| May 24, 2014
| 9:20 PM
LOS ANGELES — Hockey isn't basketball or badminton or golf, but perhaps the ultimate team sport. Everybody dressed for games typically contributes as the coach rolls four offensive lines and rotates three defensive pairs.
One man can do only so...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Height, weight: 6-2, 208
2014 regular-season: Games: 59; wins: 32; losses: 10; OT losses: 10; shutouts: 2; goals-against average 2.26; save percentage: .917
| May 30, 2014
| 10:49 PM
The Kings thought they were playing in the Western Conference finals.
But it appears they spent the last two games finding out they’re spectators at the Patrick Kane Invitational.
Kane managed just one point in the first four games of this...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:18 PM
LOS ANGELES — After being throttled by the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday night, the Blackhawks were quite interested in talking about what happened just over a year ago.
It was then the Hawks reeled off three...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:51 PM
This Blackhawks season just became a failure. There’s no other way to look at it.
The franchise’s motto is “One Goal.’’ This isn’t that goal. This is failure.
Some franchises might be happy to reach the conference...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:48 PM
The defending Stanley Cup champions are still breathing and chasing history.
The Blackhawks willed themselves to a 5-4 victory over the Kings in double overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night at the United Center to keep...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:59 PM
From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard.
"I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago.
The prototypical stay-at-home...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:43 PM
For what seemed like an eternity Monday night in an awful 5-2 loss to the Kings, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook just stood there, helpless, stuck in hockey no-man's land.
At the nine-minute mark of the first period, Seabrook found himself frozen...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment.
The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Should pro athletes be allowed – within reason, of course – to retaliate against heckling fans?
The issue arose this week during a Stanley Cup playoff game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the L.A. Kings. Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford...