|The Portland Winterhawks celebrate with goaltender Mac Carruth after winning 5-4 in overtime in Game 2 against the Tri-City Americans. (Photo courtesy WHL/John Allen)|
After a wild finish to their seven-game second-round series, Portland remained on a rollercoaster ride this past weekend, recording a pair of overtime victories to take a 2-0 lead over the Tri-City Americans in the Western Conference Final of the Western Hockey League.Read the full story >>
1. Defenseman Brent Seabrook's four points (1G, 3A) over the past four games have all come in the third period.
Seabrook scored the equalizer with 15 seconds left in regulation of Game 1 and notched an assist with 6 seconds left in the third period in Game 2. The blueliner recorded the primary assist on Chicago's third period goal in Game 3.
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|Mac Carruth exchanges a handshake with his Kamloops counterpart after registering a Game 7 shutout. (Photo courtesy WHL/Richard Galaway)|
After going up 3-0 in their second-round matchup against Kamloops in the Western Hockey League Playoffs, Portland hit a major speed bump, losing the next three contests and being pushed to the brink of elimination. In Game 4, the Winterhawks held a 4-1 lead after the first period, but allowed the next four goals to the Blazers and eventually lost 5-4. Game 5 was a 7-2 blowout loss on home ice. Kamloops engineered another comeback in Game 6, scoring five times in the third period to nip the Winterhawks 7-6. Click here to read the full post >>
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The Blackhawks Blog caught up with the IceHogs' goaltender to learn a little more about him, his favorite things and more.
On Monday, goaltender Carter Hutton of the Rockford IceHogs was recalled to provide support for the Chicago Blackhawks in their postseason campaign.
Hutton compiled a 22-13-4 record with a career-high three shutouts and a .917 save percentage in 43 regular-season tilts with Rockford, and was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player at year’s end. The 26-year-old was the first player in franchise history to be honored as the AHL’s Player of the Week twice in one season.
|Brandon Saad was awarded the OHL's William Hanley Trophy for most sportsmanlike player of the 2011-12 season. (Photo courtesy Terry Wilson/OHL)|
In the first three second-round games between Saginaw and London, Brandon Saad logged two goals and three assists as the Spirit sprung out to a surprise 2-1 series lead. But the top-ranked Knights managed to shut down Saginaw’s captain and leading postseason scorer in the next three games, holding Saad without a point as the Spirit fell out of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.Click here to read the full post >>
|The 1961 Stanley Cup champions.|
The Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup on April 16, 1961, with a 5-1 romp over the Red Wings in Detroit. Ab McDonald recorded the game winner at 18:49 of the second period.
It was a night for nostaglia on April 14, 1994, in the last regular season game at the Chicago Stadium, which was spoiled by a 6-4 loss to Toronto.
On April 13, 1967, winger Ken Wharram scored the fastest goal to start a playoff game in franchise history when he beat Maple Leaf goalie John Bower just 9 seconds into the game at Toronto.