11:41 AM EST, Mon December 17, 2018
Second City Hockey 21 mins ago
3 up, 3 down from the Hawks’ loss to the Sharks

3 up, 3 down from the Hawks’ loss to the Sharks

Another update after a strong Chicago start wasn’t enough. The Chicago Blackhawks lost for the 21st time in their last 25 games on Sunday night, surrendering five straight goals to the San Jose Sharks in a 7-3 loss. Here are some trends: Three up The first period Chicago has had much better starts in its last three games, following an 11-game trend of the Blackhawks falling behind in the first period. Two goals in the first four minutes against San Jose was a welcome development. Now to work on the rest of the game ... The Connor Murphy/Carl Dahlstrom pairing Murphy’s return from...
Second City Hockey 2 hours ago
Crawford suffers another concussion

Crawford suffers another concussion

The Chicago netminder hit his head hit against the goalpost Sunday. 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 Sunday 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...
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Beyond Tommy Hawk: 7 controversial moments involving Chicago mascots

The Blackhawks’ Tommy Hawk’s bizarre dust-up, in which a fan allegedly attacked him after Friday night’s game at the United Center, will go down in Chicago sports history as yet another unfortunate moment involving a mascot. 1. Benny the Bull When it comes to mascot misdeeds, Benny’s in a category...
Second City Hockey 3 hours ago
IceHogs’ strong goaltending provides Blackhawks with more options 1 year after Crawford’s first concussion

IceHogs’ strong goaltending provides Blackhawks with more options 1 year after Crawford’s first concussion

Collin Delia and Anton Forsberg make for more stabilizing options in Crawford’s absence this time around. It’s been almost exactly a year to the day since the Chicago Blackhawks lost Corey Crawford for nearly a full 10 months — and in the world’s darkest timeline, it’s very likely they’ve lost him again for the long run. Crawford was taken out of Chicago’s game Sunday night against the San Jose Sharks after just 18:30 minutes of ice time, following a collision that resulted in yet another confirmed concussion. The team was vague with their diagnosis last time around, leaving...
Second City Hockey 4 hours ago
MBS: 12-17-18

MBS: 12-17-18

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Goaltender Corey Crawford suffered his second concussion in less than a year in the Blackhawks’ 7-3 loss to the Sharks on Sunday at the United Center. Chicago is off Monday before hosting the Predators on Tuesday. Collin Delia posted a 37-save shutout through all but 9 seconds to lead the IceHogs to a 2-1 win over Grand Rapids in Rockford. The IceHogs host Milwaukee on Wednesday. The USHL’s Steel scored three unanswered goals in the second period to defeat the Phantoms 4-3 and win the weekend series 2-1 in...