Hawks Headlines: Bollig Looks to Add More Dimensions to Game

Also, Corey Crawford is enjoying an excellent follow-up to his breakthrough 2013 campaign

In Monday’s edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at new elements that Brandon Bollig is trying to add to his game, how the Hawks have turned around their power play after early season struggles, and a couple of injuries to former Blackhawks over the weekend.

- Reminder: the Blackhawks will travel to Washington, D.C., Monday to be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House. Coverage of the event will begin at 1pm on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. [Chicago Sun-Times]

- The Blackhawks had a lengthy 5-on-3 power play late in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Calgary Flames, and even though their passing wasn’t ideal at the start of it, they improved as it wore on, and ultimately Marian Hossa scored to tie the game. Scott Powers has more on how this is merely a microcosm of the improvements the team has made in this area. [ESPN Chicago]

- Brandon Bollig has been known as a face-puncher and bad-penalty-taker during his time with the Hawks, but after scoring a goal and adding an assist on Saturday afternoon, it’s clear that his efforts to add more dimensions to his game have had good results, as Tracey Myers discusses. [CSN Chicago]

- Corey Crawford started back-to-back games over the weekend for the first time this season, and while he went 1-0-1 in the games, he is still having a very nice season for the Hawks, and Blackhawks Magazine caught up with him. [Blackhawks.com]

- Finally, we get to two injuries to former Blackhawks. Dave Bolland was injured when he was slashed in the leg by the skate of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian. The injury will sideline Bolland for an indefinite amount of time, but that’s always a tough one to come back from. [Chicago Tribune]

- Ottawa Senators goaltender (and Chicago area native) Craig Anderson was injured in overtime of the team’s game against the Dallas Stars on Sunday. He was run into by Valeri Nichushkin in the crease, and he ended up being taken off the ice on a stretcher. Fortunately, he is doing much better, and was seen walking around the locker room after the game, which is awesome news. [Sporting News]

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