Bag Skate: 2-20-19

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. It’ll be a Blackhawks-Red Wings matchup at the NHL and AHL level Wednesday with both games in Michigan. #Blackhawks prospect Brandon Hagel had a goal and an assist in Red Deer's 6-3 loss to Tri-City. The left winger has three goals in his past five games. His 83 points in 55 games ranked fifth in the WHL.— Cain (@brandonmcain) February 20, 2019 #Blackhawks prospect Philipp Kurashev had a goal, an assist and went 11 of 19 on faceoffs in Quebec's 4-3 shootout loss to Victoriaville. He leads the...
19 hours ago
Crawford’s concussion updates, timeline

Crawford’s concussion updates, timeline

The Chicago netminder suffered his second concussion Dec. 16. Corey Crawford suffered his second known concussion in less than a year during the first period of the Blackhawks’ 7-3 loss to San Jose on Dec. 16 in Chicago. Crawford made six saves on eight shots before leaving at 18:30 of the first period with a concussion following a collision in net. He was hit by friendly fire as teammate Dylan Strome was pushed into him by Evander Kane, who served a goaltender interference penalty for the play. Crawford left the game and did not return. He was replaced by Cam Ward, who allowed five goals...
19 hours ago
Seabrook out with abdominal strain vs. Red Wings

Seabrook out with abdominal strain vs. Red Wings

The veteran defenseman did not play in Chicago’s win Monday. Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will not play against the Red Wings on Wednesday night due to an abdominal strain, coach Jeremy Colliton said Tuesday. Seabrook will not travel with the team, either. Colliton did not offer a timetable for Seabrook’s return. It’s the second straight game Seabrook will miss after he did not play in the team’s 8-7 win over the Senators on Monday night at the United Center. Seabrook has five goals and 18 assists in 58 games this season. Carl Dahlstrom slotted into the lineup in his absence...
19 hours ago
Crawford not medically cleared to play

Crawford not medically cleared to play

There is still not timetable for the goaltender’s return. Corey Crawford may feel “healthy to play right now,” but he hasn’t been medically cleared to play, coach Jeremy Colliton said Tuesday at MB Ice Arena. Colliton added that Crawford will not travel with the team for Wednesday’s game in Detroit. The star goaltender said last Friday that he’s ready to go, but the decision for him to be back between the pipes isn’t his. Crawford has been sidelined since Dec. 16 with his second concussion in less than a year. Prior to his head injury, he was 6-14-2 with a 3.28 goals-against...
Feb 19, 2019
Morning Bag Skate: 2-19-19

Morning Bag Skate: 2-19-19

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Alex DeBrincat scored five points, including his fourth career hat trick, to lead the Blackhawks to a 8-7 win over the Senators on Monday night at the United Center. It’ll be a Blackhawks-Red Wings matchup at the NHL and AHL level Wednesday with both games in Michigan. #Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist had two assists in London's loss to Mississauga. The defenseman has five multi-point games in his last eight outings. He has 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 43 games.— Cain (@brandonmcain)...
Feb 18, 2019
DeBrincat’s 5 points lifts Blackhawks to 8-7 win over Senators

DeBrincat’s 5 points lifts Blackhawks to 8-7 win over Senators

The second-year winger scores his fourth career hat trick. The battle of the two worst defenses in the NHL did not disappoint Monday night at the United Center. Alex DeBrincat scored his fourth career hat trick and assisted on two others to lead the Blackhawks to a 8-7 win over the Senators. Patrick Kane and Dylan Strome each had a goal and two assists, while Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist. Gustav Forsling also scored. The Blackhawks (25-26-9) tallied five first-period goals for the first since the 2016-2017 season opener to pull within one point of Minnesota for...
Feb 18, 2019
Blackhawks vs. Senators game thread: Part 3

