| 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......
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The last time fans saw the Hawks players together, Corey Crawford delivered a memorable speech where he and "biggest bunch of beauties in the league," as he called them, got the rock star treatment in Grant Park.
The team was together for one more...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
We’re in for an amazing Stanley Cup Final. The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins both bring brawn and flair, so prepare for bloody battles and dazzling plays. The Bruins were masterful in their 4-game Round 3 sweep of the Pittsburgh......