The Blackhawks began their two week road-trip with a victory Wednesday night, overcoming the Mighty Disney Anaheim Ducks of Anaheim by a score of 3-2. The Blackhawks needed the boost after going 6-6 in the lackluster month of January, including a drubbing by the rival Red Wings at the Winter Classic.
In what has been a very challenging year for the National Hockey League, the latest controversial move by Commissioner Gary Bettman is a decision that bans teams taking part in a pregame warm-up.
Fresh from the success of his first NHL victory, would-be Carolina Hurricanes back-up to the back-up, 42-year-old emergency goalie Dave Ayres, was signed by the Blackhawks.
Suspicions were confirmed during a recent game, when Hossa scurried over a glass wall and into the penalty box without opening the door.
“For years I have played a character on television who has won numerous laser tag championships. If you fail to see how that translates onto the ice, just wait for it…”
Retired defenseman Chris Chelios will be honored by the Blackhawks tonight before they take the ice against the Red Wings, another of his former teams. In addition to honoring Chelios, the Blackhawks will add him to their third line for the foreseeable future.
Saddened by his team's flat performance in Saturday's 4-1 playoff loss to the Red Wings, Patrick Kane claimed to be "super depressed" and predicted he'd probably only take home three or four girls from the bar later this evening.