Chicago Blackhawks to keep nickname, logo in continuing tribute to namesake — The Latest News

[ad_1] Chicago’s NHL team says it will not change its nickame or logo because both pay tribute to the person for whom the club is named. The Blackhawks said in a statement Tuesday (per the Chicago Sun-Times) that the team name honors Black Hawk, a member of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, “whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native […]

Chicago Blackhawks to keep nickname, logo in continuing tribute to namesake — The Latest News

Chicago’s NHL workforce says it won’t change its nickame or emblem as a result of each pay tribute to the particular person for whom the membership is named.

The Blackhawks mentioned in a press release Tuesday (per the Chicago Solar-Instances) that the workforce identify honors Black Hawk, a member of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, “whose management and life has impressed generations of Native Individuals, veterans and the general public.”

“‘We have fun Black Hawk’s legacy by providing ongoing reverent examples of Native American tradition, traditions and contributions, offering a platform for real dialogue with native and nationwide Native American teams,” the workforce added.

Black Hawk died in 1838, nearly 90 years earlier than Chicago entered the NHL in 1926. The workforce’s authentic proprietor, Frederic McLaughlin, named the squad after his U.S. Military unit in World Struggle I, the 86th Infantry Division, aka the Blackhawk Division. The division itself was named for Black Hawk.

N’s NAME CHANGE OPTIONS FOR . . . Redskins | Indians

The Blackhawks’ announcement got here amid latest requires different skilled sports activities franchises, notably the NFL’s Redskins and MLB’s Indians and Braves, to alter their nicknames. The Redskins are exploring a reputation change after public stress from sponsors and one of many workforce’s house owners. The Indians likewise are choices. The Braves usually are not contemplating a brand new identify (per The Athletic), however they might think about not initiating the Tomahawk Chop chant.

There was a lot much less clamor for the NFL’s Chiefs and NBA’s Warriors to alter their names.

“We acknowledge there’s a superb line between respect and disrespect, and we commend different groups for his or her willingness to have interaction in that dialog,” the Blackhawks mentioned of their assertion.

BLACKHAWKS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2– WHAT THEY SAID: “I think it’s time to just look in the mirror right now for everyone here, myself included. I think it’s not a time to point fingers or anything like that. I think you’ve got to use this week to reflect and make sure we come with more intensity and more purpose when we play after the break.” –FREDERIK ANDERSEN.

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On what led to the team’s lack of jump at the start:

I don’t have that answer. I didn’t have that vibe going into it but clearly from the drop of the puck here we just didn’t have a lot of life. Then we’re down, we’re down early and it’s a tough game.

On the level of frustration after tonight’s loss on the heels of the loss in Florida:

Very frustrating. I think when you go through these types of things, such as Florida, such as this, it’s just a sign of where you are, that you’re not when you want to be. Reality checks come. I thought we were an immature team down in Florida, I thought we were an immature team here today. That’s how we’re approaching these things. We’re not performing, we’re not playing with any level of discipline or consistency. That’s what happens.

On what needs to be improved in the team’s game defensively:

We just need to recognize that it’s important. How we have to prioritize it. We need the discipline, the consistency like we’re saying. We have a great defensive game last time out, we put together a great game. The players this week I thought responded very well to the loss of Morgan Rielly. You’ve got good efforts, but it’s the discipline, it’s the consistency to be able to do it all the time and I think that’s what we’re looking for and that’s what I think is reflected in the journey of our group. It’s a test even more with the loss of Muzzin and Rielly, two workhorses on the team. It’s a reflection of where we are and how we need to get better in that and do it all the time.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN (28 SAVES)

On the group’s mindset after tonight’s loss:

I think it’s time to just look in the mirror right now for everyone here, myself included. I think it’s not a time to point fingers or anything like that. I think you’ve got to use this week to reflect and make sure we come with more intensity and more purpose when we play after the break.

