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Blackhawks’ Bowman shaking the tree. What about the roster?

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Chicago Blackhawks General Manager, Stan Bowman stated things were going to change, after their embarrassing 4-game sweep dismissal from the playoffs at the hands of the Nashville Predators. It started by firing Assistant Coach, Mike Kitchen yesterday.  Kitchen had been with the Blackhawks since the 2010-11 season and was part of […]

How The Predators Swept The Blackhawks And What’s Next For Chicago?

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How The Predators Swept The Blackhawks And What’s Next For Chicago?

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)  The Chicago Blackhawks found themselves packing their bags for the summer as the Nashville Predators swept the Blackhawks with a 4-1 victory. For the Predators, the fourth time is a charm.  After being eliminated by the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013, and 2015, they had something to prove.  Boy did they show […]

Predators Take Commanding 3-0 Series lead with 3-2 OT Victory Over Blackhawks

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Predators Take Commanding 3-0 Series lead with 3-2 OT Victory Over Blackhawks

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)  The Nashville Predators took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best of seven series against the Chicago Blackhawks with a 3-2 come from behind victory from the stick of Kevin Fiala, 16:44 into OT. The Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead heading into the 3rd period.  Their first goals and lead of […]

Rinne, Preds, Dominate Blackhawks, 5-0, Take 2-0 Series Lead

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Rinne, Preds, Dominate Blackhawks, 5-0, Take 2-0 Series Lead

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawksch Pekka Rinne recorded his second consecutive shutout as he and the Nashville Predators dominated the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-0 at the United Center to grab a 2-0 series lead in this best of seven series. Not only did Rinne dominate in net stopping all 30 shots he faced, he added two assists […]

Rinne, Predators Shutout Blackhawks 1-0, to take Game 1

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Rinne, Predators Shutout Blackhawks 1-0, to take Game 1

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Game One between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Nashville Predators was a defensive battle as the Predators stole home ice advantage from the Blackhawks with a 1-0 victory. Nashville goalie, Pekka Rinne stated he looked forward to getting the chance to play the Blackhawks again, who had bounced he and the […]

Keys For Blackhawks To Beat Predators

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Keys For Blackhawks To Beat Predators

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks and the Nashville Predators face off for the third time in the last eight years as their playoff series start tomorrow night in Chicago. The Blackhawks won the regular season series, three games to one.  Due to the NHL scheduling this year, all four games were played by […]

Respect For Blackhawks As Panarin Gets Paid

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Respect For Blackhawks As Panarin Gets Paid

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Artemi Panarin cashed in for the second year in a row as he finished in the top ten of all forwards in the scoring title, earning him a hefty $1.725 million bonus. The last goal, in the last game of the season, secured Panarin to receive his bonus which will put […]

NHL’s President’s Trophy – Does It Really Reveal The Best Team?

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NHL’s President’s Trophy – Does It Really Reveal The Best Team?

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Trophies are great, fun, allows bragging rights.  In the NHL, there is the Holy Grail, a.k.a. the Stanley Cup.  The NHL presents many other trophies as well.  One of which, is the President’s Trophy.  It came into existence during the 1985-86 season.  Decided by the NHL Board of Governors, they wanted […]

Blackhawks Pick Up 50th Win In 3-1 Win Over Blue Jackets

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Blackhawks Pick Up 50th Win In 3-1 Win Over Blue Jackets

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Artemi Panarin scored twice (26, 27) and Patrick Kane had three assists as the Chicago Blackhawks earned their 50th win of the season with a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The win puts the Blackhawks nine points ahead of the idled Minnesota Wild for the top spot in the […]

Panthers Pounce Blackhawks, 7-0

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Panthers Pounce Blackhawks, 7-0

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Patrick Kane in a scuffle?  Richard Panik with a fight and a game misconduct.  Marcus Kruger and Ryan Hartman both, with unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.  It was that kind of night for the Chicago Blackhawks as their focus fell apart half way through the second period as the Florida Panthers took full […]

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