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  • Possession arrow pointing up for Blackhawks

    Possession arrow pointing up for Blackhawks
    When sabermetrics became a baseball buzzword in the 1990s and its principles proved accurate indicators of player analysis and forming predictions, other major sports leagues took notice. The NHL was no exception, and statistical analysts soon found that...
  • On The Air Saturday

    AUTO RACING 11 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup: AAA Texas 500, Practice. FS1 1 p.m.: Formula One, United States Grand Prix, Qualifying. NBC 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. ESPN BASEBALL 8 p.m.: Arizona Fall League: Fall...
  • Lapses doom Ducks in 2-0 loss to St. Louis Blues

    What seemed like a perfect set-up was, except it was for the St. Louis Blues, not the Ducks. In a flat display fraught with uncharacteristic lapses, the Ducks lost, 2-0, Thursday in a game that going in appeared to be the least challenging for the Ducks...
  • What we learned from the Ducks' 2-0 loss in St. Louis

    There’s going to be some duds, clunkers, whatever you want to call them over the course of 82 games, and Thursday night’s 2-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues was that for the Ducks. Facing a team wracked by injuries, hours after Blues Coach...
  • Clippers' Doc Rivers passes on summer break, works into the season

    At every coaching clinic he attends, Doc Rivers preaches Xs, O's and whoa. The Clippers coach advises his peers to take a break whenever they can to decompress amid their highly stressful lives. Rivers usually lives up to the credo, spending about 60...
  • Improvement on defense makes Ducks that much tougher

    The Ducks already carry the credibility of leading the NHL in goals scored last season. If they can continue to complement that offense with a performance such as Tuesday's 1-0 shutout of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Ducks could have the makings of a...
  • Blackhawks are golden in goal

    Blackhawks are golden in goal
    Corey Crawford wanted the start but instead watched in street clothes. The Blackhawks goaltender appears ready to return from an upper-body injury and lobbied coach Joel Quenneville to get the call in net Tuesday night when the Hawks lost 1-0 to the...
  • Tuesday's recap: Ducks 1, Blackhawks 0

     Tuesday's recap: Ducks 1, Blackhawks 0
    The summary Devante Smith-Pelly scored the game-winner as the Ducks edged the Blackhawks 1-0 in a showdown between two of the top teams in the Western Conference on Tuesday night at the United Center. The Ducks' John Gibson out-dueled Scott Darling of...
  • Ducks rookie John Gibson shows his moves in 1-0 win over Blackhawks

    Ducks rookie John Gibson shows his moves in 1-0 win over Blackhawks
    All the attributes that made Ducks goalie John Gibson such a major hockey prospect came to life in his 38-save shutout of the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. The 21-year-old rookie's rapid reaction time and focus on the puck led the Ducks to a 1-0...
  • Scott Darling back in goal for Blackhawks

    Scott Darling earned himself another start in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. Coming off a tremendous performance during his NHL debut Sunday night against the Ottawa Senators, Darling will be back in goal when the Hawks face the Anaheim Ducks on...
  • Tuesday's matchup: Ducks at Blackhawks

     Tuesday's matchup: Ducks at Blackhawks
    TV/radio: 7:30 p.m.; CSN; WGN-AM 720. Storylines: The Blackhawks look to improve on their sparkling 4-0-1 record at the United Center and will try to build off their 2-1 victory over the Senators on Sunday night. The Ducks, who are opening a four-game...