The Blackhawks are likely going to get by the Wild without much more trouble the rest of the way. However, Quenneville & Co. now understand that Crawford can make the key save when the game is on the line.
After clinching the best record in the NHL, the Blackhawks will take on the eighth-seeded Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Sheldon Souray scored with 2:08 left in regulation to break a tie, Jonas Hiller made 25 saves and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Friday to end a four-game losing streak.
Dustin Brown converted his own rebound with 1:27 remaining, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
Ryan Getzlaf set up Bobby Ryan’s tying goal and Teemu Selanne’s tiebreaker 1:04 apart late in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night in a meeting of the NHL’s top two teams.
The Chicago Blackhawks used a strong start against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday to keep their strong start to the season on a roll.
Viktor Fasth made two stops in the shootout to remain perfect in six starts and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
The NHL and its fans can finally shift their focus to the ice.
The Los Angeles Kings — winners of last year’s Stanley Cup — will open their lockout-delayed season next Saturday.
Teemu Selanne scored a power-play goal and had an assist to move into 20th place on the NHL’s career scoring list, and the Anaheim Ducks kept rolling in their return from an eight-game road trip, beating the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Sunday night.
Dustin Brown scored three goals in an early 15-minute stretch and matched his career high with four points in an impressive response to trade rumors, and Jonathan Quick earned his NHL-leading seventh shutout in the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Patrick Sharp scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 2:01 span early in the third period to complete his second career hat trick, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 6-5 victory over the floundering Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
Patrick Kane scored the winning goal in the shootout and had two assists in regulation, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
Jonathan Toews scored the winning goal off his own skate at 14:33 of the third period, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night to end a three-game skid.
Jonas Hiller stopped Teemu Selanne on a penalty shot and finished with 21 saves to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night.