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Western Conference (NHL)

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  • Blackhawks believe and succeed

    Blackhawks believe and succeed
    Minutes after his latest Jordanesque moment Friday night at the Staples Center, Blackhawks savior Patrick Kane and captain Jonathan Toews exchanged knowing glances. As if they knew something nobody else in Chicago did, that all along the Western...
  • Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks

    Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks
    Any player who tells you home-ice advantage makes no difference is probably lying. No doubt the Blackhawks were thrilled Sunday's Game 7 of the Western Conference finals was in Chicago and not in the Kings' home arena. "[Game 5 on Wednesday] was...
  • Hawks' loss is no tragedy

    Sunday night, the Chicago Blackhawks lost in the seventh game of the National Hockey League Western Conference finals 5-4 in overtime. I was watching the 10 o'clock news on CBS when the announcement came. The sportscaster described the event as...
  • Kevin Baxter's all-time U.S. all-star team

    Ten of the 23 players selected to the U.S. World Cup team play their club games in Major League Soccer, the league that stands as the legacy of the 1994 tournament, the only World Cup played in this country. So who are the most decorated MLS vets to...
  • 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...
  • Heartbreaking end to Blackhawks' season

    Heartbreaking end to Blackhawks' season
    At 10:10 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 7 of the...
  • 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...
  • Patrick Kane's assessment of pressure no joke to Kings now

    Patrick Kane's assessment of pressure no joke to Kings now
    In a personal slump, his team trailing the Western Conference finals by two games, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane drew some chuckles from Kings players earlier this week when he said they were the ones under the most pressure. Kane on Friday...
  • Once poised for a third-round knockout, Kings are now on the ropes

    Once poised for a third-round knockout, Kings are now on the ropes
    Now, the Kings know how they made the San Jose Sharks feel after the first round of the playoffs and the regrets they left the Ducks to brood over just a couple of weeks ago, in the second round. The Kings, who staged an epic comeback after losing their...
  • Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks

    Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks
    All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke. The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...
  • Kings' Justin Williams has been the calm in a storm of Game 7s

    The Kings' stress of two straight losses and a hostile road date against the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks is eased by the fact Justin Williams is on their side. Williams not only is 6-0 in Game 7s, he has six goals and six assists in the...