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Central Division (NHL)

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  • Blackhawks strive to keep standings blinders in place

    Blackhawks strive to keep standings blinders in place
    DALLAS — As determined as the Blackhawks are to capture the Central Division title, they aren't exactly obsessing over what is going on above them in the waning games of the regular season. After their morning skate in Dallas before playing the...
  • Blackhawks enthused over their play since injury sidelined Patrick Kane

    Blackhawks enthused over their play since injury sidelined Patrick Kane
    Jonathan Toews shot Corey Crawford a grin after shooting a backhand past him Friday during Blackhawks practice at Johnny's Ice House West. And why not? Crawford has been the wizard of "oohs" and "ahhs" since leading scorer Patrick Kane broke his...
  • 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...
  • Blackhawks make their move without Patrick Kane

    Blackhawks make their move without Patrick Kane
    When Patrick Kane skated off the ice cradling his left arm with a fractured collarbone on Feb. 24, it appeared the Blackhawks' chances of capturing the Central Division title left with him. But a funny thing has happened to the Hawks' so-called lost...
  • Having NHL's best mark is low on Ducks' Bruce Boudreau's priority list

    Having NHL's best mark is low on Ducks' Bruce Boudreau's priority list
    Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau wants his team to play with more desperation as the playoffs loom in less than a month, but Anaheim is in a comfortable place. Not only do the Ducks occupy first place in the Pacific Division by a wide margin, they possess the...
  • Blast advances in MASL postseason with 6-4 win over Rochester

    Blast advances in MASL postseason with 6-4 win over Rochester
    The Blast went 4-0 against the Rochester Lancers in the Major Arena Soccer League's regular season, shutting them out once and scoring 25 points while using plenty of reserves in its last victory on March 1. The playoffs started Wednesday for the...
  • After offseason of hype, Cubs still searching for first win

    After offseason of hype, Cubs still searching for first win
    MESA, Ariz. -- When the Cubs came away with a tie in their Cactus League opener against the A’s last week, manager Joe Maddon looked at the bright side. “At least we got one point,” he said, referring to the NHL’s method of...
  • Patrick Kane misses exciting game, and Blackhawks miss him

    Patrick Kane misses exciting game, and Blackhawks miss him
    A nationally televised game against an Original Six opponent that likes to fly up and down the ice is the kind of game Patrick Kane relishes. "Yeah, I wish I could play — that would be awesome," the winger said Sunday before the Blackhawks fell to...
  • Joel Quenneville message to Blackhawks loud and clear: Pick up intensity

    Joel Quenneville message to Blackhawks loud and clear: Pick up intensity
    While setting up a three-on-three battle drill during Saturday's practice, coach Joel Quenneville raised his gravelly voice and implored the Blackhawks to "get pissed off around here." Though the Hawks were coming off a victory over the Oilers on Friday...
  • Blackhawks starting to think big — catching the first-place Predators

    Blackhawks starting to think big — catching the first-place Predators
    It wasn't long ago that the Predators were running away and hiding with the Central Division title to such an extent that the Blackhawks lowered their sights to catching the Blues for second place. Now, suddenly, the Hawks have begun thinking bigger...
  • Highland Park hockey gets by with giant heart

    Highland Park boys hockey is all about heart, and sometimes, that heart gets broken. Hopes of an Illinois High School Hockey League North Central Division title evaporated in the final game of a best-of-three playoff series Sunday, thanks to a 4-3...