| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
It would’ve been easy for Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville to yank goalie Corey Crawford shortly after the opening faceoff in San Jose on Tuesday night.
Easy and understandable. Crawford gave up two goals in less than six minutes and three before...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:31 PM
There were times during their first-round series against the Wild when the Blackhawks weren't at their best.
Despite those moments, the Hawks cruised past their under-manned foe in five games.
Memo to the Hawks: The Red Wings aren't the Wild....
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The Blackhawks were the better team entering their second-round playoff series against Detroit.
It just took them seven painful games to prove it, right down to an excruciating and exhilarating Game 7.
No, wait, even that wasn’t enough. It...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The trendy note going around the NHL says the four teams remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs won the last four championships.
But you need some perspective with that nugget. Goaltending is everything in the playoffs, and only one team starts the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks scored two second-period goals as part of a repeated shot-taking effort on gifted Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, producing a 2-1 victory over visiting Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday at United...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Patrick Kane comes through with a hat trick by scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime with 8:20 left to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
Kane, who finishes with a hat trick, and captain Jonathan Toews connect...
| 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 20, 2013
| 7:01 AM
You know who’s most thankful for Brent Seabrook’s overtime goal that gave the Blackhawks a 6-5 overtime win in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final?
Corey Crawford’s glove, that’s who.
Hey, if Coach Q’s Mustache can tweet like...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
I have strong opinions about most sports matters, but my only real peeve about hockey -- the "loser point" awarded in the NHL standings to the team that takes a game to overtime but then gets beaten (also "the pity......
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The 2013 Stanley Cup is Pittsburgh’s to lose. Even with stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin – arguably the best two players in the league – out of the lineup down the stretch, the Penguins continued to win, seemingly with......
| May 14, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Round 1 of the 2013 NHL playoffs gave fans everything they’ve come to love about hockey’s second season: unpredictability, upsets, hard hitting and spectacular plays. Three of the series went to a Game 7 and lower seeds won five of......