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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:22 PM
By James Neveau

A Look Back at the Blackhawks' Outdoor Games

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Winter Classic, but before they do, we're taking a look back at the team's previous outdoor tilts.View gallery »

  • 2009 Winter Classic - Wrigley Field
  • 2014 Stadium Series - Soldier Field
  • 2015 Winter Classic - Nationals Park
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:05 PM
By James Neveau

Blackhawks Walk the Red Carpet Ahead of Home Opener

The Chicago Blackhawks got the red carpet treatment on Thursday as they got ready to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center.View gallery »

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Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 6:37 PM
By James Neveau

Which Former Chicago Athlete Will Be Missed Most?

After trades sent away Jimmy Butler, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Artemi Panarin in recent days, a question begs to be asked: which former Chicago athlete will be most missed by their team?View gallery »

  • Faces of Chicago Sports Change as Trades Take Place
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Dexter Fowler
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 4:05 PM
By James Neveau

Pros and Cons: Evaluating the Blackhawks' Trade Candidates

With trade rumors floating around the Chicago Blackhawks, which players could stay and which could be sent packing as the team tries to get under the NHL salary cap?View gallery »

  • Artem Anisimov
  • Niklas Hjalmarsson
  • Marian Hossa
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:01 AM
By James Neveau

A Look Back: How Blackhawks Have Fared After Losing Game 1

The Chicago Blackhawks may have lost Game 1 to the Nashville Predators, but what does the team's history suggest will happen next?View gallery »

  • Blackhawks Fall in Game 1 vs. Nashville - 2016
  • Canucks vs. Blackhawks - 2009
  • Red Wings vs. Blackhawks - 2009
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 3:19 AM
By James Neveau

Quest for the Cup: Blackhawks Playoff Performances

The Chicago Blackhawks have made the postseason in nine straight seasons, and we have a look back at their series performances over that time.View gallery »

  • 2009: First Round vs. Calgary (Hawks win 4-2)
  • 2009 - 2nd Round (Blackhawks win 4-2)
  • 2009 - Conference Final (Red Wings win 4-1)
Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 2:26 PM
By James Neveau

2017 Chicago Sports Yearbook: History-Making Moments

2016 was a banner year for Chicago sports, but 2017 is already shaping up to be one with plenty of history-making events, and we're keeping tabs on all the action in our Chicago Sports Yearbook.View gallery »

  • 2017 Chicago Sports Yearbook: History-Making Moments
  • 12/24/17 - Trubisky Sets New Bears Record
  • 12/14/17 - Wingels, Hinostroza Make Illinois Proud
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 12:38 PM
By James Neveau

Chicago Sports This Weekend: March 31-April 2

The Chicago sports calendar gets a lot more crowded this weekend, as the Chicago White Sox finish up their preseason, the Chicago Cubs start their regular season, and both the Bulls and Blackhawks continue...View gallery »

  • Chicago Sports Calendar - March 31-April 2
  • Friday: Cubs vs. Astros 1:10p.m. CSN Chicago
  • Friday: White Sox at Brewers 7:10 p.m. WLS 890 AM Radio
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 3:34 PM
By James Neveau

Chicago Sports Calendar: Spring 2017

To help you plan out your spring in the sports world, your friends at NBC have come up with a list of events that you need to check out over the next few months as the weather, and the competition, heats...View gallery »

  • 2017 Chicago Sports Spring Calendar
  • Chicago Cubs Opening Day - April 2
  • Chicago White Sox Opening Day - April 3
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:28 PM
By Courtney O'Callaghan

Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook Lists Home for $1.35M

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook listed his Chicago home for $1.35 million.View gallery »

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James Neveau James Neveau is a digital content producer and sports writer for NBC Chicago. He started writing for the company in 2013 covering the Blackhawks, but has since added the rest of Chicago's sports teams, as well as news, to his coverage. You can email James at, or follow him on Twitter @JamesNeveau.
Peggy Kusinski Peggy Kusinski joined the NBC5 sports team in 2000 as a sports reporter. She is also a contributor to NBC5's "Sports Sunday." A native Chicagoan from the northwest side, Kusinski was an all-city/all-state basketball player. She received her B.S. in Radio and Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and actually began her career in broadcasting as an intern for Warner Saunders right here at
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