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  • Hinsdale man recalls winning national spelling bee 30 years ago

    Hinsdale man recalls winning national spelling bee 30 years ago
    As a Chicago sports fan, Balu Natarajan hopes to continue watching the Blackhawks' games on TV right through a Stanley Cup championship. But the 43-year-old Hinsdale resident also plans to tune into ESPN May 27 to 28 to watch another event that will...
  • Crawford keeps his head clear so he can stand on it

    Crawford keeps his head clear so he can stand on it
    Making your living between the pipes in the NHL is far from easy. Not only is the pressure of being your team's last line of defense nearly insurmountable, but you far too often bear all the blame for the team's woes and receive zero of the credit for its...
  • Ex-Devil not guilty of assaulting high school player

    A municipal judge in New Jersey has found a former NHL player not guilty of assaulting a player on the high school team he coaches. Jim Dowd played 17 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils. He coaches the Manasquan-Point...
  • Ducks' Frederik Andersen is a cool customer, even in defeat

    Ducks' Frederik Andersen is a cool customer, even in defeat
    The water that runs through the veins of Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed colder than the stuff that was chilled to make the all-too-slushy ice surface of the Honda Center on Tuesday. If he ever flinches it's not while he's wearing his mask and...
  • Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Who has the edge?

     Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Who has the edge?
    The Blackhawks and Ducks begin their best-of-seven Western Conference finals Sunday. Who has the edge? Offense: Led by Patrick Kane (seven goals, eight assists) and Jonathan Toews (four, seven), the Hawks' top two lines were very effective against the...
  • Danish hockey players, like Ducks' Frederik Andersen, making a dent in NHL

    Danish hockey players, like Ducks' Frederik Andersen, making a dent in NHL
    Frederik Andersen is a 6-foot-3 Dane great in a field that occupies a very small piece of a rather small country's sports landscape. Skim the Web versions of Monday's sports pages in Denmark's major newspapers, and you must scroll deep to find any...
  • Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has deep Blackhawks ties

     Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has deep Blackhawks ties
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The man trying hard to alter the course of Blackhawks history still cherishes the night he claimed some for himself. "I think I set the Blackhawks record for shortest shift resulting in a goal — 12 seconds long, scoring...
  • 5 things: Blackhawks' simple answer to Ducks' physical play

    5 things: Blackhawks' simple answer to Ducks' physical play
    Writing the "5 things" blog after Game 1 of the Western Conference finals while wondering how the Blackhawks could so quickly forget that they need to crash the Ducks' net: 1. The Hawks want control of the puck and control of a fast-paced game. They got...
  • Blackhawks veterans have learned not to sweat series deficit

    Blackhawks veterans have learned not to sweat series deficit
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patrick Sharp remembers a time during his career when he was "living and dying with every goal scored" during the playoffs. Nowadays, Sharp and his Blackhawks teammates don't get too high when they're up in a series nor too low...
  • Who has better fans? Chicago Blackhawks or Anaheim Ducks?

    Who has better fans? Chicago Blackhawks or Anaheim Ducks?
    Eight years ago, the Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup, bringing the most famous trophy in sports to Southern California for the first time. The team held a rally to show off its prize, and 15,000 fans showed up. Compare that to the 2 million people who...
  • AP source: Babcock in contract talks with Buffalo Sabres

    Though a deal has not been completed, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock had negotiations with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday regarding the possibility of becoming their next head coach. The talks took place between Babcock and Sabres general manager...