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  • 5 Things: At last, a brilliant start by the Blackhawks

    5 Things: At last, a brilliant start by the Blackhawks
    The Blackhawks win Game 4, then win Game 5, then have a chance to win the Stanley Cup in Game 6. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. We’ll deal with Game 6 on Monday. For now, here’s the 5 Things blog off the Hawks’ 2-1 win in...
  • Blackhawks staying level-headed, even on cusp of Stanley Cup title

     Blackhawks staying level-headed, even on cusp of Stanley Cup title
    While Chicago is abuzz preparing for a potential Stanley Cup celebration Monday night, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is not jotting down notes for a Knute Rockne-inspired speech, and captain Jonathan Toews laughs at his family members' jitters....
  • Keith caps Conn Smythe performance with game-winning goal

    Duncan Keith rarely tired and never wavered during one of the most dominant postseason performances in NHL history. And with a masterful finale for the Chicago Blackhawks, the defenseman etched his name on two trophies. Keith capped his indefatigable...
  • 5 Things: Promise made, promise delivered by Blackhawks

    5 Things: Promise made, promise delivered by Blackhawks
    If the Lightning didn't understand their role as props in the Blackhawks' coronation in Game 6, then Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford explained it to them. Here's the 5 Things blog scribbled in the blinding afterglow of a modern-day dynasty:...
  • It's official: 3rd Cup in 6 seasons marks Hawks a dynasty

    The stars and the scrubs alike took a spin with the Stanley Cup before it finally wound up in Joel Quenneville's hands. The Blackhawks coach wouldn't have it any other way. The last team standing had just put away a tough young Tampa Bay squad 2-0 in...
  • Hawks brush off dynasty talk, but others say it for them

    Hawks brush off dynasty talk, but others say it for them
    It's OK, say it. Say the D-word. Dynasty. D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y. Hawks fans have a right to say it, a diplomatic immunity type of hockey bragging right. Not just because they're the only team to win three Stanley Cups in the salary cap era, but because of...
  • Who knows what line juggling Joel Quenneville might try in Game 5

    Who knows what line juggling Joel Quenneville might try in Game 5
    You knew this was going to be different when Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville opened Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final with a line of Andrew Shaw at center for Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. According to puckalytics.com, those three had an aggregate of 2,907...
  • Brandon Saad proving he's a Blackhawks keeper, even if an expensive one

    Brandon Saad proving he's a Blackhawks keeper, even if an expensive one
    Basking in the glow of his game-winning goal Wednesday night after a 2-1 victory over the Lightning, Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad savored sharing his boyhood inspiration for such big moments. "Growing up in Pittsburgh it was (Mario) Lemieux and...
  • The Latest: Chicago beats Tampa 2-1, evens final at 2-2

    Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored, Corey Crawford withstood a furious barrage in the closing minute and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to tie the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2 on Wednesday night. Toews scored his first goal of...
  • Gamesmanship in full bloom in Stanley Cup Final

    Goaltender Ben Bishop participated in Tampa Bay's morning skate, and was missing when the Lightning warmed up for Game 4. The Chicago Blackhawks hid their completely different lines until the game started. The race is on between coaches Jon Cooper of the...
  • Kimmo Timonen, Kris Versteeg returning to Chicago Blackhawks' lineup

    Kimmo Timonen, Kris Versteeg returning to Chicago Blackhawks' lineup
    Hoping to avoid a second straight home loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning that would put them on the verge of elimination, the Chicago Blackhawks planned to make a few lineup changes for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night at United Center....