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Oct 3, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) battle for position during the third period at Scottrade Center. The Blues defeat the Predators 4-2. Mandatory C...
Oct 3, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) battle for position during the third period at Scottrade Center. The Blues defeat the Predators 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports With additions and departures to the new Central Division, the Chicago Blackhawks will have to start a new book on a few more teams if their hoping to repeat last season’s heroics. It has only been a week and a few games for each team, and there’s still plenty of testing to be done, but there are already a few things for the Blackhawks to watch out for when they meet their new (or old) division rivals. The Colorado Avalanche are new to the Central Division and have had a pretty great week. Patrick Roy‘s team is 3-0-0, and goalie Semyon Varlamov played a huge part in getting them there. He allowed only 1 goal in each game and was 57 seconds away from shutting out the Anaheim Ducks 6-1 in their season opener. Next was a 3-1 win over the Central Division opponents Nashville Predators, then a close 2-1 win in Toronto where PA Parenteau scored his 3rd and 4th point of the season to win the game. The St. Louis Blues have played twice at home, won twice, caused their opponent’s goalie to be pulled twice, and scored 11 goals in the process. In their 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators, their captain David Backes opened the scoring for his team with a power play goal. Two days later against the Florida Panthers, goalie Jaroslav Halak set a franchise record with 17 career shutouts in the 7-0 win. The insanity needs to stop, especially when the Blackhawks come to town for game 3! The Winnipeg Jets are also a new division rival and have a few faces familiar to Blackhawks fans. Michael Frolik scored twice in the Jets’ 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers to start the season. The Los Angeles Kings decided to give Jonathan Quick a rest in the 3rd period after he allowed 4 goals on 27 shots. The Jets would score once more to win 5-3. Andrew Ladd scored both Jets goals in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in their 3rd game of the season. The season opener for new division rivals Minnesota Wild was a little lackluster on their part – but it’s game 1, so that’s allowed. Goalie Niklas Backstrom made 16 saves in the game and none in the shootout in the 3-2 loss against the Los Angeles Kings. Zach Parise scored twice to tie up the game after trailing 3-1 in the 3rd period, but the Anaheim Ducks scored with 5 seconds remaining in overtime to hand the Wild a 4-3 loss. They visited the Nashville Predators for their first road game but lost 3-2. They are now 0-2-1 to start the season. Things didn’t start out so well for the Nashville Predators, though. They spent their first week greeting 3 of their 6 division rivals, starting in St. Louis where Pekka Rinne was pulled after allowing 3 goals on 6 shots. Former Rockford IceHogs goalie Carter Hutton was on the ice for the Preds for the 4-2 loss. Rinne regained game-form with 33 saves in a 3-1 loss against the Colorado Avalanche. The Predators were finally able to record a win with a 3-2 win against Minnesota. The Dallas Stars relied heavily on Kari Lehtonen in their first 2 games of the season. The goalie was the #1 star of the game with 35 saves in a 4-2 loss against the Florida Panthers, and he was the #2 star in their 2-1 win against the Washington Capitals. Two games is enough for Lehtonen to show he’s ready but not long enough for newly acquired Tyler Seguin to make much of an impact. Just 2 games. It seems like everyone wasn’t too far off in their predictions that the St. Louis Blues will be the Blackhawks biggest challenge in the Central Division. They’re on fire out of the gate, but the Blackhawks have a chance to meet the challenge head-on and finally get a feel of the season and the new Central Division tonight against the Blues! For more updates and convers
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Chicago Blackhawks (3 pts 1-0-1) @ St. Louis Blues (4 pts, 2-0-0) 7pm Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO TV : NBCSN Radio : 720 AM WGN Blackhawks last game : 2-3 SO vs Lightning Blues last game : 7-0 vs Panthers Enemy Territory : STL...
