| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
For the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford, the 17-day Winter Olympics break was somewhat like the Stanley Cup trophy tour all over again.
Crawford – who has been off since Feb. 9 while the NHL took a break due to the Olympics in Sochi -- hit The...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 1:53 PM
You probably thought you'd seen everything a Blackhawks Bruins game had to offer when these teams met in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.
Not only did Sunday's rematch at the United Center end in a shootout—which, of course, is impossible...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:07 PM
CHICAGO — Look at it this way: The Kings have about four-plus months of fine-tuning, tinkering and trying to figure out how to beat the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the playoffs.
A win against the Blackhawks, of course, in the regular season would...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Patrick Kane's skills on the ice are recognized throughout the NHL. But he has some work to do when it comes to growing facial hair.
That said, he's doing his best, along with Blackhawks teammates Bryan Bickell, Brandon Bollig and Niklas Hjalmarsson, to...
| Jun 10, 2013
In a bathroom inside the United Center near the media work area not long before his son made Blackhawks history late Saturday night, Pat Kane Sr. looked as anxious as Chicago felt.
"Going to be quite a finish," I said upon encountering Mr. Kane.
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:41 PM
BOSTON — As if to steady himself from the shock afflicting everybody, Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz laid one hand on President John McDonough and the other on Vice President Jay Blunk.
All three men were walking down a hallway inside TD Garden...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:44 PM
The record start to the regular season and the President’s Trophy were a promise.
The Blackhawks kept it Monday night.
In the most improbable, impossible way.
Down 2-1 with goalie Corey Crawford on the bench in the third period of Game 6 of...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
If Jonathan Toews can’t play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, then the Blackhawks can fill that hole with a quality No. 2 center in -- no, wait, Stan Bowman still hasn’t acquired one.
Better hope Toews can play, Hawks fans. Better hope he...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
If the NHL is serious about ridding the game of hits to the head, then there's no better opportunity and no better time for the league to make that point.
Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk went after Jonathan Toews' head with his forearm in the second...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:54 PM
LOS ANGELES — No audience enjoyed "Hockey Night in Canada" on Saturday on CBC more than the Bickell family and every other resident of Orono, Ontario, an hour northeast of Toronto — all 1,547 of them.
All season, popular host Don Cherry...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:25 PM
During a commercial break in the middle of Chicago's only nightly sports-talk show on WCFL-AM 1000 in November 1979, host Chuck Swirsky took a personal phone call.
"The guy says, 'I don't know if you recognize the voice,' " Swirsky said. "Of course, I...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:31 PM
BOSTON — Secrecy surrounded the odd circumstances of Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa missing Monday night's 2-0 loss to the Bruins with an upper-body injury.
But a bigger mystery more relevant in Chicago had little to do with Hossa.