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POSTED ON Thursday, 12.01.2011 / 10:55 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog



Chicago bench boss Joel Quenneville became the 14th NHL coach to register his 500th career victory in a 4-3 shootout decision on Dec. 1, 2009, at Columbus, which featured a team record 11 shootout rounds. Quenneville is now approaching 600 wins and is one of only three men to have both coached and played in more than 800 games.
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POSTED ON Monday, 11.21.2011 / 10:59 AM
By Kelsey Peters - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog



Michael Jordan had his North Carolina shorts. Jim McMahon had his headbands. Patrick Kane has his mouthguards. 

“They get beat up pretty quick obviously because I chew on them,” said Kane. “Even if it’s beat up though, if I’m playing good at the time, I’ll stick with that mouthpiece because I think it’s good luck. But I usually change them up every six or seven games, out of necessity. It’s always nice when you get a fresh one in there.”

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.21.2011 / 10:55 AM
By Kelsey Peters - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Over the course of the 2011-12 hockey season, the Blackhawks will log almost 150 hours in the air. So what will the players do to pass the time? Play cards, of course. But there’s one game that appears to be hockey’s own inside secret: Snarples.

“I started playing in juniors,” said Bryan Bickell. “Not my first year, because rookies sit at the front of the bus and just look straight ahead. But for the next four years over juniors and the minors, that’s where I learned it. It’s the hockey game. I think there are many different names for it, but hockey players call it Snarples. I don’t know where we got it from, but it stuck and everybody knows it.

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POSTED ON Friday, 11.18.2011 / 2:12 PM

CALGARY -- Ben Smith will draw into the Chicago Blackhawks lineup tonight against the Calgary Flames as Michael Frolik announced he was a no-go after suffering an upper-body injury against the Vancouver Canucks.

Frolik suffered the injury after sliding awkwardly into the boards in the third period of Tuesday's 5-1 win. Despite taking the morning skate, Frolik ruled himself out of tonight's contest.

"It's not really great," Frolik said. "I'll probably not be in tonight. We'll see tomorrow. Every day is progress. It's sore and I can't be strong tonight so we'll see."

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POSTED ON Thursday, 11.17.2011 / 11:07 AM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


The first Blackhawks game in National Hockey League history was held at the old Chicago Coliseum on Nov. 17, 1926, as the Hawks whipped the Toronto St. Pats, 4-1.

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.14.2011 / 4:26 PM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


One of Joel Quenneville's main goals this season was to regain home-ice dominance, which paid off in 2010 with the Stanley Cup when the Blackhawks chalked up a 29-8-4 record at the United Center. The mark was just one short of the all-time franchise record set in 1970-71, along with a new high of 23 road victories.

Last season the Hawks maintained a respectable road mark of 20 wins, which ranks sixth best in team history, but at the UC it dipped to 24-17-0. As they start a two-week road trip, the Hawks have garnered 16 out of 20 points with an impressive 7-1-2 record at home. On their way to the Cup in 2010, the Hawks finished November with a 16-6-3 mark, which included an eight-game win streak.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 5:20 PM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog



When balloting for the 2012 All-Star Game opens on Monday, a league-high six Blackhawks players will have their name among the 127 nominees, the NHL announced today. Blackhawks Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Marian Hossa and 2011 All-Star Game MVP Patrick Sharp will appear on the league's official ballot. The six Blackhawks are tied for best in the league with Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia and Anaheim.

Of the six Chicago skaters named to the ballot, five - Toews, Kane, Sharp, Keith and Hossa - have participated in the NHL's annual exhibition before. Seabrook was on the NHL's ballot last season, as well.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.31.2011 / 12:00 PM
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog


Halloween is a popular night in Blackhawks history:
  • Rookie Dave Bolland earned his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 31, 2007, in a game against the Stars in Dallas.
  • In 1987, Denis Savard and Troy Murray tied a team record by scoring two shorthanded goals 12 seconds apart at Toronto.
  • On Oct. 31, 1979, at the Stadium, Hall of Famer Tony Esposito registered the 66th shutout of his Hawks career as he and Buffalo's Bob Suave battled to a scoreless tie in the days before overtime and shutouts.
  • It was on Halloween in 1991 that the Hawks picked up their 1,750th NHL regular season victory by edging the New York Islanders 4-3.
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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.27.2011 / 9:59 AM
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog


Imagine for a moment you are an NHL defenseman. Given the choice, which line would you rather see rushing toward you at crunch time: one fronted by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp, or a second one led by Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa? It’s a coin flip, and whichever side lands facing up is still dangerous and capable of putting a lot of points on the board.

As the Blackhawks near the 10-game mark for the season, this is the question that the team’s opponents are facing night in and night out, and both lines are producing at a solid clip. What many consider to be the Blackhawks’ top line of Andrew Brunette, Toews and Sharp, has recorded a total of 9 goals in 8 games, and includes the team’s leading goal scorer (Sharp) and points leader (Toews) from last season. Meanwhile, the other contains two point-per-game players (Kane and Hossa) with a penachant for highlight-reel goals.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.26.2011 / 1:44 PM


Patrick Kane had a night to remember Tuesday night; and, in the process, brought back memories of Chicago Blackhawks star Denis Savard.

During regulation, Kane had magical assists on both Chicago goals and then scored the winning goal in the shootout as Chicago defeated Anaheim, 3-2, Tuesday night at the United Center.

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