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Past articles by Phil:

‘It wasn’t good enough for the NHL’: 3 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings

Taylor Raddysh scored two first-period goals for the Chicago Blackhawks, but the Detroit Red Wings rallied twice to win 4-3 Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. → Read More

Another trade before deadline: Chicago Blackhawks send Max Domi to the Dallas Stars for a 2025 2nd-round pick

The Chicago Blackhawks late Thursday traded forward Max Domi to the Dallas Stars for a second-round draft pick. → Read More

Patrick Kane’s buzzer buzzkill sets up Tyler Johnson’s heroics: 4 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 shootout win

Patrick Kane has a storybook goal overturned, but the Chicago Blackhawks’ power play finally came through to set up a comeback win. → Read More

Recapping the Chicago Blackhawks: 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs is their 3rd straight defeat on Canadian trip

Sam Lafferty and Philipp Kurashev helped keep the Chicago Blackhawks in it, but they were undermanned against a Toronto Maple Leafs team that got Auston Matthews back. → Read More

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane’s trade destinations narrow with NY Rangers’ acquisition of Vladimir Tarasenko

The New York Rangers were consider the top contender for Patrick Kane leading up to the March 3 NHL trade deadline, but they acquired the St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko. → Read More

Recapping the Chicago Blackhawks: Dickinson-Kane connection continues — plus radio man John Wiedeman’s absence

The Chicago Blackhawks stepped up in Jonathan Toews’ absence but missed some scoring chances in a 3-2 OT loss to the Anaheim Ducks. → Read More

Max Domi went through ‘torture’ for his tattoos, but the Chicago Blackhawks forward doesn’t have any regrets. Here’s what they all mean.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Max Domi is covered in ink. Here are the stories behind his tattoos, several marking a significant moment in his life. → Read More

Bobby Hull, the Chicago Blackhawks’ legendary ‘Golden Jet’ and Hall of Famer, dies at 84

Bobby Hull, the electrifying Blackhawks left wing who brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago in 1961 and was a former team ambassador, has died. → Read More

Recapping the Chicago Blackhawks: A 5-2 loss to Vancouver Canucks was more lopsided offensively than the score suggests

Few expect the Chicago Blackhawks to win many games at this stage of the season, but if you’re going to have a shot, you have to take a shot. → Read More

Recapping the Chicago Blackhawks: 4-1 win is their 5th in 6 games and 1st regular-season victory in Philadelphia since 1996

The Chicago Blackhawks stunned the Flyers 4-1 for their first regular-season road win in Philadelphia since Nov. 9, 1996. → Read More

Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson isn’t afraid to admit mistakes — showing players he holds himself accountable too

Sometimes Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson admits he's wrong, other times he just disagrees with a player — but he always wants to talk it out one-on-one. → Read More

Recapping the Chicago Blackhawks: Seth Jones makes history with his flashy finish in a 4-3 overtime win

Seth Jones never had scored two goals in a game in 1½ seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. He made the first time count Tuesday. → Read More

Column: Are the Chicago Blackhawks being too conservative by not keeping their top prospects in the NHL?

Lukas Reichel’s reassignment to Rockford illustrates how the Chicago Blackhawks’ goals can be at cross purposes. → Read More

What we learned from Chicago Blackhawks practice, including Patrick Kane doubtful for at least 1 more game and a goalie carousel

Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson is hopeful Patrick Kane might be ready to return from a lower-body injury Saturday against the Seattle Kraken. → Read More

5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 OT win, including Lukas Reichel’s coming out party and why Patrick Kane sat out

Chicago Blackhawks rookie Lukas Reichel had an “outstanding” performance Sunday, his best as a pro so far. Has he bought himself more time? → Read More

5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-1 loss, including Patrick Kane’s injury and a surprise scratch

The game held a lot of twists for the Chicago Blackhawks, including Patrick Kane missing the third period, Seth Jones ending a franchise goal drought and Caleb Jones playing forward. → Read More

Damar Hamlin’s collapse reminds Chicago Blackhawks’ Max Domi of a similar scare with a former teammate

Some Chicago Blackhawks said Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest is a reminder that “we’re at risk” in high-contact sports. → Read More

Lukas Reichel made his season debut — but how long will he stay? 4 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Lukas Reichel played his first NHL game of the season for the Chicago Blackhawks, replacing Jonathan Toews, who was out with an illness. → Read More

5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders: ‘We ran out of gas both mentally and physically’

A video review that confirmed a New York Islanders goal took the steam out of the Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-0 loss. → Read More

Chicago Blackhawks take their lumps but snap an 8-game winless streak with a 5-2 win against the New York Rangers

The Chicago Blackhawks jumped to a 3-0 lead against the New York Rangers en route to a 5-2 victory, snapping an eight-game winless streak. → Read More