Scott King is the co-host of WGN Radio’s “Blackhawks Crazy” podcast and a contributor to RedEye, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and Playboy.

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  • Big night for Kane extends Blackhawks’ winning streak to five games

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Things have been trending up for the Blackhawks, who were riding a four-game winning streak before taking on the Minnesota Wild Sunday night. Not only did the Hawks grab some much-needed points in that span, but found their game and more importantly, their identity in doing so. With scoring contributions across the board, especially in the team’s 5-1 victory in Winnipeg Thursday night, a defense that’s slowly but surely become more sound, and a top goaltender […]

  • DeBrincat’s play-making ability helping top line produce

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Will he make the team? How long will he play up with Chicago? Will he get a chance to play on the first line? For now, those questions are in Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat’s rearview mirror. The 19-year-old, 5-foot-7 winger’s 12 goals are the second most among league rookies. Want two 3rd row tickets to the Blackhawks’ Feb. 21 game vs. the Ottawa Senators??? Not a bad Christmas present… More importantly, the Michigan native is helping […]

  • Blackhawks still not backing up their backup

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Backup goaltender Anton Forsberg was in net for the second straight game in two nights for the Blackhawks after starting goalie Corey Crawford was placed on IR Friday with a lower body injury. Forsberg made 33 saves in Saturday’s shootout loss to the Dallas Stars. The backup logged a record of 1-2-3, a .910 save percentage and a 3.34 goals against average for the season prior to Sunday night’s tilt vs. the LA Kings. All three […]

  • Crawford’s shutout streak ends in loss to Canadiens

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Things were trending upward for the Hawks prior to Sunday’s bout vs. the visiting Montreal Canadiens. After failing to convert on 18 straight power plays and losing three straight, Chicago scored power play goals in back-to-back games Wednesday and Saturday that sparked a two-game winning streak. Most impressive from the last two games is goaltender Corey Crawford recording shutouts in both contests. Crawford made 35 saves vs. the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday and 24 in Minnesota […]

  • King of Comedy: Tim Meadows on his time at SNL

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The 1990s are well-represented in Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications at the SNL: The Experience exhibit. For Tim Meadows, who started on the show in 1991 and left in 2000, the years were meaningful ones in which he honed his craft and made lifelong friends. “I [just] got a call from (Adam) Sandler about doing some stand up shows in Vegas in November,” the formed Second City Chicago cast member said. “It’s like people I’ve worked with […]

  • Blackhawks snap losing streak and power play drought

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville erupted during the team’s post-practice huddle on Tuesday. Quenneville has been known to voice frustration with on-ice officials in that fashion, but never players and never at practice. He made it clear he was displeased with the team’s lack of intensity and that it would no longer be tolerated. The players had an opportunity to collectively respond to their coach’s disapproval and improve upon their 5-5-2 record Wednesday night at the […]

  • Coach Q wants more intensity in practice and games

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia A fuming Joel Quenneville had the Blackhawks skating laps to end Tuesday morning’s practice. When the team gathered following the extra skating, Quenneville seemed to have some not so happy words for the players before walking off the ice. “[I] didn’t like the last part of our practice,” Quenneville said of the unusual conclusion to practice. “The intensity and the pace went down. Tough to look at it and I was just [saying] ‘let’s go.’” The […]

  • King of Comedy: Chicago’s Redd and Null dish on being new at SNL

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia It’s hardly news that the Chicago to Saturday Night Live pipeline remains intact. New cast members this season Chris Redd and Luke Null returned to the Windy City last weekend for SNL: the Experience‘s opening night party at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. 32-year-old Chris Redd honed his craft at such Windy City comedy clubs as the Laugh Factory and Jokes N’ Notes before getting the call. “They hang the SNL thing above your head when […]

  • Toews and Saad address Blackhawks’ lull in scoring

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia It may be more than just a scoring drought for the Blackhawks, who’ve dropped their last five of six games. Perhaps it’s an energy drought or an effort drought that’s given the Hawks just 11 goals in their last six games after scoring 21 in their first four. After starting the season 4-1-1, Chicago’s record has dipped to 5-5-2. “I think some games it’s been about speed and work ethic, being hard to play against,” said […]

  • Lots of shots, but not goals in Blackhawks’ loss to Preds

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks had a new look for their second game of the season series vs. the Nashville Predators Friday night. Changes included Alex DeBrincat jumping up to the Hawks’ first line alongside Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad and Richard Panik dropping down to the second line with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz. On October 14 in Chicago, the Hawks beat the Preds 2-1 in overtime. Saad scored the game-winner and Patrick Sharp lit the lamp in […]