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Points is points is points - Blackhawks 2 @ Panthers 2, Hawks win "Higher Number of Cup-Winning Hawks on Roster" game

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The Blackhawks took their talents fathers to South Beach last night, which was enough to warrant wariness among Hawks faithful if we were to judge from the team's one-year track record at Dad Trips so far. And if we were playing a team other than Florida, it might have been the case as well.

It started well enough, at least on the stat that matters. Brunette had a hard-working, grinding pass to Toews early in the first  that the captain was pretty much drove the captain into the net with the goal in tow, and though the Panthers outshot the Hawks 15-7 in the first (then again, we were playing in Florida, notorious for padding their own shots and thus, also Vokoun's statistics) it was the Hawks who came out of it with the lead.

The second period saw more effort from the Hawks, with Marian Hossa showing off what he can do with a play-making center (LOL Kaner) when he finished a crisp cross-ice pass from Lil Peek-a-Boo. HOWEVER, the Panthers seemingly were not out of it just yet, cutting the Hawks' lead to a slim half when Versteeg set Weiss up for a goal of their own.

And then the Panthers came on fast and furious in the final frame, outshooting the Hawks 14-5 and eventually having one tip past Crawford. The Hawks couldn't mount much of a counterattack then, so to overtime the game went. Neither team made much of anything, and in the shootout only Patrick Kane found the back of the net. Game over, half of the trip done. Tonight the Hawks face Tampa Bay and on Sunday the Canucks come to the Madhouse.

Hit the jump for more game notes.

Weekend at Uncle Dale’s - Hawks @ Panthers Preview

Written by Zach Perry on .

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Game Time: 6:30 PM

TV/Radio: CSN-Chicago WGN 720

Last year: Panthers won 3-2 in Florida, Hawks won 4-0 at the UC


(Here comes the most obvious introduction to a preview)


Tonight, the Blackhawks (wait for it....wait for it....) take their talents to South Beach (Bam!) to take on Uncle Dale’s new and improved (maybe) Florida Panthers. The Panthers made waves this summer by signing. Scottie Upshall, Tomas Fleischmann,Sean Bergenheim, Marcel Goc, Matt Bradley, Ed Jovanovski, and Jose Theodore. Joining them via trade were the familiar faces of Brian Campbell, Kris Versteeg and Tomas Kopecky, who were all acquired via trade. They joined the always popular and overhyped Jack Skilie. Skillz seems to get excited to face former teammates, getting into it with Buff and Ladd on Monday night. no comments

Announcing a New Endeavor for @KellyPuckDrunk: Puck Drunk Love

Written by Kelly Thomas Reardon on .

I have some extremely exciting news to announce to the BHDL world today. A few weeks ago, I was approached by the guys at Bloguin about a Puck Daddy style NHL blog. Along with Tim Jervis (@TimPuckDrunk) and Graeme Nichols (@GraemeNichols) from the6thsens.com, I'll be a main editor and feature writer for the new site. We named the new site Puck Drunk Love and you can check us out at puckdrunklove.com, on Twitter at @puckdrunklove and liking us is available over on the Puck Drunk Love page on Facebook. You can also email us over at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

It's A Bonfire, Turn The Lights Out - Hawks Beat Predators 5-4

Written by Andrew Bernier on .

The fans at the UC ended up receiving treats on Monday night (BECAUSE IT WAS HALLOWEEN IF YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT YET FROM ALL THE OTHER PUNS ON HOCKEY SITES) after the Blackhawks beat the Predators in Super Fun Extra Hockey Time.  It was a nerve-racking game from the get-go and stayed hotly contested until the last goal was scored, but alls well that ends well, right?

BHDL Infiltrates the Blackhawks' Costume Party

Written by Kelly Thomas Reardon on .

Once again, your heroes at Blackhawks Down Low have come through in spades. We have been able to sneak into the Blackhawks' Halloween costume party and get exclusive pictures of the best costumes of the night. So without further delay, take a look at the great costumes!

Dave Bolland: Davey went as himself. Bolland’s Death Glare is known all throughout the NHL and beyond. There are few things more terrifying than Dave Bolland just starting a hole into your soul, all while not blinking for three and a half hours. The “Scariest Costume Contest” was decided once he walked in the door.

