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  • Antoine Vermette trying to make most of 'a great opportunity'

     Antoine Vermette trying to make most of 'a great opportunity'
    TAMPA, Fla. — The Blackhawks paid a steep price when they acquired center Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline. In giving up a first-round pick in this year's draft plus defenseman Kris Dahlbeck, general manager Stan Bowman was making a...
  • Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Toews do more than talk a good game

     Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Toews do more than talk a good game
    TAMPA, Fla. — Hockey sticks and stones could break Jonathan Toews' bones, but words, he said, won't hurt him — no matter the language in which they're delivered. Upon learning that Lightning center Cedric Paquette vowed he wouldn't shut up...
  • Hockey 101: Novices get schooled on Blackhawks' practice ice

     Hockey 101: Novices get schooled on Blackhawks' practice ice
    Bravery takes many forms, and on Sunday mornings at a near-empty ice rink on Chicago's West Side, it assumes the shapes of part-time burlesque artist Ali Lawrence, general contractor Stephen Spargur and Cook County Circuit Judge Diana Kenworthy. They...
  • Goaltender Corey Crawford in peak form at perfect time for Blackhawks

    Goaltender Corey Crawford in peak form at perfect time for Blackhawks
    TAMPA, Fla. — Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was asked Friday what he might have taken away from the time he was benched during the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. "I'm not even thinking about it," Crawford said. "It's so far gone...
  • Blackhawks' depth helps them win even when Toews and Kane are scoreless

    Blackhawks' depth helps them win even when Toews and Kane are scoreless
    That the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final without getting points from center Jonathan Toews or right wing Patrick Kane is a testament to the West champions' depth. Late goals by Teuvo Teravainen...
  • With belief and depth, Chicago gets early jump on Lightning

    When the Chicago Blackhawks were seven minutes away from losing the Stanley Cup Final opener, it wasn't Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane or Duncan Keith who stepped up and perpetuated this team's reputation for big-game grit. Teuvo Teravainen, a 20-year-...
  • 5 Things: Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad, Part Deux

    5 Things: Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad, Part Deux
    Nobody wearing a Lightning sweater is allowed to read this "5 Things" blog. So there. 1. Is it just me or does Brandon Saad look faster when he skates with Patrick Kane? Maybe Kane does that to everybody not named Michal Handzus. Whatever, Saad...
  • 5 Things: Teuvo Teravainen is Finnish for 'nuclear option'

    5 Things: Teuvo Teravainen is Finnish for 'nuclear option'
    We changed our policy here at the home office of the "5 Things' blog" People in Lightning sweaters are allowed -- heck, encouraged -- to read every bit of this piece about Tampa Bay's Game 1 choke: 1. The playoff rule demands that your stars play like...
  • Blackhawks' depth a problem for Lightning in Game 2

    And to think, Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette were healthy scratches for the Chicago Blackhawks less than two weeks ago. In the Stanley Cup Final opener, those two complementary forwards took starring roles for the Blackhawks when they roared...
  • Blackhawks strike like lightning in Game 1 win at Tampa Bay

    Blackhawks strike like lightning in Game 1 win at Tampa Bay
    TAMPA, Fla. — Chicago Blackhawks forward Teuvo Teravainen is shy around reporters, almost painfully so, though the 20-year-old Finn's grasp of English is nearly as good as his grasp of the game he graces with his anticipation and cleverness....
  • The Latest: 'Finnish cold' Teravainen comes up big

    The latest from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final: ___ 11:42 p.m. EDT Teuvo Teravainen looked right at home in his first Stanley Cup Final. The 20-year-old forward powered Chicago to a 2-1 victory at Tampa Bay in Game 1. He had the tying goal with 6:...