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Ben Smith (ice hockey)

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  • 10 things about Hawks' 2-OT win

    10 things about Hawks' 2-OT win
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 5-4 double-overtime win Wednesday over the Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals: 1. It’s amazing what happens when you skate, pass, shoot and crash the net. It shouldn&...
  • Blackhawks move up in draft to take Nick Schmaltz

     Blackhawks move up in draft to take Nick Schmaltz
    PHILADELPHIA — The Blackhawks moved up in the NHL draft and got the man they wanted when they selected center Nick Schmaltz with the 20th overall pick Friday night at Wells Fargo Center. After acquiring picks No. 20 and 179 from the Sharks for...
  • At NHL draft, Blackhawks try to fine-tune roster

    At NHL draft, Blackhawks try to fine-tune roster
    PHILADELPHIA — Even while Stan Bowman was securing three of his own players for the next two seasons, the Blackhawks general manager was chasing a bigger prize Friday as the NHL draft weekend began. Bowman and the Hawks fell short — for...
  • Using a seventh sense: Recapping the Kings' road to the Stanley Cup Final

    Using a seventh sense: Recapping the Kings' road to the Stanley Cup Final
    The Kings became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road. That journey included coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to the San Jose Sharks in Round 1, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit in Round 2...
  • Blackhawks ready to 'leave everything out there'

    Blackhawks ready to  'leave everything out there'
    It has come down to win or go home for the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings. The last two teams to capture the Stanley Cup are set to battle in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night at the United Center. If momentum exists in...
  • Nothing changes until the Hawks' second line does

    The Blackhawks have 10 Olympians on their playoff roster for the Western Conference finals, and Kings second-liners Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are owning them. Owning every shift. Owning this series. Carter and young wingers kids...
  • Kane wields magic, Crawford saves the castle

    Kane wields magic, Crawford saves the castle
    The Kings thought they were playing in the Western Conference finals. But it appears they spent the last two games finding out they’re spectators at the Patrick Kane Invitational. Kane managed just one point in the first four games of this...
  • Sighting: Lana Del Rey, Jonathan Toews dine at Japonais

    Sighting: Lana Del Rey, Jonathan Toews dine at Japonais
    Does Jonathan Toews know who Lana Del Rey is? Does Del Rey know who Toews is? It’s unclear, but the Blackhawks star and singer/songwriter both happened to dine Friday at Japonais by Morimoto. No word on if the two crossed paths at the Goose Island...
  • A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings

    A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings
    After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • Blackhawks best Blues 3-2 in overtime in Game 5

     Blackhawks best Blues 3-2 in overtime in Game 5
    ST. LOUIS — Andrew Shaw still loves shin pads. The forward's equipment played a huge role in a thrilling Blackhawks overtime victory Friday night and the defending Stanley Cup champions are one victory from dispatching the Blues in their first...