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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 […]

Lehigh Valley Phantoms RD 1 Playoff Schedule

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms RD 1 Playoff Schedule

Allentown PA: After a long grind through the 2016-17 season, the best time of the year for any hockey fan is Playoff hockey. On Saturday night, the AHL Released the Playoff schedule for Round 1 of the Calder Cup playoffs as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will have home ice for round 1 as they take on […]

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 […]

Maple Leafs vs Capitals Playoff Preview

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Maple Leafs vs Capitals Playoff Preview

It is officially that time of the year. Aside from wedding season (according to WeddingCrashers), playoff hockey season is unequivocally the best time of the year. These playoffs are going to be a little different from the last four, however. As nature goes, leaves start to sprout in the spring and it holds true in […]

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 […]

Patience Paying Off For Julius Honka

Patience Paying Off For Julius Honka

  From the moment he was drafted by the Stars with the 14th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, Julius Honka has been patiently waiting for his opportunity. In a rare case for any player, Honka in the summer following the draft immediately went to play in the American Hockey League with the Texas […]

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 […]

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