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  • 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...
  • 10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere

    10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense: 1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
  • Missing desperation factor, Kings miss out on chance to end series

    Every time the Kings have had to be resilient during a sometimes-turbulent playoff journey this spring, they've bounced back emphatically. They faced elimination six times in the first two rounds and not only escaped but thrived, gaining confidence as...
  • Kings suffer double downer in 5-4 loss to Blackhawks in Game 5

    Kings suffer double downer in 5-4 loss to Blackhawks in Game 5
    Almost eight eye-catching minutes flew by — 7:56, to be precise — without a stoppage in play between the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks in the first overtime period at the United Center. The edge-of-your-seat, frenzied action surely had to...
  • Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact

     Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact
    From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard. "I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...
  • 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 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...
  • Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge

    Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge
    Soldier Field in March may be just as brutal as a December football game. The Hawks on Friday will test the outdoor ice rink on the field before the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series matchup with Pittsburgh on Saturday. Playing in Chicago has turned some...
  • Hossa stars in Hawks' win over Wings

    Hossa stars in Hawks' win over Wings
    The Blackhawks and Red Wings don't need brackets, Cinderellas or buzzer beaters to get their madness on. All the bad blood from 90-plus years of facing each other is plenty. Take Sunday's game at the United Center.     FIRST PERIOD About five...
  • Say hello to Finnish phenom Teuvo Teravainen

    Say hello to Finnish phenom Teuvo Teravainen
    Repeat after us: Teuvo Teravainen is not a savior. Now that we've got that out of the way, we'll focus on the Blackhawks and NHL debut of the 19-year-old Finnish phenom, who hit the ice against Dallas on Tuesday. Will he be the next Patrick Kane? It's...