| 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 22, 2013
| 4:01 PM
If you've made it this far into the Stanley Cup Final without a trip to your sports therapist (do those exist?), you're ahead of the game. This Blackhawks-Bruins series has delivered more drama than Amanda Bynes' Twitter account. With as many as three...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Before we wrap up the 2012-13 NHL season, every hockey fan owes a word of thanks to Scot Beckenbaugh.
Beckenbaugh is the federal mediator who helped negotiate an end to the labor dispute that threatened to wipe out the 2012-13 NHL season....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Where are the Blackhawks' stars?
In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Hawks grabbed a win with goals from four unlikely sources: Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya, Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland. Since then, the offense has been hauntingly quiet, especially...
| 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....
| 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 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Please tell us you weren't in line to see a midnight showing of "The Internship" on Thursday night instead of watching hockey. Even if the movie (zero stars, according to RedEye's Matt Pais) does feature Blackhawks superfan Vince Vaughn.
After all, Game...
| 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 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...
| 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...