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BLOG: Monday practice updates 12/10

Updates, news, notes and video coverage from Monday's practice at MB Ice Arena

by Chris Wescott /

The Blackhawks took to the ice at MB Ice Arena for practice on Monday, following Sunday night's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Patrick Kane scored two goals in that effort, while Chicago outshot the Canadiens 39-28.

Artem Anisimov (concussion protocol) did not practice, and the team announced he will not travel to Winnipeg.

Video: Jeremy Colliton on Perlini

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BLOG: Perlini takes a breather

After sitting out against the Canadiens, Brendan Perlini feels ready to hear his name called again

by Chris Wescott /

Brendan Perlini was a healthy scratch on Sunday and sat out the Blackhawks 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. For the 22-year-old forward, it was a chance to reset.

"I try to improve no matter what the situation is," he said. "For me, I got some good work in, worked on some stuff and I'm ready to go when the coach calls my name again."

It would be no surprise if Perlini's world is still spinning after the Nov. 25 trade brought him to Chicago.

"I mean, I haven't really gone through it enough," he said. "I've only ever been traded once before and that was in junior when I was 16. This is a far superior circumstance. I'm just trying to improve with different things every day and learn off the guys, obviously some unbelievable players. Yeah, the team is going through a skid but you take a look around the room at Toews, Kane and all these guys who have won things and have done tremendous things in the game. Those are the guys you want to be around and learn off and improve from. For me, regardless of whatever the situation is I'm always going to try to improve and better myself."

As for what the Blackhawks want to see from him when he does make his return to the lineup, Head Coach Jeremy Colliton said, "I just want him to have a little more urgency without the puck. Skate, work, work away from the puck and I then I think he'll put himself in good situations."

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BLOG: Hayden impressing with power-play time

John Hayden has done well in his time on the Blackhawks power play, impressing the coach

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The Blackhawks power play is a work in progress, but they did break through on Sunday with Patrick Kane scoring on the man advantage.

Standing in front of the goaltender, as he has for the last couple of games, was John Hayden. He's doing his job, which led to some praise for his coach.

Video: MTL@CHI: Kane wires wrister by Price on power play

"I like it," said Jeremy Colliton. "It's exactly what we needed. I felt the Vegas game we had some really good looks also. So we'll stick with it.

"We're just trying to find new ideas. It's something we talked about with the other four guys who are going to go out there too. 'What about this? Why don't we try this? We all feel like it can work."

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RELEASE: Medical update on Anisimov

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Chicago Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael Terry today released the following medical update:

Forward Artem Anisimov will not practice today (concussion protocol). He will not travel with the team to Winnipeg.

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MONDAY MAILBAG: Will beats skill

Adam Burish answers fan submitted questions as part of's Mailbag series

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On select Mondays throughout the 2018-19 season, will have answers to some fan-submitted questions. This week, former Blackhawks forward, 2010 Stanley Cup champion and Blackhawks TV contributor Adam Burish discusses what's ailing the team and what his favorite and least favorite places to play were.

1. This season has to be extremely frustrating for the veteran core players who are used to winning. How do think they are handling this situation mentally? - Tanya from Arkansas


I think the veteran guys on this team have been unbelievable! Trust me that nobody is more frustrated with the results as of late than them.

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RECAP: Canadiens 3, Blackhawks 2

The Blackhawks battled back to tie the game after going down 2-0 early, but failed to gain the lead in a 3-2 loss to the Habs

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RAPID REACTION: In another heartbreaker, the Blackhawks battled back from down 2-0 and peppered Carey Price with shots and chances, but Jeff Petry scored with 1:17 left to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory.

The Blackhawks 38 shots on goal were tied for their third-most in a loss this season (40 vs Edmonton on Nov. 1 and 39 vs Washington on Nov. 21).

For the 10th consecutive game, the Blackhawks allowed the first goal. Max Domi buried a rebound at 6:05 of the first period for his 14th goal of the season. Just 1:31 later, Shea Weber potted his third of the season to give the visiting Canadiens a 2-0 lead.

Video: CHI Recap: Kane scores twice in loss to Canadiens

Patrick Kane made it a one-goal game with less than a minute left in the first period, burying a power-play tally for his 14th of the season.

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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs Canadiens 12/9

The Blackhawks host the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday evening at the United Center

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TIME: 5:00 p.m. CT


The Blackhawks hope to snap their six-game losing streak when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday evening. Chicago is coming off a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Las Vegas on Thursday night. The Blackhawks battled back from down 2-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the third period. However, they allowed a pair of goals 12 seconds apart, which dropped them to 9-16-5 on the season.

Video: Colliton at the mic

Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in scoring with 32 points (13G, 19A) through 29 games. Jonathan Toews is second on the team with 24 points (13G, 11A) in 30 games and Alex DeBrincat has 22 (11G, 11A).

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BLOG: Saturday updates 12/8

Updates, news and notes from practice on Saturday at MB Ice Arena

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The Blackhawks skated for practice at MB Ice Arena on Saturday, wearing their special 2019 Bridgestone Winter Classic practice jerseys.

Chicago announced today that Connor Murphy has been activated off IR and Gustav Forsling was placed on IR.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: New #WinterClassic threads Check out these #Blackhawks @adidashockey practice jerseys! They're available now at @BlackhawksStore locations.

The lines at practice appeared to be as follows:





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FEATURE: Blackhawks fans put the cap on a multi-year long project

The Stacks couple put together an impressive Blackhawks logo made of more than 2,000 bottle caps

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The idea that sparked a multi-year project that would eventually become a work of art began as most grand ideas in college do -over some cold beers with a group of friends.

"This idea came to me while in graduate school when my roommates and I finally started drinking beers that didn't come in a can," said 28-year-old Adam Stack. "We seemed to constantly be recycling bottle caps and one day the idea just came to me. It was a house full of architecture students so the creative juices, figuratively - and probably literally - were flowing."

The result? A giant Chicago Blackhawks logo containing more than 2,000 bottle caps of varying colors - a tribute to a couple's unwavering support of their favorite hockey club.

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