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Central Division (NHL)

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  • Reasons to scream at the Hawks

    Reasons to scream at the Hawks
    I don’t care that the Blackhawks will start the playoffs on the road. They’re as good on the road as in the United Center, winning 24 games at home and away. What’s more, there are a couple big advantages to starting on the road:...
  • Thursday's matchup: Blackhawks at Blues

     Thursday's matchup: Blackhawks at Blues
    TV/radio: 7 p.m. Thursday; CSN, NBCSN, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: The Blues inch toward the playoffs with something of a goalie battle brewing. Rookie Jake Allen (2.32 GAA) is 3-1-1 in his last five starts and 21-7-4, including four shutouts. He will start...
  • Blackhawks end home schedule with potentially costly loss to Wild

    Blackhawks end home schedule with potentially costly loss to Wild
    There were some highs, lows and pretty much everything in between for the Blackhawks at the United Center this season. They concluded the home portion of the schedule Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to the Wild that could have a significant impact on...
  • After long delay in Antarctica, Kim Pursley finishes seventh marathon

    After long delay in Antarctica, Kim Pursley finishes seventh marathon
    Running Although poor weather conditions kept her from the seven-day goal of her Triple 7 Quest series, Kim Pursley has returned home after successfully running seven marathons on seven continents. Pursley, 44, of Forest Hill was 20 minutes from landing...
  • Ducks use extra time off to get into playoff mind-set

    Ducks use extra time off to get into playoff mind-set
    A palpable push for the playoffs was at work Monday for the Ducks, who used the third of four consecutive days off to grind through a two-hour practice. "Attention to detail in all areas of our game," center Ryan Kesler said after a practice that lasted...
  • Blackhawks, Blues battle tooth-and-nail in wild Central race

    Blackhawks, Blues battle tooth-and-nail in wild Central race
    Ryan Reaves reached into his mouth, pulled out a tooth and handed it to a trainer while sitting on the Blues bench. It was another teeth-rattling — literally — bone-crunching edition of one of the fiercest rivalries in the NHL when the...
  • Jonathan Toews bails out Blackhawks with two goals in final minute

    Jonathan Toews bails out Blackhawks with two goals in final minute
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Some moments in hockey simply defy logic. The Blackhawks inexplicably trailing the lowly Sabres — a team that appears to be tanking to better its odds to secure the top pick in the draft — after coughing up a two-goal...
  • Blackhawks back in Central chase with 2 big wins in a row

    Blackhawks back in Central chase with 2 big wins in a row
    A day after the Blackhawks posted what coach Joel Quenneville called their "No. 1" biggest victory of the season, they went ahead and recorded No. 1A. Just like that, a Hawks team that had slipped into the first wild-card spot over the weekend has...
  • Blackhawks right the ship with 3rd-period rally, Toews' winning goal

    Blackhawks right the ship with 3rd-period rally, Toews' winning goal
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Having been slapped in the face by reality in the form of a slide into fourth place in the Central Division, the Blackhawks were intent on slapping right back. "We can't wait any longer to find that playoff style of hockey,"...
  • Blackhawks fans should relax and enjoy what should be long playoff ride

    Blackhawks fans should relax and enjoy what should be long playoff ride
    Here's what we know about the Blackhawks through 76 games of the regular season: They can be very, very good at times and not so good at others. In the free-for-all that is the Central Division, one day the team is fighting for a wild-card spot and...
  • Blackhawks succeeding with defense providing some extra offense

    Blackhawks succeeding with defense providing some extra offense
    Niklas Hjalmarsson pinched deep into the offensive zone to pounce on a loose puck, walked into the slot and wired a wrist shot past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. The defenseman then leaped into the arms of blue line partner Johnny Oduya to celebrate...