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Hate It Here: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings preview

Hate It Here: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings preview

Joe Veleno of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Chicago Blackhawks during a preseason game | Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Can the Blackhawks — the only NHL team without a win this season — finally get a lead in their sixth game? The Blackhawks are now the lone winless team in the NHL this season, having not won a game in their first five. Perhaps more (less?) impressively, the Blackhawks haven’t even had a lead in any of those five games. The best they’ve done is ties, which included a 1-1 tie against the Canucks on Thursday night that eventually became a...
Oct 23, 2021
Blackhawks Bits: Kane, Carpenter, Gustafsson placed in COVID-19 protocol

Blackhawks Bits: Kane, Carpenter, Gustafsson placed in COVID-19 protocol

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via The news gets a little bit worse. The Chicago Blackhawks’ search for the first win of the season may be even more difficult now. Just before Saturday’s practice, the team announced that a trio of players have been placed in COVID-19 protocol: Patrick Kane, Ryan Carpenter and Erik Gustafsson. MEDICAL UPDATE: Forwards Ryan Carpenter and Patrick Kane and defenseman Erik Gustafsson will not practice today (Covid-19 Protocol).— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 23, 2021 As a reminder from training camp, a player...
Oct 22, 2021
Morning Bag Skate: 10-22-21

Morning Bag Skate: 10-22-21

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS RECAPS: Canucks 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) Why the Blackhawks wear their numbers: 2021-22 season edition (The Athletic) Blackhawks’ refusal to play Dylan Strome is unfair to him and the team (Sun-Times) RECAPS: Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Lighthouse Hockey) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) Hardman gets his shot but Strome’s outlook with Blackhawks remains a mystery (Tribune) Blackhawks Bits:...
Oct 22, 2021
This Disaster: Canucks 4, Blackhawks 1

This Disaster: Canucks 4, Blackhawks 1

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The Blackhawks failed — again — to capture their first victory of the season. After an already disastrous 0-3-1 start to the 2021-22 season, The Blackhawks were unable to avoid yet another loss on Thursday night in a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at the United Center. Chicago hoped that a pregame ceremony celebrating Patrick Kane’s 1,000 game milestone from last season would be the catalyst for a strong first period of hockey. After a lot of back-and-forth reminiscent of ping-pong, the Canucks grasped the lead with...
Oct 21, 2021
Blackhawks vs. Canucks: Third period discussion

Blackhawks vs. Canucks: Third period discussion

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Come discuss the third period of Thursday’s game against the Canucks with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the third period of the Blackhawks’ Thursday night game against the Canucks!
Oct 21, 2021
Blackhawks vs. Canucks: Second period discussion

Blackhawks vs. Canucks: Second period discussion

Come discuss the second period of Thursday’s game against the Canucks with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the second period of the Blackhawks’ Thursday night game against the Canucks!
Oct 21, 2021
Blackhawks vs. Canucks: First period discussion

Blackhawks vs. Canucks: First period discussion

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Come discuss the first period of Thursday’s game against the Canucks with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the first period of the Blackhawks’ Thursday night game against the Canucks! Game Preview
Oct 21, 2021
Failure’s Not Flattering: Blackhawks vs. Canucks preview

Failure’s Not Flattering: Blackhawks vs. Canucks preview

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Chicago seeks first win of the season vs Vancouver on Thursday night. After a catastrophic 0-3-1 start to the 2021-22 campaign, the Blackhawks are still in search of their first victory of the season heading into Thursday evening’s contest against the Canucks. Both teams will be desperate for two points. Vancouver, who finished seventh in the North last season, has brought last year’s struggles into this season. This very banged-up Canucks squad heads into Thursday’s game at 1-2-1. While Vancouver has missed stars such as Brock...
Oct 21, 2021
Musings on Madison, Episode 65 - Discussing the Blackhawks’ miserable 0-3-1 start

Musings on Madison, Episode 65 - Discussing the Blackhawks’ miserable 0-3-1 start

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The crew discusses the Hawks’ tough opening stretch of the season and what it means going forward. Welcome to Episode 65 of Musings on Madison, here on the Second City Hockey podcast network, your weekly destination for a round-up of all things involving the Chicago Blackhawks. This week, Dave, Shepard, Mil and Betsy discuss the Blackhawks struggles over their first four games of the 2021-22 season and what the future of the organization could look like. The crew also answers questions from Twitter and the SCH community,...
Oct 21, 2021
Morning Bag Skate: 10-21-21

Morning Bag Skate: 10-21-21

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks’ refusal to play Dylan Strome is unfair to him and the team (Sun-Times) RECAPS: Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Lighthouse Hockey) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) Hardman gets his shot but Strome’s outlook with Blackhawks remains a mystery (Tribune) Blackhawks Bits: Hossa legacy night announced; Hardman recalled (SCH) Number Munchers: Quantifying the Blackhawks’ dreadful start (SCH) 3...
Oct 20, 2021
Morning Bag Skate: 10-20-21

Morning Bag Skate: 10-20-21

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS RECAPS: Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Lighthouse Hockey) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) Hardman gets his shot but Strome’s outlook with Blackhawks remains a mystery (Tribune) Blackhawks Bits: Hossa legacy night announced; Hardman recalled (SCH) Number Munchers: Quantifying the Blackhawks’ dreadful start (SCH) 3 Things to know if you’re going to the Blackhawks home opener at the United Center, including a new...
Oct 19, 2021
Go To Sleep: Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1

Go To Sleep: Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1

Adam Pelech of the New York Islanders and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks chase the puckin the second period | Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via The Blackhawks aren’t really good at this hockey thing yet, are they? The Blackhawks are now 0-3-1, and started the home part of their season off on the wrong foot, falling to the Islanders 4-1 on Tuesday night at the United Center. At least — like a CM Punk knee to the face — it felt quick. The Blackhawks again failed to win a game, but also failed to lead for a single second — another thing they haven’t...
Oct 19, 2021
Blackhawks vs. Islanders: Third period discussion

Blackhawks vs. Islanders: Third period discussion

Kirby Dach of the Chicago Blackhawks and Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders battle for the puck | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Come discuss the third period of Tuesday’s game against the Islanders with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the third period of the Blackhawks’ Tuesday night game against the Islanders!
Oct 19, 2021
Blackhawks vs. Islanders: Second period discussion

Blackhawks vs. Islanders: Second period discussion

Alex Nylander of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck under pressure from Ryan Pulock of the New York Islanders at the United Center | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Come discuss the second period of Tuesday’s game against the Islanders with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the second period of the Blackhawks’ Tuesday night game against the Islanders!
Oct 19, 2021
Blackhawks vs. Islanders: First period discussion

Blackhawks vs. Islanders: First period discussion

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck in front of Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Come discuss the first period of Tuesday’s game against the Islanders with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the first period of the Blackhawks’ Tuesday night game against the Islanders! Game Preview