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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  • Toews’ OT goal lifts Blackhawks over Avalanche

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson had a fine Tuesday. Most recently, he scored the first goal of the game at 5:08 in the first period against the visiting Colorado Avalanche. Gustafsson intended to pass it to Patrick Kane near the net, but it deflected off an Avalanche skate and snuck past Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov. “Tried to find Kaner’ [Patrick Kane] on the backdoor there,” Gustafsson said. “Came off the skate and I saw it go in, […]

  • Blackhawks grant a big wish

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia There was a big picture moment for the Blackhawks on Tuesday following the team’s morning skate before they took on the Colorado Avalanche. In wake of a troubling season for the NHL’s former gold standard, the Hawks did what they do best. They made a kid’s day who needed it more than any player or fan. It was 12-year-old Mason Berg’s wish to skate with the Blackhawks. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Chicago Blackhawks […]

  • Blackhawks trade Ryan Hartman to Predators

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks traded forward Ryan Hartman to Central division rivals the Nashville Predators on Monday morning before the trade deadline. Their asking price for the feisty winger with a scoring touch was high. Hartman had eight goals and 17 assists with the Hawks this season. Last year, he scored 19 goals in his first full NHL season. The Sun Times reported the Hawks were asking for a first round pick and more for Hartman, who also […]

  • Berube shines in first start with Blackhawks

    by Scott King Twitter: @ScottKingMedia J.F. Berube started in net for the Blackhawks Friday night vs. the visiting San Jose Sharks.  It was Berube’s first NHL start since March 13, 2017 when was in net for the New York Islanders for an 8-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. The goaltender had a relief appearance for the Hawks back on December 6 at Washington. Berube saved 12 of 14 Capitals’ shots and the Caps beat the Hawks 6-2. Then he spent […]

  • Blackhawks’ “One More Shift” campaign does more than excite fans

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia They leave their blood, sweat and tears on the ice or in old Indian Head sweaters once they hang their skates up, thinking they’ll never sport the jersey and the gear on the team’s ice again. But for cherished Blackhawks alumni, the organization’s marketing machine decided that won’t be the case. The Hawks’ “One More Shift” campaign started with Denis Savard on Nov. 13, 2016 when Chicago took on another team of Savard’s, the Montreal Canadiens. […]

  • Photo Gallery: Blackhawks give WGN’s Troy Murray “One More Shift”

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia “I wanted to stick around,” Troy Murray said on the Blackhawks game broadcast Wednesday night following his suiting up in Hawks gear and throwing on his old number 19 jersey as part of the Blackhawks’ “One More Shift” initiative. To the delight of Hawks fans, Murray has stuck around. In his 10 seasons with the Blackhawks (1981-1991), the now WGN Radio color analyst was awarded the Selke trophy as the league’s best defensive forward in 1986 […]

  • Big night for Kane leads to shootout win for Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Patrick Kane looked up to the task of putting the Blackhawks on his back again, at least offensively, Wednesday night. Kane scored at 14:19 in the first period after swatting in his own rebound on the blue paint behind Ottawa Senators goalie Mike Condon. Vinnie Hinostroza helped create the play by driving hard to the net with the puck. He picked up an assist on the goal. “Speed up the middle,” Kane said. “Makes a great […]

  • Blackhawks’ onslaught of scoring snaps eight-game losing streak

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Despite having 24 games left to play heading into Saturday, the Blackhawks still had less than a 1% chance of making the playoffs according to models like Hockey-Reference.com’s. If they want to keep hope alive and shake an eight-game losing streak, they’d have to do so against the visiting Washington Capitals, who sit at fourth place in the East, and against Alex Ovechkin, who already has 65 points on the season. The Hawks drew first blood […]

  • Goals from Keith and Saad not enough to avoid eighth straight loss

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks don’t really have much to play for anymore. According to Hockey-Reference.com’s model, the Blackhawks have a less than one percent chance of making the playoffs despite having 25 regular season games left counting Thursday night’s contest vs. the Anaheim Ducks. Normally bottom six forwards Lance Bouma and Tommy Wingels received top six promotions for consistently gutsy play of late, an honor that may not have been bestowed upon them if the team had a […]

  • Vets score for Blackhawks, but not enough to avoid fourth straight loss

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks sat seven points out of a playoff spot after dropping their last three straight games. Thursday night they had a chance to improve their place in the standings vs. the visiting Dallas Stars, who had possession of the number one Wild Card spot, 10 points ahead of the Hawks. Prior to Patrick Kane’s goal with five seconds left in regulation on Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames, the last fourteen Blackhawks goals came from […]