| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:55 PM
The Kings will need to shine again at Staples Center after falling behind two games to none to the Chicago Blackhawks, losing 4-2 on Sunday in Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference finals at United Center.
Chicago, which owned the league’s best...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — In an arena crammed with nearly 22,000 fans whose roars fairly made the ground tremble, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made a solitary and silent skate from his crease to the bench.
It was nine minutes and 20 seconds into the second...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Among the many ways the Blackhawks pantsed the Kings in the first two games of the Western Conference finals, this might be the most amazing stat that blew up supposedly impenetrable goalie Jonathan Quick:
Three times the Hawks scored two goals in a...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:09 PM
As Brent Seabrook carried the puck deep into the Red Wings' zone in overtime of Game 7 on Wednesday night, strangely no Red Wings converged.
"When I have that much room, I usually screw up or trip and fall,'' Seabrook said.
This time, Seabrook put a...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Blackhawks. Red Wings. Game 7. The city of Chicago was beside itself with excitement Wednesday, which means there were two possible outcomes: Either Blackhawks Nation would be in hockey heaven, or suffer sports hell on Earth. Here's how the showdown...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:51 PM
While the Blackhawks and Red Wings were shaking hands late Wednesday evening, the numeral "8" appeared on the United Center's video board.
That's for the eight more wins the Hawks need to accomplish their One Goal — winning the Stanley Cup....
| May 20, 2013
| 10:28 PM
DETROIT — Sometimes, it takes more than urgency and effort.
Sometimes, a hockey team can pack all the sandpaper and abrasiveness coaches seek for a road trip into a hostile arena, and it still won't be enough.
Sometimes, playing with a sense...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Slowly but surely over the last few weeks, Blackhawks players arrived in Chicago and eventually made their way to the team's practice rink for informal workouts.
With the lone exception of Sheldon Brookbank, every one of them was a familiar face. Meet...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:19 PM
If the rosters of past Stanley Cup champions hand-painted on concrete walls inside Joe Louis Arena didn't reiterate to the Blackhawks that they face a Red Wings tradition, not just a team, defenseman Brent Seabrook unwittingly offered a reminder....
| May 14, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Nick Leddy's voice is so soft that it's become a running joke among his Blackhawks teammates.
"Whenever we hang out as a group, we always want to give him a microphone so we can hear him talk," said Hawks center Andrew Shaw, who's become good friends...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The Blackhawks are known for being a fast team. And no, it's not because of Patrick Kane's rumored sordid escapades. To counter the Hawks' team speed, Detroit coach Mike Babcock said he wants this Western Conference semifinal series to be a "grind fest."...