| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:50 PM
Snapping a confidence-draining losing skid took a back seat to news that could affect the Blackhawks on a much grander scale.
During the Hawks' 3-2 shootout victory over the Panthers on Tuesday night at the United Center, winger Patrick Kane left the...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 6:00 PM
They had a surprising Sunday afternoon snarl, that edge you like to see in the final month and a half of the season.
Unfortunately, for the Kings, there was little else behind their scowls and growls. Winnipeg scored three second-period goals on its way...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:00 PM
New side on defense, new team, new conference and a new set of expectations.
Suffice to say, there was an awful lot thrown at defenseman Andrej Sekera in his Kings debut on Friday night at Anaheim. The Ducks pulled off a third-period rally and beat...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:17 AM
While the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup hopes were getting their collarbones surgically repaired, some of the competition for that trophy made the kind of moves the team on West Madison Street needs to make.
One of those teams making a move, by the way,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:44 PM
PHILADELPHIA — For the Flyers to make this mini-run something serious, they're going to need all hands on deck.
In other words, help from unexpected sources.
Like Nick Schultz, who scored the winning goal in Thursday night's 5-2 win over...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Kings center Anze Kopitar knew that Tanner Pearson's living quarters were not the best for someone recovering from surgery to repair a broken left leg.
In fact, he recognized the feeling of pain all too well, having broken his ankle late in 2010-11, a...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:35 PM
What you had were the usual suspects joined by the two unfamiliar names, of late, on the goal-scoring ledger, adding up to a workable mix of offense for the Kings.
Finally, the 70s trio — Dwight King, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli — got...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Continuing his remarkable recovery from a stroke, Gordie Howe attended a dinner last week in Saskatoon, Canada, where a rink was named for him. Howe, who will...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:50 PM
ST. LOUIS — Daniel Carcillo knew at some point one of the Jets would come calling to seek retribution for the Blackhawks winger's illegal hit on Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault in the teams' previous meeting.
That it happened in the second minute...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Early in Patrick Kane's NHL career it seemed nary a month passed before a photo or so-called eyewitness account of the Blackhawks star enjoying himself — often a little too much — while out on the town would pop up on the Internet or light...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:03 PM
WINNIPEG — Noted philosopher Daniel Carcillo opined that the Blackhawks were focusing on "getting their swag back" when they faced the Jets in a key Central Division showdown Friday night.
Thanks to the king of swag — Patrick Kane —...