| 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 25, 2013
| 3:50 PM
"It's a different level of unbelievable."
That's what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on the ice of a mostly empty TD Garden, minutes after his team won a second Stanley Cup in four seasons.
Perhaps the finish of that game was particularly...
| 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 27, 2013
| 6:45 PM
It's often the case that as Jonathan Toews goes, so go the Blackhawks. He's had a rough series against Detroit, especially with three penalties in Game 4. The captain did notch his first goal of the playoffs in Game 5 to help keep his team alive, and...
| 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
| 10:15 AM
Exhausted, but ready for more. I'm writing this from a bed, I won't lie. Once the refs took away Niklas Hjalmarsson's game winner, paramedics were summoned to my house.
But I was resuscitated, despite the sign I carry with me that says "do not...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:40 PM
For second-wave Blackhawks fans, you've finally got a real reason to hate Detroit. Since Chicago's 2009 playoff elimination at the hands of the Wings, the historically testy rivalry hasn't featured the same acrimony as Vancouver. Or St. Louis. Or even...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 2:44 PM
It was a 20-minute span Sunday afternoon that clinched it for me. The time it took for Patrick Kane's game-tying goal to sneak through a sliver of open net to Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard's left, followed by a time-bending shootout move that henceforth...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Technically, Thursday's Game 4 at Detroit was not a "must-win" for the Blackhawks. Even if they lost, they'd still have a chance to win the series. However, being 3-1 would make them very uncomfortable, and thus they needed to play with a high degree of...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Jonathan Toews lost it.
The Blackhawks captain lost his composure. Lost a period. Maybe lost a playoff series and a season.
It was costly and embarrassing, and those two points are more than Toews has in this series against Detroit.
The Hawks were...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Blackhawks are facing Detroit in the playoffs again, one of the great rivalries in all of sports.
It has everything that makes hockey so great: Two teams and cities that dislike each other facing off in the most intense sport, and Patrick Sharp....
| 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."...