•   
  •   
  •   

SportBanged-up Canucks brace for Kane, Blackhawks

01:18  01 november  2018
01:18  01 november  2018 Source:   sportsxchange.com

Return in sight for Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford: 'If everything goes right he can go on Thursday'

Return in sight for Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford: 'If everything goes right he can go on Thursday' Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford had another solid practice Monday and remains on schedule to play in his first NHL game in nearly 10 months Thursday night against the Coyotes at the United Center. 

Banged - up Canucks brace for Kane , Blackhawks . STATS LLC. 20 minutes ago. The Chicago winger is riding a six-game point streak as the Blackhawks prepare to visit the Vancouver Canucks in the first contest of a three-game road trip through Western Canada.

Canucks @ Blackhawks brawl some more. Patrick Kane first career hat trick! Blackhawks Win the 2015 Stanley Cup, Everyone Goes Nuts - Duration: 4:53.

Banged-up Canucks brace for Kane, Blackhawks© Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (file photo) The Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane takes a six-game point streak into Wednesday's game against the Canucks in Vancouver. VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Patrick Kane hopes to whet his palate again Wednesday night.

The Chicago winger is riding a six-game point streak as the Blackhawks prepare to visit the Vancouver Canucks in the first contest of a three-game road trip through Western Canada.

"It's always fun scoring goals," Kane told reporters Tuesday in Chicago. "So I think when you get a taste of that, you feel like you're getting hot. You want to keep it going."

Blackhawks' Crawford says he'll return to crease Thursday vs. Coyotes

Blackhawks' Crawford says he'll return to crease Thursday vs. Coyotes Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford says he plans to make his long-awaited return between the pipes Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes. "It feels good to be back to myself," Crawford told ESPN's Emily Kaplan following Wednesday's practice, per Kaplan. "I'm feeling clear." Head coach Joel Quenneville wasn't quite as definitive when discussing Crawford's return, but said "we expect him to play." The star netminder hasn't played since Dec. 23, 2017 due to lingering concussion symptoms. Crawford was enjoying arguably the best season of his career before it was cut short. In 28 games he was 16-9-2 with a .

Patrick Kane picked up the hat trick and had an assist, and Joel Quenneville recorded his 800th career coaching victory in a 6-3 win.

The Vancouver Canucks will advance to the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals to face the Nashville Predators. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs QUARTERFINALS Chicago Blackhawks @ Vancouver Canucks Game 7. Courtesy of: CBC Voice of: Jim Hughson.

Kane ranks among the National Hockey League's top scorers with 11 goals and seven assists after his latest run yielded six and four. He has earned a point in all but one of Chicago's 12 games.

The Canucks are not the same version of the squad that waged several heated playoff and regular-season battles with the Blackhawks in the past. But Kane will not have trouble getting motivated for Wednesday's contest against a young Vancouver club that has surprised people despite enduring several injuries to key players.

"That was always a fun rivalry," Kane said. "I know it's not the same as it once was. But it's still fun to go into Vancouver and play in that rink."

But the Blackhawks have not had much fun on the power play lately. Kane and company have only scored on two of 14 power-play opportunities in the past four games. The Blackhawks split those contests.

Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks to 4-1 win over Blue Jackets

Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks to 4-1 win over Blue Jackets Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford stopped 37 shots to get his first win in nearly 10 months, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1. Alex DeBrincat and Marcus Kruger also scored for Chicago, which earned a point for the sixth time in seven games. Crawford was playing his second game since a concussion suffered in a win at New Jersey last Dec. 23. Zach Werenski scored for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 22 saves.

The latest Tweets from Vancouver Canucks (@ Canucks ). The official account of the Vancouver Canucks | #WeAreAllCanucks. New to Twitter? Sign up now to get your own personalized timeline!

Team roster, salary, cap space and daily cap tracking for the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team and their respective AHL team.

"I think we need to do a better job of recovering (the puck) off the (first) shot, and maybe some plays will open up," Kane said. "But it's still a work in progress."

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville wants his club to get off to a good start on what he calls "an all-important three-game trip."

"We're playing three teams that are all in the (playoff) mix," Quenneville told reporters. "All are improved. They're all younger and have some speed through the lineup."

Swedish rookie Elias Pettersson, 19, is one player who has added to Vancouver's speed this season. He has also provided some scoring punch to make up for the retirements of Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Pettersson scored two goals, including the winner, Monday as the Canucks posted a 5-2 home win over the Minnesota Wild, who had won five straight beforehand. Despite missing six games to a concussion, he has seven goals in as many games -- including a pair of two-goal performances.

Blackhawks saw ‘vintage’ Crawford in tonight’s win

Blackhawks saw ‘vintage’ Crawford in tonight’s win Chicago isn't exactly easing him back into the action.

Kane set things up with a great pass across the ice, but it was Panarin that found paydirt as he uncorked a Hinostroza didn’t have a single point in his NHL career going into Saturday’s game, but that is no longer the case as he racked up a goal and two assists in the Blackhawks ’ comeback victory.

Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks . Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC, CA. Tickets. Notable players: Patrick Kane , Jonathan Toews, Alex DeBrincat. Head coach: Joel Quenneville. Key matchups: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings, Chicago

"He gets the building going like no other player -- like Hank and Danny (Sedin) used to do, so it's nice," Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom told reporters.

"He has really good hockey sense, and it's not just offensively," Canucks coach Travis Green said. "He's got a good mind for the game and his details are sharp."

Pettersson's on-ice sharpness was evident Monday as he scored on a one-timer and then capitalized on a breakaway after blocking a shot and taking a lead pass from Brock Boeser. The rookie said he wants to do his best at everything to help the team win.

"If I have to block a shot, I'll do my best at that, too," he said.

The Canucks will likely need another strong effort from him against Chicago. Vancouver lost center Brandon Sutter to an apparent shoulder injury against Minnesota. Coach Travis Green said Sutter is expected to be out "weeks."

The Canucks are also again expected to be without injured defensemen Alex Edler (knee) and Chris Tanev (hip) as well as winger Sven Baertschi (concussion). Vancouver called up two forwards -- Brendan Gaunce and Darren Archibald -- from Utica of the American Hockey League on Monday. That suggests another forward could also be unable to suit up.

"I don't know what's going on around this team," Markstrom said. "We keep getting injuries."

Kane happy to cede England captaincy for Rooney's farewell.
England captain Harry Kane says he's willing to hand over the armband to all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney. Rooney will come out of international retirement when the Three Lions take on the United States in a friendly at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 15. The one-off appearance is the Football Association's way of honoring the England legend for his 14 years of service. Although Rooney - who's expected to begin the match on the bench - has not represented England for over two years, Kane has no qualms about his former teammate being restored as captain for one final match. "Should he have the armband against the U.S.? Yes, of course.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!