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2009-10-03 15:52:05

Finland native Antti Niemi stopped 23 shots for his first career shutout Saturday in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-0 NHL win over Florida in Helsinki. The victory gave the Blackhawks a season-opening two-game split in the NHL's first-ever contests in Finland. Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien led Chicago, all with a goal and an assist. Brian Campbell (power play) also scored, while Brent Seabrook added two assists. Goalkeeper Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves on 33 shots, a day after he...

2009-07-01 20:45:18

Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who led Tampa Bay to a Stanley Cup title five years ago, signed a four-year contract Wednesday with Edmonton. Khabibulin, 36, posted a 25-8-7 record with Chicago last season. Nikolai is a world class goaltender who has proven himself throughout his career as one of the best in the game, Edmonton General Manager Steve Tambellini said. He has had success at many levels of hockey and we're looking forward to seeing him continue that success here in Edmonton. Khabibulin...

2009-05-22 22:35:17

Patrick Sharp scored his second goal of the game 1:52 into overtime Friday, giving Chicago a vital 4-3 victory over Detroit in the Western Conference finals. The Blackhawks let a three-goal lead disappear in the second period, but fought back to cut their series deficit to 2-1. Chicago will try to even things up when it hosts Game 4 Sunday. Chicago appeared in complete control as the game neared the final five minutes of the second period, but before the stanza was over Detroit had tied it on...

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2009-05-11 23:13:01

Patrick Kane got his first career playoff hat trick Monday to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 7-5 win over Vancouver and a berth in the NHL Western finals. Jonathan Toews added two goals for the Blackhawks, who reached the conference finals for the first time since 1995. Chicago will play either Detroit or Anaheim. Detroit leads that series 3-2, with Game 6 scheduled for Tuesday in Anaheim. Kris Versteeg and Adam Burish also scored for Chicago. Nikolai Khabibulin made 33 saves for the win....

2009-05-10 01:00:23

Dave Bolland's power play goal at 14:55 of the third period Saturday secured Chicago's 4-2 win over Vancouver in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Blackhawks will carry a 3-2 lead into Game 6 in Chicago Monday night. They rallied from a 2-1 deficit after Vancouver's Mats Sundin scored at 11:16 of the second period, and the Canucks could not score in the game's last 31 minutes. Dustin Byfuglien scored twice, while Martin Havlat (unassisted) capped the scoring into an empty net...

2009-04-27 23:27:01

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 43 shots Monday and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Calgary 4-1 to take their first playoff series since 1996. The fourth-seeded Blackhawks won the Western Conference quarterfinal series 4-2 -- winning their first post-season series since sweeping the Flames 13 years ago. Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and two assists and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which also got goals from Adam Burish and Brian Campbell. Todd Bertuzzi scored a goal and Miikka...

2009-04-20 23:32:08

David Moss had two goals and Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves Monday in Calgary's 4-2 win over Chicago in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. Eric Nystrom and Rene Bourque also scored and the fifth-seeded Flames won for the first time in their best-of-seven series with the Blackhawks. Patrick Sharp and Martin Havlat had a goal and an assist each for fourth-seeded Chicago and Nikolai Khabibulin was 24-of-28 in goal. The Blackhawks take a 2-1 series lead into Game 4 Wednesday...

2009-04-12 16:13:53

Nikolai Khabibulin made 37 saves for the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Andrew Ladd, Jonathan Toews and Dave Bolland recorded the Chicago goals. Chris Osgood had 20 stops for the Wings. Both teams now go into the playoffs with Detroit taking on either Anaheim or Columbus, and Chicago going against Calgary.

2009-04-11 18:05:53

Dustin Byfuglien scored the decisive goal on a penalty shot with 27.6 seconds left in regulation Saturday in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-2 win over Detroit. Niklas Hjalmarsson scored for Chicago and Valtteri Filppula got it back for the Red Wings in the first. Detroit went up 2-1 on a second-period goal by Henrik Zetterberg. The Blackhawks tied it at 2-2 on a third-period goal by Ben Eager, setting up Byfuglien's last-minute heroics. Byfuglien was awarded the penalty shot after he was hooked as...

2009-04-07 23:01:12

Jonathan Toews sparked a three-goal outburst in the second period and Nikolai Khabibulin had 22 saves Tuesday, carrying Chicago to a 4-2 win over Nashville. Dustin Byfuglien and Patrick Kane also scored in the second period for Chicago, which had already clinched a playoff berth and is now seeking home-ice advantage in the first round. Vernon Fiddler and Jason Arnott scored for the Predators, who hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Pekka Rinne allowed three...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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