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Blackhawks acquire Pirri in trade with Golden Knights

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Brandon Pirri in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday, reuniting the forward with his first NHL team. The Blackhawks sent Dylan Sikura to Vegas for the 29-year-old Pirri, who split last season between the Golden Knights and Chicago of the American...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dominik Kubalik (8) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, in Detroit. Heading into his rookie season with the Blackhawks, Kubalik just focused on making the team. Now his contract situation is one of the biggest questions for the Blackhawks. Kubalik is eligible for restricted free agency after he led NHL rookies with 30 goals this year. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Blackhawks F Kubalik keeping quiet about free agency

Aug. 27, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Heading into his rookie season with the Chicago Blackhawks, Dominik Kubalik just focused on making the team. Now his contract situation is one of the biggest questions for the Blackhawks. Kubalik is eligible for restricted free agency after he led NHL rookies with 30 goals this season. He...

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) makes the save on Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen (18) during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoff second-round series Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lehner's gets 1st playoff shutout, Knights top Canucks 5-0

Aug. 24, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner recorded his first career playoff shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Sunday night in the first game of their second round playoff series. The 29-year-old Lehner, who is playing for his fifth NHL team, turned aside 26 shots. “I...

Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after a win over the Chicago Blackhawk in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. The Golden Knights won the series. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Knights wonder what time off will look like after advancing

Aug. 19, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Normally, finishing off a playoff series early means rest and a chance to unwind, maybe spend time with family. For the Vegas Golden Knights, they have no idea what their time will look like inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton while they wait for the next round of the Stanley Cup...

Vegas Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault (81) is in the net as Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) waits for him to get out during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Crawford's future in doubt, Blackhawks confront uncertainty

Aug. 19, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

It's not lost on Jonathan Toews that if the NHL regular season had finished as scheduled, the Chicago Blackhawks wouldn't have made the playoffs. When they got that chance in an expanded 24-team field, the three-time Stanley Cup-winning captain shelved worries about the future of the franchise, and whether...

Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) and Alex Tuch (89) celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden Knights eliminate Blackhawks with 4-3 win in Game 5

Aug. 19, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Facing an early deficit, the Vegas Golden Knights were sparked by its stars, setting the stage for Alex Tuch to send top-seed in the Western Conference into the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tuch scored the tiebreaking goal 1:34 into the third period, and the Vegas...

Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) looks for the rebound off Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Crawford stars as Blackhawks beat Golden Knights 3-1

Aug. 16, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were in deep trouble. That's when Corey Crawford took over. Crawford made 48 saves in a stellar performance, and the Blackhawks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Sunday night to stay alive in their first-round playoff series. “It’s probably...

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) scoops the puck from the net as the New York Islanders celebrate their goal during third-period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders, Canucks, Flames try to get one win from advancing

Aug. 16, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz knows just how capable the Washington Capitals are in coming back from an 0-2 series deficit. They did it two years ago in the first round against Columbus when he was the Capitals' coach and they were on their Stanley Cup championship run. Now, with the Islanders holding a...

Vegas Golden Knights' Brayden McNabb (3) and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) celebrate the win over the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Fleury, Golden Knights beat Blackhawks for 3-0 series lead

Aug. 16, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots and the Vegas Golden Knights held off the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. William Karlsson and Patrick Brown scored for the Golden Knights. Vegas is 6-0 in the postseason, having also won all...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save as Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) closes in with Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) looking on during third-period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning confident they'll rebound against Blue Jackets

Aug. 14, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

Resilience is one of the keys to success in the NHL playoffs. The seventh-seeded Columbus Blue Jackets exhibited it in rebounding from a five-overtime loss its first-round series against Tampa Bay. Now, it’s the second-seeded Lightning’s turn to answer the challenge of moving on from a disappointing...