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POSTED ON Wednesday, 03.27.2013 / 5:44 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

It's nice to know the President has your back.

The Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) visited the White House Tuesday, where President Barack Obama honored both teams for their respective championship runs in 2012. The Kings, in fact, had arrived fresh from a 5-4 win in Chicago the previous night, handing the Blackhawks just their fourth regulation loss of the season.

President Obama, who welcomed the victorious Blackhawks at the White House during his first term in 2011, was quick to defend his hometown team:

"These guys pointed out that they beat my Blackhawks last night. I will also say that, given this season how rare it is to beat the Blackhawks, I want to congratulate them for that as well."

The President also pointed out that Darryl Sutter, who took over as Kings head coach midseason before guiding the franchise to their first-ever Stanley Cup championship, "got good training from the Chicago Blackhawks." Sutter played his entire eight-year career with Chicago, where he amassed 279 points (161G, 118A) in 406 appearances.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.25.2013 / 2:57 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Martin Laroche/Victoriaville Tigres)

1st Star: G Brandon Whitney, Victoraville (QMJHL)
The Line: 2 GP, 1-0-1, .968 SV%, 1 SO

Whitney anchored the Tigres in their first two playoff games at Moncton, earning his first shutout of the postseason after stopping all 37 shots in Game 1 on March 22. The next night, Whitney made an astounding 55 saves on 58 shots, but allowed an overtime game-winner from former teammate and fellow Blackhawks prospect Phillip Danault. The 2012 seventh-round pick ended the weekend with 92 saves on 95 shots for a .968 save percentage and a 1.31 goals-against average, as the series heads to Victoriaville for the next three games.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.22.2013 / 6:05 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.

1. Nick Leddy is the first Blackhawk to tally a goal on his birthday since Patrick Kane on Nov. 19, 2009.

The new 22-year-old netted a power-play goal for his fourth tally of the season and second in his last three games on March 20 in Anaheim. The Minnesota native now has 13 points (4G, 9A) this year, including six (2G, 4A) with the man advantage.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 12:52 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next Tweet Sheet.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 10:47 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

The Blackhawks retired the 5th jersey in team history on this date in 1998 when Hall of Famer Denis Savard's No. 18 was lifted to the rafters of the United Center.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.18.2013 / 3:17 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Daniel St. Louis/Moncton Wildcats)

1st Star: C Phillip Danault, Moncton (QMJHL)
The Line: 4GP, 6A, +2 plus/minus

Moncton wrapped up its regular-season game with four games in seven days, due to weather-related postponements from earlier this season. Danault collected six assists in three of the four tilts, including three on March 13 in a 6-1 victory over Saint John and a pair on March 17 in a 5-2 win at Acadie-Bathurst. Danault logged nine goals and 32 assists in 27 games for Moncton, and his 85 total points (including 14G, 30A with Victoriaville) were second-most on the team. The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 42-23-2-1 record and will face Victoriaville—Danault’s former team—in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.15.2013 / 5:33 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.

1. Thurday night’s overtime victory at Columbus marked the 11th game for Chicago this year that has progressed past regulation.

Chicago has earned an 8-3 record in those contests (4 OTW, 4 SOW). The Blackhawks have advanced to seven shootouts this season, posting a 4-3 record in those games.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 12:36 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next Tweet Sheet.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 2:27 PM
By Chris Weibring - chicagoblackhawks.com Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


We see Blackhawks players sitting at their stalls in the dressing room, but where are their stalls related to the rest of their teammates?

Blackhawks Magazine's "Blackhawks Illustrated" feature went inside the room to provide this handy map to spot where each player sits.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 10:36 AM

The Blackhawks amazing run to start the 2012-13 campaign commanded the attention hockey fans across North America, local and national media, including Sports Illustrated. In their latest issue, the Blackhawks are front and center, touted as the franchise that made hockey "a must-see" again.

Check out the cover featuring Daniel Carcillo's last-minute game-winner on March 6:

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