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Game Notes: Feb. 21 vs. Ottawa Senators

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME

The Kings defeated the Blackhawks 3-1 on Monday night at the United Center. Patrick Sharp scored the lone goal for Chicago and Anton Forsberg stopped 29 shots in the loss.

VS. SENATORS

Chicago holds a 21-9-2-1 mark all-time against Ottawa, including a 10-3-2-0 record at home. The Blackhawks beat the Senators 8-2 in their first matchup of the season on Jan. 9 in Ottawa. Patrick Kane recorded a career-high five points (1G, 4A) to pace Chicago. Kane (4G, 11A) and Jonathan Toews (9G, 6A) share the team lead with 15 points each in 13 career games against the Senators. Forsberg has a 1-0-0 record against Ottawa in his career.

SWEDE HEART

Carl Dahlstrom picked up an assist for the second straight game on Monday night. He also shared the team lead with two takeaways against Los Angeles. Against the Capitals on Saturday night, the Stockholm native tallied his first career NHL point and logged 20:26 of ice time, the most in his six appearances.

POWER-PLAY PRODUCTION

In Chicago's last game against the Senators, Kane (1G, 3A) and Nick Schmaltz (2G, 1A) both tallied at least three points on the power play. It was the first time since Feb. 15, 2016, (Kane; 1G, 3A and Duncan Keith; 3A) that two Blackhawks tallied at least three power-play points in the same game.

ONE-TIMERS

  • Sharp recorded a goal in the third period against the Kings. He has a point (1G, 1A) in back-to-back games and three points (1G, 2A) over his last four skates. The marker was his 22nd career goal vs. Los Angeles, the most against Western Conference opponents. He has also added 20 helpers in 36 career games against the Kings.
  • Lance Bouma set a season high with seven hits vs. LA. His previous season best of six came on Oct. 19 vs. Edmonton. The last instance in which he was credited with seven or more hits in a game came on Jan. 2, 2015 with the Calgary Flames. He is second on the club with 131 hits during the 2017-18 campaign.
  • Tommy Wingels logged six hits. It was the 11th time this season he has registered at least five in a game. He paces the Blackhawks with 147 this season.
  • Schmaltz went seven-for-nine (78 percent) at the faceoff dot. It was his third straight game winning at least 50 percent of his draws. He also shared the team lead with two takeaways against the Kings. He shares second in the NHL with 68 takeaways this season.
  • Kane skated in his 800th career NHL game. He notched his 500th career assist on Feb. 17 vs. WSH. He has 807 career points.
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Blackhawks to honor Murray with One More Shift

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

Former Chicago Blackhawks forward and current Radio Color Analyst Troy Murray will be honored with "One More Shift" as he takes the United Center ice on Wednesday, Feb. 21, prior to the Blackhawks game against the Ottawa Senators at 7:00 p.m. The Blackhawks are once again honoring past alumni with "One More Shift" this season, an ode to former players that allows fans to recognize them one more time as they skate on the ice.

Murray was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the third round (57th overall) of the 1980 NHL Draft. He played parts of 12 seasons with the Blackhawks (1981-91, 1992-94), compiling 197 goals and 291 assists in 688 games. He posted his best year in the NHL with Chicago during the 1985-86 campaign, becoming the first Blackhawk to win the Frank J. Selke Award as the NHL's top defensive forward that year, notching career highs in goals (45), assists (54) and points (99).

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Blackhawks respond to unacceptable fan comments

by Eric Lear / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Blackhawks organization, Head Coach Joel Quenneville and forward Anthony Duclair responded to Saturday night's incident at the United Center involving a few attendees making hurtful comments to Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly.

The Blackhawks have contacted the offending individuals and notified them that they are no longer welcome at Blackhawks home games.

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Blackhawks acquire draft pick from Washington

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired a conditional third-round pick in the 2018 National Hockey League Draft from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Michal Kempny. Chicago now has seven picks in the 2018 draft.

Kempny had seven points (1G, 6A) in 31 games this year and recorded 15 points (3G, 12A) in 81 career games with Chicago.

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Game Notes: Feb. 19 vs. Los Angeles Kings

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME

The Blackhawks beat the Capitals 7-1 at the United Center on Saturday night. Chicago tallied a power-play goal for the seventh time in the last eight games. It was the first time since Oct. 5, 2017 that seven different Blackhawks scored in one game. Jonathan Toews led the team with three points (1G, 2A), while Anton Forsberg made 19 saves in the win.

