NHL.com ranks Corey Crawford 7th Best Goaltender

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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has finally created an identity for himself. After years of being heavily scrutinized, analysts at NHL.com have given Crawford the title as the seventh best active goaltender. ‘Crow‘, as fans call him, has notched the seventh position ahead of Pekka Rinne, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Martin Jones. Some find that extreme, but […] READ MORE


Blackhawks To Sign SHL Goalie Lars Johansson

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Per reports out of Sweden, the Chicago Blackhawks are ‘very close’ to signing Lars Johansson from the SHL. At 28 years of age, Johansson posted a .927 save percentage and 1.74 goals against average this season with Frolunda, and was even better with a .947 save percentage and a 1.43 goals against average during their ride in the […] READ MORE


Scott Hartnell Scores 300th Goal

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Veteran forward Scott Hartnell, of the Columbus Blue Jackets, bagged another milestone in an accomplished career, one he’ll surely be proud of. The forward has played for three organizations throughout his career and has produced solid seasons and scoring everywhere he’s gone, with Columbus not being an exception to that statement. Scott Hartnell Scores 300th […] READ MORE


Predictions for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy

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The 2015-16 NHL season is coming to a close and what better way to cap off the year by taking a look at the front runners for the NHL Award winners? The Awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, does not take place until after the Stanley Cup has been hoisted, but there is no harm […] READ MORE


Blackhawks Clinch Playoff Berth: Cup to Come?

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The Chicago Blackhawks clinch a playoff berth for the eighth consecutive season as they survived their Easter weekend in Canada. Powered by Andrew Ladd and the return of Marcus Kruger, they won back-to-back games against the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks. Blackhawks Clinch Playoff Berth With Scott Darling in net once again, it was the […] READ MORE


Breaking Down the NHL's Top Goalies

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As the old adage says, as your goalie goes, so goes your team’s hopes for success. Each season, the best goalies in the NHL tend to separate themselves from the rest of the pack by the time we approach the All-Star break, and while a few perennial over-achievers are represented in this group, the list is […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Chicago Blackhawks

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] READ MORE




Biggest Fluke Goals of the 2014-15 NHL Season

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Everyone loves a good hockey goal. Whether it’s a beautiful end-to-end rush, a toe drag that splits the D or a fancy wrist-shot that beats the goaltender high, off the cross-bar and in, hockey goals come in bunches during the regular season and there have been some that are exceptionally beautiful. However, sometimes there happens […] READ MORE