Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 weeks ago

Bickell handed out a pair of primary assists and went plus-2 with two PIM during Thursday's sweep-completing Game 4 win over the Wild.

After going without a point in the final game of the Nashville series and then the first three against Minnesota, it looked like Bickell had transformed into a purely physical player, but he tallied just one hit Thursday (28 in the series' first three games) while surprisingly showing up on offense. Still, Bickell has only four points (all assists) in these playoffs.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 4 weeks ago

Bickell leads the NHL in hits going into Game 3 off the Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday night.

Bickell has 58 hits through eight games which is overshadowing his lack of scoring in the playoffs which is only two assists. He had 11 hits and 12 hits in Game 1 and 2 respectively against the Wild. Coming into the series with the Wild, Bickell had Minnesota's number In 23 games against the Wild the past three seasons, Bickell has scored 15 goals, 20 points and is a plus-11, but it appears that Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville wants him to take a more physical approach.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 1 month ago

Bickell has been one of the major reasons that the Blackhawks have defeated the Wild the previous two seasons as the Stanley Cup Western Conference semi-final series starts on Friday night, Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The reason the Blackhawks signed Bickell to a four-year $16 million contract in 2013 was because of his playoff results and they are looking for that in this series. In 23 games against the Wild the past three seasons, Bickell has scored 15 goals, 20 points and is a plus-11. That includes two stellar playoff performances seven goals and 10 points in 11 games as the Hawks beat the Wild in five games in 2013 and six games in 2014.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 1 month ago

Bickell registered an assist in Tuesday's triple-overtime win over the Predators.

Bickell has inexplicably turned it on during the last few postseasons to emerge as a quality scorer for the Blackhawks, but he has yet to take off in this series. The assist Tuesday marked his first point of the playoffs, while he's only put up three shots on goal through four games.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 2 months ago

Bickell was a healthy scratch Wednesday night against the Flyers, the second time this season, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bickell was a healthy scratch on March 8 against the Rangers. Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen were healthy scratches on Wednesday while Andrew Desjardins and Daniel Carcillo were moved into the lineup as Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville tried to give the team a spark. In Monday's win over Carolina, Bickell only skated a little more than nine minutes. He probably will be skating Friday against Columbus but his minutes might continue to be around the 10-minute mark.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell is expected to be in the lineup on Thursday after being a healthy scratch the last game for the Blackhawks on Sunday, Chicago Tribune reports.

Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville is hoping that the benching will give Bickell a little wake-up call. He does have 11 goals and 13 assists in 65 games, but it's a far cry from his 2010-11 season, when he compiled 17 goals and 20 assists in 78 games. Bickell will return to the third line with Brad Richards and Patrick Sharp.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell will be a healthy scratch on Sunday against the Rangers as they try to send a message to him after recent mediocre performances. CSN Chicago reports.

This is Bickell's first healthy scratch this season. Bickell has had these ups and downs during the regular season for the last few years. He does have 11 goals and 13 assists in 65 games, but it is a far cray from his 2010-11 season where he compiled 17 goals and 20 assists in 78 games. The team can excuse a bland regular season if he can perform like he has at teams in the past during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell is projected to serve as a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Coach Joel Quenneville wouldn't confirm that Bickell would sit out Sunday's game, but indicated after Saturday that the winger hasn't been playing well of late. After logging just 10:36 of ice time Friday against the Oilers despite the game going to a shootout, Bickell found himself off of a regular line during Saturday's practice, with Daniel Carcillo replacing him. Bickell's expected absence from the lineup shouldn't be permanent; it would likely just be a measure by Quenneville to light a fire under the veteran.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell bagged a goal in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins.

It was a pretty game for the rest of the squad, but Bickell was able to snap a six game streak without a point in the blowout nonetheless. His offensive production has gone almost completely dry lately, but the point gives him his 11th goal and 24th point of the year, matching the second highest total of his career in both categories.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 4 months ago

Bickell tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Blues.

Bickell had gone cold after racking up 10 points in a 10 game span, following that up with six straight contests off the scoresheet before snapping out of it with a multi-point effort on Sunday. The 28-year-old has never been much of a point scorer, but if he can manage 14 points in the team's final 29 games, the winger will match his career-high of 37.