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BLOG: May 18, 2021 is Fred Sasakamoose Day in Saskatchewan

Proclamation coincides with posthumous release of NHL luminary's book, 'Call Me Indian'

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

Today, May 18, 2021, is officially Fred Sasakamoose Day in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. 

Sasakamoose inspired many across the sport and throughout North America after becoming one of the first Indigenous-born athletes to play in the NHL when he played 11 games with the Blackhawks during the 1953-54 season. He passed away at the age of 86 last November after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

The proclamation coincides with the release of the late hockey luminary's autobiography, "Call Me Indian," which is available now.

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BLOG: Murphy Nominated for 2020-21 King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Defenseman one of 31 NHL players nominated for award honoring humanitarian contribution in the community

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

Connor Murphy has been named the Blackhawks' nominee for the 2020-21 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, presented to "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."

The award is named in honor of Frank "King" Clancy, a figure in the League for decades as a player, referee, coach, manager and goodwill ambassador.

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PROSPECTS: Reichel Captures DEL Title with Eisbaren Berlin

Take a look at some of the top prospect performances over the last two weeks of action

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

For full Blackhawks prospect stats, click here.

The 2020 draft class has led the way for the Blackhawks prospects over the last two weeks, including a pair of picks playing important roles in playoff action for their clubs. 

Take a look at some of the top performers across the organization:

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THREE THINGS: Iron Men, the Kids Can Play and Thank You

Three takeaways from the 2020-21 season finale on Monday night at the United Center

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks closed out the season with a 5-4 overtime loss on Monday night to the Dallas Stars, finishing with a 24-25-7 record on the year and sixth in the Central Division. 

Alex DeBrincat added to his team-leading goal total with his 32nd of the season in the opening minute and then Pius Suter struck 29 seconds after that to add to his team rookie goal lead. 

"For sure, the best goal of the year," Suter said of his 14th goal and the first in front of a home crowd this season. 

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RECAP: Blackhawks Close Out Season with OT Loss to Dallas

Chicago falls to Dallas in extra frame in season finale

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks closed out their 2020-21 season on Monday night with an overtime loss to the Dallas Stars, 5-4. 

The team's leading goal scorer Alex DeBrincat and leading rookie goal scorer Pius Suter each scored in the finale, as did Dylan Strome and hometown kid Vinnie Hinostroza. Collin Delia made a season-high 45 saves in the defeat. 

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BLOG: Shaw Named Blackhawks Masterton Trophy Nominee

Forward spent nearly 14 months recovering from concussion to stake in 14 games this season

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Professional Hockey Wrirters Association has named Andrew Shaw as the Blackhawks' nominee for the 2021 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, presented annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game. 

Shaw spent nearly 14 months recovering from a concussion he suffered in Nov. 2019 to return to the team at the start of this season, playing in 14 games with before suffering another concussion in February.

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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs. Stars - May 10, 2021

Chicago closes out 2020-21 slate with second straight meeting against Dallas

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 7 p.m. CT
TV: NBCSCH   RADIO: WGN 720-AM / TUDN 1200-AM  |  STREAM: NHL.TV & MyTeamsApp

It's the final gameday of the 2020-21 season as the Blackhawks and Stars complete their 56-game schedules on Monday night at the United Center in the second meeting in as many days. 

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THREE THINGS: The Youth, Hello Again and One Community

Three takeaways from Chicago's 4-2 win over Dallas on Sunday night

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The fans were back and the goals followed on Sunday night as Chicago struck thrice in the opening period at the United Center.

The Blackhawks took a 4-2 final over the Dallas Stars in front of a limited capacity crowd for the first time this season, seeing tallies from MacKenzie Entwistle, Brandon Hagel and a pair from Alex DeBrincat in the win. Kevin Lankinen made 37 saves in his final start of the season as well, his 17th victory in his rookie campaign. 

"It was a fun night. The energy and enthusiasm from the crowd right from the start really gave our guys a boost. Feel like it was a pretty entertaining game."

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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Stars in Front of Home Crowd, 4-2

Chicago takes win over Dallas in first home game with fans this season

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks put on a show in front of their fans on Sunday night at the United Center with a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars. 

MacKenzie Entwistle netted his first NHL goal, Brandon Hagel added his ninth and Alex DeBrincat scored a pair in the victory. Kevin Lankinan made 37 saves in his 17th win of the season. 

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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs. Stars - May 9, 2021

Chicago, Dallas open season-ending doubleheader on Sunday night at the United Center

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 6 p.m. CT
TV: NBCSCH   RADIO: WGN 720-AM / TUDN 1200-AM  |  STREAM: NHL.TV & MyTeamsApp

The Blackhawks and Stars close out the 2020-21 season with a doubleheader beginning Sunday night at the United Center. 

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