| May 25, 2009
All the good news was delivered early.
When the Blackhawks and Red Wings hit the United Center ice for their pregame skate before Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Sunday afternoon, Martin Havlat was skating for the home team while Nicklas Lidstrom...
| May 23, 2009
If the Detroit Red Wings figured to cruise past the Blackhawks en route to another Stanley Cup championship, they now know they're in for a battle.
The Hawks put themselves back into the Western Conference finals series with a 4-3 overtime victory over...
| Apr 17, 2009
The wait was so long you wondered if someone had broken a mirror back in 2002 and given the Blackhawks bad luck.
For the first time in seven years — or 2,548 days, to be exact — the Hawks took to the ice for postseason play Thursday night...
| Apr 20, 2009
| 10:22 PM
CALGARY, Canada — The Comeback Kids couldn't pull off another one Monday night.
After rallying for victories in the first two games of the Western Conference quarterfinals, the Blackhawks couldn't rekindle the magic in Game 3 as the Calgary...
| Apr 26, 2009
In a postseason series where scoring the first goal has led to disaster, the Blackhawks bucked the trend.
In fact, they discovered the perfect formula for overcoming it: Once they got ahead in Game 5 on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames, the...
| May 8, 2009
With the minutes ticking down and the Blackhawks trailing, seeds of uncertainty began creeping into players' heads.
That will happen when the opposing goaltender is Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and he's on the verge of his second career postseason shutout,...
| May 10, 2009
The Blackhawks did something in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Vancouver Canucks that they hadn't been able to do all series.
They scored first.
And then they did something even more important: They kept scoring.
| May 12, 2009
You shouldn't anger Patrick Kane. The Vancouver Canucks certainly didn't like it when he was angry.
The Blackhawks' second-year winger is all of 5 feet 10 inches and 175 pounds, but he turned into a bit of a monster in Game 6 of the Western Conference...
| May 1, 2009
VANCOUVER, Canada -- Trailing by three goals entering the third period against one of the NHL's top goaltenders didn't phase the Blackhawks in the opening game of their Western Conference semifinals.
The Hawks have the difficult task of trying to solve...
| Apr 11, 2009
| 5:32 PM
On paper, the Blackhawks' victory Saturday over the Detroit Red Wings had very little meaning. The game had no ramifications on the Western Conference playoff race as the Hawks already had wrapped up the fourth spot and home-ice advantage in the first...
| Oct 1, 2009
Will the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in the Stanley Cup finals for a third straight spring, or will the San Jose Sharks find the gumption to match their talent?
There's no consensus winner in either conference, mostly because even...