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Blackhawks notebook: Alex, William Nylander square off for third time

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For Blackhawks’ European players, the season is a long drag with no home cooking

From Finnish reindeer stew to Czech goulash, it can be difficult to find some foods in the United States. But the Blackhawks’ Europeans agree American cuisine isn’t too bad, either.

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Blackhawks show improvement but blow lead, lose to Penguins in shootout

The Hawks allowed just 26 shots on goal in regulation, their fewest since the season opener, but left Pittsburgh with only a loser point.

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This You Gotta See: Bears-Lions, Bulls-Knicks, Blackhawks-Predators and MLB’s MVPs

What’s everybody so bent out of shape about? The Bears swept Detroit last season; they’ll be fine. Probably. Maybe?

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For Blackhawks’ Slater Koekkoek, sister Madison provides support system through up-and-down career

Now in his sixth NHL season but scratched in seven of 15 games so far, Koekkoek has been able to rely on his family’s closeness through it all.

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Film study: Blackhawks’ offensive-zone entries much improved against Canucks

After relying too heavily on ineffective dump-ins Tuesday against the Sharks, the Hawks worked in more carry-ins Thursday.

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Patrick Kane, Andrew Shaw full of jokes after rare win

Kane had expressed his fair share of frustration in recent weeks. But on Thursday, he was all banter.

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Jeremy Colliton enters crucial period of his Blackhawks coaching tenure

Colliton doesn’t have infinite job security left, even if he still has some now.

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Blackhawks find offense through volume shooting in victory vs. Canucks

It wasn’t a perfect performance, but the Hawks showed marked improvement in their worst areas in the 5-2 victory.

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Blackhawks notebook: Dominik Kubalik scratched vs. Canucks

The rookie sniper had a rough road trip and was out of the lineup Thursday for the first time in his NHL career.

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Film study: Blackhawks’ bad dump-and-chase habit is killing their offense

Tracking the Blackhawks’ offensive zone entries in Tuesday’s loss to San Jose reveals a disturbing picture.

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Jonathan Toews, ‘fed up’ with struggles, might have his season back on track

The Blackhawks’ captain played his best games of the season so far on the California road trip.

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Blackhawks lose to Sharks as offensive futility reaches new level

A late rally fell short after 55 minutes of sluggishness as the Hawks fell 4-2.

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On second power-play unit, Blackhawks are showcasing future core

Kirby Dach, Adam Boqvist, Alex Nylander and Dominik Kubalik compose fourth-fifths of the unit, and they’re thriving together.

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Robin Lehner’s honesty is delightful, but his goaltending is even better

By one metric, Lehner has been the third-most valuable player in the NHL. That success has made his insightful quotes all the more interesting.

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Alex Nylander, an NHL regular at last, providing surprising consistency for Blackhawks

Nylander played his 12th game in a Hawks sweater Sunday, matching his longest career NHL stint to date.

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Adam Boqvist scores first NHL goal as Blackhawks beat Ducks in OT

Patrick Kane struck in overtime to give the Hawks a much-needed victory.

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Jeremy Colliton explains how he creates Blackhawks’ lineup every night

The Hawks’ forward lines and defensive pairs have changed almost constantly so far this season. Colliton says that’s part of a search for "balance."

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Blackhawks fall to Kings despite Corey Crawford’s heroics

Crawford returned from a rough start to make 45 saves, but the Hawks lost 4-3 in overtime.

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Blackhawks re-emphasizing transition opportunities to stimulate offense

The Hawks hope to back away from the heavy dump-and-chase methods they’ve used recently.

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Erik Gustafsson latest victim of Blackhawks’ healthy-scratch rotation

After Brent Seabrook spent two games in the press box, Erik Gustafsson became the newest established Blackhawks defenseman left out of the lineup.

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This You Gotta See: Bears in Philly, Lakers at the UC and — hello — 1 vs. 2 in college hoops

It’s not every night that Chicago’s NBA fans get to see such luminaries as Avery Bradley, Troy Daniels and JaVale McGee. Fellow Lakers Anthony Davis and LeBron James aren’t bad, either.

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Adam Boqvist, surprised by call-up, readying for NHL debut alongside Duncan Keith

The 2018 first-round pick practiced alongside the Blackhawks veteran at practice Friday. He will almost certainly make his NHL debut this weekend.

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Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane is keeping a big-picture perspective through rough stretch

The Blackhawks veteran has been through slumps like this before, even during the Stanley Cup years, and he knows what the team must do to snap out of it.

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Chicago, ‘L’-inois? It’s been awhile since our last NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB playoff ‘W’

Before 2018 and 2019, the last calendar year to pass without a postseason victory by the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs or White Sox was 2004. Now we’re in a consecutive-years drought for the first time since the Great Chicago Mire of 1999 through 2001.

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Blackhawks recall Adam Boqvist, signifying start of youth revolution

In a matter of weeks, the Hawks have gone from having neither Kirby Dach nor Adam Boqvist in the NHL to having both of them.

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Blackhawks to retain Kirby Dach for rest of NHL season

The third overall pick in the draft in June has proved his worth at the NHL level, coach Jeremy Colliton announced Wednesday.

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Blackhawks hammered by Predators 3-0, concluding dreadful October

The final score was, if anything, too kind to the Hawks, who were blown out for the third time in four games.

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Brent Seabrook, scratched again by Blackhawks, vents about ‘tough situation’

An obviously fuming Seabrook said Tuesday in Nashville that he thinks he can "still be a good player for somebody."

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Blackhawks grant Brendan Perlini’s trade wish, send forward to Red Wings

Perlini requested a trade last week after being scratched in all but one game with the Hawks this season.

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More Robin Lehner starts in goal might be key to fixing Blackhawks’ penalty kill

Lehner has stopped an incredible 24 of 25 shots while shorthanded this season. And that’s not far out of line with his career trend.

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Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat help Blackhawks end 4-game losing streak

The five goals the Hawks scored against the Kings were their most this season.