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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.
CHICAGO | The rest of June will be hauntingly quiet around the United Center.
CHICAGO | Waking up to the news Thursday the Blackhawks had drawn the Minnesota Wild as their Western Conference semifinals opponent, many pundits and Las Vegas oddsmakers set the defending Stanley Cup champs as prohibitive favorites.
CHICAGO | Gifted with a man advantage for six minutes in the second period Sunday and desperate to survive, the St. Louis Blues pounded, pounded and pounded the Blackhawks again.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Patric Hornqvist scored the go-ahead goal with 58.2 seconds left and Shea Weber added an empty-netter as the Nashville Predators rallied with five goals in the third period to beat the Blackhawks 7-5 Saturday night in their home finale.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks’ best news Wednesday did not come in their regular-season home finale, probably their most stunning comeback of the season in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
CHICAGO | Psychologist/Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville doesn’t overload his players with too much food for thought to change their games with the playoffs looming in a week.
CHICAGO | In Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s system, youth is served when productive.
SOCHI, Russia | Steve Yzerman was stuck in an elevator while the maple leaf flag was raised to the Bolshoy Ice Dome rafters Sunday.
CHICAGO | Winning a shootout Sunday for the first time since Nov. 29 was nice for both the Blackhawks’ momentum and the extra point.
MUNSTER | The forthcoming closure of The Charley Horse Restaurant in Munster may cramp some people's plans for dining or watching the Blackhawks.
It would be tempting for Kris Versteeg to say little has changed since he departed the Blackhawks amid the forced salary-cap purge that pushed him out after the 2010 Stanley Cup championship.
Viktor Stalberg believes the Nashville Predators have many of the elements in place to start winning again.
Joel Quenneville must remember when he was a rookie defenseman on the 1978-79 Toronto Maple Leafs.
BOSTON | Just imagine what Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas chat about when the present and past Boston Bruins goalies, and friends, have time to talk.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | The Los Angeles Kings have been in all types of jams during the past two postseasons. Just a few weeks ago, they even escaped the same 0-2 deficit they're now facing in the Western Conference finals.
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 | Marian Hossa scored 1:44 into overtime and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night to stretch their NHL-record opening points streak to 19 games.
CHICAGO | For 17 games, nobody has been able to beat the Blackhawks in regulation.
CHICAGO | Call them the Goldilocks Blackhawks.
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