VS. KINGS

Chicago holds a 93-76-17-7 mark all-time against Los Angeles, including a 50-37-9-2 record at home. The Blackhawks fell to the Kings 3-1 in their first matchup of the season on Dec. 3 in Los Angeles. Toews scored the lone goal for Chicago in the loss. Patrick Sharp leads the team with 36 points (20G, 16A) in 32 career games against the Kings. Anton Forsberg has an 0-1-0 record against Los Angeles in his career.

KANE I HELP YOU?

Patrick Kane registered his 500th career assist in the win against Washington. He is the fifth player in franchise history to reach 300 goals and 500 assists, and the 29th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat. Since his debut in 2007, he ranks fourth in the league with 807 points (307G, 500A). His 55 points (22G, 33A) lead all Chicago skaters this season.

IT'S CALLED ART, EVER HEARD OF IT?

Artem Anisimov tallied a goal with the man advantage against the Capitals. He holds the team lead with nine power-play goals this season, and his 10 points (9G, 1A) on the power play match a career high.

ONE-TIMERS

  • Toews matched a season high with three points (1G, 2A) on Saturday night. He now has nine points (2G, 7A) over his last 11 games. He shares second for Chicago with 40 points (16G, 24A) this year.
  • Brandon Saad had two points in the win (1G, 1A) and now has 27 points (15G, 12A) this season.
  • Nick Schmaltz picked up a goal for his 40th point (16G, 24A) on the year. He shares second in points for the Blackhawks this season.
  • Ryan Hartman netted a goal and an assist.
  • Alex DeBrincat notched a marker to extend his point streak (3G, 2A) to four games. He shares second among league rookies with 22 goals and now has 11 points (8G, 3A) over his last 11 performances. His 39 points (22G, 17A) rank fourth for the Blackhawks this year.
  • Vinnie Hinostroza picked up two helpers for his third multi-point game of the season. He has 18 points (6G, 12A) in 28 games this year.
  • Carl Dahlstrom registered his first-career NHL point with an assist.
  • Brent Seabrook picked up his 15th assist on the year.
  • Michal Kempny tallied his seventh point (1G, 6A) of the year with a helper.
  • Sharp recorded his 15th point (6G, 9A) on the season with an assist in the third period.
  • Duncan Keith paced the team with four blocked shots and logged a team-high 22:30 of time on ice.
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Press Release

NHL statement on incident in Chicago

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / http://www.chicagoblackhawks.com

NEW YORK - "Last night in Chicago, individuals directed racial taunts and abuse at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "The National Hockey League condemns this unacceptable and reprehensible behavior. The League fully supports the actions taken by the United Center and the Blackhawks to eject the offenders and would expect the same response to any similarly unacceptable behavior at any of our arenas.

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Game Notes: Feb. 17 vs. Washington Capitals

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME

The Ducks defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night at the United Center. Duncan Keith and Brandon Saad each tallied a goal, and Anton Forsberg stopped 29 shots.

VS. CAPITALS

Chicago holds a 42-40-11-3 mark all-time against Washington, including a 26-13-6-2 record at home. The Blackhawks fell to the Capitals 6-2 in their first matchup of the season on Dec. 6 in Washington. Lance Bouma and Jonathan Toews were the goal scorers for Chicago. Toews leads the team with 10 points (6G, 4A) in 12 career games against the Capitals. Anton Forsberg has a 1-1-0 record in his career against Washington.

POWER HITTER

Chicago has tallied a power-play goal in six of their last seven games. The team's six goals with the man advantage during the month of February share seventh in the league. Alex DeBrincat has netted five goals on the power play this season, including two during the month of February, tying him for 13th all-time among Blackhawks rookies.

HARTMAN

Ryan Hartman was credited with a career-best seven hits against Anaheim. His previous career high was five, which he logged on five separate occasions. He shares fourth on the team with 88 hits this season.

