Blackhawks give GM Bowman a 3-year extension

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Blackhawks give GM Bowman a 3-year extension

The Chicago Blackhawks have given general manager Stan Bowman a three-year contract extension that will run through the end of the 2015-16 season, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Bowman, 38, is about to start his 11th season with the Blackhawks.

I am very proud of the direction that Stan has taken our hockey operations group in from the moment he took over the role, Blackhawks Team President and CEO John McDonough said.

Bowman has locked up several core players for the Blackhawks, including Patrick Sharp, who signed a five-year extension in early August. He also signed head coach Joel Quenneville through the 2013-14 season.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

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Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick leads Panthers rout of Blackhawks

Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick leads Panthers rout of Blackhawks

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Marchessault scored his first career hat trick, James Reimer stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Florida Panthers routed the Chicago Blackhawks 7-0 on Saturday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and three assists, and Aleksander Barkov added a goal and two assists for Florida. Reilly Smith and Nick Bjugstad also scored to give the Panthers their largest margin of victory since an 8-0 win over Toronto on Feb. 5, 2008.

Marchessault had two goals in a 3-1 win over Arizona on Thursday. He has nine goals over his last nine games and leads the Panthers with 28.

Corey Crawford stopped 21 shots for the Blackhawks before being lifted at 4:59 of the third for Scott Darling, who allowed three goals on six shots.

Already leading 3-0, the Panthers poured in four goals in the third.