CHICAGO | Jonathan Toews scored a short-handed breakaway goal at 3:26 of overtime to give the Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Crown Point hockey players wait for the ice to be groomed before practice at the Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer.
Crown Point hockey players huddle during practice at the Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer. Crown Point is one of three local prep programs that make up the Illiana Hockey League, rotating practice time on the rink.
Crown Point hockey players get ready for practice at the Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer. The Bulldogs rotate practices with Munster and two teams from Lake Central.
A Crown Point hockey player practices at the Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer. Crown Point is among three prep hockey programs that make up the Illiana Hockey League.
Lake Central hockey players practice at the Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer. High school players usually practice late, after the child leagues have finished.
CHICAGO | Jonas Hiller made 49 saves and Mikael Backlund scored at 4:35 of overtime, lifting the Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawfod, right, blocks a shot by Flames center Paul Byron during the first period of Wednesday's game in Chicago.
Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88), defenseman Johnny Oduya (27), defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) and left wing Brandon Saad (20) after scoring a goal during the first period Saturday against the Sabres in Chicago.
CHICAGO | Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp scored in Chicago's four-goal third period, and the Blackhawks beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 in their home opener on Saturday night.
Stars forward Patrick Eaves, right, and Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger battle for the puck in the first period Thursday in Dallas.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, talks with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during a break from a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York on Wednesday.
NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York on Wednesday. The meetings were held to help the NFL develop and carry out a domestic violence educational program.
NEW YORK | NFL owners spent five hours discussing the league's personal conduct policy, domestic violence and discipline for misbehavior during their fall meetings Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will travel to Toronto on Wednesday for an international trade mission promoting the state's ties to Canada and encouraging Canadian companies to locate U.S. operations in Indiana.
Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.
NEW YORK | Ryan Malone tied the score late in regulation and got the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout as the New York Rangers beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in a preseason game Friday night.
The Rangers' Anthony Duclair chases the Blackhawks' Michal Handzus during the second period of a preseason game Friday.
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, left, and Canadiens left wing Christian Thomas battle for the puck during the first period of a preseason game in Chicago on Wednesday.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, will be a key cog in the drive to another Stanley Cup title this season.
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