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Ben Smith (ice hockey)

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  • Blackhawks' battle cry: 'Zuuus!'

    "Zuuuuus!" That was perhaps the loudest and most frequent chant—in honor of Blackhawks center Michal Handzus—at the United Center during the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it has returned several times since. It's how the...
  • Kings lose to Blackhawks, 5-4, in double overtime of Game 5

    Kings lose to Blackhawks, 5-4, in double overtime of Game 5
    Michal Handzus scored a little more than two minutes into double overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 win at United Center on Wednesday. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2, heading into Game 6 at Staples Center on Friday. After...
  • Close shave: Handzus saves desperate Hawks in double OT

    Close shave: Handzus saves desperate Hawks in double OT
    Desperation can be a good thing. Especially when it’s about all you have left. Use any cliché you want: The Blackhawks’ quest to repeat as Stanley Cup champs was on the line Wednesday at the United Center, down 3-1 to the L.A. Kings in the...
  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • Can Blackhawks continue penetrating Kings' superb defense?

    Can Blackhawks continue penetrating Kings' superb defense?
    The Kings surrendered an average of only 2.12 goals a game in leading the NHL in fewest regular-season goals allowed, but as they head to their third Game 7 of the postseason tonight, they’ve been struck by nine goals in their last two Western...
  • 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...
  • Wild make it a best-of-3

     Wild make it a best-of-3
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Stewing on the Blackhawks' bench Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center as the final seconds of a 4-2 loss to the Wild ticked off, coach Joel Quenneville's scowl said it all. To paraphrase: "#!#%&$#!" Quenneville looked furious....
  • 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...
  • Blackhawks return home poised to eliminate Blues

    Blackhawks return home poised to eliminate Blues
    ST. LOUIS — Surrounded by joyous teammates Friday night at the Scottrade Center immediately after scoring the Blackhawks' game-winning goal in overtime to beat the Blues 3-2, Jonathan Toews wondered for a split second exactly what he had done. "In...