Jonathan Toews: Tazer dressed up as Coach Q. When asked why he dressed as Q, Toews commented that “this team needs to get its act together, so I figured I could have them do conditioning drills before and after the party.” It should be noted that Toews did not smile during this exchange.

Hockey Zombies: Predators @ Hawks Preview

Written by Andrew Bernier on .


Game Time: 7:30 PM
TV / Radio: CSN / WGN Radio
Catfish Hurlers: Fang Faction 

Quite fitting that on Halloween the Hawks will play against a team that makes people turn into mindless zombies (or people who changed the channel).

Last time I went into a preview saying the Hawks should win a game, it didn't go so well.  I'll refrain from that today.  Everybody knows how pesky the Preds can be.  The Blackhawks got a good glimpse at that in the 2010 playoffs.  The whole magical playoff run that led to winning the Cup came close to being a first round loss thanks to the Predator's system.

Nashville's game is that trap that kills all fun and hope and life that the opposing hockey team has.  They'll have five guys in the neutral zone and kill whatever speed you try to build up.  The Hawks are going to have to get a little chippy on dump ins.  A guy like Jamal Mayers will definitely come in handy.

Pekka Rinne is coming into tonight on the back of his 100th win.  Rinne blanked the Ducks over the weekend to pick up his 22nd shutout, a franchise record.  He'll face off (Note: Ever notice how stupid that phrase is? When was the last time two goalies had any kind of interaction?) against CrawDaddy.  Craw didn't have a great game against the Canes on Friday, but overall he's had a good season.  The Hawks should limit the Preds scoring chances, especially if Mike Underwood-Fisher misses the game due to an upper-body injury.

If you're heading to the game, be sure to pick up a copy of the Committed Indian on your way in.  Kelly's Bolland Halloween Mask is being featured inside.  Don't miss you chance at having your own creepy death glare! 

I'll Tell You Who Can Beat the Wiz - Blackhawks vs. Fatty Rick Nash's Preview

Written by Hattie on .

Time: 7:30 PM
TV / Radio: WGN / WGN 720
Know Your Foe: Light the Lamp

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In their first central division match up of the year the Blackhawks have the pleasure of hosting the Fatty Rick Nash’s (now with an overpriced side of Wiz!).

Hot off their first first win of the season against the Detroit Red Wings the FRN’s lost to the Buffalo Sabres.

Oh, ummmm...

Whatever. The shitshow dressed up as a hockey game last night down in Raliegh was all tricks I’d like to see over this holiday weekend. I’ve heard enough of the, “I guess we’re just trying to be a little too cute out there”. None of the passes last night were cute, hardly any of them would even be considered passes. Not that history has show us that they let up on the cute at the UC, but hopefully getting outworked last night in all areas knocked some sense into their heads.

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All Tricks & No Treats - Hawks Fall 0-3 to Canes

Written by Kelly Thomas Reardon on .

The Blackhawks came into tonight’s tilt with a seven game point streak and looking to extend that to eight games. The Canes came in with a record of 3-3-3 and a very slow start from Eric Staal.

Three short minutes into the game, a faceoff was up for grabs and the Canes got the puck up to Tim Gleason at the point. Gleason let a wrister fly which was deflected by Tim Brent and past Corey Crawford to give the Canes a 1-0 lead.

The first would end with the 1-0 Canes lead after lots of sloppy and uninspired play by the Hawks. The Hawks just could not keep the puck on their sticks and keep possession in the Canes’ zone save for a couple of shifts by the Brunette/Toews/Sharp line.

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Something Something NASCAR Joke Something - Hawks @ Hurricanes Preview

Written by Andrew Bernier on .

Game Time: 6 PM
TV / Radio: CSN / WGN Radio
Tailgates At Hockey Games: Shutdown Line


There ain't a whole ton to say, so this will be pretty quick.  Nothing I'm about to say will shock you.

The Hurricanes aren't a very good hockey team.  Sure they have their share of players who are pretty good.  Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal jump to mind immediately.  And who can forget former Hawk great player Tuomo Ruutu?

Need a Halloween Costume? BHDL has you Covered!

Written by Kelly Thomas Reardon on .

We here at BHDL can sympathize with all of you slackers out there. Because of that, we've provided an easy and fast last-minute Halloween costume for all of you. The Dave Bolland Death Stare Mask!


As the directions state, simply cut out the face and eyes and proceed to never blink!

You're welcome.

(s/t to @RunsWithHawks for the idea) 

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