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Corey Crawford allowed two goals in the Blackhawks’ 2-0 loss to the Blues on Sunday. He saved 24-26 shots against in the loss. He dropped his record to 15-20-3 with a 2.79 GAA and a .916 SV%.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford played well in the loss. There is nothing he could have done to help secure win other than shutting out the Blues. The Blackhawks’ have now only scored one goal in their two previous games combined.

Category: Game Recaps


Patrick Kane scored the lone Blackhawks' goal in their 2-1 loss to the Red Wings on Friday. He was a plus one with one goal on six SOG in 24:13 of ice-time. He now has 31 goals and 51 assists in 68 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Kane is having a great offensive season. this is to be expected going forward and at least for the next few years to come.

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Jonathan Toews scored a goal in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win over the Oilers on Thursday. He had one goal on four SOG in 19:47 of ice-time. Toews now has 18 goals and 39 assists in 67 games played this season.

Fantasy Impact: Toews has been playing great lately even if it is not showing up on the score sheet. He has been one of the best captains in the league over the last decade and it shows still. His skill may have diminished but his will to win has not.

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Alex DeBrincat scored two goals in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win over the Oilers on Thursday. He was a plus two with two goals on six SOG in 14:07 of ice-time. DeBrincat now has 18 goals and 24 assists in 67 games played this season.

Fantasy Impact: DeBrincat has been one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy hockey this season outside of injuries. After scoring 40 goals last season DeBrincat should barely cross the 20-goal mark. He was taken off the second line and has seen his numbers vanish. The goals snapped a five game goalless streak.

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Alex Nylander registered two points in the Blackhawks’ 6-2 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He was a plus three with one goal, one assist and three SOG in 13:48 of ice-time. Nylander now has nine goals and 14 assists in 61 games played this season.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander started the season on the first line with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews but that did not work out. If he ever had fantasy value that was the time. Those days are gone and so he should be on the waiver wire.

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Drake Caggiula scored a goal in the Blackhawks’ 6-2 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He was a plus one with a goal, two PIM and three SOG in 14:13 of ice-time. Caggiula now has nine goals and six assists in 37 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Caggiula was a first liner for a while until he was recently dropped to the third line. He does not have fantasy value now will he this season.

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David Kampf finished of the scoring in the Blackhawks’ 6-2 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He had one goal, two PIM and three SOG in 11:27 of ice-time. Kampf now has eight goals and eight assists in 66 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Kampf is not a fantasy asset. He is a fourth line center who kills penalties.

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Dylan Strome had three points in the Blackhawks’ 6-2 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He was a plus two with two goals, one assist and five SOG in 13:59 of ice-time. Strome now has 12 goals and 24 assists in 54 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Strome could become a useful fantasy piece if he continues to center the Patrick Kane line. He should be added to watchlists in shallow leagues and in deeper leagues he should be added. The biggest issue is the Blackhawks’ have been changing their lines up often this season.

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Connor Murphy lit the lamp in the Blackhawks’ 6-5 loss to the Blues on Tuesday. He was a minus 2 with a goal, two PIM and five SOG in 24:25 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy now has five goals and 13 assists on the season. He did not see any power-play time but did see an uptick of ice-time. Without power-play ice-time he is not rosterable.

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Brandon Saad scored a power-play goal in the Blackhawks’ 6-5 loss to the Blues on Tuesday. He was a minus one with a goal, a PPG and six SOG in 19:00 of ice-time. Saad now has 19 goals and 10 assists in 51-games played this season.

Fantasy Impact: Saad was a big name on the trade market but didn’t go anywhere. He is signed thru the 2020-2021 season which makes sense why the Blackhawks kept him. His six-million-dollar cap hit is a little steep for someone who has never reached 55-points and has not reached 50 since 2016-2017.

