Johnny Oduya D CHI 5 Days
Johnny Oduya ranks second in the NHL with 39 blocked shots in 18 playoff games.
When it came to blocked shots, the Boston Bruins cleanly beat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. However, Oduya was among the most prolific shot blockers in the triple-overtime contest with seven credited to him. Oduya also has three goals and six points in the postseason.
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Johnny Oduya scored a goal in Chicago's 4-3 triple-overtime victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
It was Oduya's third goal of the playoffs, which matches his regular season production. His marker tied the game, which sent it into its marathon overtime stretch. He ended up logging 37:20 minutes of ice time in the victory.
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The Chicago Blackhawks anticipate an intense, relentless effort from the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 tonight of the Western Confernce final series.
The Hawks lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 but as Chicago defenseman Johnny Oduya said: "The other team faces elimination and that's when they'll fight the hardest. We had that (in the Hawks' previous series against the Detroit Red Wings), and that's when we woke up. By no means do you look at it any other way than that, knowing you have to play the best you can."
Johnny Oduya D CHI 30 Days
Johnny Oduya missed practice on Sunday but will be in the Chicago lineup Monday according to coach Joel Quenneville.
Oduya led the Blackhawks with 30 shifts Saturday and likely needed the day to recover. He has had a great playoff thus far with two goals and three points to go with a team-leading plus-seven rating.
Johnny Oduya D CHI 3 Months
Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season for Chicago in a 2-1 shootout win over the Blue Jackets Thursday night.
The goal was the first one recorded by Oduya in 40 games dating back to last season. While he is a solid asset to an NHL club, it should go without saying that his fantasy value is virtually nil.
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Johnny Oduya has been excelling on defense for the high-flying Chicago Blackhawks after the coaching staff partnered him with Niklas Hjalmarsson.
Why? "I don't know," Oduya said. "We're Swedish?" Oduya and Hjalmarsson are solid defenders but combined, they've become a borderline elite unit for the 14-0-3 Hawks. Through 17 games, Oduya has a plus-9 rating, while Hjalmarsson is plus-7.
Johnny Oduya D CHI 5 Months
Johnny Oduya enjoyed his time playing for the Flying Farangs in Bangkok, Thailand during the lockout.
"I just wanted to do something different," said Oduya. "I was going to go there for a week or so for vacation and I looked up to see if there were any possibilities to skate or work out and I found a good rink in downtown Bangkok." By Oduya's own admission, hockey is very big in Thailand, but he "was able to get my own ice time to do whatever I wanted." Oduya has two assists in three games this season.
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Johnny Oduya has decided to play in Thailand during the lockout.
Yes, you read that right: Thailand. While other NHLers are in Europe or the AHL, Oduya was in Thailand on vacation and decided to latch on with a men's-league team based in Bangcock. "I didn't know if it would be a good idea but once we started looking into it a bit more we got more excited," Oduya said. "I didn't know that it would end up anything like this, this is a much bigger venue than anything I thought I would be part of. In the beginning, the first day, I showed up to practice and it was more like, 'Oh you are here, we didn't really think you were going to show up.' They thought it was all talk. I hope they think it's been fun and as long as everybody has a good time I'm happy with that."
Johnny Oduya D CHI May 29 '12
Blackhawks sign Johnny Oduya to a three-year extension.
This is something GM Stan Bowman wanted to do and rather quickly this off-season. Oduya was acquired from Winnipeg at the trade deadline and compiled four points in 18 games with Chicago. The defenseman would have been an unrestricted free agent.