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When will Vinnie Hinostroza be called up to the Chicago Blackhawks?

Vinnie Hinostroza is off to a scorching hot start for the Rockford Icehogs and clearly shows he is ready to be in the NHL. Hinostroza played 49 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last year, only managing 14 points while being stuck on the 4th line and not seeing a lot of ice time. The 22 year-old forward from Bartlett, Illinois has 17 points in 17 games and is able to pull off plays like this: https://gfycat ...

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Artem Anisimov scores first career hat trick for Chicago Blackhawks

Artem Anisimov scored his first career hat trick on Wednesday night's Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 win against the New York Rangers. After a disappointing effort against the Devils on Sunday the Blackhawks were looking to rebound, and rebound they did. Schmaltz and Anisimov took charge of the scoring combining for 6 points on the night. ...

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Could Patrick Sharp be the solution to the Chicago Blackhawks scoring woes?

This early in the season it's not a bad idea to try every line combo humanly possible when scoring becomes a problem. Joel Quenneville is trying to spark the Blackhawks offense tonight against Philadelphia with a nostalgic top line of Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane. Don't count on Sharp to keep up with Toews and Kane. If anything Sharp ha ...

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Corey Crawford named the NHL’s first star of the week

Corey Crawford was named the NHL's first star of the week after going 2-1-0 with a 0.68 GAA, a .979 SV% and two consecutive shutouts. If it wasn't for Crawford the Blackhawks would be in a world of hurt. The amount of odd-man rushes and turnovers in front of the net that the Blackhawks defense have given up this season would leave any other goalie flat on the ice begging for it to stop. Crawford is the main ...

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Cody Franson needs to be an everyday player for the Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Cody Franson hasn't played many games this season and that needs to change immediately, especially after Wednesday's tilt against the Flyers. With the early success of the Gustav Forsling - Jan Rutta pairing and the overabundance of right-handed defensemen, Franson often found himself to be the odd man out. After Forsling was hurt in Saturday's embarrassment against Colorado, J ...

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Joel Quenneville shakes up the Blackhawks’ lines

The Chicago Blackhawks recent scoring slump has pushed Quenneville to make a few changes in the lineup for Friday's game against the Predators. The lines as of Thursday's practice look like this: Saad - Toews - DeBrincat Panik - Schmaltz - Kane Sharp - Anisimov - Hayden Bouma - Wingels - Hartman DeBrincat will be get a shot at the top line on the right side with Saad and Toews. His line mates will be able t ...

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Ryan Hartman fined by the NHL for slashing

Ryan Hartman was fined 2.3K for slashing Golden Knights defenseman Braydon McNabb in the second period of last nights game. After McNabb hit Schmaltz hard along the boards, Hartman slashed McNabb and tackled him to the ice. Hartman also received a double minor for roughing and slashing. Hartman has been very good at avoiding penalties like this, ...

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Chicago Blackhawks power play struggles continue

Just like death and taxes, the Chicago Blackhawks power play struggles return yet again this season. The Blackhawks have converted on just 7 power play opportunities out of 41 this season, scoring on just a measly 17.1 percent of those chances. Against the Oilers on Thursday the Blackhawks went an unacceptable 0-for-5 on the power play, playing themselves straight into an overtime loss ironically on an Oile ...

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Bottom pairing defensemen bright spot for Chicago Blackhawks

Usually, the Chicago Blackhawks bottom defensive pairings are a collection of defenseman whose best years are behind them and players that have no business playing in the NHL (Defenseman like David Rundblad, Rob Scuderi, Kyle Cumiskey and Michal Rozsival come to mind). This year is a different story. The days of the 3rd defensive pairing circus are numbered with the advent of smooth skating, puck moving, of ...

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Video: Alex Debrincat scores his first career goal with the Blackhawks

Forward Alex DeBrincat scored his first goal with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, beating goalie Carey Price. The 19-year-old sniped a shot past Price on a feed from Patrick Sharp to tie the game in the first period. Check out this beauty from the rookie: It's nice to see DeBrincat get his first career goal on a spectacular goalie like Price. I'm sure thi ...

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