| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:00 PM
There's never a dull moment around the Ducks, whether they're battling mumps, injuries that have thinned their defense, or a power play that mustered one goal in eight games before clicking twice Sunday and looking like nothing had ever been amiss....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Evander Kane's successful shot in the fourth round of the shootout provided the difference in the Winnipeg Jets' 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
Blake Wheeler also scored during the deciding phase and...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:57 PM
TV/radio: 8 p.m. Sunday; WGN-Ch. 9, WGN-AM 720.
Storylines: The Blackhawks are playing the second of back-to-back games after taking on the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night. The Hawks are 4-1-1 at home. Antti Raanta is expected to start in goal....
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:27 PM
The Blackhawks lost 1-0 to the Jets on Sunday night, falling for the fifth time in their last seven games. It was their second straight 1-0 loss at the United Center. Former Hawks forward Michael Frolik scored 20 seconds into the game, getting...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
I should be worried about the Blackhawks right now, but sorry, I can’t work up the concern or panic.
They’ve lost three straight thanks to some some inept and inert play. On Sunday night at home, they choked away two points in a loss to a...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Stan Bowman is lying, right? Blackhawks fans had better hope so.
It’s pretty much the job of general managers to lie. Lying helps maintain leverage and creates cover for pursuing trades. Sometimes it’s a GM’s only option, and Bowman...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Ever since unloading Kris Versteeg and Andrew Ladd shortly after they won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks have been looking for a third line that can check, score and annoy opponents.
For now -- everything with Joel Quenneville is only...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The best time to make a big trade in the NHL is when you don’t have to. You’re negotiating with leverage. If you have a weakness you’re trying to fill, it’s either not obvious or not urgent.
And so, it makes sense that the worst...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Before we wrap up the 2012-13 NHL season, every hockey fan owes a word of thanks to Scot Beckenbaugh.
Beckenbaugh is the federal mediator who helped negotiate an end to the labor dispute that threatened to wipe out the 2012-13 NHL season....
| May 8, 2009
With the minutes ticking down and the Blackhawks trailing, seeds of uncertainty began creeping into players' heads.
That will happen when the opposing goaltender is Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and he's on the verge of his second career postseason shutout,...
| May 10, 2009
The Blackhawks did something in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Vancouver Canucks that they hadn't been able to do all series.
They scored first.
And then they did something even more important: They kept scoring.