Blackhawks lend a helping hand at World Championships

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Blackhawks lend a helping hand at World Championships

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith picked up a pair of assists in Canada's 5-3 win over Finland in the 2012 IIHF World Championships Friday.

Keith assisted on the game-tying goal by Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes late in the second period. He added another point when Jordan Eberle scored an empty-net goal with 24 seconds remaining. Patrick Sharp did not pick up a point in the win.

In other action, Viktor Stalberg was the only Hawks member of Team Sweden to earn a point in their 7-3 loss to Russia. Stalberg picked up the primary assist on the opening goal of the match when Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators put one past Russia goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson were held scoreless.

The Czech Republic scored six goals in their shutout of Italy, but Michael Frolik did not factor into any of them.

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.

The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.

First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.

Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.

Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.

He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.

Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?

Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.

The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes?  They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.

They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.

Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.