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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.17.2012 / 3:33 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Michael Frolik and the Czech Republic defeated Sweden 4-3 to move onto the semifinals of the IIHF World Championship.

On a day where Canada was eliminated by Slovakia with 2:28 left in the game, and Finland's game-winner over Team USA came with just 9 seconds left in the clock, the Czech Republic made it a trifecta of last-gasp results in the quarterfinal round of the IIHF World Championship, beating host country Sweden 4-3 with less than a minute left in regulation. With the victory, Blackhawks winger Michael Frolik and the Czechs will move onto a semifinal showdown against Slovakia on Saturday.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.17.2012 / 12:43 PM
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, 05.17.2012 / 10:13 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

For the third straight year, Team Canada's IIHF World Championship tournament ended in the quarterfinal round after dropping the 4-3 decision to fourth-seeded Slovakia in Helsinki.

Patrick Sharp registered an assist in 16:20 of ice time in Team Canada’s last game of the tournament.

Canada started the game slowly, allowing goals from Tomas Kopecky and Miroslav Satan within the first ten minutes of play. Evander Kane was the first on the score sheet for Canada, scoring at 16:14.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 05.15.2012 / 12:40 PM
By Emerald Gao and Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Duncan Keith continued to be an offensive force on Team Canada's blue line, adding two assists in a 5-1 victory over Belarus.

All six Blackhawks representatives remain in the hunt for a World Championship medal at the conclusion of preliminary-round action this morning, with Sweden having already secured the second spot in their division. Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp both contributed to Canada's 5-1 win over Belarus, which clinched the top seed in the Helsinki group, while Michael Frolik played in the Czech Republic's 8-1 demolition of Germany that secured third place in the Stockholm bracket.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 05.15.2012 / 10:32 AM

On Tuesday, the Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with forward Rob Flick on a three-year contract.

The 21-year-old London, Ontario, native recorded 13 points (7G, 6A), a +2 plus/minus rating and 91 penalty minutes in 45 regular-season tilts with the Rockford IceHogs this season during his professional debut. He also notched four goals, six assists and 43 penalty minutes in 17 contests with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye.

Flick was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

The Blackhawks Blog caught up with the IceHogs' forward to learn a little more about him, his favorite things and more.

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.14.2012 / 11:20 AM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Mac Carruth backstopped the Portland Winterhawks to Game 7 of the WHL Championship series, but the team fell 4-1 at the last hurdle. (Photo courtesy WHL/Andy Devlin)

Close, but no trophy. Blackhawks prospect Mac Carruth and the Portland Winterhawks fell just short of lifting the Ed Chenowyth Cup as Western Hockey League champions for the second straight season, falling in seven games to the Edmonton Oil Kings. The series hinged on momentum shifts, as Portland took a 2-1 series lead, then lost the next two games before pulling out a critical Game 6 victory to force a decisive Game 7. In the end, home ice advantage was the difference for the Oil Kings.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 05.12.2012 / 2:54 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Marcus Kruger scored the game-winning goal for Team Sweden in a 4-0 victory over Italy on Saturday, May 12.

Five Blackhawks players featured in today's action as Canada strolled to a 8-0 victory over Kazakhstan and Sweden blanked Italy 4-0. Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith both got on the scoresheet for Team Canada, while Marcus Kruger tallied for Sweden.

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POSTED ON Friday, 05.11.2012 / 11:30 AM
By Emerald Gao and Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Duncan Keith registered a pair of assists on Friday as Team Canada defeated Finland 4-3.

Five tilts into the seven-game preliminary round of the IIHF World Championship, and the six Blackhawks representatives at the tournament have continued to put up strong performances. The Czech Republic defeated Latvia 3-1 on May 10 and, less than 24 hours later, completed a 6-0 rout of Italy. For Canada, Duncan Keith recorded two assists while skating a team-high 26:12 in a 5-3 win over Finland in Helsinki. Sweden, meanwhile, suffered their first loss of the tournament, giving up four goals in the third period and falling 7-3 to Russia. Viktor Stalberg had an assist in the game, his fourth point and first helper at Worlds.

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POSTED ON Friday, 05.11.2012 / 10:46 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


Patrick Kane scored his first playoff hat trick on May 11, 2009, at the United Center to help the Blackhawks beat Vancouver 7-5 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals and move on to the next round.
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POSTED ON Friday, 05.11.2012 / 10:07 AM
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


With the 2012 IIHF World Championship in full swing, the Friday Five looked at the impressive international resumes of some of the Blackhawks current players.

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