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  1. Hawks player reviews: Marcus Kruger

    Scott Powers

    Marcus Kruger, Forward 2013-14 cap hit: $1,325,000| Age: 24 | Season stats: 8 goals, 20 assists, plus-6 Season recap: Kruger continued to play a key role for the Blackhawks as their fourth-line center and on the top penalty-kill unit. He was a...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. Penalty kill helps Blackhawks advance

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks' penalty kill has come a long way since the beginning of the season. Once considered a weakness for Chicago for much of the first half of the season, the Blackhawks have turned it into one of their strengths and a...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  3. Penalty kill keys Hawks' win vs. Ducks

    Scott Powers

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Chicago Blackhawks might as well have been testing the limits of their penalty kill on Wednesday. The Blackhawks had been steadily building confidence and percentage points on their penalty kill over the past month, but what...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  4. Hawks notes: Penalty kill finding its groove

    Scott Powers

    LOS ANGELES -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville certainly wasn't pleased with the team's penalty kill earlier in the season, but he was never concerned it would spoil their chances. A season after being among the league's best penalty kil...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  5. Stock Watch: Special teams trends

    Scott Powers

    RISING 1. Penalty kill: The Blackhawks just can't seem to get the power play and penalty kill clicking at the same time. It's been the penalty kill that has been succeeding lately. The Blackhawks haven't allowed a power-play goal in the last five ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  6. Blackhawks progressing on penalty kill

    Scott Powers

    CHCAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wouldn't go as far as to say his team's penalty killing problems were solved, but he likes where it is going. The Blackhawks are on their most successful penalty-kill stretch this season. After a...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  7. Blackhawks at the midway point

    Scott Powers

    Here's a look at some positives and negatives for the Chicago Blackhawks after 41 games, the regular season's midway point. Positives Patrick Kane: Kane would be many people's pick for the Hart Memorial Trophy at the midway point of the season....

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  8. Stock Watch: Kane on pace with Crosby

    Scott Powers

    RISING 1. Patrick Kane, forward: Kane has been soaring the last 20 games, recording a point in 19 of them. He had a 12-game points streak, went pointless for game and is now on an eight-game points streak. He's had 33 points during that span and h...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  9. Hawks respond to bad loss with more effort

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews raced down the ice with his team on the penalty kill and ended up behind the net battling for the puck with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin early in the first period on Sunday. Toews po...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  10. Reasons for the Hawks' PK struggles

    Scott Powers

    The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed power-play goals for a variety of reasons this season. Here are some possible reasons why the goals have occurred at a higher rate this season: -- A lot has been made of Michael Frolik's absence this season. It'...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  11. Blackhawks' penalty kill review

    Scott Powers

    The Chicago Blackhawks' constant issue this season has been their penalty kill. A season ago, it was one of the best in the league and often why they won close games. The Blackhawks are still winning this season, but it's been despite having one ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. Stock Watch: Power play making up for PK

    Scott Powers

    RISING 1. Power play, special teams: What a difference a year has made for the power play. The Blackhawks were constantly searching for answers on the power play a season ago, and now they're producing nearly every game. They rank fourth in the le...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  13. A look at positives, negatives for Hawks

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks were on a roll for much of their recent seven-game road trip, but the past week hasn't been kind to them. They dropped back-to-back games in regulation and fell in a shootout to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. Here's...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Stock Watch: Keith keeps rolling

    Scott Powers

    RISING Duncan Keith, defenseman: Keith is playing some of the best hockey of his career. He accumulated a point in each of the seven games on the road trip and had nine total points during that span. He's tied for third in the NHL with 23 assists....

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. Blackhawks Rewind: Observations from Hawks-Oilers

    Scott Powers

    Here are four observations from the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. 1. Monday was a positive performance for the Blackhawks' penalty kill. The Blackhawks killed off all three of the Oilers' power plays. The Oilers c...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  16. Stock Watch: Kane keeps producing

    Scott Powers

    RISING 1. Patrick Kane, forward: Kane is riding the second-longest points streak of his career. He's recorded a point in each of the Blackhawks' last 10 games. His longest streak was 11 games during the 2009-10 season. He also had two nine-game po...

    Blog | November 25, 2013