| 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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The Kings surrendered an average of only 2.12 goals a game in leading the NHL in fewest regular-season goals allowed, but as they head to their third Game 7 of the postseason tonight, they’ve been struck by nine goals in their last two Western...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The Blackhawks and Kings have been asked repeatedly throughout the Western Conference finals to pin the burden of pressure on the other team.
The only thing is, there probably aren’t two NHL teams that embrace anxiety-wracked games as an...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win in Los Angeles that created an improbable Game 7 on Sunday:
1. Patrick Kane struggled in last year’s Western Conference finals, and then found himself skating with...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense:
1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:21 PM
As the Kings threaten to reverse the outcome of last year's five-game Western Conference finals elimination against the Chicago Blackhawks, the difference appears to be the Kings' attention to detail.
The Kings are playing smarter, being more...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Every time the Kings have had to be resilient during a sometimes-turbulent playoff journey this spring, they've bounced back emphatically.
They faced elimination six times in the first two rounds and not only escaped but thrived, gaining confidence as...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:32 PM
DALLAS -- Lindy Ruff did an outstanding job in coaching the Stars to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, taking a team that’s almost evenly split between veterans and kids and molding it into a competitive group that has pushed the top-...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:38 PM
Teuvo Teravainen didn't know quite what to make of the cheers from the crowd as he stepped on the ice for his first NHL shift.
"I was thinking, 'It's for me or what?'" Teravainen said after helping the Blackhawks to a 4-2 victory over the Stars on...