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Not to Be Denied, Blackhawks Capture the Stanley Cup

Not to Be Denied, Blackhawks Capture the Stanley Cup

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks completed a magical season with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 over the Boston Bruins. With the win the Hawks captured their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.The year started out with an incredible run of 24 consecutive wins without a regulation loss for the Blackhawks. Monday night, [...]

Hawks Subdue Bruins Attack: 1 Win Away

Hawks Subdue Bruins Attack: 1 Win Away

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -With a precision-like defensive performance the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1. With Saturday’s victory the Hawks have a perfect 4-0 record in Game 5 matches this post season. The Bruins will try to keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive as they return to home ice for a Monday night [...]

Hawks Get Down and Dirty to Outlast Bruins 6-5

Hawks Get Down and Dirty to Outlast Bruins 6-5

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -In a must win situation the Chicago Blackhawks found a way to turn the tide on the Boston Bruins and came away with a 6-5 overtime decision. The game wasn’t a work of art for hockey purists but it was a highly entertaining contest. Style points never mattered much, and Wednesday [...]

Hawks Can’t Solve the Bruins, Shutout in Game 3

Hawks Can’t Solve the Bruins, Shutout in Game 3

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -In Game 3, the Chicago Blackhawks offense was completely shut down as the Boston Bruins skated to a 2-0 victory. Marian Hossa was a late scratch and his condition was later revealed to be an upper body injury. Hossa’s loss didn’t help the cause but the Bruins have been the superior [...]

Incredible Start and No Finish as Hawks lose 2-1 in OT

Incredible Start and No Finish as Hawks lose 2-1 in OT

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks dropped Game 2 in overtime by a 2-1 margin as the Boston Bruins evened the series. The Bruins were thoroughly outplayed in the opening period, but most games aren’t won because of playing only one strong period. Boston showed their resolve and was the better team for the [...]

Blackhawks use Depth to Take Game 1

Blackhawks use Depth to Take Game 1

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -It remains to be seen if the Chicago Blackhawks are the best team in the NHL, but there should be little doubt they are the most exciting club to watch. In front of a crowd of 22,110, Chicago edged Boston 4-3 in triple overtime to take the first game of the [...]

Blackhawks Do Just Enough to Advance

Blackhawks Do Just Enough to Advance

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Blackhawks continued their series with another scattered effort in Game 7, but in the end showed the necessary poise to snatch a 2-1 overtime victory. The Hawks will now move on to the Western Conference Championship series to face last year’s Stanley Cup winner, the Los Angeles Kings.It felt like [...]

With Hard Work and Good Luck Hawks Even Series

With Hard Work and Good Luck Hawks Even Series

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -To survive in the NHL during the post season teams need to play well and also need some good fortune. In a 4-3 victory over Detroit the Blackhawks benefited from strong play and some old-fashioned good luck. The Hawks had their backs to the wall once again and found a way [...]

The Blackhawks Reappear and Top Detroit 4-1

The Blackhawks Reappear and Top Detroit 4-1

We could say the Blackhawks rebounded with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday night. The most accurate statement would be the Blackhawks reappeared with a convincing 4-1 victory. The Wings still hold a 3-2 advantage in the series but as they return to Detroit they will be looking to recapture momentum. [...]

Outcoached, Outworked and Too Comfortable

Outcoached, Outworked and Too Comfortable

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – The Detroit Red Wings took a commanding three games to one lead after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0. The Red Wings have gotten very good goaltending and to a man have performed their system with precision. Detroit is not the mirror image of last year’s Stanley Cup winners the Los [...]

Despite a Bad Call Red Wings Deserve Series Lead

Despite a Bad Call Red Wings Deserve Series Lead

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -After suffering a convincing lost on Saturday the Chicago Blackhawks came up with a much better effort in Game 3 but still fell to Detroit 3-1.Many will blame a blown call on a goaltender interference infraction for sealing the Hawks fate. The Chicago quest for a victory wasn’t paved with good [...]

Series On – Wings Top Hawks 4-1, Next Move is Q’s

Series On – Wings Top Hawks 4-1, Next Move is Q’s

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Maybe the Blackhawks got caught up in their own press clippings after winning the series opener. It could be the Detroit Red Wings were road weary on Wednesday and needed a few days to recharge. Pick a reason but the 4-1 Saturday matinee result indicated a total regression by Chicago and [...]

A Complete Effort Downs Red Wings 4-1

A Complete Effort Downs Red Wings 4-1

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks captured Game 1 versus Detroit with 60-minutes of effective hockey. In what was their most dominant playoff performance, the Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. The score would have been more lopsided if not for a strong game by Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard. His play kept the contest [...]

Blackhawks eliminate the Wild with a 5-1 victory in Game 5

Blackhawks eliminate the Wild with a 5-1 victory in Game 5

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – The Blackhawks will move onto the next round after defeating Minnesota 5-1 in Game 5 at the United Center. In many ways the Blackhawks couldn’t have asked for a move favorable matchup. On Thursday night they were not only the better team, but the more determined as was the case [...]

Hawks Do What it Takes and Lead Series 3-1

Hawks Do What it Takes and Lead Series 3-1

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The bad luck continues for the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks did what was needed to record a 3-0 victory and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. To win a Stanley Cup a team needs some luck, not to sustain key injuries and to benefit from favorable matchups. [...]

Hawks Get What They Deserve with 3-2 OT Loss

Hawks Get What They Deserve with 3-2 OT Loss

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – On Sunday afternoon the Blackhawks fell to the Wild 3-2 in overtime. Duncan Keith summed things up in a straight forward manner following Game 3. Keith commented Minnesota was the hungrier team and they deserved to win the game. Keith’s remarks were spot on and now the Wild can even [...]

Hawks Take Game 2 With a Better Effort

Hawks Take Game 2 With a Better Effort

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks weren’t perfect but they did bring a more complete effort to defeat Minnesota 5-2 in Game 2. The third and fourth lines set the tone to begin the contest and it was Michael Frolik who notched the Hawks first two goals. The big names came through later to [...]

Hawks Dodge a Bullet Win 2-1 in OT

Hawks Dodge a Bullet Win 2-1 in OT

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Tuesday night’s 2-1 overtime victory by the Chicago Blackhawks over the Minnesota Wild is one of 16 conquests needed to hoist the Stanley Cup. Although it was only one win, the importance of the outcome can’t be overstated.If the Wild came away with a Game 1 victory without their starting goaltender, [...]

Focus is on the Minnesota Wild

Focus is on the Minnesota Wild

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks fell to St. Louis 3-1 in their final game of the regular season. It was a meaningless contest for the Hawks but with the victory the Blues secured fourth place in the Western Conference. The opponent for the Hawks in the opening round will be the Minnesota Wild.Every [...]

Hawks Roll Past Flames as Crawford is Playoff Ready

Hawks Roll Past Flames as Crawford is Playoff Ready

The Blackhawks continue to rack up points as a remarkable season is coming to a close. In front of 22,048 appreciative United Center fans the Blackhawks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1. For those who were concerned the Hawks would sputter into the playoffs, fear not. After last night’s victory the Hawks are blistering 8-1-1 in [...]