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Ben Smith (ice hockey)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blackhawks ink deals with Smith, Raanta, Morin

    Blackhawks ink deals with Smith, Raanta, Morin
    PHILADELPHIA -- Stan Bowman kicked off what likely will be a busy weekend for the general manager when the Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms on two-year contracts extensions with forwards Ben Smith and Jeremy Morin and goaltender Antti Raanta on Friday....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No stars? Check ... Still winning? Check

    In a world where Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are healthy, the Blackhawks are the best puck-possession team in the NHL. They are offensive monsters. They play keepaway up and down the ice. Opponents can get the puck back when they fish it out of...