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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 […]

Hayden, Hartman, Lead Blackhawks To 2-1 OT Win Over Maple Leafs

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Hayden, Hartman, Lead Blackhawks To 2-1 OT Win Over Maple Leafs

John Hayden scored his first career NHL goal and dished out 7 hits, while Ryan Hartman scored the game-winning OT goal with :20 left, his 16th, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1. Hayden, 22, just finished his college career at Yale last week.  He was the Captain of that squad and […]

Schmaltz Presented With Bigger Role Due To Anisimov Injury

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Schmaltz Presented With Bigger Role Due To Anisimov Injury

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Nick Schmaltz entered this year, his rookie year, in hopes to be a contributor with the Chicago Blackhawks.  Schmaltz was the Blackhawks 1st round pick (20th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  He started the regular season with the big club for the first 26 games of the season.  In […]

Blackhawks/Wild Showdown Set For Sunday

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Blackhawks/Wild Showdown Set For Sunday

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Minnesota Wild currently hold a 3 point lead over the Chicago Blackhawks for the lead in the Central Division and the Western Conference. Sunday, they get together for what will feel like a 10:30am start, thanks to the television scheduling and daylight savings time switch where we lose an hour.  […]

Blackhawks Looking Good, Bye and Bye

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Blackhawks Looking Good, Bye and Bye

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)   Before their bye week in mid-February, the Chicago Blackhawks had a 6-game road trip to finish first.  Entering the trip, the Blackhawks decided to go gangbusters and play that set of games as if they were the last of the playoffs.   They won five of those six games.  Three […]

Panik Making Big Contributions For Blackhawks

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Panik Making Big Contributions For Blackhawks

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t be happier with the play of Richard Panik and how he has developed since being acquired last January in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jeremy Morin. It was a trade that was considered minor since neither Panik nor Morin had made any real contributions […]

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