Ducks Defeated Blackhawks Handing Chicago 8th Straight Loss

Adam Henrique snapped the tie with a goal late in the third period as the Anaheim Ducks handed the Blackhawks their eighth consecutive loss, it was a 3-2 final score last night. Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith scored the two goals for Chicago and 29 saves in net for Anton Forsberg.

 

NBA All-Star festivities getting underway in Los Angeles tonight. Lauri Markkanen is representing the Bulls in the rising stars game tonight, he will also take part in tomorrow’s skill challenge.

 

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has left Spring training to travel to Florida. He will be visiting Douglas High School his former high school where the tragic shooting happened Wednesday. He was a baseball star but he also played football there. His former football coach Aaron Feis was shot several times as he shielded students from gun fire.

Raptors Slash Through Bulls Before All-Star Break

Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and 10 assists, Serge Ibaka also scored 20 points as the Raptors sailed into the All-Star break with their seventh straight win. The 122-98 win over the Bulls last night had Chicago reeling when Lowry hit four three pointers and Ibaka each had 7 rebounds. Bobby Portis had 18 points for Chicago while Lauri Markkanen added 14 points. The Bulls were outmatched by the Eastern Conference leaders even though Kris Dunn was back in the lineup. Dunn had 8 points and 3 assists in twenty minutes.

 

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has won his arbitration case, he will be awarded 6.7 million instead of the White Sox original offer of 5.85 million.

 

Tonight the Blackhawks are playing host to the Anaheim Ducks. Chicago has dropped five games in a row. Currently they sit twelve points from a wildcard birth in the Western Conference. Chicago has waived Jeff Glass and will probably bring Jean-Francois Berube from Rockford.

Golden Knights Sent Chicago Home With Seventh Straight Loss

The Golden Knights defeated the Blackhawks 5-2 on Tuesday night just after the night before when the Coyotes snapped an nine game losing streak against Chicago on Monday. The Western Conference leading Golden Knights sent Chicago home with their seventh consecutive loss. The Blackhawks have been out scored 29-12 in this losing skid. Alex DeBrincat and Tommy Wingels scored Chicago’s two goals and Jeff Glass made 32 saves.

 

Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a six year 126 million dollar deal. Darvish joins a lineup that includes Kyle Hendricks, John Lester, Jose Quintana, and Tyler Chatwood. The four time all-star is expected to take the rotation of Jake Arrieta who is now a free agent.

 

The Bulls host the Toronto Raptors tonight. Chicago is 20-36 overall going into this game.

Bulls Over Magic 105-101

Lauri Markkanen scored 21 points for Chicago when  the Bulls beat the magic 105-101 last night. Chicago blew an 18 point lead in the fourth yet still came away with a win after losing seven games straight. Zach LaVine had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Kris Dunn missed his eleventh game and coach Hoiberg doesn’t know if he’ll be ready to play Toronto this Wednesday.

 

Max Domi, Clayton Keller, Alex Goligoski, and Tobias Rieder each had a goal and an assist when the Coyotes pounded the Blackhawks 6-1 Monday night. Arizona end their nine game losing streak while Chicago now has a season high of six consecutive losses. Alex DeBrincat scored his twentieth goal of his rookie season.

 

Spring training getting underway this week. Most pitchers and catchers getting a work out on Valentines Day, the full squad will be on the field on the 19th.  

Bulls 19-36 Overall Hosting Orlando Tonight

The Bulls are home tonight hosting the Orlando Magic. Chicago is 19-36 overall, they have dropped eight of their last ten games. The Bulls are not bad at home though, they are 12-15 this season.

 

Brandon Saad is in the longest single season goal drought of his career. Saad has gone fourteen games without a goal for the Blackhawks. He got off to a great start this season, but at this point his thirteen goals, twenty four points in fifty four games pales in comparison to Artemi Panarin, the player that Chicago traded to Columbus for Saad. Tonight the Blackhawks visit Phoenix to take on the Coyotes trying to snap a five game skid. Corey Crawford is traveling to Arizona with the team but will not be on the ice.

Blackhawks Seeking To Snap Skid Hosting Stars

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg has said on Wednesday that Kris Dunn is still a ways away from getting back on the court. Dunn was able to practice with the G league Tuesday. Lauri Markkanen is to return tonight against the Timberwolves.

 

Yolmer Sanchez has beaten the White Sox in salary arbitration. He gates a raise from $546,000 last season to 2.35 million this year. The team had originally offered him 2.1 million. Sanchez set a career best last year with a 267 average, 12 homeruns, and 59 RBIs along with a 319 on base percentage.

 

The Blackhawks host Dallas tonight. Chicago is trying to snap a three game losing skid and the Stars have won three in row.

Flames Snuff Out Chicago In Final Minutes

Michael Stone scored with 3:30 left on a shot that appeared to be tipped by Johnny Gaudreau when the Flames beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night. Dougie Hamilton and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary. Mike Smith had 34 saves in net for the Flames. Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane had goals for Chicago, they’ve dropped to 24-21-8 overall. They’ve now lost three in a row even though Jeff Glass finished with 20 saves in net. The Blackhawks are hosting the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

 

The Chicago Bulls are gearing up for a couple of home games this weekend. They are hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves this Friday then welcome the Washington Wizards this Saturday night. Kris Dunn is still on the mend from his injury but is looking to return to the court this weekend.

Blackhawks Looking To Cool Down The Flames

Bogdan Bogdanovic made a tie breaking three pointer in the last 52 seconds of the game helping the Kings rally to beat the Bulls 104-98 last night. The Kings scored just 9 points in the first quarter, trailed as many as 21 points and were down by 7 points but rallied to complete a season sweep of Chicago. Zach LaVine had 27 points, Justin Holiday added 20 points for the Bulls, but they’ve lost seven games in a row now. Robin Lopez was ejected from the game after back to back technical fouls. He tossed a chair after being told to leave after the second quarter. Lauri Markkanen was out this game due to the birth of his child, Kris Dunn is showing improvement from his injury he suffered in January and hopefully will be on the court soon.

 

The Blackhawks host the Calgary Flames tonight at the United Center. Rookie Jeff Glass is scheduled to be in the net tonight.

Bulls Seeking To Snap Skid In Sacramento

The Chicago Bulls are looking to snap a six game losing skid tonight when they face the Sacramento Kings. Chicago is 18-34 over all going into tonight’s game. Lauri Markkanen is continuing his personal leave due a birth of a child. With the NBA trade deadline approaching it seems that Robin Lopez is on the block. No big surprise as that every veteran on the Bulls is fair game. Reports also say that Chicago will wave Tony Allen if he is not traded and that Jameer Nelson’s future is also up in the air.

 

Chicago Blackhawks had an on ice workout on Saturday night after being out for many weeks due to an upper body injury. He last played on December 25, his return to the lineup is still iffy. Chicago has lost two in a row and will host the Calgary Flames tomorrow night. Over all the Blackhawks record is 24-20-8 and sit at the bottom of the central division.

Bulls Make Trade With Pelicans

The Chicago Bulls have traded Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans in return for Omer Asik. The deal comes a week after DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans, injured his achilles. Mirotic averaged 17 points a game and also had locker room troubles at the beginning of the season with Bobby Portis.

 

The Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long indicated on twitter that he has completed his final off season surgery. He posted that he is on the mend and his hopeful for a return.

 

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Blackhawks last night 4-2. Chicago is visiting the Calgary Flames tomorrow evening.