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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  • Dylan Sikura impresses in NHL debut with Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Newest Blackhawks forward Dylan Sikura made his NHL debut Thursday night. The Aurora, Ontario native skated on the Hawks’ second line on the right wing of recent call-up Victor Ejdsell and opposite rookie sensation Alex DeBrincat. Sikura picked up his first NHL point in his debut, grabbing a secondary assist on an Erik Gustafsson breakaway tally that made it 5-1 Hawks in the second period. He picked up his second with another assist, this time on […]

  • Ejdsell has strong NHL debut in Hawks’ Shootout loss to Sharks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Victor Ejdsell, an emergency recall from Rockford, was thrown right into the fire on Monday night for his NHL debut. The 22-year-old Swedish forward, who came over from the Ryan Hartman to Nashville trade on February 26, centered the Hawks’ top line between Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane. “It was super fun to be with them,” Ejdsell said of his new linemates. “They are great guys and incredible hockey players. They helped me a lot. It […]

  • Blackhawks hit new low in 5-2 loss to Canucks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia After the Blackhawks were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the first time in 10 years on Tuesday after losing to the Colorado Avalanche 5-1, it was hard to imagine things could get any worse. Enter the bottom feeders of the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver hold the worst record in the West and the second worst league-wide heading into Chicago on Thursday. Alexander Edler scored at 7:11 into the game to give the Canucks […]

  • Blackhawks officially eliminated from playoff contention

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The nail was unmercifully hammered into the coffin of the Blackhawks’ playoff chances by Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche, who beat the Hawks 5-1 on Tuesday night. After 74 games of highly disappointing and unusually below-average hockey from the former gold standard of the NHL, the 2017-2018 Hawks were essentially put out of their misery. Things started out all right for Chicago, as they usually do, when Brent Seabrook opened the scoring at 15:45 into […]

  • DeBrincat’s third hat trick this season not enough for a Blackhawks’ win

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Even with a 13-game goalless streak coming into Sunday’s game, the Blackhawks have gotten what they wanted out of rookie Alex DeBrincat this season. The 20-year-old Michigan native has proven to be a prolific play-maker that continually improved his two-way game throughout the disappointing season. “It’s nice,” DeBrincat said of his rookie season success. “But it’s tough to be happy when we’re not where we want to be.” Before Sunday’s game at the United Center vs. […]

  • Blackhawks welcome gold medalists Kendall Coyne and Alex Rigsby

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia It wasn’t a coincidence 25-year-old Palos Heights native Kendall Coyne found herself being lifted up into the air by fiance Michael Schofield with a gold medal dangling around her neck in Gangneung, South Korea a couple weeks ago. It was over twenty years of dedication to hockey that got her there. The Carl Sandburg high school graduate, who had two goals and an assist in the 2018 Winter Olympics tournament for Team USA’s Women’s hockey club, […]

  • Tommy Wingels returns to the United Center

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia¬† Fans may not have wanted the Blackhawks to part with Tommy Wingels, who returned to the United Center Sunday for the first time since being traded to the Boston Bruins on February 26. The Wilmette native may not have wanted to leave either, but after playing for the San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins in the past 14 months, he’s learned to adjust to new beginnings, even though it can be tricky. […]

  • Scott Darling’s homecoming a win for him, loss for Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia For the current Blackhawks, the games don’t mean much these days as there’s almost a 0% chance the Blackhawks are playoff bound this season, but for former Hawks like Scott Darling and Teuvo Teravainen who got the better of them Thursday night, it meant everything. “Any win right now is good,” said Darling, who returned to the United Center for the first time since he was traded to Carolina after last season. “I feel like I’ve […]

  • 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 […]