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Blackhawks D Michal Rozsival Out for Remainder of Playoffs

Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will miss the remainder of the playoffs after fracturing his left ankle in the team's series-clinching Game 4 victory over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night.

"Michal Rozsival suffered a fractured left ankle during the second period of last night's game," Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement. "He will require surgery to repair it. He is not expected to return to full hockey activity until next season."

Rozsival was injured when he fell awkwardly on his left ankle in the second period of Thursday's win. A win which sends the Blackhawks to their third-straight Western Conference Final.

The 36-year-old Rozsival has played in 10 playoff games this postseason averaging 17:26 of ice time per contest.


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Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

"We've been working on this one for a while," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. "He was a defenseman we really wanted. Setting aside the fact he hasn't played, once we get him up to speed, he's a great player. He's been an elite defenseman for a lot of years.

"We looked around at the other guys. When we get him back on his game, he's a great defenseman, low risk, high reward."

The 39-year-old Timonen has not played this season due to blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, but on Thursday Timonen skated with the Flyers and said he's ready to play.

Timonen ranks third among active defenseman with 571 career points over 15 NHL seasons.

Timonen has declared he will retire at the end of the season.

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Toews, Foligno Announced as All-Star Game Captains

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nick Foligno were named team captains for the 2015 NHL All-Star weekend in Columbus, the league announced Wednesday.

Team Foligno will also include Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane as assistant captains.

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf and New York Rangers winger Rick Nash will be assistant captains for Team Toews.

NHL hockey operations teamed up with the players selected for the game to pick the captains and assistant captains.

"It's pretty cool," Toews said when asked about being selected as a captain. "It's not something I expected. It's definitely an honor, so it's going to be fun sitting across from (Patrick Kane). I'm sure the competition is starting already to see what's going to happen."

As captains, Toews and Foligno will select their teams on Jan. 23 and finalize the rosters for the team skills competition.

The 27-year-old Foligno has 18 goals and 22 assists in 39 games this season. His team will be coached by Kings coach Darryl Sutter.

The 26-year-old Toews has 13 goals and 25 assists in 43 games this season. His team will be coached by Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette.

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Chicago Blackhawks Skate Past Edmonton Oilers, 7-1

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(EDMONTON, Alberta) -- Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored twice while forward Marian Hossa had a goal and three assists as Chicago (12-7-1; 25pts) iced the Edmonton Oilers (6-13-2; 14pts), 7-1 on Saturday night.

Toews scored his first goal of the game at 3:48 into the first period with an assist from forward Brandon Saad and Hossa. His second goal came at 15:56 into the opening frame to give Chicago a 3-0 lead.

The Blackhawks also received goals from center Marcus Kruger, forward Kris Versteeg, defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Patrick Kane.

Goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 24 of 25 shots he faced for Chicago while Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth were a combined 23 of 30 in the net for Edmonton.

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Blackhawks Agree to 8-Year Contracts with Kane & Toews

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contracts with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the team announced on Wednesday. Each deal is worth $84 million, according to ESPN.

The contracts will take the pair through the 2022-23 season.

“It’s great to be able to continue my career in Chicago,” said Kane in a statement. “Playing with the best organization in sports and the best fans in the game is a blessing. Since I was drafted by the Blackhawks, the people of Chicago have really embraced me and treated me with nothing but respect. I look forward to many more years of success with the Blackhawks.”

Kane has 178 goals and 315 assists in 515 regular-season career games, while Toews has 195 goals and 245 assists in 484 regular-season career games.

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Kings Rally Again to Upend Blackhawks

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jonathan Toews scored twice in the first period, but the Los Angeles Kings found a way to rally again to beat Chicago, 4-3, in Game 3 of their Western Conference Final. The Kings now lead the best-of-seven series two games to one.

Los Angeles trailed 2-0 in Game 2, but reeled off six straight goals to rout the Blackhawks and tie up the series. On Saturday, a similar effort was turned in after LA found themselves trailing 2-1 after on period. Toews opened the scoring just over five minutes in before Slava Voynov tied it up less than a minute later.

Another Toews tally gave Chicago the lead back heading in to the second period. However, the Kings scored three unanswered goals to gain a 4-2 lead midway through the third. Jeff Carter knotted the score at 2-2 12 minutes into the second. He then assisted on the go-ahead goal by Tyler Toffoli six minutes later.

"I'm having so much fun with these guys," said Toffoli, who notched his sixth goal of the postseason. "Getting to play with a guy like Carter is a great opportunity."