ONE-TIMERS

  • Keith netted his first goal of the 2017-18 season against the Ducks. He paces Blackhawks blueliners with 26 points this year. He also led the club with three blocked shots
  • Saad registered a goal in the second period on Thursday night. It was his second goal vs. Anaheim this season. He has 14 markers and 11 assists this year.
  • DeBrincat recorded an assist to extend his point streak (2G, 2A) to three games. He now has 10 points (7G, 3A) over his last 10 games. He tallied three goals and two helpers in two games against the Ducks this season. He shares fifth among NHL rookies with 38 points this year.
  • Toews posted an assist on Thursday night. He has a helper in two of his last three games. He went 14-for-20 (70 percent) at the faceoff dot. It was the sixth time this season he has won at least 70 percent of his draws in a game.
  • Vinnie Hinostroza had an assist against the Ducks. He has a career-high 16 points (6G, 10A) this season.
  • Artem Anisimov won seven of his 11 faceofs (64 percent) vs. Anaheim. It was the second time in three games he won at least 64 percent of his draws.
  • Brent Seabrook posted a career-high 10 shots on goal. His previous career best was eight which he accomplished on Jan. 10, 2010 against the Ducks.
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Blackhawks acquire DiDomenico from Ottawa

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired center Chris DiDomenico (dee -doh -MENH-ih-koh) from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Ville Pokka. DiDomenico will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

A native of Woodbridge, Ontario, DiDomenico has 10 points (6G, 4A) in 24 games with Ottawa this season. He recorded a career-long three-game (2G, 3A) point streak from Oct. 26-30, 2017. Additionally, he notched markers in three of four games from Feb. 3-8 for the Senators. In each of the last two seasons, DiDomenico has skated in 27 games for Ottawa. The 28-year-old has also spent time with the Belleville Senators and Syracuse Crunch of the AHL this year. He has six goals and nine helpers between the two teams.

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Blackhawks recall Berube, assign Glass

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Jean-Francois Berube (ZHAWN-fran-SWUH beh-ROO-bay) from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs and assigned goaltender Jeff Glass to Rockford.

A native of Repentigny, Quebec, Berube has posted a 7-8-0 mark with a 2.37 goals against average, .920 save percentage and two shutouts in 15 appearances with the IceHogs this season. He has allowed just two goals in each of his last two starts for Rockford. The 26-year-old made one appearance with the Blackhawks earlier this season on Dec. 6 at Washington, stopping 12 of 14 shots.

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Game Notes: Feb. 15 vs. Anaheim Ducks

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME

The Golden Knights defeated the Blackhawks 5-2 at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night. Chicago has tallied a power-play goal in five of their last six games. Tommy Wingels and Alex Debrincat each netted a goal for Chicago, and Jeff Glass made 32 saves in the loss.

VS. DUCKS

Chicago holds a 38-44-5-3 mark all-time against Anaheim, including a 22-20-2-3 record at home. The Blackhawks beat the Ducks 7-3 in their first matchup of the season on Nov. 27 in Chicago. Alex DeBrincat posted his first career hat-trick and added an assist in the win. Patrick Sharp (15G, 16A) and Patrick Kane (9G, 22A) share the team lead with 31 career points each against Anaheim. Anton Forsberg has not faced the Ducks in his career.

TOMMY WINGOALS

Wingels netted a power-play goal for his seventh goal of the season on Tuesday night. His last goal with the man advantage came as a member of the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 20, 2015 in an overtime loss against the Chicago Blackhawks. His 12 points (7G, 5A) this season match last year's totals from San Jose and Ottawa. He went three-for-four (75 percent) at the faceoff dot and shared the team lead with four shots on goal. The 29-year-old leads the team with 136 hits in 51 games.

AMERICAN MUSCLE

Kane (21G, 32A), Nick Schmaltz (15G, 24A) and DeBrincat (21G, 16A) have combined for 129 points through 57 games this season. The record for most points scored by three American-born skaters in franchise history was set during the 1992-93 season when Jeremy Roenick (50G, 57A), Chris Chelios (15G, 58A) and Brian Noonan (16G, 14A) combined for 210 points.

ONE-TIMERS

  • DeBrincat registered his sixth multi-point performance of the year with a goal and an assist against Vegas. He now has nine points (7G, 2A) in as many games. His 21 goals rank third among rookies. His 37 points (21G, 16A) rank third for Chicago on the year.
  • Erik Gustafsson tallied an assist in the loss. He now has three points (1G, 2A) in 12 games this season. He tied the team lead with four shots.
  • Sharp picked up his 14th point (6G, 8A) on the year with a helper.
  • Ryan Hartman recorded an assist on Tuesday night. He has 22 points (7G, 15A) this season.
  • Duncan Keith led the team with five blocked shots.
  • Brandon Saad notched four shots on goal to share the team lead.
  • Brent Seabrook paced Chicago with 23:54 of ice time.
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