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Central Division (NHL)

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  • What we learned from the Ducks' 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks

    What we learned from the Ducks' 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks
    Two nights of disillusionment had the Ducks in a dark place Friday night. Getting beaten by the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1, Friday at Honda Center had them outscored a combined 10-4 against two Western Conference rivals. “They were a lot better...
  • Panthers rising to the occasion against NHL's best

    Panthers rising to the occasion against NHL's best
    The Panthers may be in ninth place of the Eastern Conference, but they certainly haven't been pushed around by the league's elite. In the past three games alone the Panthers have knocked off the resurgent Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders and...
  • Blackhawks snap scoreless streak with 2-1 victory over Jets in overtime

    Blackhawks snap scoreless streak with 2-1 victory over Jets in overtime
    WINNIPEG — Noted philosopher Daniel Carcillo opined that the Blackhawks were focusing on "getting their swag back" when they faced the Jets in a key Central Division showdown Friday night. Thanks to the king of swag — Patrick Kane —...
  • Predators storm back for 3-2 shootout victory over Panthers

    Predators storm back for 3-2 shootout victory over Panthers
    In a matchup of Calder Trophy candidates, Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad and Predators center Filip Forsberg took turns scoring goals and earning votes Sunday afternoon at the BB&T Center. But in the end, the story line centered on Forsberg and how...
  • Anytime Blackhawks want to care, fine by me

    Anytime Blackhawks want to care, fine by me
    This isn’t a rant. This isn’t going all Chicken Little. But I’m mad about the way the Blackhawks insulted our supposed viewing pleasure with that eyesore in Minnesota on Tuesday. If that wasn’t the worst Blackhawks effort...
  • Ducks' Corey Perry is excited about matchup with Predators

    Ducks' Corey Perry is excited about matchup with Predators
    Corey Perry responded to a five-game goal-less skid by getting two in the net. Thursday, the Ducks' high-scoring right wing will co-star with goaltender Pekka Rinne and the Western Conference's fellow division-leading Nashville Predators in a high-...
  • Blackhawks at their worst in 3-0 loss to the Wild

    Blackhawks at their worst in 3-0 loss to the Wild
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — They didn't move their feet, they took bad penalties, they failed to clear the crease of loose pucks and they didn't control the puck nearly well enough to create scoring chances. In fact, the Blackhawks didn't do much of anything...
  • Blackhawks flying under the radar in competitive Central Division

    Blackhawks flying under the radar in competitive Central Division
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Blackhawks' traveling road show pulled into Minnesota on Monday with little fanfare. When it comes to the Central Division this season, teams other than the Hawks have demanded the lion's share of attention, most notably...
  • A few obstacles stand in way of Hawks making Stanley Cup run

    A few obstacles stand in way of Hawks making Stanley Cup run
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Stocked with talent and experience, the Blackhawks appear poised to make a run at their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. There are, however, obstacles that could make them stumble in that quest. Here are five of them:...
  • Frustration follows Blackhawks' 4-3 loss to Kings

    Frustration follows Blackhawks' 4-3 loss to Kings
    LOS ANGELES -- Corey Crawford’s broken stick that was discarded in a corner outside the Blackhawks’ dressing room told the story. It was a frustrating end to the Hawks’ first game following a six-day break for the NHL All-Star Game...
  • 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...