Drew Doughty would put the game out of reach with his second goal of the playoffs just over halfway through the third. The Blackhawks went more than 46 minutes of playing time without a goal after Toews made it 2-1 in the first. Patrick Sharp scored a meaningless goal with five seconds to play for the final score line. 

Jonathan Quick made 24 saves for the Kings while Corey Crawford stopped 28 shots in a loss. Game 4 is Monday night in California.

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Crawford Leads Blackhawks to 1-0 Series Lead

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) -- Duncan Keith scored the go-ahead goal twelve minutes into the second period, and Corey Crawford made 25 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated Los Angeles, 3-1 on Sunday. The win gave the defending champs a 1-0 series lead. 

"I think (he) just keeps getting better and better," said teammate Jonathan Toews. "As a team we have to give raising our level of play as the stage gets bigger and bigger. I think if anyone is doing that, it's (him)."

The Chicago netminder leads the NHL with a 1.90 goals against average and a .933 save percentage during the postseason. Crawford has allowed just one goal in each of his last three games.

Chicago opened the scoring on Brandon Saad's power play goal late in the first and looked to have a 2-0 lead after the puck trickled into the back of the net off the skate of Kings' defenseman Slava Voynov. However, upon video review, officials ruled that Toews made incidental contact with goalkeeper Jonathan Quick and waved off the goal.

That allowed Tyler Toffoli a chance to things up five minutes into the second period. As LA looked to take a lead, Crawford came up with multiple big saves before Keith netted his third of the playoffs. Toews would add another goal in the third to give the Blackhawks a two-goal advantage.

Quick made just 17 saves in the loss, even though his team outshot the Hawks 26-20. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks improved to 7-0 at home in the playoffs. Game 2 is set for Wednesday night in Chicago.

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Toews Lifts Blackhawks Over Wild to Take 3-2 Series Lead

Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Jonathan Toews knocks a bouncing puck past Ilya Bryzgalov early in the third period to give the Chicago Blackhawks the lead for good as they beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Sunday, in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal.

Chicago now leads the series 3-2.

Wild winger Erik Haula got the scoring started in the first period when he scored on his own rebound. The score stayed that way until the second period when Hawks winger Bryan Bickell scored his sixth goal of the season, this one on the power-play, to tie the game at two. It stayed that way until Toews scored the eventual game-winner in the third.

"The whole game, the whole series has been very tight," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "Still not a lot of room and space, but that's what we've got to fight through. I thought we showed more determination in the puck area tonight."

Though it was stil tough to get pucks past Bryzgalov. He made 26 saves in the loss.

Corey Crawford stopped 27 for Chicago, which can now wrap up the series Tuesday night in Minnesota.

"We just need a better effort," Wild winger Zach Parise said. "Not that it was terrible. I mean, we had our chance to win at the end of the game. We did some things really well. But I think we can be better, and we know we can be better."

The fact that Game 6 is in Minnesota makes that statement sound even better. The Wild have yet to lose at the Xcel Energy Center this postseason.

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Blackhawks Score Four in the 3rd to Blast Blues Out of the Playoffs

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks scored four fourth period goals to blast the St. Louis Blues 5-1 Sunday and win the best-of-seven first-round series in six games. 

The lost the first two games of the series before rattling off four-straight victories. 

"It was one play here, one play there," Blues captain David Backes said. "But it was on our stick and we needed to get the job done. We didn't get it done and we're going home too early."

In this game, the score was tied 1-1 heading into the third period, but Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp both scored in the opening 2:01 of the period to give the Hawks the lead for good. 

"They (Blues) were dominating the first 40 minutes here and we came back with maybe the best period of the year," coach Joel Quenneville said.

Corey Crawford continued his solid play making 35 saves in the win. 

Chicago now awaits the winner of the Colorado/Minnesota series. 

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Canada Defeats Sweden, 3-0 to Win Men's Ice Hockey Gold

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Sport(SOCHIT, Russia) -- Canada shut down Sweden, 3-0 on Sunday to win their second consecutive gold medal in men’s Ice Hockey.

Center Jonathan Toews put Canada on the board first at 12:55 into the opening period with an assist from center Jeff Carter and defenseman Shea Weber. Center Sidney Crosby extended the lead at 15:43 into the second period.  

Forward Chris Kunitz scored at 9:04 into the third period as Canada wins their ninth Ice Hockey gold medal and their third in the last four Winter Olympics.

Goaltender Carey Price stopped all 24 shots he faced. Canada didn’t allow a goal since the first period of the quarterfinals against Latvia, shutting out the United States and Sweden.

Nicklas Backstrom didn’t play after he failed a doping test, according to a Swedish Olympic official. The team believes an allergy medication caused the failed test.

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