| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:48 PM
TV/radio: 6 p.m. Saturday; CSN, WGN-AM 720.
Storylines: The Blackhawks kick off four-game trip with a Central Division showdown against the Predators. They have been one of the surprises of the NHL and lead the Central with 36 points after winning...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 7:24 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With lights flashing and music at ear-splitting decibels, the public address announcer at Bridgestone Arena introduced the home team as "your Central Division-leading Nashville Predators!"
Three hours later Saturday night,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:42 AM
While the Panthers left St. Louis Tuesday morning singing the blues like they usually do after another loss to the Central Division leaders, the opposition was singing their praise.
Sure, the Panthers fell 4-2 for their fifth straight loss to the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:09 PM
NEWARK, N.J. — Patrick Sharp raced toward the Devils goal on a breakaway in his first game in more than a month.
The Blackhawks winger's glorious chance early in the third period Tuesday night against the Devils was denied when rookie goaltender...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:28 PM
BOSTON — The defensemen credit the forwards. The forwards credit the defensemen. Everyone credits the goaltenders.
When it comes to the number of goals the Blackhawks have allowed this season, they're all correct as it has been a strong effort...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The home shutout string the Blast took into Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Wave was downright impressive by professional indoor soccer standards — eight quarters and nine-plus minutes without allowing an opponent to score.
And while the...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:48 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:56 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:33 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 5:46 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:08 PM
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...