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  • 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...
  • What we learned from the Kings' 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins

    What we learned from the Kings' 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins
    The up-and-down day and night for the Kings ended on a decidedly high note as goalie Jonathan Quick recorded his 34th career shutout. It was the second time he has shut out the Bruins. Quick's performance is among the takeaways from Tuesday night’...
  • Former Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov back for tryout as backup

    The Ducks signed their former goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a tryout contract Wednesday after learning that backup Jason LaBarbera suffered a broken hand Saturday in San Jose and will be out for two to three weeks. In addition to LaBarbera's injury, the...
  • Alec Martinez signs six-year contract extension with Kings

    Kings defenseman Alec Martinez is the latest player to be signed to a long-term contract extension by General Manager Dean Lombardi, inking a six-year, $24-million deal Wednesday. Martinez, 27, has played an important role in each of the Kings'...
  • Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension

    Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension
    A good day turned into an excellent one for Kings defenseman Alec Martinez on Wednesday. First, he suffered no ill effects from his return to the lineup Tuesday night against Boston after being sidelined because of an injured finger. Then he practiced...
  • Laudably, Blackhawks put Corey Crawford out front to explain injury

    Of all the teams in town likely to hurt themselves by skipping a step on the way to a championship, the Blackhawks would be at the bottom of the list. Yet there the Hawks were Wednesday night at the United Center, in front of a home crowd for the...
  • Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is back with the Ducks on tryout contract

    For the last two months, Ilya Bryzgalov said he's been operating as a "full-time dad," coaching his son's hockey team in New Jersey, doing homework with his kids at night. On Thursday, in his first practice with Anaheim after signing a tryout contract,...
  • Blackhawks making their own breaks and pucks keep bouncing their way

    Blackhawks making their own breaks and pucks keep bouncing their way
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With lights flashing and music at ear-splitting decibels, the public address announcer at Bridgestone Arena introduced the home team as "your Central Division-leading Nashville Predators!" Three hours later Saturday night,...
  • Matt Beleskey's scoring is helping Ducks overcome injuries

    Matt Beleskey's scoring is helping Ducks overcome injuries
    Many have been lost in the Ducks' ongoing battle to stay healthy. They've compensated thanks to the scoring touch that forward Matt Beleskey has found. The 26-year-old left wing is tied with former NHL most valuable player Corey Perry for the team...
  • 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...
  • 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...