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  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday vs. Arizona

    The Coyotes lost to the Wild, 2-1, in Minnesota on Tuesday. The goal was just their third of the season – they’re the first team since the 1956-57 Black Hawks to score three or fewer through their first five games, and just the seventh all-time. Brendan Perlini scored Arizona’s lone goal in the loss to the Wild, on the power play in the first period. The assists came from Jordan Oesterle and Vinnie Hinostroza, players who were traded from Chicago […]

  • Bulls Game Notes For Thursday @ Philadelphia

    The Bulls went 27-55 (.329) last season, their worst record since 2003-04. They began last season going 3-20 (.130), tied for their second-worst record through 23 games in team history (2-21 in 1990-00). The 76ers went 30-11 (.732) at home last season, their best record at home since going 34-7 (.829) in 1989-90. This included going 21-1 in their last 22 home games, their best home record in a 22-game span since going 22-0 at home in 1982-83. The Bulls […]

  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday vs. St. Louis

    The Blues beat the Flames, 5-3, at home on Thursday. This was the first season since 2013-14 that the Blues started with three consecutive home games – the Blues won a franchise-record 52 games that season but lost to the Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs. David Perron recorded his fourth career hat trick in the win over Calgary. His four hat tricks have come against two teams – two against Vancouver (November 2009, January 2014), and now […]

  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday @ Minnesota

    The Blackhawks have started out the season with three consecutive overtime games. They are only the fifth team since the 2004-05 lockout to start the season with three consecutive overtime games. The last team to start with four straight was the Rangers in 1997 (they tied all four games). Minnesota lost in a shootout to Vegas after losing on the road to Colorado to start the season. Since the start of last season, the Wild have a .750 points won […]

  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday @ St. Louis

    The Blackhawks beat Ottawa, 4-3, thanks to a goal from Patrick Kane less than a minute into overtime. The Hawks outshot the Senators 43-25 in the game, including 17-5 after the second period. The Blues lost to Winnipeg, 5-1, in their opener. The five goals allowed by the Blues are tied for their most in the first game of the season since 1991-92. The Blues went 3-1-0 against the Blackhawks last season, scoring at least four goals in each of […]

  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday @ Ottawa

    *Patrick Kane led the Hawks with 76 points last season, 24 more than any other player. However, he finished at a career-worst minus-20, the first time since 2008-09 he finished with a negative plus-minus. Kane’s minus-20 was the worst by a Blackhawks points leader since the NHL first started tracking the stat in 1967-68. *Bobby Ryan begins his sixth season in Ottawa after spending six in Anaheim. He and new Blackhawk Chris Kunitz could both become 100-goal scorers in two conferences […]

  • Cubs Wild Card Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Colorado

    The Rockies and the Cubs will meet in the postseason for the first time tonight, after both losing Game 163s for a chance at a division title. Colorado held a 1.5 game lead in NL West as late as September 13, and Chicago led the NL Central by as many as 5.0 games on September 2. These two teams split their season series 3-3, with each team scoring exactly 33 runs and winning two of three road games. The Cubs […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Milwaukee

    After finishing with identical 95-67 (.586) records, the Brewers and the Cubs will meet for a one-game playoff to decide the winner of the National League Central, with the loser facing either the Dodgers or Rockies in the NL Wild Card Game. Along with the overall record, these two teams had matching home (51-30) and away (44-37) records on the season. By virtue of Chicago’s 11-8 head-to-head record against Milwaukee, the Cubs will host this game at Wrigley Field. The […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh

    *The Pittsburgh Pirates own the best record in the National League since Labor Day (13-5). *The Bucs’ head-to-head matchups with the Chicago Cubs in 2018 have produced a bevy of close games, with nine of the 16 contests (in fact, nine of the last 12) decided by one or two runs. *The North Siders have secured a fourth straight season with at least 90 wins. The only longer such streak in franchise history came more than a century ago from […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Cleveland

    The Indians will finish the season with a winning record against division opponents but a losing record against everyone else. The last AL team to do this and make the playoffs was the 2009 Minnesota Twins, who were swept by the Yankees in the divisional series. Since August 15, 51.1 percent of Chicago’s home runs have come with runners on, the highest percentage in MLB. On the season, the White Sox have had 63.7 percent of their home runs come […]