2:22 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
Second City Hockey

Hawks face Leafs in home opener

It’s the first game of the season from 1901 W. Madison Street. The undefeated Chicago Blackhawks will make their United Center debut on Sunday night, returning home to face the John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares was, by far, the best free agent available this summer and Toronto brought the center back to his native Ontario on a 7-year, $77-million deal. That signing meant Toronto would lose a few of its depth scorers during free agency, with James van Riemsdyk returning to Philadelphia and Tyler Bozak moving on to St. Louis. But the Tavares signing trumped all of those...

Silver Seven

Game 2 Preview: Sens @ Leafs

2018-2019’s First Edition of The Battle of Ontario Goes Down Tonight After what can only be described as an interesting summer for both teams, the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs are set to do battle once again. Following an off-season in which the Leafs made the biggest splash, signing superstar forward John Tavares in free agency, they opened the season Wednesday night with a 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens. Ottawa, meanwhile, played their first game sans Erik Karlsson on Thursday night. They iced an impressive effort against the talented Chicago Blackhawks, but...

Last Word on Hockey

2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

The 2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks begin the NHL regular season Thursday night in Ottawa. The Blackhawks are coming off one of their worst seasons in over a decade. The Blackhawks entered the off-season facing a long summer out of the playoffs. They made several moves in the off-season with their roster, their 2018 draft picks, and free agency. Many of their moves were questioned throughout the summer and still remain a hot topic as the 2018 season begins. The 2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks opening night roster is set, for better or worse. The roster includes several surprises, some issues, and a...