| May 31, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win in Los Angeles that created an improbable Game 7 on Sunday:
1. Patrick Kane struggled in last year’s Western Conference finals, and then found himself skating with...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Minutes after his latest Jordanesque moment Friday night at the Staples Center, Blackhawks savior Patrick Kane and captain Jonathan Toews exchanged knowing glances.
As if they knew something nobody else in Chicago did, that all along the Western...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Your best players have to be your best players. That’s a Stanley Cup playoff mantra. A playoff rule.
Problem was, most of the Blackhawks best players were their worst when it mattered most in Game 4 of their Western Conference finals.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment.
The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Every time the Kings have had to be resilient during a sometimes-turbulent playoff journey this spring, they've bounced back emphatically.
They faced elimination six times in the first two rounds and not only escaped but thrived, gaining confidence as...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:53 PM
LOS ANGELES — For what seemed like an eternity Monday night in an awful 5-2 loss to the Kings, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook just stood there, helpless, stuck in hockey no-man's land.
At the 9-minute mark of the first period, Seabrook found...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:25 PM
The Blackhawks have 10 Olympians on their playoff roster for the Western Conference finals, and Kings second-liners Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are owning them. Owning every shift. Owning this series.
Carter and young wingers kids...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:49 PM
The Kings thought they were playing in the Western Conference finals.
But it appears they spent the last two games finding out they’re spectators at the Patrick Kane Invitational.
Kane managed just one point in the first four games of this...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:51 PM
This Blackhawks season just became a failure. There’s no other way to look at it.
The franchise’s motto is “One Goal.’’ This isn’t that goal. This is failure.
Some franchises might be happy to reach the conference...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Between injuries and Joel Quenneville’s propensity to play toy soldiers, every Blackhawks forward eventually will skate with every other forward.
That’s just the way it works -- that’s the way it has to work when you consider that...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Patrick Kane and LeBron James seemed destined to work together in some capacity. Besides the fact that they’re two of the biggest and most marketable superstars in the NHL and NBA, respectively, Kane and James have shown mutual admiration for each...