| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:29 PM
To many fans' surprise and delight, the Blackhawks are riding a three-game winning streak while playing without Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. The team has picked up their on-ice workload as a unit, but who picks up leadership duties when the captain is...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:05 AM
In a world where Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are healthy, the Blackhawks are the best puck-possession team in the NHL.
They are offensive monsters. They play keepaway up and down the ice. Opponents can get the puck back when they fish it out of...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Dustin Brown doesn’t recall much about the only nine-game winning streak in the Kings’ history, a run that began on Jan. 21, 2010, and extended through Feb. 6 of that year.
The Kings can match that club record Thursday night with a victory...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
I should be worried about the Blackhawks right now, but sorry, I can’t work up the concern or panic.
They’ve lost three straight thanks to some some inept and inert play. On Sunday night at home, they choked away two points in a loss to a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Patrick Kane had every reason not to play Monday night against the Los Angeles Kings.
Hours before the start of the Blackhawks’ 5-3 win, Kane learned that his grandfather, Donald Kane, had died.
As difficult as it was for Kane to play, he put on...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:45 PM
CHICAGO — While it’s inevitable that all good things must come to an end, the Kings’ long-sustained excellence ended with a thud Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks.
Chicago showed why it’s the NHL’...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:44 PM
I was going to write about which players the Blackhawks should trade, and I still might.
But not now.
Not after that third period.
The Hawks were down a goal, they were on Detroit ice, and they were 20 minutes from being booted from the Stanley...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:55 PM
The Kings will need to shine again at Staples Center after falling behind two games to none to the Chicago Blackhawks, losing 4-2 on Sunday in Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference finals at United Center.
Chicago, which owned the league’s best...
| 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 7, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville changed lines.
Of course, Quenneville changed lines. That’s what he does when things get dire, and sometimes even when they don’t.
But in the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Los...
| 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....