Category: NHL

Patrick Kane Scores OT Winner In Blackhawks 3-2 Victory Over Panthers

Patrick Kane understood that the Blackhawks have been going through one of the more mediocre seasons Chicago has seen in a while, stepping up when he needed to by scoring the overtime winner against the Florida Panthers Tuesday night. Patrick Kane took the time after the game to thank the fans for always staying with him and the team over the past couple years: #Showtime in overtime!#Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/GHOjVRm8Ec — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) December 13, 2017 "I'm very fortunate to play in the city of Chicago. You fans are unbelievable. You guys have had my back since day 1. Love...

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TRADE: Vatanen, Henrique Headline Devils/Ducks Swap

Folks, we have another big trade on our hands. The New Jersey Devils have acquired defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional pick from the Anaheim Ducks for forwards Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi, and a conditional 3rd round pick. Holy moly did this come out of nowhere. Just when you thought the Devils couldn’t get any better, well….they did. In Vatanen, New Jersey is getting a young, controlled defenseman that will surely bolster that blue line for the next couple years as he his locked up until 2020. Will Butcher has been the bright spot on that New Jersey blue...

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Blackhawks Put Worries Behind Them In 6-3 Win Against Rangers

The Chicago Blackhawks were able to get a much needed W last night by defeating the red-hot New York Rangers 6-3 in the United Center last night. Artem Anisimov was able to lead the way for the Hawks against his former team, scoring a hat trick in a fantastic offensive effort for #15. Rookie Alex DeBrincat got things started with a goal of his own with Anisimov scoring all three of his goals in the third period, in addition to two more goals scored by captain Jonathan Toews and John Hayden. Chicago now sits only one game above .500...

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Saga Over: Duchene to Sens, Turris to Preds

It had been apparent for a long time: the Colorado Avalanche and center Matt Duchene needed to part ways. General manager and Avalanche legend Joe Sakic held onto Duchene past the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago after the team had a dismal 2016-17 campaign, finishing with a league-worst 48 points. It created an awkward beginning to training camp and start of the 2017-18 season, where Duchene reported to training camp and said he basically was only there for his teammates. But his presence probably made it awkward for them, as well. Shortly into this season, the saga has finally...

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Las Vegas, The Hockey Town

The Vegas Golden Knights have opened up 7-1-0 in their first 8 games, the best start for an expansion franchise in NHL history. That’s right. The city in the desert is home to one of the best teams in the NHL right now. They are doing it without their starting goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury, and their backup Malcolm Subban. Vegas has been getting balanced scoring across the board led by star James Neal. This team moves the puck so well and so quickly. They really are a fun team to watch, unless your team is playing them. I had that...

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Kneel Before Saad

When Saad was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets after the 2015 Blackhawks Stanley Cup win, I was confused, angry, and sad all at the same time. Well now Saad is back where he belongs in Chicago, and he’s come back in a huge way. Saad brings back so many things that were either lackluster in the 2016 and 2017 playoffs, or he brings back things that his counterpart; Artemi Panarin, never had. The things that were lackluster that Saad brings back to me are speed, size, and scoring. Panarin had a hard time being effective in the two...

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Marc-Andre Fleury Injured

Marc-Andre Fleury has suffered yet another unfortunate concussion in a 6-3 loss against the Detroit Red Wings. It was the first loss for the Vegas Golden Knights as well. Fleury was injured when Red Wing forward Anthony Mantha’s knee hit Fleury in the head. Despite being hit in the head, the NHL’s concussion spotters didn’t deem the injury bad enough to remove Fleury from the game. I hope for the Knights sake, and more importantly Fleury’s, that him staying in didn’t somehow worsen the concussion. It’s especially odd that Fleury wasn’t taken out considering this is not the first...

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John Hayden Puts the “Hay” In Haymaker In Scrap Against Marcus Foligno

While most people were busy watching the Cubs’ game 5 against the Nationals tonight, the biggest hit of the night happened on the ice with the Blackhawks’ John Hayden landed a killer haymaker against the Minnesota’s Marcus Foligno: John Hayden with a great scrap against Foligno and lands a huge right hand for the knockdown. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/Wob2YnaOz8 — MLP (@Pappy_Hour) October 13, 2017 Johnny "one punch" Hayden pic.twitter.com/nzOPcZ4pyr — Mike Grinnell (@MikeGrinnell_) October 13, 2017 I have said it once and I will say it again, John Hayden is an unfair human. The kid is only 22, went to...

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Why We Love Sports: Golden Knights Hold Awesome Pre-Game Ceremony To Honor Vegas Shooting First Responders

While headlines like this should not have to exist in the first place, what happened Tuesday night in Las Vegas was something really special. The Golden Knights, Las Vegas’ new NHL team, held a pre-game ceremony to honor the first responders of last week’s terrible mass shooting at the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. True heroes. Terrific introductions. Well done, Vegas. #VegasStrong pic.twitter.com/5hIv7ibYl8 — Spittin' Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) October 11, 2017 While Las Vegas obviously has the reputation summed up in the quote “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, people often overlook that many great, caring individuals call...

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