| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Where are the Blackhawks' stars?
In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Hawks grabbed a win with goals from four unlikely sources: Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya, Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland. Since then, the offense has been hauntingly quiet, especially...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 10:34 PM
Suppressing the childlike grin that now identifies him as easily as his red No. 88 sweater, Patrick Kane was talking about offensive hockey.
He could have been referring to Blackhawks history, too.
"Sometimes you catch some breaks and I think I was in...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. will predict which team -- the Chicago Blackhawks or Boston Bruins -- will win the NHL's Stanley Cup final. Join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own.
Matt Vensel, Baltimore Sun...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Your move, Claude Julien.
That’s what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville seemed to be saying as he acted with creative, pre-emptive Scotty Bowman-like deviousness Tuesday.
The Stanley Cup Final hadn’t started, but the gamesmanship seemed...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:41 PM
About five hours before the puck dropped Wednesday for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw posted this on his Twitter feed: "The moment we all dreamed about as kids! Game 1 Stanley Cup Finals!''
At midnight at the United...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
I agree with the adage that suggests "luck is where hard work meets opportunity."
It was coined by a first-century Roman philosopher named Seneca, but I always attribute it to former Blackhawk Richie Preston. It's more colorful that way and it's a way...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:29 PM
You’d think the Pittsburgh Penguins would have learned from their first-round implosion last season against the Philadelphia Flyers, but here they go again trying to act like pitbulls when they’re really show dogs. Note to Pens: Trying to play...
| 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......
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The education came in various ways to all of them. For forward Jonathan Huberdeau, who scored on the first shot of his first NHL game, it started in his second, struggling game.
"I learned you've got to be consistent, night after night," he said....
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:58 AM
A few hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, and more than 1,000 miles away, a police officer with a German shepherd patrolled near an entrance to the baseball stadium where Miami hosted Washington on Monday evening — an unusual sight at...
| May 19, 2013
| 6:55 PM
— The Rangers have been down two games to none before. Heck, the last time it happened was only two weeks ago.
Before Game 3 of the opening series against the Washington Capitals, coach John Tortorella jabbed reporters for having their heads buried...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Bruins 5, Hurricanes 3: David Krejci scored to snap a tie with 1:50 remaining in the third period as visiting Boston exacted a measure of revenge after being swept by Carolina last season.
Captain Zdeno Chara scored for the second straight game and added...