| May 28, 2014
| 11:18 PM
No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives.
Not here. Not now.
So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The bold moves by the Blackhawks' Central Division rivals came early on the opening day of free agency.
A short time after the Stars acquired Jason Spezza in a blockbuster trade Tuesday, the Blues opened their pocketbook to sign the coveted Paul...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Patrick Kane went forehand. Then backhand. Then top shelf.
Hello, Western Conference final.
Kane launched the Blackhawks into their fourth conference final in the last six seasons with a sweet and completely expected overtime game-winner.
| May 13, 2014
| 10:58 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Brent Seabrook fired the puck around the boards where it struck a stanchion and wobbled into the slot.
Blackhawks teammate Peter Regin, engaged in battle with the Wild's Ryan Suter, skated over the rubber disc and for a brief...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The price the Blackhawks paid was cheap enough for a veteran center with good Corsi and Fenwick numbers.
But some of my initial problems with Brad Richards are he’s 34 and I’m not sure he can can keep up in a Western Conference that is...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:57 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Players and coaches on both sides have gone out of their way to stress that the Wild are not the same team the Blackhawks handled easily in the first round of the NHL playoffs last season.
The Wild continued to drive that point...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Free of the quicksand they had to slog through during the second round against the Wild, the Blackhawks had room to roam against the Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals — and they used it.
The Hawks re-engaged their speed game,...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Haven't the Sharks suffered enough?
The Kings will open their Stanley Cup title defense — including the highly anticipated championship banner-raising ceremony — on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Staples Center. Their opponent in...
| May 31, 2014
| 9:02 PM
They've managed to send nearly everyone home the last three postseasons.
Vancouver, St. Louis (twice), Phoenix, New Jersey, San Jose (twice) and the Ducks. All dispatched by the Kings in some fashion, sent off to some form of summer recreation.
| May 15, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Corey Crawford is getting hosed.
It might not bother him, but it bugs me. Crawford is proving he’s an elite goalie, and people need to wake up, especially national people.
The Blackhawks just reached the Western Conference finals because of a...
| May 17, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Anze Kopitar was asked about revenge.
This was not about that, not about getting even. Instead, the Kings center said this had to do with seizing the moment, about capitalizing on an opportunity.
The Kings reached the Western Conference finals for the...