On If these are issues that can be worked through:

Of course we’ve got to work through it. There’s no sense in not doing that. Obviously, we’ve got to push forward and try to be better and that goes when you play well and when you play bad.

AUSTON MATTHEWS (8 SHOT ATTEMPTS)

On the start to tonight’s game:

I think they just came out really hard, came out with a purpose and we were pretty flat. They score a goal on the first shift, so I think it just means we weren’t really ready to play.

On how the team can rediscover its consistency:

I think we just hit the reset button and have a nice week to rest, recharge. Hopefully guys that have been out with injury can get themselves back and ready to play, but there’s really no excuse for how we played tonight. It doesn’t really matter who we’re missing or what guys are out. The way we played wasn’t really good enough. I don’t really know what else to say.

JOHN TAVARES (17:56 TOI)

On how the team contributed to Chicago’s fast start:

Sloppy, missed assignments, careless with the puck. Obviously put us behind and gave them a lot of confidence and feeling good about themselves. Just not good enough.

On what Chicago did well to prevent Toronto from gaining momentum:

Yeah, they did some good things. They were well organized and made plays. They’ve got a good team, obviously a lot of very proven players and we just didn’t handle it well. We didn’t stick to what we need to do to break them down and what makes us successful. We got away from what our game plan was and got into the way they play.

BLACKHAWKS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES: William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 0:25 of the second period. Nylander has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has three goals in two games against the Blackhawks this season.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (23-20-6 – 52 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-17-7 – 57 Points)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

 123OTFINAL
CHICAGO3306
TORONTO0202

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 0:25 of the second period. Nylander has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has three goals in two games against the Blackhawks this season. In 10 games against Central Division teams, he has recorded 11 points (7-4-11).
  • Alex Kerfoot scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 15:17 of the second period. He has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games. In 11 career games against the Blackhawks, Kerfoot has recorded 10 career points (4 goals, 6 assists), which is his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. He has three assists over his last three games played. In 23 games on home ice this season, he has recorded 29 points (3 goals, 26 assists). He has 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 16 games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal and later had the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s second period goal. Barrie has assists (3) in two consecutive games and four assists over his last four games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and eighth multi-point performance of the season. His 28 points (7 goals, 21 assists) in 31 games against Chicago mark his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s second period goal. Engvall has two assists over his last three games played. In 14 games against Western Conference opposition, he has registered nine points (3-6-9). 
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 28 shots in the loss.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CHICAGO10 (9)17 (16)13 (13)34 (32)
TORONTO11 (10)23 (21)10 (10)33 (31)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CHICAGO17 (16)18 (17)20 (19)55 (52)
TORONTO23 (21)23 (21)17 (17)63 (59)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home12-6-7 (25 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Chicago289-265-96-3 (653 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Chicago at Home167-102-54-2 (325 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference11-7-2 (20 Games)
Record vs. Central Division5-4-1 (10 Games)
Attendance19,502

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots7 (Marner, Matthews)
Shot Attempts10 (Marner)
Faceoff Wins(Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Brooks – 3 won, 0 lost;
Hyman – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits3 (Ceci, Dermott, Holl)
Blocked Shots(Holl, Marincin)
Takeaways(Nylander, Tavares)
TOI21:23 (Matthews)
Power Play TOI3:17 (Barrie)
Shorthanded TOI0:42 (Five players tied)
Shifts25 (Barrie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage65.4% (Sandin – 17 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first8-14-6
Trail after 13-10-3
Trail after 22-11-4
Score one power play goal9-5-4
Do not allow a power play goal12-6-3
Outshot by opponent12-10-3
Saturday9-3-3

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Kasperi Kapanen and Alex Kerfoot started 20 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Martin Marincin and Auston Matthews were on the ice for a team-high 25 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Marincin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 64.1 percent (25 for, 14 against), while Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.4 percent (25 for, 21 against).

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, January 27, 8:00 p.m. at Nashville Predators (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Stars (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. vs. Florida Panthers (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. at New York Rangers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)