The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews battles for position in front of the goal with Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the second period of Game 2 of Western Conference semifinals Saturday.
DETROIT | The Detroit Red Wings got much younger this year, rebuilding with rookies and prospects pushed onto the ice.
CHICAGO | Almost to a man, the Blackhawks were at a loss for words Friday on how to raise their game above the defensively-stifling level of Game 1 against the Detroit Red Wings.
CHICAGO | Nine o’clock lightning finally sparked the United Center late Wednesday to brighten up a scrum of an opener of the Western Conference semifinals.
Emotion vies with skill as Chicago Blackhawks duel archrival Detroit Red Wings in Stanley Cup Playoffs
CHICAGO | It hasn’t been as much a rivalry as a drum pounding.
CHICAGO | Practice was long over when Joel Quenneville was stopped by two young boys waiting to get on the ice. They asked if he would sign their sticks, and the former NHL defenseman happily obliged.
CHICAGO | As they rubbed sleep out of their eyes Wednesday, 11 hours after their 2 a.m. arrival from the Twin Cities, the Blackhawks acknowledged the necessity of a much better performance against the Minnesota Wild.
ST. PAUL, Minn. | The Blackhawks were beaten the last game in the corners, along the boards and by an overtime goal for the Minnesota Wild.
ST. PAUL, Minn. | Beating the Blackhawks usually requires a certain kind of performance: bruising, aggressive and unflappable.
The Blackhawks' Michael Frolik shoots against Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu in the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Sunday.
CHICAGO | You've probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last year that he's gay.
ST. PAUL, Minn. | NHL hockey was absent from Minnesota for seven years, and the upstart Wild stumbled through two rough seasons in their debut.
CHICAGO | Minnesota Wild backup goalie Josh Harding, gamely playing with multiple sclerosis, had to share the spotlight with the Blackhawks’ Michael Frolik and Patrick Sharp by the end of Friday night's game.
CHICAGO | A year ago, Brandon Saad was just a footnote when he made his postseason debut for Chicago against the Phoenix Coyotes. He skated for just over 10 minutes in two games and picked up his first career NHL point on an assist, but the Blackhawks were eliminated in the first round.
Minnesota goalie Josh Harding defends the net against Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad in the third period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday in Chicago. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 2-1.
CHICAGO | Almost unstoppable with their speed and skills all season, the Blackhawks have a small Achilles heel at which playoff opponents might try to target.
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BOSTON | The Red Sox and Bruins postponed their games Friday while authorities searched for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and officials warned nearly 1 million people to stay indoors.
CHICAGO | Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery has a lower body injury and will not play against Nashville on Friday.
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