WBEZ | Danica Patrick http://www.wbez.org/tags/danica-patrick Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago Blackhawks extend winning streak, but Bulls lose big http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-02/chicago-blackhawks-extend-winning-streak-bulls-lose-big-105717 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/rsz_blackhawks_corey_crawford.jpg" style="float: left; height: 250px; width: 280px;" title="Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks continue to be winners. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)" />Weaving watching sports and viewing my favorite non-sports event of the year (the Academy Awards) was like Danica Patrick trying to maneuver the Daytona 500.</div><p>Here were the sports winners and losers&hellip;</p><p><strong>Hawks&#39; streak continues</strong></p><p>Topping the winners list is the Blackhawks. It wasn&rsquo;t pretty, but they beat Columbus 1-0 at the United Center. They are now 15-0-3, extending their NHL record for starting a season. You know things are going well when goalie Corey Crawford earns a shut-out after sitting out two weeks with an injury.</p><p>Crawford stopped 28 shots, but&nbsp;credits the work done by his teammates in front of him.</p><p>&ldquo;Everyone&#39;s playing hard, making the right plays, not turning pucks over and guys are coming back to help out our &lsquo;D,&rsquo; he said. &quot;Our &lsquo;D&rsquo; has been so good this year in blocking shots, sticks in lanes. It&#39;s just another solid victory for us.&quot;</p><p>This was the second shut-out for Crawford this season.</p><p>The only&nbsp;goal of the night was scored by 21-year-old Andrew Shaw in the waning moments of the second period. This is a tough gritty kid and his play in front of the net is gaining attention.</p><p>&ldquo;I try to work hard every shift,&quot; Shaw said. &ldquo;Playing solid defensive hockey always underneath the puck.&rdquo;</p><p>Shaw now has four goals on the season.</p><p>The Blackhawks don&#39;t have time to think about last night&#39;s win: they get back to the United Center tonight to host the Edmonton Oilers.</p><p><strong>Big time loser: Bulls</strong></p><p>A horrible shooting night by the Bulls resulted in a 30 point blowout for Oklahoma City. The Bulls 102-72 loss to the Thunder is the second bad loss in the past three games. Tom Thibodeau&rsquo;s club shot a mere 29 percent from the field and the Bulls were outrebounded. Luol Deng and Nate Robinson each scored 13 in the loss. Thunder&rsquo;s All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook led all scorers with 23 points. His teammates Kevin Durant had 19 points and 16 rebounds and Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 10 boards.</p><p>The Bulls will now limp home and&nbsp;get back in action on Tueday when they host Cleveland.</p><p><strong>Odds and ends</strong></p><p>Another unfortunate loser yesterday happened during the first game of spring training. Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch, broke his right forearm and is out for ten weeks. The native Chicagoan is mentioned since we just featured him a few weeks ago about are philanthropic work with University of Illinois-Chicago.</p><p>She wasn&#39;t a winner crossing the finish line, but Danica Patrick was a winner in other ways this weekend. The Daytona 500 is not a real interest of mine, but she did get me&nbsp;watching the final laps. Danica Patrick, the pole setter, was in the third position and wound up finishing eighth. Jimmie Johnson was the winner. Patrick&#39;s finish is the best ever by a woman. She also had the lead for five laps: another first for a woman.</p><p><em>Follow Cheryl on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">@CRayeStout</a> and Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CherylAtTheGame">Cheryl Raye Stout #AtTheGame.</a></em></p></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-02/chicago-blackhawks-extend-winning-streak-bulls-lose-big-105717