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Central Division (NHL)

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  • Congratulations, Blackhawks fans: Predators still obsessed with you

    The Predators sit atop the Central Division, three points ahead of the Blackhawks with three games in hand. The Predators claim the second spot in the Western Conference with 65 points, second-best in the NHL as the league resumes play after the All-...
  • Blackhawks return from All-Star break with long road trip

    Blackhawks return from All-Star break with long road trip
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The grin plastered on Jonathan Toews' face throughout the NHL All-Star Game festivities in Columbus over the weekend will slowly dissipate, and the return of Captain Serious is imminent. When will the transformation be...
  • Blackhawks' puck possession game slips, and so does their record

    Blackhawks' puck possession game slips, and so does their record
    When the Blackhawks are going well, they play the best puck possession game in the NHL. When they aren't doing so well, it's a result of that puck possession game slipping. In losing three of their last five games and five of their last eight, the...
  • Patrick Kane continues hot streak with shootout goal in 3-2 victory

    Patrick Kane continues hot streak with shootout goal in 3-2 victory
    PITTSBURGH — There had been plenty of subdued postgame dressing rooms for the Blackhawks during their final few contests leading to the NHL All-Star break. But that certainly wasn't the case Wednesday night when the Hawks were hooting and...
  • Ducks look like an NHL playoff lock, Kings are nearly there

    Ducks look like an NHL playoff lock, Kings are nearly there
    Kings Coach Darryl Sutter painted a vivid picture when asked last week about his players' struggles to defend their championship. "They have to keep understanding and listening to what I'm telling them about how tough it is," he said. "The train has got...
  • 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...
  • Blackhawks sloppy on defense again, lose for 3rd time in 5 games

    Blackhawks sloppy on defense again, lose for 3rd time in 5 games
    The Blackhawks are taking this whole midseason malaise thing to the extreme. What once seemed like a simple misstep during an 82-game season has turned into a slide that is threatening to drop the Hawks into fourth place in the Central Division. The...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...