Blackhawks vs. Senators game thread: Part 3

The final game thread for Chicago vs. Ottawa The final game thread for Chicago vs. Ottawa. Let’s Go Hawks!!!
Feb 18, 2019
Kahun’s penalty-free streak ends at 59 games

Kahun’s penalty-free streak ends at 59 games

The first-year winger commits the first penalty in his NHL career. Dominik Kahun is a discipline player that doesn’t want to put his teammates in a bind. But Monday night at the United Center, the first-year winger did just that as he committed his first penalty in his NHL career in the second period against the Senators. The Blackhawks, however, did kill off the penalty. Kahun had previously gone 59 games and 857:36 minutes without doing so, a streak that came close to eclipsing Gerry Melnyk’s franchise record mark of 62 games in 1961-62. Kahun’s streak without committing a penalty...
Feb 18, 2019
Watch: DeBrincat scores hat trick vs. Senators

Watch: DeBrincat scores hat trick vs. Senators

The Chicago winger nets his fourth career NHL hat trick. It took 60 games this season for Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat score a hat trick in his second NHL season. DeBrincat scored two first-period goals before completing the hat trick in the second period against the Senators on Monday night at the United Center. Alex DeBrincat with a well-needed PPG for the #Blackhawks ... 2-1 Ottawa. Oh yeah, Patrick Kane extends his point streak to 18 games with the secondary apple. pic.twitter.com/aoQdd1ewgi— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) February 19, 2019 Alex DeBrincat scores again.This...
Feb 18, 2019
Blackhawks vs. Senators game thread: part 2

Blackhawks vs. Senators game thread: part 2

The second period game thread for Chicago vs. Ottawa The second period game thread for Chicago vs. Ottawa. Let’s play defense!!! Let’s Go Hawks!!!
Feb 18, 2019
Blackhawks vs. Senators game thread: Part 1

Blackhawks vs. Senators game thread: Part 1

The first game thread for Chicago vs. Ottawa The first game thread for Chicago vs. Ottawa Let’s Go Hawks!!!
Feb 18, 2019
Blackhawks acquire Holland from Rangers for Raddysh

Blackhawks acquire Holland from Rangers for Raddysh

Holland is an unrestricted free agent after this season and will report to the AHL. The Blackhawks acquired veteran center Peter Holland from the Rangers in exchange for AHL defenseman Darren Raddysh on Monday night. Holland, 28, has scored 20 goals and 49 points for the Rangers’ AHL team in Hartford. The 6-foot-2, 193-pound center tallied one goal and four points in 23 NHL games last season for the Rangers after being traded from Montreal. He will report to the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate in Rockford. Holland has scored 36 goals and 85 points in 266 NHL games with Anaheim, Toronto,...
Feb 18, 2019
Kane looks to extend point streak as Blackhawks face Senators

Kane looks to extend point streak as Blackhawks face Senators

The star wing has recorded at least a point in 17 straight games. With the Blackhawks continuing to work their way into the playoff picture, star forward Patrick Kane continues to have one of the best seasons of his 12-year career. With 35 goals and 52 assists, Kane is among the top scoring forwards in the NHL. He’s on pace to break his 106-point season from 2015-2016, and is riding a 17-game point streak into Monday night’s contest, when the Blackhawks host the Senators at the United Center. Along with Kane, team captain Jonathan Toews also is on a point streak. Toews has scored four...
Feb 18, 2019
3 Stars of the Week: Adam Boqvist continues to score

3 Stars of the Week: Adam Boqvist continues to score

Nicolas Beaudin and Brandon Hagel also make the list. A weekly review on Blackhawks prospects who have stood out for their junior, college or professional team during the past week. Rockford report The IceHogs went 2-1, highlighted by an incredible four-goal comeback against Iowa on Saturday to remain in the fourth spot in the Central Division for a playoff spot. Rockford’s lead isn’t much though as four teams are within five points in the division. Luke Johnson, F — 2013 fifth Johnson stepped up this week with two goals and three assists after Dylan Sikura was recalled to Chicago....