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Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks surviving without Duncan Keith

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Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks surviving without Duncan Keith

CSN's Luke Stuckmeyer and Tracey Myers preview the Blackhawks' brief two-game road trip in the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.

The Blackhawks were dealt a massive blow last week when reigning Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith was placed on long-term injured reserve with a meniscus tear in his right knee.

Despite playing without arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, the Blackhawks have responded by winning three straight games, including shutouts over the Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks.

After a brief two-day rest, the Blackhawks will hit the road to take on the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild in back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday night.

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Both of those teams have given the Blackhawks regular-season trouble over the last few years.

"They [the Jets] went through some personnel changes, and I think some of them were good," CSNChicago.com Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers said. "I'm very curious to see how they do this year. They've given the Blackhawks a bit of a tougher team as we've gone along here. I expect that again."

See what else Stuckmeyer and Myers had to say in the video above.

Blackhawks honor Dave Bolland with “One More Shift” Friday

Blackhawks honor Dave Bolland with “One More Shift” Friday

Former Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland will be honored with “One More Shift” on the ice at United Center this Friday prior to Hawks matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bolland will stand with the team during the National Anthem and skate on ice in full gear. Along with time on ice, the United Center will also honor Bolland by showcasing his career highlights throughout the arena.

The Blackhawks will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their 2010 Stanley Cup win at five games this season, coinciding with “One More Shift” nights to honor individual players.  The United Center Atrium doors will open at 4pm, giving fans a chance to look at the interactive photo opportunities and historical items on display. Bolland will participate in a Q&A in the atrium at 6:30 p.m. before he hits the ice.

Dave Bolland was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2004 and spent ten seasons of his NHL career in Chicago. Bolland played with the team during two Stanley Cup championships, scoring the game-winning goal in the final minute of Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals against the Bruins. Bolland played in all 22 playoff games in 2010, garnering 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) which shared fifth among Blackhawks skaters in the postseason. Bolland recorded his best season of his career during the 2008-09 campaign with the Blackhawks, skating in a career-high 81 regular-season games and recording career highs in goals (19), assists (28) and points (47).

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

The Blackhawks finally got on the board for the season and did so in front of the 500th consecutive capacity crowd at the United Center.

Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the impressive performance by the Blackhawks against the undefeated Edmonton Oilers and discuss how Jeremy Colliton’s message got through to Alex Nylander and the rest of the team.

Plus, after an impressive performance in net, should Corey Crawford get the next game vs. the Blue Jackets? And what does the future have in store for Kirby Dach? Jamal makes a bold prediction.

0:54 – Blackhawks finally show urgency in 2nd period

2:47 – Penalty kill starting to show some life

5:00 – Thoughts on the Shaw/Strome/Kane line

6:43 – Blackhawks eliminating some defensive breakdowns

9:23 – Big rebound performance from Corey Crawford

11:36 – Colliton’s message to Alex Nylander got through

15:21 – Brandon Saad has been a pleasant surprise early on

17:15 – Dominik Kubalik’s impressive performance

18:31 – Will Kirby Dach be with the Blackhawks all season?

22:42 – Does Crawford or Lehner start vs. the Blue Jackets?

Listen to the entire episode here or in the embedded player below.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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