The Chicago Blackhawks won 3-1 against European team, Eisbären Berlin, in a preseason game Sunday afternoon. The Blackhawks have been chosen to be a part of this year's NHL Global Series Challenge. They flew out to Berlin, Germany on Thursday night to play a preseason game against Eisbären Berlin who compete in the Deutsche Eishockey … Continue reading Blackhawks vs. Eisbären Game Recap
The Hart gets awarded to the player "judged to be the most valuable to his team" and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Last year, writers almost unilaterally ruled out the notion that a player can win this award even if his team is not in the playoffs. From what I've heard … Continue reading Kucherov Will Win the Hart, But Should He?
Team Kane and Team Hinostroza faced off once again for the second annual Chicago Hockey Charity Classic. The event benefitting Special Olympics Chicago took place yesterday at MB Ice Arena, with Team Hinostroza coming out with the fun-filled victory. Here's a closer look at the day's events!
The 2018 World Championship will take place in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. The tournament began Friday, May 4 and will conclude with the finals being on Sunday, May 20. As always, since the tournament is taking place at the same time as the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, many key stars will be missing. However, this leaves room for … Continue reading NHL Star-Studded World Championship
We're about eighteen games into the season and, as teams start to find their groove, some players are struggling to do the same. There are many big names in the NHL who are in or have been in goal droughts. Artemi Panarin, Mitch Marner, and Patrick Kane have all snapped their goal droughts recently. Panarin went 10 games … Continue reading Goal Droughts are Sucking the League Dry
Every NHL fan has a different story about their favorite player. For some, it’s a matter of who you grew up with, who you remember liking as a kid, who scored at your very first NHL game. For others, it’s more about experiences, the players that were the nicest when you met them. Some fans … Continue reading Favorite Players of the “Puck it Up!” Staff
Local hockey stars came together yesterday to play in the first ever Chicago Hockey Charity Classic. Big names such as Patrick Kane, Kendall Coyne, and Vinnie Hinostroza headlined the event where all proceeds went to the Special Olympics - Chicago chapter. The game was Team Hinostroza vs. Team Kane and consisted of two 25 minute … Continue reading Catching Up at The Chicago Hockey Charity Classic
Smiles all around this Saturday at Special Olympics Chicago's Chicago Hockey Charity Classic game. Players from every league - young and old - came together this weekend to play for an amazing cause, and here are our photos from the event! (Photos by Alyssa O'Brenski, Puck It Up) Don't forget to read all about how … Continue reading PHOTOS: Chicago Hockey Charity Classic
As the 2016-2017 NHL season comes to a close, here's a list of defining moments (in no particular order): Connor McDavid Connor McDavid won the Art Ross with 100 points in 82 games. This made him the third-youngest player to win the trophy after Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky. His exceptional season also garnered him a … Continue reading Top 10 Moments of the 2016-2017 Regular Season
From day one, Patrick Kane and his play made itself loud and clear that he was going to be amongst the indescribably raw talent within his generation of hockey. The Buffalo native has no problem proving why his induction to the league's centennial anniversary NHL 100 is no joke, where it feels almost as though his record-breaking … Continue reading Patrick Kane: The Milestone Man