| May 20, 2013
| 6:41 AM
The Blackhawks won the first shift of Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series, and that was pretty much it.
The Red Wings won almost everything else --- the tempo, the style, the puck, and most importantly, the game.
This is what adversity...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 2:21 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Success, the way Jeff Jackson diagrams it, is more process than concept.
It doesn’t just happen in the Notre Dame hockey program.
The Irish coach doesn’t like to talk in vague generalities. He and his players deal in tangibles,...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:44 PM
I was going to write about which players the Blackhawks should trade, and I still might.
But not now.
Not after that third period.
The Hawks were down a goal, they were on Detroit ice, and they were 20 minutes from being booted from the Stanley...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:49 PM
So the Blackhawks forced Game 7 against the hated Red Wings, and in the process completely demoralized Detroit. I'm not sure if you saw Game 6 on Monday, but if so you might have noticed Detroit fans in Joe Louis Arena streaming for the exits. With more...
| 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 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
DETROIT — Bewildered, Jonathan Toews stood in front of his locker Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena and offered an explanation he didn't have.
How does the leader of the best team in hockey explain the Blackhawks being shut out for the first...
| May 25, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Jonathan Toews leaped into Marian Hossa's arms and yelled so loudly it threatened to drown out the 22,014 on hand at the United Center to witness either the end of the Blackhawks' season or what they hoped was the beginning of an epic comeback.
| May 24, 2013
| 1:05 AM
DETROIT - Prince Fielder bounced a tiebreaking single off Jared Burton's glove in the eighth inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Omar Infante started the inning with a single...
| 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...
| 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 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 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....