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  • How do Blackhawks prepare for games? Sewer ball, for some

     How do Blackhawks prepare for games? Sewer ball, for some
    In a hallway deep inside the United Center before a recent game, Blackhawks players are playing a boisterous contest of what many call "sewer ball." Outside the dressing room, Patrick Sharp is sitting on the floor with his back against the wall,...
  • Blackhawks confident going on road despite recent playoff struggles

    Blackhawks confident going on road despite recent playoff struggles
    Looking out for No. 3 is now the Blackhawks' No. 1 priority. After winning the first two games against the Wild at the United Center, the Hawks take their show on the road to the Xcel Energy Center for Games 3 and 4 in St. Paul, Minn. It's not so much...
  • Crow's nest view of a wild Blackhawks win

    Crow's nest view of a wild Blackhawks win
    A big perk of photographing any Chicago team on the road is unique angles and backdrops in a fresh stadium. For the Blackhawks, access to the catwalks is a huge bonus. The United Center normally doesn't allow photographers to install overhead remote...
  • Bulls vs. Cavaliers: Season series

     Bulls vs. Cavaliers: Season series
    Oct. 31 at United Center: Cavaliers 114, Bulls 108 (OT) Jimmy Butler sat with a sprained left thumb. Anderson Varejao started, two months shy of his season-ending Achilles tear. And the Bulls blew a five-point lead with 47 seconds left in regulation,...
  • Wild won't wilt so Blackhawks better develop killer instinct quickly

    Wild won't wilt so Blackhawks better develop killer instinct quickly
    On the giant scoreboard inside the United Center during the first period of the Blackhawks' 4-3 victory over the Wild on Friday night, the image of former Hawks center Michal Handzus appeared. The home crowd of 21,851 roared at the sight. Maybe the Wild...
  • After close Hawks victory: 5 reasons Hawks fans shouldn't hit the panic button yet

    Well, that was a close call. A strong fast-paced start in the first period of the first game against the Minnesota Wild on Friday night at the United Center, the Blackhawks were able to give themselves a comfortable three goal lead. Maybe too...
  • Blackhawks stay in 'playoff mode' despite long layoff between series

     Blackhawks stay in 'playoff mode' despite long layoff between series
    Marcus Kruger can't remember whose stick caught him under his left eye during Game 4 of the Blackhawks' first-round series against the Predators. "It was in overtime here," Kruger said after practice Thursday at the United Center. "I was pretty tired,...
  • 'Patience' the buzzword for Blackhawks against Wild

    'Patience' the buzzword for Blackhawks against Wild
    With one word, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville summed up how the team has to play in order to advance past the Wild for the third consecutive season in the Stanley Cup playoffs: patience. That being said, the Hawks don’t want to stray from the...
  • Blackhawks still the team to beat in West

    Blackhawks still the team to beat in West
    A familiar echo bounced off the walls of the United Center at one point Saturday night after a familiar Blackhawks goalie made another save. "COR-EY! COR-EY!" the fans chanted. "I could hear it,'' Corey Crawford said after stopping all 13 shots he...
  • 5 things overheard during the Hawks' Game 6 win vs. Nashville

    5 things overheard during the Hawks' Game 6 win vs. Nashville
    Don't shave that beard yet. The Blackhawks got the job done Saturday night and closed out the Nashville Predators to stay alive in their quest for the Stanley Cup. The Hawks dodged a Game 7 in Nashville after clinching the series in six games in front...
  • Chicago isn't Detroit, but it can learn from Motor City's innovative rehab

    Chicago isn't Detroit, but it can learn from Motor City's innovative rehab
    You hear the term "blank canvas" a lot around here, and it rankles many Detroiters, as if their years of sticking with this troubled, recently bankrupted city amounted to zilch. Yet at the same time, so much has been emptied out of this vast city...