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Blackhawks rally late to stun Hurricanes, end losing streak

The Hawks stopped their six-game losing streak with a surprising 2-1 overtime win Thursday — despite losing Duncan Keith and Brett Connolly to concussions.

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TNT joins land of TV sports behemoths with NHL rights deal

Turner’s portfolio has never been better, and that includes TNT’s years carrying NFL games on Sunday nights. The broadcaster’s 2022 lineup is impressive.

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Eddie Olczyk will be Turner Sports’ top NHL game analyst beginning next season

Olczyk will join Kenny Albert as the network’s top team when it begins its seven-year deal with the 2021-22 season.

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Blackhawks’ defensive coverage issues reaching new lows in season’s final weeks

The Hurricanes’ fourth goal Tuesday exemplified how confused and out-of-position the Hawks have often been lately in their own zone.

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Blackhawks lead NHL in rookie games played

The Hawks’ 277 rookie appearances entering Tuesday topped the Devils (with 261) and Senators (with 211) for the most in the league.

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Blackhawks crumble against Hurricanes after Collin Delia finally earns a start

Delia stopped 22 of 26 shots in his first start since Jan. 17, but he was far from the biggest reason the Hawks’ blew a two-goal lead in a 6-3 defeat Tuesday.

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Blackhawks’ Adam Gaudette anticipates big offseason after overcoming candidiasis

The 6-1, 170-pound forward finally should be able to bulk up this summer now that his digestive disorder, which had affected his appetite for years, has been treated.

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Blackhawks lose to Hurricanes, mathematically eliminated from playoff contention

A 5-2 defeat Monday officially knocked the Hawks out of the race. But they have been realistically dead for a while.

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A 2-5 road trip wasn’t bad enough? Now Cubs must return home to face Dodgers’ Big 3

THIS YOU GOTTA SEE: The best trio of starters in baseball? Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Trevor Bauer, whom the Cubs will get in that order.

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Blackhawks goalie Kevin Lankinen’s late-season slump doesn’t ruin impressive season

Lankinen has gone 3-6-1 with an .872 save percentage since the start of April. But the rookie goalie still ranks well above average analytically for the season overall and has given the Blackhawks someone to pen into their starting role moving forward.

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Blackhawks’ Adam Boqvist entering crucial offseason of rehabbing wrist, improving stamina

The Hawks need Boqvist, who won’t need surgery on his season-ending broken wrist, to use this summer to work on his conditioning. "We’re excited about what that transformation might mean for his game next season," Colliton said.

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Blackhawks lose again to Panthers as focus shifts beyond this season

The Blackhawks are balancing ice time and giving their young players more experience during the 2021 season’s meaningless stretch run, which continued Saturday in a 5-4 loss.

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Blackhawks’ Brett Connolly hopes to stabilize career, rediscover 2018 magic in Chicago

Connolly enjoyed the best three years of his otherwise tumultuous NHL tenure in Washington, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2018. Might the Blackhawks provide Connolly a comparable comfort zone?

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Blackhawks fall to Panthers in overtime despite Alex DeBrincat’s late equalizer

The two teams combined to blow three leads in regulation, but Florida’s Sam Bennett dealt the Hawks a 4-3 loss late in OT.

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Blackhawks excited for fans’ return to United Center, albeit for only 2 games

The Hawks will host about 5,000 fans for their final regular-season games May 9 and 10 against the Stars. "Everyone wants the fans — the impact they have at home here at the United Center is well-known across the league," coach Jeremy Colliton said.

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Blackhawks, Bulls announce process for getting tickets to remaining home games

The city announced Thursday that the remaining Blackhawks and Bulls games can have 25% capacity.

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Fans allowed at Bulls, Blackhawks games as Chicago continues to ease restrictions

Restaurants and bars can increase indoor capacity to 50% or 100 people, whichever is less. The cap had been 50% or 50 people. Meetings, conferences and conventions held at large indoor venues like McCormick Place now can operate at 25% capacity or 250 people, whichever is less.

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Blackhawks’ Dylan Strome maligns low production as long-term role comes into question

Strome has scored only 13 points in 35 games this season — including only six at even strength — and was healthy-scratched for crucial games twice last week.

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Blackhawks’ playoff hopes extinguished with loss to Lightning

The Hawks entered Tuesday with 0.8% playoff odds, per MoneyPuck. After a 7-4 loss to the Lightning, their odds will take a microscope to read.

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TNT will broadcast three Stanley Cup Finals under new deal with NHL

There is the possibility that live regular-season games could be streamed only on streaming service HBO Max, but that isn’t likely until the 2022-23 season at the earliest. TNT and HBO Max are both owned by WarnerMedia.

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Brandon Hagel, Jeremy Colliton will help carry on Andrew Shaw’s legacies with Blackhawks

Hagel’s hardworking, gritty playing style will fill a Shaw-like role on the Hawks moving forward. Colliton’s similar concussion history to Shaw will continue building a culture of brain-injury conscientiousness among the Hawks.

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Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw retires because of repeated concussions: ‘It’s not a goodbye’

"Listening to doctors for once in my life, we finally made a decision it would be best for me to step away from the game," Shaw said Monday. "For my long-term health, it’s best that I do so."

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NBC, NHL will not renew broadcast agreement: report

Turner Sports reportedly will be the league’s secondary broadcast partner. ESPN will be the primary broadcaster.

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Blackhawks sign Riley Stillman to 3-year contract extension

Just six games into his Hawks tenure after being acquired from the Panthers, the 23-year-old defenseman has received a long-term extension with a $1.35 million cap hit.

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Blackhawks’ improved penalty kill riding 17-for-17 streak

A struggle for much of the season, the Hawks’ penalty kill finally has found its groove in the last seven games — even as the team’s playoff hopes have slipped away.

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Blackhawks finish lopsided season series against Predators with another loss

The Hawks lost 3-1 on Friday to finish with just one win in eight games against Nashville, pushing their playoff hopes onto extremely thin ice.

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Blackhawks quietly rely on David Kampf to survive their toughest matchups

Kampf is overlooked in many ways, but his defensive analytics are stellar this season, despite handling the hardest situations against the best opposing players.

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Vinnie Hinostroza has become the Blackhawks’ natural chemistry creator

First with Dominik Kubalik, then with Patrick Kane and now with Brandon Hagel, Hinostroza has instantly developed chemistry with every wing he has played with since returning to Chicago.

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Blackhawks’ defensemen keep avoiding long-term absences despite injuries

Calvin de Haan, Adam Boqvist and Wyatt Kalynuk have all left in the first or second period of recent games with injuries, but all three were back on the ice by Wednesday.

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Blackhawks stun Predators with stirring rally, lending credibility to playoff hopes

The Hawks scored three times in the third period and once in overtime to beat the Predators 5-4 on Wednesday. If anything can jump-start a postseason push, it’s probably this performance.

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Jonathan Toews trending toward returning to Blackhawks next season, per report

Darren Dreger reported during the Blackhawks-Predators national broadcast Wednesday that Toews "should be healthy and ready to return to the Blackhawks next season."

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Blackhawks hope Patrick Kane’s lagging scoring rate takes off over final 10 games

Kane scored 34 points in the Hawks’ first 23 games this season but has scored only 23 points in the last 23 games. Many NHL players long for that kind of point-per-game rate, but the Hawks rely on Kane so heavily that they need more production from him in order to survive.