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Central Division (NHL)

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  • Blackhawks rely on team toughness to combat physical opponents

    Blackhawks rely on team toughness to combat physical opponents
    When the Jets ramped up the physicality against the Blackhawks during the Central Division clash Friday night at the United Center, the Hawks didn't send their enforcer onto the ice in response. They don't have one. The days of Brandon Bollig, John...
  • Jets get best of Blackhawks in escalating rivalry

    Jets get best of Blackhawks in escalating rivalry
    The pace was fast, the hits were hard and the intensity level was ratcheted up more than a few notches. Something happened to the midseason doldrums when the Blackhawks faced the Jets on Friday night at the United Center: A touch of playoff-type hockey....
  • Roundup | Friday, Jan. 16

    Roundup | Friday, Jan. 16
    BOYS BASKETBALL Alex Edwards elevates as Neuqua Valley edges Metea Valley A glance at the box score would make it appear as if Neuqua Valley’s Alex Edwards didn’t do anything against Metea Valley during Thursday’s Upstate Eight...
  • Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell finding scoring touch during divisional stretch

    Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell finding scoring touch during divisional stretch
    As the Hawks reach their season's midway point in one of the NHL's fiercest divisions, they will need production from a few relatively unheralded skaters to stay fresh. The Hawks hammered home an average of more than three goals per game during their...
  • Ducks regroup Rene Bourque on line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry

    Ducks regroup Rene Bourque on line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry
    The Ducks' endless search for a left wing to complement Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry looped back on itself during Saturday's practice when Coach Bruce Boudreau auditioned Rene Bourque in that spot. Boudreau had put Bourque there earlier this season but...
  • Blackhawks' midterm grades

    Blackhawks' midterm grades
    The Blackhawks began the second half of their regular season on the wrong foot Friday night with a 5-2 road loss to the last-place Oilers. But with 56 points, the Hawks are hot on the heels of the Predators, who lead the Central Division and Western...
  • Blackhawks face challenge in quick return from break at Colorado

    Blackhawks face challenge in quick return from break at Colorado
    The Blackhawks saw firsthand a year ago the difficulties of playing immediately after the NHL's three-day Christmas break when they shellacked the Avalanche 7-2 at the United Center. League rules prohibit teams from any official contact with players...
  • Around the NHL: Pluses and minuses from the last week

    Around the NHL: Pluses and minuses from the last week
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + Despite losing 223 man-games to injuries, the Columbus Blue Jackets have continued to surge. They're 9-1-1 in December, including 5-1-1 at home, and have one...
  • Blackhawks topple Predators in battle of Central Division's top 2 teams

    Blackhawks topple Predators in battle of Central Division's top 2 teams
    Messages sent in late December don't have as much impact as, say, those delivered in March, but the Blackhawks and Predators did the best they could with what the NHL schedule dictated when they faced off Monday night at the United Center. The top two...
  • Questionable late penalty makes loss bitter for Blackhawks to swallow

    Questionable late penalty makes loss bitter for Blackhawks to swallow
    WASHINGTON — After a game that was anything but routine, Niklas Hjalmarsson and his Blackhawks teammates are looking forward to a little normalcy. "It has been kind of a circus around here for the last couple of weeks and we can't wait to go...
  • Blackhawks recall top prospect Teuvo Teravainen

    Blackhawks recall top prospect Teuvo Teravainen
    In the NHL, an injury to one player opens the door for another. In the case of the Blackhawks, that means top prospect Teuvo Teravainen finally will be getting his chance. The Hawks recalled Teravainen from Rockford on Friday, a day after third-leading...