| May 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The Blackhawks were the better team entering their second-round playoff series against Detroit.
It just took them seven painful games to prove it, right down to an excruciating and exhilarating Game 7.
No, wait, even that wasn’t enough. It...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:44 PM
The record start to the regular season and the President’s Trophy were a promise.
The Blackhawks kept it Monday night.
In the most improbable, impossible way.
Down 2-1 with goalie Corey Crawford on the bench in the third period of Game 6 of...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Stroll into Johnny's IceHouse West at 2550 W. Madison St. and you'll see a typical hockey facility. It is home to recreational leagues. It has a bulletin board updating visitors on upcoming camps, skill seminars and pickup games. It sells hockey gear...
| 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 27, 2013
| 6:45 PM
It's often the case that as Jonathan Toews goes, so go the Blackhawks. He's had a rough series against Detroit, especially with three penalties in Game 4. The captain did notch his first goal of the playoffs in Game 5 to help keep his team alive, and...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:49 PM
So the Blackhawks forced Game 7 against the hated Red Wings, and in the process completely demoralized Detroit. I'm not sure if you saw Game 6 on Monday, but if so you might have noticed Detroit fans in Joe Louis Arena streaming for the exits. With more...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says he loves Game 7’s, even if it sounds like he loves whistling past the graveyard.
Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, who is not smart enough to like the Rolling Stones, at least has the brains to...
| 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 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Rolling Stones wrapped up the last of their three shows at the United Center last week and are preparing for two shows this week in Boston, where it's a safe bet that the band members will try the local cuisine and kiss up to the crowd by lending...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:58 AM
Did you catch Tom Thibodeau over the weekend? Our Bulls Guy K.C. Johnson quoted the coach as saying that Derrick Rose is “anxious to get started.’’
Just in time for summer league, or something like that.
Marian Hossa, meanwhile, won&...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Some Blackhawks sport bushy messes. Others have beards that barely cover their face. But all itched and scratched their way through interviews Tuesday in preparation for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins.
The Hawks have had...