| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:57 PM
While the final chapter of how the Central Division was won likely will be written during the Blackhawks' last games of the regular season, the plot already has begun to thicken with the halfway mark looming.
The Hawks are in the midst of a stretch of...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:48 PM
TV/radio: 8:30 p.m. Friday; CSN, WGN-AM 720.
Storylines: The Hawks conclude a two-game trip with the second of back-to-back games after facing the Wild on Thursday night in Minnesota. The Oilers, who are in the midst of a four-game homestand, have...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:35 PM
It seemed appropriate that the player being fitted for the West Point cadet hero jacket in the locker room after again routing the Pacific Division-leading Ducks 6-2 wasn't one of the six different Panthers with goals.
Rather, it was blossoming...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:33 PM
When/where: 8 p.m./Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.
TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: WQAM-560
Scouting report: The Panthers and Wild are both in ninth place with 59 points in their respective conferences. In the Nov. 24 meeting in Sunrise, the Wild...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:47 PM
Call it a sibling rivalry, but the not-so-mighty Ducks seem to bring out the best in the Panthers this season.
Led by the dazzling playmaking of Jonathan Huberdeau, the Panthers put on a rare display of offensive wizardry en route to convincing 6-2...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:45 AM
For Marian Gaborik, it’s not quite the Return to Minnesota or the Return to New York.
Those were far bigger deals for the talented winger. Monday night’s game against the Blue Jackets represents Gaborik’s first trip back to Columbus...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Continuing his remarkable recovery from a stroke, Gordie Howe attended a dinner last week in Saskatoon, Canada, where a rink was named for him. Howe, who will...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:21 PM
Nearly two feet of snow fell on the Chicago area a week ago and temperatures have bobbed in and out of single digits throughout the winter.
But the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field was delayed several hours Saturday because, somehow, the ice was...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:59 PM
ST. LOUIS — Coach Joel Quenneville minced no words when describing the Blackhawks' long journey that concluded Sunday at the Scottrade Center, calling it the "seven toughest road games you're ever going to see on any schedule."
Over the course...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Louie Belpedio's dream of hearing his named called at the NHL Draft happened on June 28, 2014, when it was announced that the Minnesota Wild had taken him with the 80th selection.
What followed for Belpedio, a defenseman, was much different than what...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:18 AM
This isn’t a rant. This isn’t going all Chicken Little.
But I’m mad about the way the Blackhawks insulted our supposed viewing pleasure with that eyesore in Minnesota on Tuesday.
If that wasn’t the worst Blackhawks effort...