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POSTED ON Tuesday, 05.28.2013 / 11:12 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
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With their stirring 4-3 win Monday night, the Blackhawks forced a Game 7 against the rival Detroit Red Wings, which will take place Wednesday at the United Center. Before that game gets underway, the Blackhawks Blog uncovered some facts and figures from Game 7s past.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.11.2013 / 10:45 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Don't adjust your televisions - that was, in fact, the Blackhawks' famous logo and colors on ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family."

The Emmy-winning series featured a Blackhawks banner on Wednesday's episode "Flip Flop," as real estate agent Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) and family tried to convince a Hawks fan to purchase a listing by customizing the home to the potential buyer's taste -- favorite team included.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.28.2013 / 1:00 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Bill Smith / Chicago Blackhawks

One of hockey's best players over the past 15 years, Marian Hossa will likely skate in his 1,000th NHL game this Sunday when the Blackhawks take on the Red Wings in Detroit. From the moment Hossa first donned the Blackhawks sweater on Nov. 26, 2009, he has been creating memorable moments for Chicago hockey fans (he did score two goals in that debut effort against the San Jose Sharks). In his three-plus seasons with the Blackhawks, the veteran winger has made highlight reel goals, recorded career milestones and - most importantly - hoisted the Stanley Cup.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 1:45 PM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Seabrook
Defenseman Brent Seabrook (lower body) will miss Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks, Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville told the media following the team's morning skate. The 27-year-old defenseman did not participate in the morning skate, and Quenneville described his condition as "day-to-day." He expects to have the blueliner back in the lineup within "the next day or so."

Seabrook left Sunday's 3-2 win against Los Angeles after being hit by a puck in the first period, but he returned in the second frame and finished the game.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.31.2013 / 11:13 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog



The more things change...

Fans of both the Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks are well-acquainted with their team's current rivalry, the seeds of which were sown in the 2008-09 season, and blossomed through their 2009, 2010 and 2011 playoff series. But take a step back: the bitterness between Chicago and Vancouver is not a new idea, and in fact stretches back almost as far as the Canucks' 40-year history.

Here are just a few facts and figures from the long, contentious rivalry between these two Western Conference foes.

1. Tony Esposito was the author of the Blackhawks' first six shutouts against their British Columbian rivals.

Tony O turned in the first shutout against the Canucks on Nov. 17, 1971, just Vancouver's second season in the NHL. The Blackhawks' seventh all-time shutout against the Canucks - and the first one without Esposito between the pipes - was completed by Murray Bannerman on Jan. 8, 1984.

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.17.2012 / 10:35 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


Each week, the Blackhawks Blog takes you around the AHL, ECHL, NCAA and junior hockey ranks to award three Hawks prospects the chicagoblackhawks.com Three Stars of the Week.

1st Star: G Mac Carruth / Portland (WHL)
The Line: 2 Games Played, 4 Goals Allowed, 55 Saves, 2-0-0 Record

With the European leagues on break and fewer games for many of the Blackhawks' prospects, there weren't many standout offensive performances this past week, but on the other side of the ice, goaltender Mac Carruth had another strong week of work for Portland, earning his 14th and 15th wins of the year. Carruth and the Winterhawks yielded just two goals apiece in weekend wins against Seattle and Everett with the 2010 draft pick backstopping each of the victories. Carruth's 1.73 goals-against average on the year ranks second in the WHL, and his .938 save percentage leads the league.

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.10.2012 / 11:06 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


Each week, the Blackhawks Blog takes you around the AHL, ECHL, NCAA and junior hockey ranks to award three Hawks prospects the chicagoblackhawks.com Three Stars of the Week.

1st Star: C Phillip Danault / Victoriaville (QMJHL)
The Line: 2 Games, 1 Goal, 7 Assists, +3 Plus/Minus

Team Canada opens its annual evaluation camp for its 2013 World Junior Championship team on Tuesday, and Danault, who will attend with fellow Blackhawks prospect Mark McNeill, enters the week-long gathering with a full head of steam. The Tigres went 2-0-0 this past week, outscoring opponents 11-4, and Danault registered a point on eight of those goals. The astounding week rocketed Danault up the QMJHL's top scorer list, where he now ranks 14th in the league overall with 44 points, and second overall in assists (30).

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.03.2012 / 10:06 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


Each week, the Blackhawks Blog takes you around the AHL, ECHL, NCAA and junior hockey ranks to award three Hawks prospects the chicagoblackhawks.com Three Stars of the Week.

1st Star: G Carter Hutton / Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 3 Games Played, 5 Goals Allowed, 99 Saves, 3-0-0 Record

A daunting road schedule was kind to the IceHogs this week - three away games in five days all resulted in wins for the Blackhawks' top minor league affiliate. Hutton got the starting nod in all three contests and performed like the top netminder he has become, racking up three victories while allowing just five total goals. Rockford enters Monday atop the AHL's Midwest Division and Hutton's stability in net is a big reason why they've climbed to the top.

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POSTED ON Friday, 11.30.2012 / 1:00 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


This weekend, the city of Addison, Ill., will honor the career and legacy of Bobby Hull by naming a street in his honor. This is the latest accolade for the greatest left wing in NHL history, whose other honors include - among other things - a recently-dedicated statue in front of the United Center.

But this recent milestone got us at the Blackhawks Blog thinking... Hull has clearly made an impression in the minds of hockey fans and the city of Chicago, but what lasting impact has he made on the team's record books?

We dug up five of "The Golden Jet's" Blackhawks franchise records which are unlikely to ever be bested.

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.26.2012 / 9:56 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


Each week, the Blackhawks Blog takes you around the AHL, ECHL, NCAA and junior hockey ranks to award three Hawks prospects the chicagoblackhawks.com Three Stars of the Week.

1st Star: RW Teuvo Teräväinen / Jokerit (SM-liiga)
The Line: 4 Games, 3 Goals, 4 Assists

After missing four weeks with an injury, the Blackhawks' first pick in the 2012 draft has rebounded with a vengeance, helping Jokerit to a 3-1 week. The skilled forward tallied at least a point in each of his team's four contests in the week, including a three-point (2G, A) outing against Espoo during Jokerit's 5-3 win Sunday. The Helsinki native has scored 13 points (6G, 7A) in 18 contests playing in Finland's SM-liiga this year.

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