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  • 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...
  • Blackhawks' biggest threat in conference finals is themselves

    In the Chicago Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can. "Great job!"...
  • Kings ramp up the drama, and stage is set for Blackhawks rematch

    Kings ramp up the drama, and stage is set for Blackhawks rematch
    The Kings' perilous playoff path this spring has been nothing like the pleasure cruise they took two years ago on the way to winning their first Stanley Cup championship. After battling to get into the playoffs in 2012 and grabbing the eighth seed, they...
  • Blackhawks now have every advantage

     Blackhawks now have every advantage
    In the Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can. "Great job!'' Quenneville barked,...
  • Blackhawks too much for Kings, winning series opener, 3-1

    Blackhawks too much for Kings, winning series opener, 3-1
    Chicago's home record in the Stanley Cup playoffs remained impeccable this postseason as the Blackhawks defeated the Kings, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at United Center behind Brandon Saad's goal and assist and Marian Hossa's two assists in Game 1 of the...
  • Blackhawks show character dealing with terrible call by officials

    Upon further review, the clearest statement Sunday at the United Center came from the Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-1 victory over the Kings that left no ambiguity they are as strong mentally as physically. Overcoming a bad official's call of a negated goal...
  • Tyler Toffoli scores Kings' lone goal, mulls the one that got away

    CHICAGO — Tyler Toffoli will try to remember to forget the one that didn't go in. The 22-year-old Kings right wing probably will forget to remember the one that did. So went Toffoli's Sunday during a 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the...
  • Transition game is lacking as Kings fall to Chicago in Game 1

    Transition game is lacking as Kings fall to Chicago in Game 1
    They have become so expert at moving on, from the highs after series victories and the lows after devastating losses. The Kings mute their emotions and simply get on with it. Except Moving Day never works quite so well against the Blackhawks....
  • Hawks victory sounds just as sweet in Australian

    Hawks victory sounds just as sweet in Australian
    5-0.  That's Australian Blackhawks fan Paul Wilkins' record when he attends games at the United Center. Hard to argue with that success.  Same goes for just about everything Hawks related Sunday. Wilkins (@pwilkins10) and more than 21,000 others saw...
  • Teemu Selanne isn't looking at Game 7 as his finale

    Yes, Friday night’s Game 7 between the Ducks and Kings could be Teemu Selanne’s final game, but the retiring 43-year-old veteran forward is not thinking that way. “It’s obviously something we know about ... but it’s not the...
  • Always room at the NHL's Moron Inn

    Always room at the NHL's Moron Inn
    Here, the NHL said, here’s a big glass of stupid for everybody.  In the second period of the Blackhawks Western Conference Final opener against the Kings, Jonathan Toews scored. And then he didn’t. Toews goal was overturned upon review...
  • Blackhawks unleashed, take Game 1 from Kings

    Blackhawks unleashed, take Game 1 from Kings
    Free of the quicksand they had to slog through during the second round against the Wild, the Blackhawks had room to roam against the Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals — and they used it. The Hawks re-engaged their speed game,...