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Stanley Cup Playoffs

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  • U.S. hockey goes for speed and smarts in building men's Olympic team

    U.S. hockey goes for speed and smarts in building men's Olympic team
    Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
  • Hyde: Panthers staying alive

    Hyde: Panthers staying alive
    SUNRISE — Big night. Big game. That's all you heard from the parking lot, through the entrance to BB&T Center, to the elevator, where Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon entered after a pregame stop in the locker room. "Gonna be a helluva game,''...
  • Those are some big 'ifs' the Blackhawks picked up

    Those are some big 'ifs' the Blackhawks picked up
    If a defenseman who’s about to turn 40 can overcome blood clots in both lungs and his right leg ... I have to tell you, I never thought that kind of sentence would reflect a key to winning a Stanley Cup. But that’s what the Blackhawks...
  • Gimmick or not, the NHL shootout remains a big part of the game

    Gimmick or not, the NHL shootout remains a big part of the game
    It's the essence of hockey distilled into one breathless moment: a goaltender, a shooter, and nothing between them but tension and the hopes of thousands of fans, many of them brought to their feet by the dramatic circumstances. Often mocked as a skills...
  • When will Blackhawks join trade market?

    When will Blackhawks join trade market?
    While the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup hopes were getting their collarbones surgically repaired, some of the competition for that trophy made the kind of moves the team on West Madison Street needs to make. One of those teams making a move, by the way,...
  • On replacing Patrick Kane and Derrick Rose (don't ask)

    On replacing Patrick Kane and Derrick Rose (don't ask)
    Bang went Patrick Kane. Snap went Derrick Rose. Crash went the title hopes of the United Center. Both teams. Within hours. Beep, beep. Drive home safely, Chicago. Maybe it won’t turn out to be that bad, but that’s what it felt like...
  • Blackhawks can't trade for what they really need

    Blackhawks can't trade for what they really need
    It’s their heads or their hearts. Maybe both. Either way, the Blackhawks are stinking it up these days. Get them a brain scan. Schedule an EKG. Figure it out because the Hawks apparently are incapable of preparing properly for a game and are...
  • Blackhawks' defense more to blame than Corey Crawford for pathetic effort

    Blackhawks' defense more to blame than Corey Crawford for pathetic effort
    With derision the Blackhawks deserved after sleepwalking through the first two periods of Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins, the United Center crowd of 22,104 booed perhaps the worst performance witnessed all winter in this building. And that's saying...
  • Jonathan Quick's value to Kings goes beyond numbers to work ethic

    Jonathan Quick's value to Kings goes beyond numbers to work ethic
    According to experts, Jonathan Quick isn't an elite NHL goaltender. "The problem is that while he has the power to carry a team, he also has the power to sink one, and that's what we've seen recently," Bleacher Report said on Feb. 11, comparing Quick'...
  • Snoozing can lead to losing; Ducks are living proof

    Snoozing can lead to losing; Ducks are living proof
    After a good start carried them to the top of the Pacific Division, the Ducks understandably slipped into cruise control in early February. "It's a tough time of year whether you're at the bottom or the top. When you're at the top it's almost tougher,"...
  • Calgary Flames stick to the script in approach to season

    Calgary Flames stick to the script in approach to season
    Whether playing a team outside the Western Conference or a foe blocking the Calgary Flames' improbable playoff drive, whether away or during their current stretch of seven of eight at home, Coach Bob Hartley maintains the same approach. He's taking...