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Emery gets the nod tonight in Phoenix

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Emery gets the nod tonight in Phoenix

GLENDALE, Ariz. Corey Crawford had a solid 2013 debut in the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday. But with a busy schedule, coach Joel Quenneville turns to his backup for tonight.
Ray Emery will get the start in goal when the Blackhawks play the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at Jobing.Com Arena. It was a bit of a surprise, only because were just two games into the season. But with the 48-game schedule being as tight as it is, Quenneville wanted to go with Emery.
With the back-to-back games, with six games in nine days, we want to get Ray in a game, get him part of the team right off the bat and get a game under his belt as well, Quenneville said Sunday morning. He played well for us when he played for us last year, as well.
Emery was solid last season, and provided strong relief when Crawford struggled. The Blackhawks will have a fast-and-furious schedule these next few weeks, and that includes a lot of road games. Last week, he said a few factors could dictate how he split Crawford and Emerys time, including necessary rest, back-to-backs and playing the hot hand.
Even or not, with back-to-backs theyll (both) get a chance to play, he said. The way they play dictates how often they play. A lot of decisions come into if theyre playing well and if we need to monitor their rest.

Niklas Hjalmarsson says goodbye to Chicago in emotional Instagram post

Niklas Hjalmarsson says goodbye to Chicago in emotional Instagram post

Niklas Hjalmarsson has called Chicago home ever since he was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2005. But now it's time for a new chapter.

After being traded to the Arizona Coyotes in June, the former Blackhawks defenseman officially said goodbye to the city he spent a decade in and helped bring three Stanley Cups to with an emotional Instagram post that perfectly sums up his time here:

One marriage. Two kids. Three rings. 

Hjalmarsson will forever hold a special place in the hearts of Blackhawks fans.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Saad Father II

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Saad Father II

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, CSN's Pat Boyle goes 1-on-1 with Brandon Saad.

The two-time Stanley Cup Champion discusses the disappointment of getting traded just two weeks after winning the Cup in 2015, plus what’s the biggest difference between Joel Quenneville and his former Columbus coach, John Tortorella?

Saad also breaks down some of his favorite moments from his first stint with the Blackhawks, getting engaged, similarities between the Penguins and Blackhawks and of all his nicknames, which one is his favorite?

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below: