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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...
  • Using a seventh sense: Recapping the Kings' road to the Stanley Cup Final

    Using a seventh sense: Recapping the Kings' road to the Stanley Cup Final
    The Kings became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road. That journey included coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to the San Jose Sharks in Round 1, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit in Round 2...
  • Penalties after a win? For this Hawks game, yes

    Penalties after a win? For this Hawks game, yes
    Fans knew it was gonna be tough even before the gloves came off. But the Blackhawks capped a good week with a 4-2 win over Central Division leader St. Louis on Sunday at the United Center. Chicago now has won three straight for the first time since...
  • No stars? Check ... Still winning? Check

    No stars? Check ... Still winning? Check
    In a world where Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are healthy, the Blackhawks are the best puck-possession team in the NHL. They are offensive monsters. They play keepaway up and down the ice. Opponents can get the puck back when they fish it out of...
  • Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge

    Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge
    Soldier Field in March may be just as brutal as a December football game. The Hawks on Friday will test the outdoor ice rink on the field before the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series matchup with Pittsburgh on Saturday. Playing in Chicago has turned some...
  • Hossa stars in Hawks' win over Wings

    Hossa stars in Hawks' win over Wings
    The Blackhawks and Red Wings don't need brackets, Cinderellas or buzzer beaters to get their madness on. All the bad blood from 90-plus years of facing each other is plenty. Take Sunday's game at the United Center.     FIRST PERIOD About five...
  • Say hello to Finnish phenom Teuvo Teravainen

    Say hello to Finnish phenom Teuvo Teravainen
    Repeat after us: Teuvo Teravainen is not a savior. Now that we've got that out of the way, we'll focus on the Blackhawks and NHL debut of the 19-year-old Finnish phenom, who hit the ice against Dallas on Tuesday. Will he be the next Patrick Kane? It's...
  • Blackhawks assemble! Casting Kostka and Co. as Avengers

    Blackhawks assemble! Casting Kostka and Co. as Avengers
    He may have been the only Thor sporting a boot on Halloween, but there is no arguing Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka's uncanny resemblance to the God of Thunder—the Marvel version, anyway. "I think that started maybe [the] beginning of last...
  • Want a Stanley Cup? Impress the Hawks first

    Want a Stanley Cup? Impress the Hawks first
    Being the new guy is never easy. Especially when your roster is packed with NHL All-Stars, Olympic medalists and Stanley Cup champions. That's what Blackhawks newbies Ben Smith, Michael Kostka and Brandon Pirri are going through now. However, so far...
  • Something has to change, starting with the top line

    Something has to change, starting with the top line
    The Bruins are pounding the Blackhawks physically. They are killing the Hawks at the faceoff circle. They are beating them on the scoreboard. Hat trick. In fact, that’s the dead-bang hat trick that guarantees losing a Stanley Cup Final....
  • Blackhawks, Wings react to Smith suspension

    Blackhawks, Wings react to Smith suspension
    After delivering an illegal hit to the head of the Chicago Blackhawks' Ben Smith during an exhibition game Wednesday night, the Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith was suspended for the remainder of the preseason and five regular season games. NHL Senior...
  • Hawks say, 'Thank you sir, may I have another shot at Luongo?'

    Hawks say, 'Thank you sir, may I have another shot at Luongo?'
    Chicago, delirious. Vancouver, suicidal. The first one, I’m sure about. The second is a good guess. This is a meltdown of epic proportions, even for the weak-willed Canucks. There’s not enough Kokanee in British Columbia to anesthetize the...