| May 28, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Wouldn’t pulling Corey Crawford after the Kings’ third goal in the first period Monday night have sent a message to players? I would have if I were Coach Q. --Tom B., New Lenox
Game 4 of the Western Conference finals is no time to be sending...
| May 25, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 4-3 loss Saturday to the Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals:
✓ Patrick Kane shoveled the puck ahead to Michal Handzus at the Kings line. The play died, then Handzus...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Minutes after his latest Jordanesque moment Friday night at the Staples Center, Blackhawks savior Patrick Kane and captain Jonathan Toews exchanged knowing glances.
As if they knew something nobody else in Chicago did, that all along the Western...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 5-4 double-overtime win Wednesday over the Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals:
1. It’s amazing what happens when you skate, pass, shoot and crash the net. It shouldn&...
| May 26, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Good morning from Staples Center, where the Kings held their game-day skate before Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, to be played Monday night. It was a full-team skate, as opposed to the usual optional session, and the defense pairs and line...
| May 10, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Stewing on the Blackhawks' bench Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center as the final seconds of a 4-2 loss to the Wild ticked off, coach Joel Quenneville's scowl said it all.
To paraphrase: "#!#%&$#!"
Quenneville looked furious....
| May 11, 2014
| 10:16 PM
With 15 minutes, 27 seconds left in a tied, tense game Sunday night at the United Center, it felt like the right time for the Blackhawks to get serious.
Captain Serious, of course.
Jonathan Toews detests that nickname almost as much as he hates...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Most people look at a calendar when they plan their springtime activities.
Bryan Bickell simply looks out the window and senses the need to get busy.
"The grass is greener and I know it's that time of the year,'' Bickell said Sunday after the...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:33 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The serenade of Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford sounded sillier with every extended syllable Tuesday night, yet at the oddest times the home fans' words still echoed off the walls.
"CRAW-FORD! CRAW-FORD!" they yelled again and...
| May 18, 2014
In the Chicago Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can.
| May 17, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In the Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can.
"Great job!'' Quenneville barked,...