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Duncan Keith scored his 100th career goal in the Blackhawks’ 6-5 loss to the Blues on Tuesday. He had one goal, one assist, one PPG, two PPP and four SOG in 27:42 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Keith has never been a good goal scorer. He was named on the top 100 greatest players of all time back in 2017 which should make him a lock for the Hall of Fame. He is still a good assist in fantasy but is no longer a must start player.

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Robin Lehner has been traded to the Las Vegas Golden Knights for an unknown return. (Source: Darren Dreger on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: WOW! Lehner to the Knights was never on the known radar. He is the most talented goalie on the roster at this point in their careers. It is unknown who will see the playoffs starts at this time but the next couple of months should decide that.

Category: Transactions


Erik Gustafsson has been traded to the Calgary Flames for conditional draft picks not known at this time. (Source: Blackhawks talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gustafsson is an offensive minded defenseman who has been disappointing this season. The trade probably has more to do with the health of Mark Giordano than anything. He is not worth an add and will see a dip in minutes especially as soon as Giordano returns from injury.

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Dominik Kubalik scored the lone Blackhawks' goal in their 2-1 loss to the Stars on Sunday. He was a minus one with one goal, one PPG ad two SOG in 23:21 of ice-time. Kubalik now has 26 goals and 13 assists in 60 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Kubalik is in the midst of a tremendous season. He is leading all rookies with 26 goals. He has been an utter surprise to everyone even the Blackhawks' biggest fans. Look for him to keep this going the rest of the season.

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Ryan Carpenter scored a goal in the Blackhawks' 3-2 loss to the Jets on Sunday. He was a plus one wit one goal on three SOG in 16:05 of ice-time. He now has three goals and 12 assists in 58 games played.

Fantasy Impact: Carpenter is not anything special. He is not worth an add despite playing on the second line. Anyone could register a couple of more points playing with the future Hall of Famer.

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Adam Boqvist finds twine

Wed, Feb 12th 11:56am EST
By Douglas Roth

Adam Boqvist scored a goal in after missing the Blackhawks’ previous game for injury. The Blackhawks’ lost on Tuesday 5-3 to the Oilers. He was a minus one with one goal on two SOG in 19:15 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Boquis now has four goals and four assists in his first 30 games of his NHL career. He has seen a lot of opportunity and has not yet capitalized on them. He should be on all watch lists because he has a high pedigree and is seeing important ice-time.

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Olli Maatta scored a game tying goal late in the third period in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Wild on Tuesday. He was a plus one with one goal on two SOG in 19:12 of ice-time. Maatta now has four goals and ten assists on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Maata has been playing more with the injuries to the Blackhawks blue line. The only problem is he is not seeing any time on the powerplay therefore he should be kept on the waiver wire.

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Happy 19th Birthday Kirby Dach

Wed, Jan 22nd 9:14am EST
By Douglas Roth

Kirby Dach had a two-point night in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to the Panthers on Tuesday. He was a plus one with a goal, an assist and two SOG.

Fantasy Impact: Dach has played well for an 18-year-old. He now has seven goals and seven assists thru 45 games. He is not fantasy viable at this point in his career but might become a fantasy starter later down the line. He shows some skill but seems gun shy to pull the trigger with the puck. As long as he stays on the power-play it would be tough to imagine he does not see an uptick in points. 

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Zack Smith scores twice

Wed, Jan 15th 11:25pm EST
By Douglas Roth

Zack Smith scored twice in the Blackhawks' 4-1 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. He was a plus two with two goals, one SHG, two PIM and four SOG in 13:44 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Smith scoring twice in the same game is rare. He doubled his goal total on the season in Wednesday's match with the Canadiens. He should stay on the waiver wire in 100% of leagues.

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Brent Seabrook underwent shoulder surgery and is out the remainder of the season. He will also need to undergo two hip surgeries in the coming months. He has been placed on LTIR. (Source: Chicago Blackhawks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is safe to assume that Seabrook has suited up for the last time. Although he is a warrior and will try his best to come back hip surgeries are death sentences for NHLer's especially in their mid 30's.

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