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Joel Quenneville has been fined $25,000 for "inappropriate conduct."

Quenneville, while expressing his anger over what he felt was a missed call by the officials during the second overtime period of Thursday's game, grabbed his crotch while yelling at the referees. He later apologized for the incident and called it "a bush-league move."
Source: NHL.com
Apr 18 - 6:18 PM

Joel Quenneville has apologized for an obscene gesture he made during Game 1 of Chicago's series against St. Louis on Thursday.

Quenneville, unhappy that a delay of game penalty wasn't called against the Blues, grabbed his crotch as he yelled at the referees. The NHL is reviewing the incident. "I was definitely excited and disappointed at the call," Quenneville said. "I apologize for my behavior. It wasn't very appropriate at all. It was a bush-league move on my part."
Apr 18 - 2:43 PM

The NHL will be revewing an alleged obscene gesture made by Chicago coach Joel Quenneville during Thursday night's triple-overtime game against the Blues.

Quenneville was upset that a delay of game penalty was not called when a Blues' player shot the puck over the glass during the second overtime period and seemed to grab his crotch after failing to get the call. Stay tuned to see if there will be any disciplinary action levied against Quenneville.
Apr 18 - 12:23 PM

Duncan Keith was on the ice for an unbelievable 40:59 Thursday night.

That's understandable if you are the best defenseman on a team that has just participated in a triple overtime. If this series produces many more close games that go into extra time like Game 1, players like Keith and Alex Pietrangelo will be all worn out by the end of the first round.
Apr 18 - 12:16 PM

Jonathan Toews didn't have any trouble in his return to action Thursday night after missing the Blackhawks' last six games due to an upper-body injury.

He was very effective in 32:37 of game action taking four shots on goal, registering two assists, one of which came as a result of a beautiful stretch pass that hit Patrick Kane in full stride leading to a gorgeous goal. Toews should be active in all playoff pools regardless of format.
Apr 18 - 12:07 PM

Patrick Kane looked great in his return from a knee injury Thursday night against the Blues.

He was flying all over the ice in his first game since mid-March taking a team-high six shots on goal and scoring a highlight reel goal in the 28:31 of ice time he received. Needless to say Kane is safe to activate.
Apr 18 - 12:03 PM

Brent Seabrook registered a goal and an assist for Chicago, but ended up on the losing end as the Blackhawks dropped a 4-3 decision in triple-overtime to St. Louis Thursday.

Seabrook's performance was quite something, but it wasn't enough to allow Chicago to avoid dropping Game 1 of their first round playoff series in heartbreaking fashion. Johnny Oduya and Patrick Kane also found the back of the net for the Blackhawks in the loss.
Apr 18 - 12:51 AM

Corey Crawford was the hard luck loser for Chicago in Thursday's 4-3 triple-overtime loss to the Blues.

Crawford performed admirably in the defeat as he turned aside 47 of the 51 shots he faced in just over five periods of hockey. He may not have come away with a win in this scenario, but he has proven the ability to step up when it counts in the past.
Apr 18 - 12:47 AM

Patrick Kane will be sporting a knee brace when he returns to the lineup on Thursday night.

"Once you get used to it you're fine," Kane said. "There's guys that have probably played with this type of thing their whole career and even guys on our team that have played with it. I think you kind of get used to it as you start playing and skating with it." Kane last played on Mar. 19 but he's ready to return for Game 1 against St. Louis.
Apr 17 - 5:17 PM

The Blackhawks are very confident with goaltender Corey Crawford despite his doubters outside of Chicago.

"I don't know why, that's a good question," Bryan Bickell said. "He's our backbone. He's our goalie, and that’s one of the reasons we're going to keep him here long term because he is one of the elite goalies in this league." Crawford was solid during the regular season and he was great when Chicago won the Stanley Cup last year.
Apr 17 - 11:50 AM

Mac Carruth has been called up by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Carruth was presumably summoned to help out in practices, as there's no chance that he will be asked to start in a playoff game. The 22-year-old had a 3.38 GAA and .893 save percentage in 32 ECHL contests in 2013-14.
Apr 16 - 4:50 PM

Michal Handzus was back on Chicago's second line at practice on Tuesday.

He skated between Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp in the session. Handzus recorded just four goals and 16 points in 59 games during the regular season. If he opens the playoffs with Hossa and Sharp as his wingers then he could get a good fantasy boost.
Apr 16 - 9:02 AM

Jonathan Toews skated between Kris Versteeg and Brandon Saad on Tuesday.

He missed Chicago's last six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury, but he'll play in Game 1 against St. Louis on Thursday night.
Apr 16 - 8:58 AM

Patrick Kane skated on the third line with Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw on Tuesday.

It was his first full practice with his teammates after missing the last 12 games of the regular season with a knee injury. "It was nice to do some drills that are game-like, whether it was three-on-twos up the ice or power play or defensive zone coverage, things like that to get back into it," said Kane.
Apr 16 - 8:53 AM

Jeremy Morin was an odd man out at practice on Tuesday.

He skated with probable scratches Peter Regin and Joakim Nordstrom. "Obviously you want to be in the lineup, but I can say honestly I'm really excited just be a part of it," Morin said. "I've never experienced playoffs before in pro hockey. Anything I can do, I'm looking forward to the opportunity to be here." Morin was red hot at the end of the regular season, with four goals and two assists in six games, but he'll get bumped from the lineup with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews set to return.
Apr 16 - 8:49 AM


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