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Game Notes: Oct. 21 at Arizona Coyotes

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The Oilers defeated the Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime Thursday night at the United Center. Patrick Kane scored the lone Chicago goal, and Anton Forsberg made 40 saves on 42 shots in his second start with the team, tying a career high.


Chicago holds a 30-24-8-9 mark all-time against Arizona, including a 58- 72-17-5 record on the road. The Blackhawks went 3-0-0 vs. the Coyotes a season ago. Kane paced the team with six points (4G, 2A) in three meetings against Arizona last season. He (14G, 28A) leads the Blackhawks with 42 career points in 32 career games against the Coyotes. Crawford has a 9-2-2 career mark against Arizona.


With 114 faceoff wins through eight games, Jonathan Toews leads the league in wins at the dot. Over his last three games, he has a 64.6 faceoff win percentage, and he logged a season high with 19 wins against Nashville on Oct. 14. Last season, Toews paced the Blackhawks with 852 faceoff wins, ranking eighth in the National Hockey League.


With a goal on Thursday night against Edmonton, Kane extended his point streak to three games and took the team lead in points (3G, 7A). As of Oct. 20, he's tied for sixth in points among all NHL skaters, four points behind TBL's Nikita Kucherov (8G, 6A).


Jan Rutta picked up an assist on Kane's marker on Thursday. He shares the lead among Blackhawks defensemen with five points (2G, 3A) this season. Duncan Keith registered an assist for the third consecutive game and now has five helpers this season. Keith and Rutta pace Chicago blueliners with five points this year.

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Game Notes: Oct. 19 vs. Edmonton Oilers

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The Blackhawks fell to the Blues 5-2 Wednesday night at Scottrade Center. Richard Panik and Ryan Hartman netted one goal each. Corey Crawford made 28 saves in the loss.


Chicago holds a 65-50-12-5 mark all-time against Edmonton, including a 35- 20-7-4 record at home. The Blackhawks went 1-2-0 vs. the Oilers a season ago. Richard Panik paced the team with four points (3G, 1A) in three meetings against Edmonton last season. Patrick Kane (13G, 33A) leads the Blackhawks with 43 career points in 34 career games against the Oilers. Anton Forsberg has never faced Edmonton.


Kane extended his point streak to three games with an assist in the loss to St. Louis and led Chicago in time on ice (23:44). Through seven games, Kane has tallied at least one point in ve outings. His nine points (2G, 7A) share the team lead with Hartman (3G, 6A).


  • Hartman's goal was his third marker of the season. He now has nine points (3G, 6A) which shares the team lead.
  • Kane picked up his seventh assist this season to extend his point streak to three games (3A). His nine points (2G, 7A) share the team lead.
  • Alex DeBrincat notched his fourth point this season (1G, 3A) with an assist.
  • Jonathan Toews led the team with 14 faceoff wins in his 21 draws (67 percent).
  • Michal Kempny recorded a season-high three blocked shots to lead the team.
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Blackhawks assign Noel

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have assigned forward Nathan Noel to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. He recorded 50 points (24G, 26A) in 52 regular-season games while adding nine points (2G, 7A) in 18 postseason contests with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League during the 2016-17 season.

The Blackhawks return to the ice tonight when they play in St. Louis against the Blues at 7:00 p.m. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Network and heard on WGN Radio.

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Game Notes: Oct. 18 vs. St. Louis Blues

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The Blackhawks defeated the Nashville Predators 2-1 in overtime on Saturday at the United Center. Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad each tallied in the victory. Corey Crawford stopped 37 of 38 shots on goal.


Chicago holds a 147-114-35-10 mark all-time against St. Louis, including a 58- 72-17-5 record on the road. The Blackhawks went 3-2-0 vs. the Blues a season ago. Artemi Panarin paced the team with seven points (2G, 5A) in five meetings against St. Louis last season. Crawford has a 15-6-5 career mark against St. Louis.

Since his National Hockey League debut in 2007, no skater has tallied more goals (19), assists (32) and points (51) against the Blues than Patrick Kane. The Buffalo native's 14 multi-point outings against St. Louis are tied for the most he has posted against any team (DAL, EDM and NSH). Dating back to last season, Kane has tallied points in three of his last four meetings against the Blues.


Sharp picked up his second goal of the year on Saturday and shares sixth on the team with four points (2G, 2A) through six games played. The three-time Stanley Cup champion recorded his 600th career NHL point with a goal in the season opener against Pittsburgh. He currently ranks 13th on the Blackhawks all-time goals list (241), 25th in assists (274) and 15th in points (515).

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A letter to our loyal fans: Regarding the proposed tax on concert tickets

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To our loyal fans,

We appreciate your continued loyalty to the Chicago Blackhawks, and we want you to know that we do not take your support for granted. We also understand that when you come to a Chicago Blackhawks game, there is a cost associated with it before you even get into the building with respect to parking, transportation and, most notably, Chicago and Cook County amusement taxes. We never lose sight of that, and we do our best to operate with those concerns in mind.

As you may know, the current amusement tax on tickets to sporting events in Chicago, such as Blackhawks games, is at 12% -- already one of the highest in the United States. Meanwhile, the amusement tax for concerts, still high by national standards, is taxed at a lower rate, currently at 6.5%. However, if our politicians get their way, that will all change.

