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    Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday @ Nashville

    * Chicago beat Philadelphia, 4-0, at the United Center on Tuesday, recording its first shutout of the season, and extending its point streak to five straight games to begin 2014-15 (4-0-1 record). The Blackhawks have outscored opponents, 15-7, in their first five contests – tied with the Lightning for the second-best goal-differential in the league (Anaheim is +10). * The Predators beat the Coyotes, 4-3, in a shootout on Tuesday, and have now tallied at least one point in each […]

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    Blackhawks Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Philadelphia

    * The Flyers beat the Stars, 6-5, in overtime at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, snapping their four-game losing streak to begin the season in the process. Philadelphia scored twice with the man-advantage in its win over Dallas – its fourth straight game with at least one power-play goal (7-for-19 during span). * Chicago beat Nashville, 2-1, in overtime at United Center on Saturday night, recording its fourth straight game to open the season with at least one point […]

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    Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday vs. Nashville

    * The Blackhawks lost, 2-1, to the Flames in overtime on Wednesday at United Center, and have taken at least one point from six straight regular-season home games overall (5-0-1 record). Dating to March 31 last season, Chicago has allowed exactly two goals in each of its last eight home contests. * Nashville won four of the five meetings with Chicago last season, including each of the last three contests (two of which were at United Center). Dating to the […]

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    Blackhawks Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Flames

    * The Flames won two of the three matchups between these clubs last season, with each of their two victories against Chicago coming in overtime. * The Blackhawks will be looking to open the season with three consecutive wins for the second time in the last three campaigns. * Calgary, which is 2-1-0 so far on its current six-game road trip, has just one victory in its last 11 road games against Chicago. * Patrick Kane is riding an eight-game […]

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    Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday vs. Buffalo

    * The Blackhawks have won five consecutive games against the Sabres – tied for the third-longest active winning streak against Buffalo (Detroit eight, Colorado seven). * The Blackhawks have won each of their last three home openers at United Center. In each of the last three seasons, the Blackhawks have earned at least one standings point in each of their first six home games (seven in 2011-12, 12 in 2012-13, six in 2013-14). * The Sabres, coming off a 3-1 […]

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    Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday @ Dallas

    * Chicago has won each of its last six road games against the Stars, tied for the longest such streak since the Stars moved to Dallas in 1993-94. * Since the 1993-94 season, the Stars have gone an NHL-best 11-3-4-2 in season openers. The Blackhawks, meanwhile have won back-to-back season openers, after losing each of their previous five openers. * Since the 2008-09 season, the Blackhawks have won an NHL-high 57 postseason games, while the Stars have won just two […]


    Wrigley 100 September 28: The Homer In The Gloamin’

    On this day in1938, Gabby Hartnett produced the greatest moment in Wrigley Field history, at least from the Cubs end of things. The Cubs greatest decade at Wrigley Field was the 1930’s and their last pennant was due to the team’s biggest home run in the history of the park. In perfect Wrigley fashion, the blow came about in the tug of war between day and night. Cubs historian Ed Hartig agrees with me. “I think the most memorable game […]


    Wrigley 100 September 28: The Wild Night

    From “Cubs Forever” – Triumph Books: In a year that started with the death of Harry Caray, saw Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout game, provided must-see TV with Sammy Sosa’s chase for the home run record, and nearly ended with Brant Brown’s dropped fly ball in Milwaukee, it was only fitting that it took an extra day for the Cubs to define their 1998 season. It came down to a single game, an opportunity for redemption, and a memorable evening known forever […]


    Wrigley 100 September 27: Andre’s Last At-Bat

    On this day in 1987, Andre Dawson came to the plate for one last at-bat in an MVP season. With the crowd standing and begging for one more Wrigley Field home run, he delivered. The story started in spring training when Dawson was a collusion casualty and looking for a place to play. He offered Dallas Green a blank check and the Cubs GM quickly accepted. Rick Sutcliffe lobbied heavily for Dawson’s addition and was thrilled with his new right […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ Milwaukee

    * The Brewers have gone 26-8 at home against the Cubs since 2011 – their best home record against any opponent over that span. * At 71-88, the Cubs will have to win two of three games this series to avoid losing 90 games for an MLB-high 24th time since 1948. * The Brewers have recorded fewer than seven hits in each of their last six games – tied for the longest such streak in the majors this season (Reds […]


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