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Jonathan Toews recorded a game-high five shots on net in the Blackhawks’ 1-0 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

Toews was robbed a few times on a flurry of Grade A chances in the second period. He played 21:27 and finished a minus-one. Despite this, he was still on the ice for seven more Blackhawks shot attempts for at five-on-five.
Feb 1 - 1:15 AM

Antti Raanta made 18 saves in the Blackhawks’ 2-0 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

Making his first start since Jan. 20, and third in January, Raanta was generally excellent, except for the juicy rebound he let up on a Matt Irwin shot that led to Melker Karlsson’s goal. The final goal went in via the empty net. Raanta has a 1.80 goals-against average and .939 save percentage this season.
Feb 1 - 1:14 AM

Daniel Carcillo will finish his six-game suspension on Saturday night when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks.

Carcillo will be available to return to the lineup on Feb. 3rd against Minnesota. In 31 games this season, Car Bomb has compiled seven points, 31 hits, and 32 PIMs.
Jan 31 - 8:58 PM

Patrick Kane has been white hot since the middle of November.

In 33 games since that date, Kane has an registered an incredible 47 points, a pace that would give him 105 points over a whole season. With 56 points, Kane is now only two points behind Jakub Voracek for the NHL lead. It goes without saying Kane is now one of the top five players in the league. He should be drafted accordingly.
Jan 31 - 12:39 PM

Look for Antti Raanta to get the start Saturday night against San Jose.

The Blackhawks played Friday night and won against the Ducks 4-1 with Corey Crawford making 21 saves. So it is likely that Raanta will get the call in the second of back-to-back contests. In his last start on January 21st, Raanta was sharp stopping 35 shots in a 6-1 win over Phoenix.
Jan 31 - 12:34 PM

Patrick Kane scored twice and added an assist in the Blackhawks' 4-1 win over the Ducks on Friday night.

Kane's first goal was a beautiful snipe as he danced forehand-wide on Cam Fowler, and sent a laser short-side past Frederik Andersen from atop the circles. The goal made it 3-0 midway in the third, and Andersen even looked befuddled on what had just transpired. Kane continues to lead the team in goals (25), assists (31), and points (56).
Jan 31 - 2:07 AM

Patrick Sharp recorded his fifth career four-point game on Friday night, helping the Blackhawks defeat the Ducks 4-1.

For the third time, it was of the four-assist variety, and he perhaps saved his best helper for last. Already up 3-1 midway in the third, Sharp stripped Devante Smith-Pelly along the right hashmark and zipped a perfect pass through Ben Lovejoy and onto Patrick Kane's stick for the easy tap-in. It was a thing of beauty. Sharp is now fifth on the team in scoring with 20 assists and 30 points in just 35 games this season.
Jan 31 - 1:59 AM

Corey Crawford made 21 saves in Chicago's 4-1 win over Anaheim on Friday night.

Crawford had another stellar night, needing a spectacular fake-shot slap-pass from Corey Perry to Rickard Rakell for the only goal against. Fortunately the Blackhawks were already up 3-0 at the time. Crawford improves to 19-12-0 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA through 32 games this season.
Jan 31 - 1:37 AM

Former Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita is suffering from dementia.

Per Mikita's family, "Stan has been diagnosed with suspected Lewy body dementia, a progressive disease and is currently under the care of compassionate and understanding care givers." Mikita played 22 season for Chicago and is still the Blackhawks' all-time leader in games played (1,394), assists (926) and total points (1,467). May only the best lay ahead for him and his family.
Jan 30 - 11:08 PM

Tim Erixon and Dennis Rasmussen will be healthy scratches against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Erixon has seen just one game since the calendar turned to 2015, and just 25 overall this season. Rasmussen, the first year pro and 24 year old center from Vasteras, Sweden meanwhile has eight goals, 16 points, and 16 PIMs in 44 games with AHL Rockford this season.
Jan 30 - 10:02 PM

Corey Crawford will face the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Crawford is having another stellar regular season, owning an 18-11-2 record, 2.32 GAA and .919 save percentage through 31 games played. Since 2010, Crawford has faced the Ducks a dozen times and has a 7-4-1 record with a shutout and 25 goals against.
Jan 30 - 8:39 PM

Patrick Sharp produced a goal and an assist in Chicago's 4-3 loss to Los Angeles Wednesday night.

His 10th goal of the year came on a first-period power play and he picked up a helper on Patrick Kane's opening tally of the match. Sharp has earned five points in his past four contests.
Jan 29 - 11:59 AM

Corey Crawford allowed four goals on 27 shots in Chicago's 4-3 loss to LA on Wednesday.

It wasn't all his fault but the Hawks could have used just one big save from their starting goalie as they held three leads in this game. It has been a pretty good season so far for Crawford who brings a 18-11-2 record, 2.32 GAA and .919 save percentage into his next start for Chicago.
Jan 29 - 2:14 AM

Patrick Kane scored and added a helper in Chicago's 4-3 loss to the LA Kings on Wednesday.

Kane picked up his 23rd goal of the season in the loss and his 53rd point in 48 games. He now has six points in his last four games. If he keeps up this pace he has a shot at eclipsing his career high 88 points he registered back in 2009. Patrick Sharp also added a goal and an assist in the loss. Andrew Shaw scored the other goal for Chicago.
Jan 29 - 2:08 AM

Corey Crawford will get the nod in net Wednesday against the Kings.

In his previous start against the Kings this season, Crawford made 19 saves on 20 shots in the win. He will look for his 19th win of the season Wednesday night; he also has a 2.26 goals-against-average and .921 save percentage in 30 games this year.
Jan 28 - 3:35 PM

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