Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Blackhawks scored an embarrassing own goal in season-opener

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The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their season-opener against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday accidentally putting a disc into his own net. Not good!

Of course, the 'Hawks were already down by two goals with a few seconds left in the game, meaning they were most likely going to lose anyway. However, whatever pride they had left was dashed when the brain-farted a dribble back into the net.

Perhaps making matters worse was the fact that the game involved three of their best players. Brent Seabrook tried to delete a pass back to Patrick Kane, who could not pull up the pace before the failed attempt to Duncan Keith to get a stick on it.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Chicago Blackhawks training camp an eye-opener for former Nottingham Panthers man Evan Mosey

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Evan Mosey admits his week with the Chicago Blackhawks was an eye-opening experience as he got a brief taste of the world of the NHL.

The former Nottingham Panthers was invited to training camp multiple time winners of the Stanley Cup 'who have signed for Rockford IceHogs AHL affiliate at the end of last season.

Although it was not added to the staff of the Blackhawks Winter Classic Jersey - he was never likely to be - he says hobnobbing with the likes of Patrick Kane was a very valuable experience.

"It was a great experience to mix with that caliber of player. I liked a lot," he said.

"I did not expect to make the team, I just wanted to go out and get them to notice me. It was just a great week.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson to have hearing for hit on Blues' Ty Rattie

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Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will have a telephone hearing with the Ministry of Security of NHL player on Monday about a check to the head Hjalmarsson delivered to Blues Ty Rattie on Saturday.

Hjalmarsson received a match penalty for success in the 4-0 victory for the Hawks. Following receipt of the match penalty, Hjalmarsson was ejected and automatically suspended one game pending the examination of the NHL of the case.

Hjalmarsson was probably not part of the team plans to play Sunday against the Red Wings anyway. Success on Rattie led to a melee on the ice between the Blues and Hawks players in the third period Saturday.

means a telephone hearing Hjalmarsson could face a possible suspension of up to five games and fined more than $ 5,000. Hjalmarsson was suspended two games in 2010 for a blow from behind that he delivered on Jason Pominville, who then played with the Sabres.