Chicago Blackhawks (3 pts 1-0-1) @ St. Louis Blues (4 pts, 2-0-0) 7pm Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO TV : NBCSN Radio : 720 AM WGN Blackhawks last game : 2-3 SO vs Lightning Blues last game : 7-0 vs Panthers Enemy Territory : STL Game Time Season Series/Schedule DATE SCORE W. GOAL Apr 05 '14 Mar 18 '14 Dec 27 '13 Oct 16 '13 Oct 08 '13 42.9 : The kill rate for the Blackhawks' penalty kill unit, dead last in the NHL. 28 : Number of points (11 G, 17 A) Jonathan Toews has scored on the Blues in 32 games. 10 : The number of Blues players to have scored a least one goal this season. 9 : Career wins for Corey Crawford against the Blues in 12 games. 7 : The amount of hits the Blackhawks have out hit the Blues by through two games, 49 to 42. 5.5 : The Blues current goals per game average, 2nd in the NHL. 4 : The number goals the Blackhawks have given up in the 3rd period through two games. They have given up 6 total goals. 2.08 : Jaroslav Halak's career goals against average versus the Blackhawks in 7 games. 0 : The amount of St. Louis fans that care about tonight's game because the Cardinals are playing at the same time. -5 : David Backes' career +/- versus the Blackhawks in 39 games. Probable Blackhawks Lineup Fowards Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Marian Hossa Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Jimmy Hayes Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Joakim Nordstrom Defensive Pairings Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank Goaltender Corey Crawford (1-0-1, 2.88 GAA, .875 save %, 0 SO) Injuries None Leading Scorers PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW B. Saad 2 2 2 4 2 0 1 0 N. Hjalmarsson 2 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 P. Kane 2 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 M. Hossa 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 J. Oduya 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 Probable Blues Lineup Forwards Alex Steen - David Backes - T.J. Oshie Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Tarasenko Brenden Morrow - Derek Roy - Chris Stewart Vladimir Sobotka - Maxim Lapierre - Ryan Reaves Defensive Pairings Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo Jordan Leopold -Kevin Shattenkirk Barret Jackman - Roman Polak Goaltender Jaroslav Halak (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .959 save %, 1 SO) Injuries None Leading Scorers PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW A. Steen 2 2 1 3 1 4 1 0 V. Sobotka 2 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 J. Schwartz 2 1 2 3 3 5 0 0 D. Roy 2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 A. Pietrangelo 2 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 Team Stats GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO% HAWKS 2 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 4 3 22.2 42.9 7 36.5 24 50.8 BLUES 2 2-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 5.5 1 37.5 100 31.5 31 24.5 53.6
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The Blackhawks play their first road game of the season tonight, in St. Louis, against the hated Blues. Chicago Blackhawks (3 pts 1-0-1) @ St. Louis Blues (4 pts, 2-0-0) 7pm Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO TV : NBCSN Radio : 720 ...
The Blackhawks play their first road game of the season tonight, in St. Louis, against the hated Blues. Chicago Blackhawks (3 pts 1-0-1) @ St. Louis Blues (4 pts, 2-0-0) 7pm Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO TV : NBCSN Radio : 720 AM WGN Blackhawks last game : 2-3 SO vs Lightning Blues last game : 7-0 vs Panthers Enemy Territory : STL Game Time Season Series/Schedule DATE SCORE W. GOAL Apr 05 '14 Mar 18 '14 Dec 27 '13 Oct 16 '13 Oct 08 '13 42.9 : The kill rate for the Blackhawks' penalty kill unit, dead last in the NHL. 28 : Number of points (11 G, 17 A) Jonathan Toews has scored on the Blues in 32 games. 10 : The number of Blues players to have scored a least one goal this season. 9 : Career wins for Corey Crawford against the Blues in 12 games. 7 : The amount of hits the Blackhawks have out hit the Blues by through two games, 49 to 42. 5.5 : The Blues current goals per game average, 2nd in the NHL. 4 : The number goals the Blackhawks have given up in the 3rd period through two games. They have given up 6 total goals. 2.08 : Jaroslav Halak's career goals against average versus the Blackhawks in 7 games. 0 : The amount of St. Louis fans that care about tonight's game because the Cardinals are playing at the same time. -5 : David Backes' career +/- versus the Blackhawks in 39 games. Probable Blackhawks Lineup Fowards Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Marian Hossa Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Jimmy Hayes Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Joakim Nordstrom Defensive Pairings Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank Goaltender Corey Crawford (1-0-1, 2.88 GAA, .875 save %, 0 SO) Injuries None Leading Scorers PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW B. Saad 2 2 2 4 2 0 1 0 N. Hjalmarsson 2 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 P. Kane 2 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 M. Hossa 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 J. Oduya 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 Probable Blues Lineup Forwards Alex Steen - David Backes - T.J. Oshie Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Tarasenko Brenden Morrow - Derek Roy - Chris Stewart Vladimir Sobotka - Maxim Lapierre - Ryan Reaves Defensive Pairings Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo Jordan Leopold -Kevin Shattenkirk Barret Jackman - Roman Polak Goaltender Jaroslav Halak (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .959 save %, 1 SO) Injuries None Leading Scorers PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW A. Steen 2 2 1 3 1 4 1 0 V. Sobotka 2 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 J. Schwartz 2 1 2 3 3 5 0 0 D. Roy 2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 A. Pietrangelo 2 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 Team Stats TEAM GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO% HAWKS 2 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 4 3 22.2 42.9 7 36.5 24 50.8 BLUES 2 2-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 5.5 1 37.5 100 31.5 31 24.5 53.6
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad has often described his first NHL season as a storybook one. Like most good storybooks, Saad’s narrative slowly turned from gloomy to joyful. He began the 2013 season unsure wheth...
CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad has often described his first NHL season as a storybook one. Like most good storybooks, Saad’s narrative slowly turned from gloomy to joyful. He began the 2013 season unsure whether he’d even make the team and was a healthy scratch in the season opener. His fortune changed due to the misfortune of a Daniel Carcillo injury, and Saad was tossed into the lineup the following game. The rest of his season was mostly a montage of success.
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Sep 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart (25) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the third period at Scottrade Center. The Blues won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Spor...
Sep 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart (25) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the third period at Scottrade Center. The Blues won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Blackhawks will finally return to action this Wednesday against the St. Louis Blues. This will be the first meeting of the season with central division “rival”.With the Detriot Red Wings moving conferences, the Blues are being coined as the new rival to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues also are the pick of the Chicago Sun-Times to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals. Here are three Blues to watch out for in Wednesday’s game. 1.Jaroslav Halak Goalie: Halak split time with time with Brian Elliott in goal last season. Halak’s numbers were 6 -5, a save percentage of .899 and 2.14 GAA. Elliott won the job with better numbers. Elliot went 14-8 with save percentage of .907 and 2.28 GAA.  Elliott and Halak were locked in goalie battle last season that Elliott won.  They are supposed to be locked in a goalie battle this season. Halak thus far has started both games for the Blues this season. He is 2-0 with a save percentage .959 and 1.00 GAA. Halak is playing a high level right now. If he can continue to play a high level the Blues could be a force to be reckoned with in the Central division and the Western Conference. One of his two wins this season was a shutout. 2.Chris Stewart Right Wing: Stewart was the Blues leading scorer in the lockout shortened year.  Stewart had 18 goals and 18 assists in 48 games last season. This was better than his season two years ago when he scored 15 goals and 15 assists in 79 games. The Blues rise has been linked to the success of Stewart. Stewart is one of the leaders of the Blue offensive attack.  The Blues will never be mistaken for an offensive driven team. They are grind it out defensive team. They wear you down. The Blues will still need a big game from Stewart to knock off the Blackhawks. 3. Alex Pietrangelo Defenseman:  The former first round pick averaged 25 minutes of ice time last season. He recorded 5 goals and 19 assists in 47 games last season. In his last full season, he racked up 12 goals and 39 assists in 81 games.  In only two games this season Pietrangelo has racked up 3 assists. The Blackhawks must be aware of this Blue line passer. If the Blues are going to be a rival, they need to play better against the Blackhawks. The Blues have not had a winning record against the Blackhawks since 2000-01. The Blackhawks are 32-17-4 against the Blues in recent seasons. Halak, Stewart, and Pietrangelo are three main cogs for the Blues this season. If the Blues want to improve their record against the Blackhawks, they will need these players to excel. Three St. Louis Blues Players to Watch - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save in front of center Jonathan Toews (19) and Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski (84) during the third period at the United Center. The Blac...
Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save in front of center Jonathan Toews (19) and Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski (84) during the third period at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Capitals 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports Good Morning Blackhawks Fans! Here are some links to help you survive another Hump Day!! Happy Game Day! Is Seabrook the most underrated D-man? (Bleacher Report) The New Old Rivalry (Second City Hockey) Interesting Numbers (The Committed Indian) Rivalry and NBCSN (Madhouse Enforcer) Cardinals + Pirates = Helpful Blackhawks fans (CSN Chicago) Nordstrom and PK Adjusting (Sun-Times) Sabres reaction from first point of the Season (SabresNoise) Hitchcock wants Blues to improve vs Chicago (St Louis Post Dispatch) LET’S GO HAWKS!!! Blackhawk Up: Dump & Chase 10/9/13 - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Defensemen battling for playing time. (Tribune) Patrick Sharp is prepping for the arrival of baby #2. (ESPN Chicago) Good luck keeping out Hawks fans when the only team St Louis really cares about is playing at the same tim...
