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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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2019 Winter Classic: Chicago Blackhawks to take on Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium

It's official. Hockey is coming to Notre Dame Stadium in 2019 for the annual NHL Winter Classic. First reported by Barstool Chief of Barstool Sports earlier in November, NBC and the NHL made it official during halftime of Notre Dame's football game against Navy on Saturday afternoon. The announcement stated that the Chicago Blackhawks would host the Boston Bruins on Jan. 1, 2019 for the NHL Winter Classic. ...

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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. https://twitter.com/CMS_74_/status/930995178655158272 https://twitter.com/CMS ...

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Report: Blackhawks to host Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium in 2019 Winter Classic

The Chicago Blackhawks will make a return to the NHL's Winter Classic Game but this time in a different setting. According to Barstool Chief of Barstool Sports, the Chicago Blackhawks will host the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium. It's not official yet but the report states that an announcement will come later this month before Notre Dame hosts Army in football. https://twitte ...

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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. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/923208347423268867 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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