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INSTANT ANALYSIS: Fleury Shines as Confidence in Low-Scoring Games Grows

Chicago's success driven by ability to take low-scoring and extra-time contests

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks wrapped their three-game trip through the Metropolitan Division with a positive cap on Sunday night, gritting out a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Islanders to take a pair of wins home from the eastern excursion.

"Great trip. We played well against the Rangers, too. We were right there," interim head coach Derek King said, acknowledging the lone loss on the four-day stint. "I like where we're heading and I like the fact that guys are willing to sacrifice some of their games to get us where we are."

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RECAP: Blackhawks Bounce Back on Long Island in Shootout, 3-2

Fleury earns career win No. 499 as Chicago wraps road trip with winning record

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks made it a winning trip East on Sunday night, taking a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Islanders, improving to a 2-1 record on the three-game stint before heading back to Chicago.  

Marc-Andre Fleury nearly perfect on the night, stopping 22 shots and all three shootout attempts en route to his seventh win of the season and No. 499 for his career. Brandon Hagel and Dylan Strome found the net at the other end in regulation as Chicago improved to 9-13-2 on the year. 

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Activate Stillman Off IR, Assign Kalynuk

Stillman has missed last five games with left knee injury

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have activated defenseman Riley Stillman (left knee) off injured reserve and assigned defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

The Chicago Blackhawks will play the New York Islanders tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT at UBS Arena. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago and heard on WGN Radio.

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PREVIEW: Blackhawks Wrap Road Trip Against Islanders

Chicago visits UBS Arena for first time on Sunday night

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 6:30 p.m. CT
TV: NBCSCH | RADIO: WGN 720 AM | STREAM: MyTeamsApp (In Market) & ESPN+ (Out of Market)

The Blackhawks will wrap their three-game trip through the Metropolitan Division on Sunday evening against the New York Islanders. Chicago will look to finish the excursion with a winning record (1-1-0 through two games). New York is winnless in their last 10 games (0-8-2), inlcuding back-to-back overtime losses on Thursday and Saturday nights.  

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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Rangers, 3-2

Kane, DeBrincat score as comeback bid comes up short in New York

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

For the second straight game, the Blackhawks got on the board first in the opening frame's final minute, but three straight tallies from the New York Rangers the rest of the way proved the difference on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in a 3-2 loss. 

Patrick Kane broke a six-game goalless drought with his seventh of the season and Alex DeBrincat added his team-leading 14th tally late in the loss. Kevin Lankinen made 28 saves on the night in the loss. 

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Recall Ian Mitchell from Rockford

Defenseman leads Rockford blueliners with seven points (2G, 5A) through 15 games

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have recalled defenseman Ian Mitchell from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Mitchell, 22, leads Rockford defensemen with seven points (2G, 5A) through 15 games this season. Mitchell has played in three contests with the Blackhawks this year, notching an assist.

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PREVIEW: Blackhawks Face Rangers to Open Weekend Back-to-Back

Blackhawks meet Rangers for first time this season

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 7 p.m. CT
TV: NBCSCH+ | RADIO: WGN 720 AM | STREAM: MyTeamsApp (In Market) & ESPN+ (Out of Market)

The Blackhawks open a weekend back-to-back on Saturday night in New York with their first meeting of the year against the Rangers. 

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MEDICAL: Khaira Out, Murphy in Concussion Protocol & T. Johnson Surgery

Khaira (non-COVID illness) will not practice Friday, Murphy entered concussion protocol and Tyler Johnson out three months after neck surgery

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

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

Forward Jujhar Khaira will not practice (non-COVID related illness).

Defenseman Connor Murphy has entered concussion protocol.

Dr. Terry additionally released the following statement on Tyler Johnson:

"After trying to manage his neck pain conservatively for the past couple of weeks, Tyler underwent neck surgery today. The prognosis is good and his anticipated return to play is approximately three months."

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INSTANT ANALYSIS: Blackhawks Add Offense to Shutdown Defensive Game

Chicago's defensive focus assisted with trio of goals in shootout win over Washington

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

In its biggest test of the season, the Blackhawks defense stuck to its simplified game plan against the high-powered Capitals offense, while Chicago's offense found its own stride en route to a 4-3 shootout win in Washington.

"Throughout the game we had some ups and downs like any other game, but we stuck with it," Seth Jones said. "We were resilient in the way we wanted to play and it took us to the very end to get a win."

Alex DeBrincat, Dominik Kubalik and Jones all found the scoresheet in a back-and-forth contest that saw three separate leads before a thrilling overtime and eventually a skills competition to decide it. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves in his sixth win of the season and fifth in his last seven starts. 

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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Capitals in Shootout, 4-3

Chicago takes first win in Washington since Jan. 10, 2006

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks opened their three-game road trip with a 4-3 shootout win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, a back-and-forth affair in the nation's capital that saw three different go-ahead goals followed within minutes by an equalizer. 

Alex DeBrincat, Dominik Kubalik and Seth Jones scored in regulation while Marc-Andre made 25 saves in the win. Patrick Kane scored the lone goal in the shootout to capture the second point. In his first NHL game, Josiah Slavin found his first point with the primary assist on the game-tying goal in the third by Seth Jones.

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