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Connor Murphy's mother wasn't shy in telling her son that she thought he was drifting back to his more natural right side during games.

"She was telling me to stop drifting over to the right side," Murphy said with a laugh. "And my mom, nothing against her, but she doesn’t know a lot about hockey. It’s pretty funny that she noticed that. So I guess I was drifting a little bit." Despite his mother's claims, Murphy has adapted quite well to the switch, something not many defensemen are able to do. "It hasn’t been as bad as I thought it was going to be," Murphy said. "It’s not as awkward as I thought. You just get in the flow of it. You carry over a lot of the same concepts of defending your position on the right side, and sometimes it ends up feeling a little easier to defend in certain ways. At the end of the day, it’s still defending, and it’s still just playing hockey." After playing a season high of 17:35 against the Rangers on Wednesday, the Blackhawks cut his minutes to 11:14 yesterday against the Penguins. The 24-year-old is a former first round pick but has so far failed to
Nov 19 - 10:04 AM

The NHL announced on Saturday that the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will face off in the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium.

"The Blackhawks and Bruins, two of our most historic franchises, will be meeting outdoors for the first time," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. "... Notre Dame Stadium ... will provide an ideal setting." If you're counting, this will be Chicago's sixth outdoor game. That tally includes four Winter Classics and two Stadium Series games. They have a 1-4-0 record in their previous five outdoor games.
Nov 19 - 9:58 AM

Corey Crawford allowed one goal on 35 shots in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Crawford allowed just one goal against his opponent for the sixth time this season. His 9-7-0 record may not look that attractive, but consider that his goals-against-average is now 2.19 and his save percentage is .933. Crawford has seven losses, but he's put in some great games in net for Chicago this season.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 18 - 10:32 PM

Alex DeBrincat extended his points streak to four games after picking up an assist in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Alex DeBrincat's scoring streak began Nov. 11 with a three-point night against the Carolina Hurricanes. He kept it going on Saturday, assisting on Gustav Forsling's opener in the first period. In DeBrincat's last four games, the rookie has four goals and six points in that span.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 18 - 10:10 PM

It appears Michal Kempny will be scratched tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kempny has three points in 13 games but will now sit for the second straight game. Joining him in the press box will be Jordan Oesterle and Tanner Kero.
Nov 18 - 6:44 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks will have Corey Crawford in goal tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Crawford allowed three goals on 28 shots his last time out in a 6-3 win over the Rangers. He's entering the contest with a 8-7-0 record with a 2.26 goals against average and .930 save percentage.
Nov 18 - 6:35 PM

Duncan Keith (illness) took part in Saturday's practice.

Keith missed Thursday and Friday's skates due to the illness. He should be able to play Saturday night though.
Nov 18 - 12:35 PM

Duncan Keith (illness) is expected to play against Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

Keith has missed each of his team's last three practices, but head coach Joel Quenneville said his defenseman is "getting better". Keith has no goals and 10 assists in 19 games this season.
Nov 18 - 11:27 AM

Duncan Keith was unavailable for another practice due to an illness.

It was anticipated that Keith would be able to play on Saturday despite the bug, but given that he's now missed back-to-back practices we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day. He has no goals and 10 assists in 19 games this season.
Nov 17 - 12:53 PM

Brent Seabrook had his ice time reduced Wednesday night and responded with a solid performance against the Rangers.

Seabrook posted four shots, two blocks, an assist, and a plus-2 rating in 16:26 of ice time. That is more than a five-minute drop from his season average. "I want to play as much as I can [but] I want to help the team out any way I can," Seabrook said. "Whatever the case may be, I thought I had a better game [Wednesday] night I had more jump, more pace to my game."
Nov 17 - 10:53 AM

Duncan Keith missed Thursday's practice due to an illness.

Keith still got two assists in 22:53 minutes of ice time Wednesday night. At this time it looks like he'll play on Saturday, but we'll see if that changes.
Nov 16 - 4:26 PM

Alex DeBrincat found the back of the net Wednesday night.

DeBrincat's seventh goal of the season trickled through Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist. He has accounted for six goals in seven games this month. DeBricat has four markers and one assist over a three-game point streak.
Nov 16 - 10:49 AM

Richard Panik had three assists in a 6-3 victory versus the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Panik has contributed five helpers in his last three games, but he hasn't scored a goal for 10 straight matches. Still, it's been a productive year for him so far with five markers and 13 points in 19 games.
Nov 16 - 10:44 AM

Nick Schmaltz collected three assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

Schmaltz had a hand in all three goals scored by Artem Anisimov in the contest. He has produced five helpers in his last two outings to give him 10 points in 15 games this season. The transition back to the wing has been working out for him so far.
Nov 16 - 10:37 AM

Corey Crawford allowed three goals on 28 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.

The win puts an end to Crawford's personal three-game losing skid. The Blackhawks goalie now owns an 8-7-0 record this season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this season.
Nov 15 - 11:49 PM


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