Defensemen battling for playing time. (Tribune) Patrick Sharp is prepping for the arrival of baby #2. (ESPN Chicago) Good luck keeping out Hawks fans when the only team St Louis really cares about is playing at the same time tonight! (CSN Chicago) *autoplay Washington Redskins rep asking why Blackhawks name isn't being challenged. I don't know, maybe because it is a racial slur! (Madhouse Enforcer) According to Kyle Beach he was "forced to be a goon." Um, what? (Third Man In) NHL to meet about a World Cup and playing in Europe. (ESPN) TSN's insider trading. Ryan Miller to the Flyers? Why the hell not? (Buffalo News) Patrick Roy's son is chasing his own NHL dream. (USA Today) Filip Foresberg scores his first NHL. And who says Martin Erat would never produce for Nashville? (SBN) Leave a get well message and donate for one of our own SB Nation writers injured in a car crash. (Anaheim Calling) I am really looking forward to incorporating the info available at two new great sites, Extra Skater & Shift Chart.
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Blackhawks Vs Blues: Rivalry night with actual rivals! Time to poke the bear! Photoshop by Joe Kremel of BlackhawkUp.com It’s the NHL’s Wednesday RIVARLY NIGHT!  The night where most teams that have no beef with each other get matched ...
Blackhawks Vs Blues: Rivalry night with actual rivals! Time to poke the bear! Photoshop by Joe Kremel of BlackhawkUp.com It’s the NHL’s Wednesday RIVARLY NIGHT!  The night where most teams that have no beef with each other get matched up for an over hyped game!  The NHL finally got a Hawks rivalry game with an actual rival!  While I’m not sold on the NHL’s spin on their rivalry nights, I do get excited for any time the Hawks play the Blues.  In my excitement, I decided to try my hand at fanning the flames of rivalry with these five reasons to hate St Louis. 5) David Backes – He plays the game hard, and he doesn’t take nights off.  I get why he’s the captain of the team; he is a solid player.  But let’s be honest, he’s no Jonathan Toews no matter how many Blues fans claim otherwise.  The guy is a one man wrecking crew, which I guess the people in St Louis love, or maybe it was his puppy kissing that won them over… either way he lacks the true skill to be compared to the other great captains that play the game.  If he stopped trying to smash everything that moves, he may be able to produce a few more points over the course of the season.  Now, Backes isn’t all bad if you’re American, and your team doesn’t have any Canadian stars.  But of course the Hawks do, and that’s going to invite trouble.  David Backes is well known for his attempts to sabotage the Canadian Olympic team by trying to take out Jonathan Toews, Joe Thornton, Corey Perry, and Rick Nash right before the Vancouver Olympics.  One may surmise that he may have another go at the talented Canadians again with Sochi just around the corner.  His attempts to destroy the more talented players is a good enough reason to dislike the guy on the ice, even if he is awesome off the ice. 4) The Pizza – Yes, this topic is the easy one to complain about.  St Louis’ need to punish the good folks from Chicago with their terrible pizza is uncalled for, especially when their only crime is wanting to watch a game in St Louis.  When you get to indulge in the amazing variety of food, and specifically pizza, that Chicago has to offer, you do get a bit spoiled.  After a few visits to St Louis, I learned to stop giving their pizza a chance and just go eat anywhere over at the hill for some decent Italian.  To be fair, you can find some mom and pop shops that serve up some good BBQ, but I have yet to find a pizza place that didn’t leave me disappointed.  If you are driving out to St Louis for a Hawks game or a Cubs game, I would recommend doing some research before heading out for food.  Of course, the pizza might be revenge for the whole reverse flow of the Chicago River.  For those of you that don’t know, Chicago reversed the flow of the river so the sewage wouldn’t flow into Lake Michigan.  It got sent down towards St Louis which might help explain a lot of the anger issues between the cities. 5 Reasons To Hate The St Louis Blues - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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