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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.14.2013 / 11:46 AM
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, 02.12.2013 / 9:00 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

On this date in 1942, Hall of Famer Bill Mosienko set a franchise record collecting four points as a rookie. The Blackhawks went on to defeat Detroit 4-2 at the Chicago Stadium.

In 1977, Dick Redmond became the 1st Blackhawks defenseman to score a hat trick, leading Chicago to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Patrick Sharp scored his 1st goal in a Blackhawks sweater on Feb. 12, 2006, against the Ducks in Anaheim.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.11.2013 / 3:19 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: LW Jeremy Morin, Rockford (AHL)
The Line:
3GP, 2G, 2A

Rockford broke their six-game slide last week, winning two of their three contests. Morin contributed to both victories, recording multi-point games on Feb. 5 at Texas (1G, 1A) and Feb. 8 at Peoria (1G, 1A). Morin’s 16 goals ties him with captain Martin St. Pierre for the team lead that category, and his 27 points are tied for third on the squad, after St. Pierre and Brandon Pirri.

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POSTED ON Friday, 02.08.2013 / 4:15 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. The Blackhawks are 7-0-0 this year when Patrick Kane records more than one point.

Chicago earned a 6-2 win over Phoenix on Thursday with the help of Kane’s three-point performance. The win marked the 11th straight game that Chicago has earned a point to begin the 2012-13 season. The Blackhawks have scored a total of 31 goals when Kane records a multi-point game. Speaking of Kane’s multi-point games…

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.07.2013 / 4:51 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 Wednesday, 02.06.2013 / 2:15 PM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Saad poses with the puck with which he scored his first NHL goal.

The wait is over. After earning praise from Head Coach Joel Quenneville and his teammates for his on-ice contributions, Brandon Saad notched his first goal—of what we can only assume will be many—at the NHL level. His tally got the Blackhawks on the board on Tuesday at San Jose in an eventual 5-3 victory.
 
"I had my chances throughout the season, and it finally happened tonight," Saad told the media after the game. "It's pretty exciting."
 
Teammate Patrick Kane had faith that the 20-year-old rookie would reach that milestone soon enough.
 
"It was a long time coming for him," Kane said. "He played great again tonight. He's fast and gets a lot of chances, especially playing with Johnny [Toews] and [Marian] Hossa. He's been a great addition and I’m sure we’ll see many more from him. Everyone in here’s happy for him.”

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.04.2013 / 3:35 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

1st Star:
G Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
The Line: 2GP, 2-0-0, including his sixth shutout, setting a single-season franchise record

Carruth’s 26-save shutout on Feb. 2 vs. Spokane was his league-leading sixth of the season, breaking yet another Portland goaltending mark. The 2010 seventh-round draft pick currently boasts a 23-3-2 record, a 1.83 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage (tied for best in the WHL), and has yet to lose more than one game in regulation in each month of play this season.

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POSTED ON Friday, 02.01.2013 / 8:02 AM
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. In five road contests this season, Patrick Kane shares the league lead with nine points (1G, 8A) away from the United Center.

The 24-year-old forward has registered a team-best four power-play points. Kane began the season with points in five consecutive games (2G, 7A), setting a new career best for points in consecutive games to start a season.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.31.2013 / 3:29 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 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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