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.

32 Gun related deaths in January for Chicago

32 people were gunned down in the month of January,only one person has been fatally shot this week, with 11 people only being wounded by gunfire.

Illinois Hunter’s harvested a preliminary total of just over 147,500 deer during the 2017/2018 seasons with archery and firearms. The Season’s ended in mid January with an increase of over 3,000 from the year before.

A man is charged with killing two men outside of West Aurora last year. 38 year old Serafin Castellanos is charged with 1st degree murder. Police say gunfire killed 35 year old Jermaine P. Taylor and 57 year old Anselmo V. Fernandez on March 10 on South Lincoln.

Blackhawks Realistically Chasing Wild Card Slot

C. J. McCollum scored a franchise record of 28 points in the first quarter and finished with a career best of 50 points after sitting on the bench for the fourth quarter. The Trail Blazers took care of the short handed Bulls 124-108. Zach LaVine had a season best with 23 points. Chicago has lost five games in a row now. The Bulls decided to sit forward Nikola Mirotic who is seeking a trade. Head coach Fred Hoiberg said he stayed back at the hotel. Kris Dunn is still out due to his injury earlier in the season. The Bulls will visit the Clippers Saturday night at the Staples Center.

 

The Blackhawks visit the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Blackhawks have won two in a row but are trying to dig out of the bottom of the NHL’s Central Division. Chicago is realistically chasing a wild card slot. With 55 points they are only 4 points away from the Minnesota Wild in the final spot.

42 Saves For Forsberg In Blackhawks Victory

Anton Forsberg made had his career’s best last night with 42 saves in net helping the Blackhawks win over the Predators 2-1. Chicago is last in the division and need a great finish to make it to the playoffs. Vinnie Hinostroza had a goal and an assist, David Kampf also had a goal for Chicago.

 

Kris Dunn remains out with a concussion and now won’t travel to Portland for tonight’s game. Lauri Markkanen is out due to personal reasons. Nikola Mirotic will travel with team despite battling a leg injury. The Bulls have an 18-32 record on the season going into this game.

Still No Timeline For Kris Dunn’s Return

The Chicago Bulls still don’t have a timeline on when guard Kris Dunn will be returning but he will be with the team on their upcoming road trip. Chicago visits the Blazers tomorrow night. Nikola Mirotic has a leg strain and the Bulls are keeping a cautious eye on his progress.

 

The Blackhawks have Anton Forsberg in the net tonight when they face the Predators. Forsberg was in the net when Chicago topped the Red Wings 5-2 before the all-star break and he is 4-7-3 this season. Corey Crawford will not be traveling with the team to Nashville but possible for later this week. Coach Quenneville says he will be returning to the ice this season.

 

Blackhawks Visit Nashville After All-Star Game

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points for the Bucks as they topped the Bulls 110-96 yesterday afternoon. The all star forward added 8 assists and 9 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 3-0 since Joe Prunty took over the head coach position after Jason Kidd left the team. Khris Middleton had 20 points and 7 rebounds while Jason Terry came off the bench to score a season high 12 points. Denzel Valentine scored 18 points for the Bulls and Lauri Markkanen had 17 points. Chicago does not have a timeline on the return of Kris Dunn. The Bulls are visiting Portland this Wednesday.

 

The Pacific Division won the NHL’s all star game. Duck’s forward Rickard Rakell scored twice as the Pacific defeated the Atlantic Division 5-2 in the final. The regular season resumes for the Chicago Blackhawks when they face Nashville on Tuesday.

Blackhawks Flew Over Red Wings In Detroit

The Chicago Blackhawks’ losing skid is over. Rookie Alex DeBrincat had his second hat trick of the season as they topped the Red Wings 5-1. Anthony Duclair had a goal and 2 assists as the Blackhawks were building a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes.

 

The Lakers visit the Bulls tonight. LA has won seven out of their ten games including three in a row. Chicago has lost two in a row now and 18-30 on the season overall.

 

The Chicago Cubs have invited Chris Gimenez to their major league camp. Manager Joe Maddon and Gimenez both were on the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 and 2013.

Blackhawks Seeking Redemption In Detroit After Loss

The 76ers won for the seventh time in ten games, Ben Simmons with his fifth triple double of the season in a 115-101 victory over the Bulls. Simmons had 19 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists helping Philly to a record of 23-21 overall this season. Bobby Portis lead the Bulls with 22 points and Zach LaVine had 21 points. Chicago has lost two in a row and is 18-30 overall.

 

William Nylander with the penalty shot goal six seconds into overtime lifting the Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. Chicago has lost three in a row but they’ll attempt to right the ship tonight in Detroit when they face the Red Wings

Blackhawks Host Toronto Trying To Snap Slump

The Chicago Blackhawks are playing host to the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Goaltender Jeff Glass is getting the start for Chicago even though he gave up two goals to the Lightning in a shutout game 2-0 but he did well making 29 stops. Corey Crawford worked out off the ice yesterday and Coach Quenneville says once they get him on the ice the trainers can make a better assessment on when he will return.

 

The Bulls coming off of a 132-128 double overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans are visiting the  Philadelphia 76ers tonight.The Bulls are going into this game with a 18-29 overall record this season.