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PREVIEW: Blackhawks at Capitals 11/21

The Blackhawks begin a three-game road trip against the defending champs in the nation's capital

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

TIME: 6:00 p.m. CT

TV: WGN RADIO: WGN 720 ONLINE: NHL.TV

The Blackhawks (8-8-5) look to continue their streak, in which they've recorded at least a point in four-straight games when they take on the Capitals in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night.

Chicago is coming off a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday evening. Before that, they logged an overtime loss to Carolina, a shutout victory over St. Louis and a shootout loss to Los Angeles.

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Patrick Kane, who turned 30 on Monday, is the leading scorer for the Blackhawks. He has 25 points (12G, 13A) in 20 games this season. Team Captain Jonathan Toews is off to a very good start to his season as well with 18 points (10G, 8A) in 21 outings.

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BLOG: Tuesday updates 11/20

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

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Blackhawks practiced at MB Ice Arena on Tuesday morning ahead of their flight to Washington, D.C. They're heading on the road for three games, beginning against the Capitals on Wednesday and ending with a weekend back-to-back in Florida versus the Lightning and Panthers.

Tweet from @BodenTweets: All #Blackhawks on ice for pre-trip practice (sans Davidson & Murphy)

The Blackhawks lines looked the same as the game against the Wild.

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Check the links below for content from the day.

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BLOG: Bowman a guest on NHL Executive Suite podcast

The Blackhawks SVP/GM touched on many topics, including the coaching change and his personal battle with cancer

by Chicago Blackhawks / chicagoblackhawks.com

Blackhawks Senior Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman was a guest on the NHL Executive Suite podcast with Deb Placey. He discussed many topics, including the difficult decision to move on from Joel Quenneville, his chemistry with Jeremy Colliton, and even his battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Tweet from @NHL: Executive Suite Episode 2!@DebPlacey sits down with @NHLBlackhawks GM Stan Bowman to discuss the team's recent coaching change, his career path and much more. Listen https://t.co/WDcV9B4UtC pic.twitter.com/FhjjOGoLy8

Click HERE to listen to the full interview.

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BLOG: Crawford named Second Star of the Week

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been named the league's Second Star of the Week

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

The league announced today that Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been named the NHL's Second Star of the Week.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Cam Atkinson (@BlueJacketsNHL), Corey Crawford (@NHLBlackhawks) and Joe Pavelski (@SanJoseSharks) named the NHLs Three Stars for the week ending Nov. 18. Details: https://t.co/9BC8FebOJL pic.twitter.com/ivjm6EQblp

Crawford started three games this past week, going 2-0-1 with one shutout over St. Louis. He stopped 98 of 100 shots he faced over the course of those games. On Sunday night he stopped 39 of 40 shots in a 3-1 victory over Minnesota. His lone loss came in a shootout against Los Angeles.

This season, Crawford has a 5-6-0-1 record with a 2.44 GAA and .922 save percentage.

FROM THE NHL:

SECOND STAR - COREY CRAWFORD, G, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Crawford went 2-0-1 with a 0.65 goals-against average, .980 save percentage and one shutout to help the Blackhawks (8-8-5, 21 points) pick up points in all four of their contests (2-0-2). He denied all 28 shots he faced to earn his 24th career shutout in a 1-0 win against the St. Louis Blues Nov. 14. Crawford then turned aside 31 of 32 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings Nov. 16. He closed the week with a season-high 39 saves in a 3-1 triumph over the Minnesota Wild Nov. 18. The 33-year-old Montreal native has compiled a 5-6-1 record with a 2.44 goals-against average, .922 save percentage and one shutout in 12 appearances this season - his first NHL action since Dec. 23, 2017.

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MONDAY MAILBAG: Pregame rituals

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

by Adam Burish / chicagoblackhawks.com

Each and every week throughout the 2018-19 season, chicagoblackhawks.com will have answers to some fan-submitted questions. This week, former Blackhawks forward, 2010 Stanley Cup champion and Blackhawks TV contributor Adam Burish discusses pregame rituals and more.

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RECAP: Blackhawks 3, Wild 1

Rapid reaction, quotes and more from the Blackhawks 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

RAPID REACTION: A fast start to the game helped carry the Blackhawks to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild. The win gives Chicago points in four straight and moves them to 8-8-5 on the season (21 points).

Chicago took a 1-0 lead, courtesy of a power-play goal from Jonathan Toews at 8:26 of the opening period. Patrick Kane and Henri Jokiharju each logged an assist.

Video: Call of the Game: Saad stays hot

Brandon Saad scored a nice goal at 17:29 of the first to make it 2-0 for Chicago. Saad skated past the Wild defenders to go one-on-one with goaltender Alex Stalock. He then went forehand, backhand and beat the goalie to increase his team's lead.

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THE VERDICT: Eddie's "One More Shift"

Team Historian Bob Verdi writes about Eddie Olczyk's battle with cancer and how the organization honored him with "One More Shift"

by Bob Verdi / Team Historian

Forever it seems, Eddie Olczyk has been referred to in several ways by friends and fans who are fonder of him than trying to spell his last name.

Edzo. Eddie. Eddie O.

But on Sunday, as if to close the book and post results of his fight against a relentless foe, you wanted to put a final score on the board.

Eddie 1, Cancer 0.

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LISTEN LIVE: Chicago Blackhawks Radio

Listen live to the Chicago Blackhawks game

by Chicago Blackhawks / chicagoblackhawks.com

Listen live to the Chicago Blackhawks game and visit chicagoblackhawks.com/gameday for in-game highlights and coverage.

A game recap, postgame video and more will be available on chicagoblackhawks.com and on the Blackhawks app shortly after the game ends.

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Highlights, coverage and more

Gameday Central is your one-stop shop for all highlights, videos and more on a Blackhawks gameday

by Chicago Blackhawks / chicagoblackhawks.com

Want highlights, written coverage, tweets and more from the Blackhawks game? Check it all out by visiting chicagoblackhawks.com/gameday.

Refresh the page in game or visit after the game for more coverage and content. 

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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs Wild 11/18

The Blackhawks conclude their three-game homestand by hosting the Minnesota Wild on Sunday evening

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

TIME: 5:00 p.m. CT

TV: WGN RADIO: WGN 720 ONLINE: NHL.TV

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The Blackhawks look to end their three-game homestand on a high note when they host the Minnesota Wild at 5 p.m. CT on Sunday. Chicago has at least a point in three-straight games.

The Blackhawks are coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. They previously beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0.

Video: Inside the Locker Room: Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane paces the Blackhawks in scoring this season with 23 points (12G, 11A). Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat are tied for second with 16 points each.

Between the pipes, Corey Crawford has a 2.58 GAA and 916 save percentage through 11 games. Cam Ward has a 3.81 GAA and .891 save percentage through nine games.

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