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  • NHL playoff preview: Kings vs. Blackhawks first look

    NHL playoff preview: Kings vs. Blackhawks first look
    By the time the Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals against the Blackhawks last season, most of their team was being held together by tape and hope. Battered after defeating St. Louis in six games and San Jose in seven, the Kings fell to the...
  • A different Kings team is entering rematch against Blackhawks

    A different Kings team is entering rematch against Blackhawks
    Anze Kopitar was asked about revenge. This was not about that, not about getting even. Instead, the Kings center said this had to do with seizing the moment, about capitalizing on an opportunity. The Kings reached the Western Conference finals for the...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: How the teams match up

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: How the teams match up
    Chicago Blackhawks vs. Kings How they got here: Chicago defeated St. Louis in six games and Minnesota in six games; the Kings defeated San Jose in seven games and the Ducks in seven games. Playoff power play: Blackhawks: 18.2% (eighth); Kings 22.9%...
  • Hawks get trapped in ugliness

    Hawks get trapped in ugliness
    When did the NHL sell the rights to playoff games to C-SPAN? Goodness, what a horrible-looking thing Game 3 of the Blackhawks-Wild series was Tuezzzzzzzday night. It was boring, and the Wild meant for it to be that way. It was their only chance. The...
  • Just in time, Hawks remember who they are

    Just in time, Hawks remember who they are
    I don’t know how a defending champion isn’t prepared to start a potential clinching game at home, but the Blackhawks weren’t. Against a longtime rival, no less. The Blues stressed a strong start to Game 6 and they got it, taking...
  • Repeat after me: See puck, get puck, keep puck

    Repeat after me: See puck, get puck, keep puck
    Go ahead and love the Blackhawks' win in Game 1 of the Western Conference final, but also know there won’t be enough wins to reach the Stanley Cup Final if the Hawks continue to chase the puck instead of own it. Sure, the Hawks imposed their...
  • To be Cup contenders, Kings and Blackhawks had to outsmart salary cap

    To be Cup contenders, Kings and Blackhawks had to outsmart salary cap
    Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi knew his team needed a productive left wing in order to go far this season and he knew Columbus winger Marian Gaborik might be available, but Lombardi had season-long salary cap problems and Gaborik's salary was $7.5...
  • Bears, fair-weather fans showing Blackhawks love

    Bears, fair-weather fans showing Blackhawks love
    Thanks to Corey Crawford & Co., it’s still hockey season in Chicago. The defending champs are now only three wins away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final, which means it's time for bandwagon fans to come out of the woodwork and buy...
  • Kane, Sharp and a more dangerous Hawks offense

    Kane, Sharp and a more dangerous Hawks offense
    Heads up, Patrick Kane. Or duck. Whatever, the Kings were converging on the Blackhawks' dynamic goal-scorer the way everybody used to try to eliminate Michael Jordan. It was only one game of the Western Conference finals. I get that. It also might'...
  • Kings' Drew Doughty rolls with changes as leadership role increases

    Kings' Drew Doughty rolls with changes as leadership role increases
    Two Olympic gold medals, one Stanley Cup ring and an increasing position of leadership … does this all mean the Kings have seen the last of Dewey-isms? That would be the often quirky observations of the uber-talented Drew Doughty (aka "Dewey")....
  • Former King Michal Handzus still going strong with Blackhawks

    Michal Handzus’ career seemed near its end when the Kings let him depart as a free agent after the 2010-11 season and he signed with San Jose. But the Slovakian center is still going strong at age 37 and has become the second-line center for the...