Stanley Cup Finals
CHICAGO | You'd figure Blackhawks strongman Bryan Bickell would have found a way to handle 6-foot-9 Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara after both were pounding and screaming at each other during one on-ice tussle.
BOSTON | Brent Seabrook's goal 9:51 into overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a wild 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night and tied the Stanley Cup finals through four games.
Chicago Blackhawks fever continues to rage at local sporting goods stores where team merchandise from T-shirts and jerseys to signs and flags is “flying off the shelves,” according to one retailer.
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.
Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa, left, keeps his eye on the puck while defenseman Sheldon Brookbank prepares to block him during practice Friday in Chicago.
Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad, right, skates past defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to get the puck during practice Friday in Chicago.
CHICAGO | Long after the celebration was over, Marian Hossa finally made it home and managed to fall asleep around 3 a.m. The Chicago star woke up a few hours later, roused by a noisy neighbor.
Hockey fans who endured another lockout are in for a treat that'll cap a sprint of a season.
CHICAGO | Deep into a second overtime, Patrick Kane's go-ahead goal propelled the Blackhawks to their second Stanley Cup finals in four seasons Saturday night.
Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa, right, celebrates his goal with Patrick Sharp during the third period against the Los Angeles Kings of Thursday's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. The Hawks lead the series 3-1.
CHICAGO | When the Blackhawks were in deep trouble in the second round of the playoffs, they used desperation to their advantage and pulled off a big comeback in an already impressive season.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews crashes into Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals Thursday in Detroit.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia | The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty.
BOSTON | Two players made two bad decisions in an instant, something that happens fairly often in the NHL. Boston's Nathan Horton watched his pass an instant too long, and Vancouver's Aaron Rome checked him an instant too late.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia | In a mere 11 seconds, Alex Burrows used the strengths of the Boston Bruins' two best defensive players against them.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia | When Daniel and Henrik Sedin streak down the ice, exchanging crisp passes in a display of their jaw-dropping offensive creativity, it's easy to forget the Vancouver Canucks were the NHL's best defensive team this season.
Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots and made Chris Higgins' second-period goal stand up in the Vancouver Canucks' 1-0 win over the Nashville Predators in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES | The Blackhawks came away with their first win of the new year despite mistakes that kept the Los Angeles Kings in the game until the final minutes.
CHICAGO | The Edmonton Oilers ended a six-game losing streak and gained some respect.
ST. LOUIS | The St. Louis Blues finished off the Chicago Blackhawks, four nights after letting one slip away against the Stanley Cup champions.
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