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  • Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact

     Blackhawks need to keep core of roster intact
    From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard. "I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...
  • Speaking of Sports

     
    Story: Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly spraying a Kings fan with a water bottle in the final minutes of a 5-2 loss Monday in Game 4 of the Western......
  • That's how they rule: Kings win Game 7 again, reach Stanley Cup Final

    That's how they rule: Kings win Game 7 again, reach Stanley Cup Final
    They had not traveled so far and played so long, been through so much, to just skate away quietly and quickly into the night. A two-goal deficit for the Kings less than nine minutes into Game 7 at the United Center would not be the final word about...
  • Blackhawks season ends with heartbreak for city of Chicago

    Blackhawks season ends with heartbreak for city of Chicago
    At 10:10 p.m. CDT Sunday night, Chicago shook its fist at fate, cursed the Kings and slowly started to face reality that will take all summer to sink in. BREAKING NEWS: Hearts all over town broke watching the Blackhawks lose, 5-4, in overtime in Game...
  • Meet the Kings' Justin Williams — Mr. Game 7

    Incredible drama, dire moments, euphoria. All of it clings to a Game 7, and for Kings forward Justin Williams so does another pattern. A goal, an assist, a victory. In the Kings' 5-4 Western Conference finals overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks...
  • Hawks' loss Chicago's toughest blow since Bartman

    Hawks' loss Chicago's toughest blow since Bartman
    On the day after the Blackhawks delivered Chicago a new sports low of this decade, it still stung badly enough to wince at the memory. It felt worse instead of better. It made even less sense Monday morning than it did Sunday night when Alec Martinez...
  • 10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere

    10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense: 1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
  • Epic fail: Hawks choke Cup defense

    Epic fail: Hawks choke Cup defense
    This Blackhawks season just became a failure. There’s no other way to look at it. The franchise’s motto is “One Goal.’’ This isn’t that goal. This is failure. Some franchises might be happy to reach the conference...
  • Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination

    Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination
    Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment. The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
  • Kings' Drew Doughty discusses rugged playoffs; Robyn Regehr progresses

    Kings' Drew Doughty discusses rugged playoffs; Robyn Regehr progresses
    For the Kings, the path through the Western Conference has been daunting. They’ve fought off elimination six times -- four times against San Jose and twice against the Ducks, only now to be dealing with the reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago...
  • Kings' special teams have been effective in series against Blackhawks

    Kings' special teams have been effective in series against Blackhawks
    The most obvious showcases of the Kings' passion to recapture the Stanley Cup that was won by the Chicago Blackhawks last year have been in special teams. Monday night, in shoving Chicago to the brink of elimination with a 5-2 victory at Staples Center,...