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Blackhawks to broadcast 24 games on Univision Deportes Radio Chicago

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The Chicago Blackhawks today announced a 24-game Spanish-language radio broadcast schedule with Univision Chicago, in conjunction with WGN Radio AM-720, which began with the team's season-opening win vs. Pittsburgh on October 5 and will continue on Thursday, October 19, vs. Edmonton at 7:30 p.m. The partnership between the Blackhawks and Univision originated during the 2015-16 season with one game broadcast, grew to 14 games in 2016-17, and will now bring an additional 10 Blackhawks games to Chicago's Spanish-speaking community for a total of 24 during the 2017-18 regular season. Click here for the full Univision schedule.

Games will air on the new Univision Deportes Radio (WRTO AM 1200), which debuted earlier this year, with game action to be called by Univision sports commentators Hector Lozano and Omar Ramos.

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Prospect Roundup: Jokiharju, Highmore continue strong starts

by Emerald Gao / Digital Content Coordinator

On Mondays, will highlight players who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college or European teams in the previous week's action. All prospect/system stats will be updated weekly throughout the season.

1st Star: D Henri Jokiharju, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
The Line: 3GP, 1G, 4A

Jokiharju's torrid start to his second Western Hockey League campaign continued last week as the 2017 first-round pick collected five points (1G, 4A) in three outings. He tallied a goal and two assists in a 5-4 overtime victory against Kelowna on Saturday, with one of the helpers coming on the game-winner; the next night, he added a pair of assists in a 8-2 win over the Rockets. Jokiharju ranks third among WHL defensemen with 13 points (4G, 9A) in the first nine games of the season.

2nd Star: C Matthew Highmore, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 1A

Highmore's professional debut has been commendable, with the free-agent signing picking up points in each of his first three games. Last week he contributed two goals and an assist in two outings, including a two-goal performance on Saturday in a 7-4 win over Iowa. Highmore added an assist on Sunday in a 5-3 loss to Milwaukee and now has three goals and two helpers this season.

3rd Star: D Joni Tuulola, Sport (FIN)
The Line: 3GP, 1G, 1A

Tuulola, the Blackhawks' sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, has put together a somewhat surprising start to the season, showing off a more developed offensive side to his game. He picked up a goal and an assist in Sport's 3-2 loss to SaiPa and continues to lead team defensemen with 12 points (3G, 9A) in 15 games this season, which ranks second among league blueliners.

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Game Notes: Oct. 14 vs. Nashville Predators

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The Blackhawks were defeated by the Wild 5-2 Thursday night at the United Center. Chicago's goals were scored by Ryan Hartman and Jonathan Toews. Corey Crawford stopped 29 of 32 shots in his first loss of the season.


Chicago holds a 55-38-4-8 mark all-time against Nashville, including a 32-18-1-2 record at home. The Blackhawks went 4-1 vs. the Predators last season. Patrick Kane paced the team with nine points (3G, 6A) in five meetings; he leads the Blackhawks with 50 career points (23G, 27A) in 53 career matchups against Nashville. Crawford has a 15-9-1 career mark against the Predators.


Hartman netted his second goal of the season and notched an assist in Thursday's loss; it was his second multi-point effort of the year, and he has recorded a point in three of five games to start the season. As of Oct. 12, Hartman's eight points (2G, 6A) pace the Blackhawks and share the league lead. Last season, Hartman tied for seventh among National Hockey League rookies with 19 goals.


Toews netted a goal with the man advantage Thursday night to extend his point streak to five games (3G, 3A). The Winnipeg native recorded two separate six-game point streaks last season (Feb. 11-26, March 13-23). Toews also won 10 faceoffs against the Wild. His 54.8 win percentage leads Blackhawks centermen at the faceoff dot this season.

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Chicago Blackhawks hockey rink at Kennedy Park opens to the public

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Blackhawks today celebrated the official opening of the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Rink at Kennedy Park in Chicago's Morgan Park neighborhood. The new 80' x 175' rink features a SportCourt surface for both street and roller hockey use, creating accessibility across multiple seasons.

"The Blackhawks organization believes in investing in our community and growing the game of hockey," said Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough. "This rink at Kennedy Park brings easier access to the sport for surrounding residents, especially local youth who have yet to have the opportunity to play."

"Investments like the Blackhawks Hockey Rink will not only provide a space for people to be active; for some, this will become a gateway to a brighter future," said Mayor Emanuel. "This new rink will contribute to the growth of hockey as a marquee sport in the city, and can help our student athletes increase their chances at obtaining college athletic scholarships."

The rink, located at 11320 S. Western Avenue, will serve as a public park amenity and will be programmed by the Chicago Park District. While the Chicago Blackhawks may hold occasional clinics and camps at the rink, its primary purpose is for residents to use at their own discretion.

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Blackhawks assign Snuggerud

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have assigned defenseman Luc Snuggerud to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Snuggerud was held scoreless in one preseason game with the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks return to action at the United Center tomorrow against the Nashville Predators at 7:30 p.m. That game can be seen on WGN-TV and heard on WGN Radio.

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