Monday: Blackhawks coach Q and Toews pre-game comments

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Prior to Game 4 of the 2014 Western Conference Final in Los Angeles, Chicago Blackhaws center Jonathan Toews and coach Joel Quenneville had this to say…
Q.  Jonathan, how do you look at it, the fact you’ve made it this far without some of your top guns not scoring many goals?
TOEWS:  Well, I think that’s always [...]

Anze Kopitar on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews

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Comments from Kings center Anze Kopitar after Monday’s morning skate, specifically talking about Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews…
On if he came into the series with a renewed commitment – or plan on how – to shutdown Toews:
“Yeah, I had a pretty good idea that we were going to play against each other a lot and we [...]

Quick hits from the Blackhawks after Game 3 loss in LA

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A few quick comments from the Chicago Blackhawks following their 4-3 loss to the Kings in Game 3 on Saturday night…
Jonathan Toews on tonight’s game:
“We played well but we didn’t get the result we wanted tonight. We’ll keep improving and move on to the next one. There is no time for getting discouraged and frustrated. [...]

Flash quotes from Blackhawks locker room after 3-1 loss to LA in Game 3

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Comments from the Chicago Blackhawks’ locker room after dropping Game 3 to the Kings by a score of 3-1…
Jonathan Toews on the overall game: “We lost the game. We’re not happy with the result. We will learn from it and do whatever we have to do in the next one. They played with more energy. [...]

Pre-Game 2: Blackhawks’ Toews on Brown’s late elbow, leadership of Doughty and Richards

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Last hour we posted comments from a few Blackhawks players talking about Dustin Penner and the Kings. Now, here’s Chicago captain Jonathan Toews with some thoughts in advance of tonight’s Game 2 with the LA Kings…
Q. With Bryan Bickell playing with you and Hossa, looked like it went well for you?
“Yeah, we played games together [...]

NHL Awards – selections submitted for 2013 regular season honors

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Beginning Monday, the NHL will start to announce the nominees for the 2013 Regular Season Awards, beginning with the three Calder Trophy candidates. This comes on the heals of having members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (myself included) submit our nominees in various categories just before the playoffs began. We were asked to provide [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio: Kings at Blackhawks preview with Tab Bamford

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In advance of Sunday’s Kings vs. Blackhawks game we invited Tab Bamford onto the MayorsManor show.  He’s a featured writer fot The Fourth Period Magazine and and covers Chicago hockey for CommittedIndian.com.
In the episode below we’ll take a look at some of the key storylines heading into the game, including – power play woes, Michal Rozsival [...]

Word Association: Six Kings take on Four Blackhawks

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Sunday afternoon the suddenly surging Kings will get a chance to extract a little revenge on the red-hot Blackhawks in Chicago.  It was just last month that the two teams met in Los Angeles on opening day of the 2013 season.   That game was a decisive win for the road team and the Kings are [...]

Quotes from Blackhawks locker room after def. Kings 2-1

With Chicago’s 2-1 win last night, that pushes their streak to seven straight over Los Angeles and 10-0-1 in the last 11 games vs. the Kings.
Following the game, here’s what was being said in the Blackhawks locker room…
Head coach Joel Quenneville on the overall game – “I think that the game that got us back [...]

Blackhawks game – three points of view from LA blueline

Tonight will be the first match-up of the year between the Kings and Blackhawks. Last season, Chicago took all four games in the series, pushing their win streak over Los Angeles to six straight and they’re 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings overall.
Last hour we looked at some fun facts leading into tonight’s game [...]