1. Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford Not Solely to Blame for Early Exit

    The Chicago Blackhawks are at a loss for words when it comes to explaining just why they failed to beat the Phoenix Coyotes . They ran into a hot goalie named Mike Smith and failed to solve him before they were eliminated from playoff contention...

    James Maahs Written by James Maahs about over 2 years ago 1,631 reads 42 comments

  2. NHL Playoffs 2012: Blackhawks Can't Solve Mike Smith, Go out with a Whimper

    The Chicago Blackhawks have been knocked out of the first round for the second consecutive year. Game 6 against the Phoenix Coyotes was one that offered very little for the Blackhawks...

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  3. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Keys to Staying Alive Against the Phoenix Coyotes

    The Chicago Blackhawks have all the momentum heading into Game 6 against the Phoenix Coyotes. That's not to say that the Hawks have been playing perfectly in the five prior games of this series...

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  4. NHL Playoffs 2012: Game 5 Is Turning Point for Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks left the Jobing .com Arena with all the momentum after Saturday's win against the Phoenix Coyotes . It's a series that now looks to favor the offensively talented Blackhawks...

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  5. NHL Playoffs 2012: Jonathan Toews Scores Game-Winner as Blackhawks Force Game 6

    Jonathan Toews let out a yell for joy after he put home the overtime winner against the Phoenix Coyotes to send the Chicago Blackhawks into a celebration on Saturday...

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  6. NHL Playoffs 2012: Corey Crawford Will Be in Net for Game 5

    Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has made up his mind; Corey Crawford will start in net for Game 5. It's a decision that will likely draw some ire from fans as Crawford has given up back-to-back soft goals in overtime...

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  7. NHL Playoffs 2012: Frustrated Blackhawks Just Can't Beat the Coyotes

    The body language of the Chicago Blackhawks said it all after Game 4 Thursday night. Being beaten on home ice for the second game in a row was sure to damper the spirits of all 22,000 fans that were in attendance at the United Center...

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  8. NHL Playoffs 2012: Brendan Shanahan Needs to Put His Foot Down on Raffi Torres

    Raffi Torres stared blankly at reporters after Game 3 between the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks ...

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  9. NHL Playoffs 2012: Hit on Hossa Will Be All the Blackhawks Need to Motivate Them

    The Blackhawks will be ready to play Game 4 against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night. The Hawks find themselves shorthanded once again, with superstar winger Marian Hossa recovering from that nasty hit in Game 3...

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  10. NHL Playoffs 2012: Andrew Shaw Victim of Poor Timing

    The exact reason as to why Chicago Blackhawk Andrew Shaw was suspended may be coming to light. According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers , Shaw was suspended to serve as an example to the ...

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  11. NHL Playoffs 2012: Andrew Shaw Discipline Hearing Is a Debacle

    The NHL 's head disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan met with Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw on Monday afternoon to discuss his hit on Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith in Game 2 of their first-round series Saturday night...

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  12. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Ways to Fix the Blackhawks Power Play

    The Chicago Blackhawks are lucky to be tied in their first-round series against the Phoenix Coyotes . Lucky because both games required the Hawks to score last-minute goals in order to send them to overtime...

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  13. NHL Playoffs 2012: Blackhawks Abysmal Penalty Kill Needs to Improve

    The playoff drama between the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes has been pretty intense so far. The Blackhawks were able to score last-second goals in back-to-back games to send them into overtime...

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  14. NHL Playoffs 2012: Coyotes vs. Blackhawks, 6 Players to Watch in Game 2

    Game 2 between the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks is sure to be one that offers more physicality, more gritty play and more spectacular goaltending saves. Certain players will have to stand up, if they want their team to take Game 2...

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  15. NHL Playoffs 2012: Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews Plays Like a Leader in His Return

    Game 1 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes was one to be remembered. Not for the outcome, where the Coyotes won 3-2 in overtime, but for the play of Blackhawks ...

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  16. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Changes the Chicago Blackhawks Need to Make in Game 2

    One game in the books and the Chicago Blackhawks trail in this best-of-seven series. Game 1 between the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks offered a bunch of hits, lots of gritty plays and a few goals...

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  17. NHL Playoffs 2012: Toews Makes His Return; Blackhawks Now a Real Cup Contender

    It was only a matter of time before Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews returned to the lineup. It's now official that Toews will be in for Game 1 against the Phoenix Coyotes ...

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  18. NHL Playoffs 2012: 10 Important Players in Phoenix Coyotes V. Chicago Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes take the ice in one day at the Jobing.com Arena. It's a series that looks to favor the high-flying Blackhawks over the gritty Coyotes...

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  19. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons They Can Upset the Coyotes in Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Playoff hockey is upon us once again and the Chicago Blackhawks are heading out west to take on the Phoenix Coyotes . The matchup can prove to be a difficult one for the Blackhawks, who went 1-2-1 against the Coyotes this season...

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  20. Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews Should Sit Out the Postseason

    The Chicago Blackhawks have a dilemma with captain Jonathan Toews . Should he return and play in the postseason or sit out and rest from a lingering concussion? It has already ...

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  21. NHL Playoffs: Top 7 Goaltenders Heading into the Playoffs

    Any team that has serious thoughts about winning a Stanley Cup needs a solid goaltender behind it. Without stellar play from a team's goalie come playoff time, it will be only a matter of time before that team is eliminated...

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  22. Chicago Blackhawks Free-Agent News: Who Stays and Who Goes This Summer?

    The inevitable truth of every hockey team is that some players sign long-term contracts and some players are let go. The Chicago Blackhawks are no exception and a few select names might be on their way out next season...

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  23. Jonathan Toews: Should the Chicago Blackhawk Play in the Next 2 Games?

    Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is very close to returning to the ice for the final two games of the season. It's a decision that only Toews can make. "It's up to him," coach Joel Quenneville said...

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  24. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Things That Must Happen to Make It Past the First Round

    The playoffs are a week away and the Chicago Blackhawks are guaranteed at least one round of playoff hockey...

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  25. Chicago Blackhawks: Is Home-Ice Advantage a Curse?

    Home-ice advantage or no home-ice advantage, that is the question. The NHL playoffs are a little more than a week away and it's still unknown if the Chicago Blackhawks will gain home-ice advantage in the first round...

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