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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  • Goaltending and offense have Blackhawks trending the right way

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Chicago Blackhawks got back to .500 with a 7-7-4 record following a 5-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday in Sin City. The Hawks have won four of their past six games and have grabbed nine out of the last 12 possible points. Why the turnaround after a slow start to the 2019-20 season? First, the goaltending. Robin Lehner and Corey Crawford have been as good as expected as a tandem in net […]

  • Seabrook scratched for Sunday’s game vs. Kings

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia A surprising lineup change was announced following Sunday’s optional morning skate. Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton told the media Brent Seabrook would be out of the lineup against the LA Kings Sunday night. “Well we want to get Gilbert in and it’s a back to back, so it’s a good opportunity to give Seabs a rest and see what Gilbert has,” Colliton said of the move. When asked how the three-time Stanley Cup champ took it, […]

  • Eddie Olczyk talks ‘Beating the Odds’

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Despite being an open book in interviews and on broadcasts about his days as a player – and more importantly – his battle with and victory over colon cancer, there was still a lot for Eddie Olczyk to write about. The 53-year-old beloved broadcaster tells all in Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life. “I think that when you are in the so-called ‘public eye’, people, they they feel for you, they worry […]

  • If it’s not the Blackhawks’ line combinations, what is it?

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton made some interesting comments following an unsettling 4-1 loss at home vs. the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night. “There’s a lot of talk about combinations, line combinations,” Colliton said following the Hawks’ third straight loss and final outing of a seven-game homestand where they went 2-3-2. “It’s not the combos.” Chicago’s lines have looked like this the past few games: Alex DeBrincat — Jonathan Toews — Andrew Shaw Dylan Strome — Kirby […]

  • Kirby Dach stays in Blackhawks lineup vs. Golden Knights

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia  Blackhawks center, and the No. 3 overall pick of the of the 2019 NHL Draft, Kirby Dach, will play in his second straight NHL game after making his debut on Oct. 20 in a 5-3 loss against the Washington Capitals. Dach, 18, was – 1 and logged 13:41 of ice time in his debut. Him and the Hawks will be facing another tough team on Tuesday in the Vegas Golden Knights (6-4-0). “I think he did […]

  • Kirby Dach makes NHL debut with Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Kirby Dach, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on Sunday in a 5-3 loss against the Washington Capitals. “Obviously you want to win in your first game in and help the team that way,” Dach, 18, said. “But, I felt good out there. At the same time, there’s things I can clean up in my game to kind of help the team moving forward.” Dach […]

  • Kirby Dach set to make NHL debut with Blackhawks Sunday

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Kirby Dach, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, is set to make his debut with the Blackhawks on Sunday against the Washington Capitals at the United Center. “Yeah, it’s a pretty surreal feeling,” Dach said. “It’s kind of a whirlwind. You’re just kind of getting thrown in right away and you don’t really have time to react. “You just kind of got to focus on the game and not really sit back […]

  • Lehner, Toews shine in 3-2 OT win vs. Blue Jackets

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Robin Lehner got his second start in net with the Blackhawks in Friday’s 3-2 overtime victory against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets and made 37 saves in his first win with Chicago. “I felt really good,” Lehner said. “The problem is the schedule has been a little bit what it is. The schedule’s going to speed up for us a little bit now to kind of get into it more. “But [I] feel good out there. […]

  • Crawford, Blackhawks win first game of the season 3-1 over Oilers

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Corey Crawford got the start over Robin Lehner and looked sharp after puck drop, stopping all 12 Oilers’ shots in the first period. He would remain sharp for the rest of the game. Patrick Kane scored the first goal of the game 4:11 into the second period, beating Edmonton goalie Mike Smith glove side with a wrist shot. Kane quickly got the shot off from a Dylan Strome pass after the Hawks won an offensive zone […]

  • Crawford starts as Blackhawks look for first win against unbeaten Oilers

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia In a fairly surprising move, Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton is starting Corey Crawford against the red-hot, 5-0-0, Edmonton Oilers. It’s not so much that the two-time Stanley Cup champion is starting, it’s that he’s getting the net over Robin Lehner. In his Chicago debut on Saturday, Lehner looked sharp saving 30 of 33 Winnipeg Jets shots, despite the Hawks losing in overtime 3-2. “Both guys are going to get in,” Colliton said following Monday’s morning skate. […]

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