Rookies Lankinen, Kurashev lead Blackhawks past Red Wings
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 17: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks tries to stay in front of Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at Little Caesars Arena on February 17, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for his first career shutout and fellow rookie Philipp Kurashev scored a pretty goal in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks are 4-0 against the Original Six rival Red Wings this season. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said his goaltender made tougher saves than Lankinen. Red Wings: Host Florida on Friday and Saturday night.
Colliton agrees to 2-year extension with Blackhawks
CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday on the eve of his third season with the team. Colliton is 62-58-17 since he replaced Joel Quenneville in November 2018, becoming the 38th coach in franchise history. He guided Chicago into the postseason last year, winning a four-game series against Edmonton before being eliminated by Vegas. The Blackhawks open this season on Colliton's 36th birthday on Wednesday at Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay. “Jeremy has shown an innate ability to develop young talent throughout his two seasons as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks,” President of Hockey Operations Stan Bowman said in a release.