| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Bruins are pounding the Blackhawks physically.
They are killing the Hawks at the faceoff circle.
They are beating them on the scoreboard.
Hat trick. In fact, that’s the dead-bang hat trick that guarantees losing a Stanley Cup Final....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Your move, Claude Julien.
That’s what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville seemed to be saying as he acted with creative, pre-emptive Scotty Bowman-like deviousness Tuesday.
The Stanley Cup Final hadn’t started, but the gamesmanship seemed...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Third period (Blackhawks 3, Kings 2)
Empty net again.
Kings left wing Dustin Penner backhands a pass to forward Jeff Carter, but there's no shot.
Chicago celebrates at net with goaltender Corey Crawford as time runs out.
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:01 AM
CHICAGO -- Heading into Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thinks too much has been made of what happened at the end of Game 4.
His team managed only two shots in the third period, losing to the...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Duncan Keith entered the press conference area and set down a plastic bag holding four enormous bottles of juice.
After what the Blackhawks defenseman and his teammates had just endured Saturday, you can't blame him for being thirsty. It can't be easy...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Among the many ways the Blackhawks pantsed the Kings in the first two games of the Western Conference finals, this might be the most amazing stat that blew up supposedly impenetrable goalie Jonathan Quick:
Three times the Hawks scored two goals in a...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:53 PM
As a sportswriter I have to differentiate fan from journalist almost on a daily basis. But after watching the last three Blackhawks games, the fan has come out of me by force of nature.
Anyone who knows me understnds I am mostly just an observer of...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Technically, Thursday's Game 4 at Detroit was not a "must-win" for the Blackhawks. Even if they lost, they'd still have a chance to win the series. However, being 3-1 would make them very uncomfortable, and thus they needed to play with a high degree of...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Walk past a row of four shoe-shining chairs raised on a wooden stage. Take a right. Front and center, a fireplace flickers.
A leather ottoman sits next to it, shelving everything from Playboy, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Within an arm&...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:13 PM
CALGARY, Alberta -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville nailed it with his description of Ray Emery's effort in goal against the Flames on Saturday night.
"That was criminal," Quenneville said shortly after watching Emery make 45 saves in regulation and...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Now, where was I before Gary Bettman unanimously captured the “Moron of the Millenium’’ championship?
Oh yeah, Patrick Kane, second-line center. And Patrick Kane, trade bait.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman contends that...