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Seabrook hit works against Hawks

Seabrook hit works against Hawks

ST. LOUIS | The Blackhawks were on the verge of a dramatic, come-from-behind win on Saturday. But instead, a few stunning moments later, they were coming to grips with a second consecutive devastating 4-3 loss to the Blues.

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Hawks-Blues ready to battle again after marathon Game 1

Hawks-Blues ready to battle again after marathon Game 1

Just a few days ago, Blues captain David Backes was wearing a walking boot. In Thursday’s thrilling 4-3 triple-overtime victory over Chicago in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, Backes saw 33 minutes, 33 seconds of ice time.

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Hawks fall in 3 overtimes

Hawks fall in 3 overtimes

ST. LOUIS | Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

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Hawks lose in OT, again

Hawks lose in OT, again

ST. LOUIS | Blues fans may disagree with Ken Hitchcock on this one.

April 17, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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BLACK AND BLUES: St. Louis set for tough NHL playoff series against Hawks

BLACK AND BLUES: St. Louis set for tough NHL playoff series against Hawks

The Blues and Blackhawks have orchestrated many memorable battles over the past dozen years, but the matchups were missing something.

April 16, 2014 7:45 pm

Defense-first is Hawks formula for stopping reeling Blues

Defense-first is Hawks formula for stopping reeling Blues

CHICAGO | All the talk about the St. Louis Blues’ physicality, or chippiness toward the Blackhawks, or St. Louis goalie Ryan Miller regaining his mojo or the Blues’ overall late-season collapse means nothing if the Hawks don’t play up to coac…

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HEALTHY MOTIVATION: Blues getting well just in time for playoffs series against Blackhawks

HEALTHY MOTIVATION: Blues getting well just in time for playoffs series against Blackhawks

The much-anticipated first-round playoff series between the Blues and the Blackhawks is now just two days away and it sounds as if the Blues are getting healthy just in time.

April 15, 2014 7:52 pm

Kane, Toews back to bolster Hawks in playoffs

Kane, Toews back to bolster Hawks in playoffs

CHICAGO | Good thing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are well-rested and as healthy as possible after grueling regular seasons that ended a few weeks early for them due to injuries and enforced rest by Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville.

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Blackhawks lose regular-season finale

Blackhawks lose regular-season finale

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…

April 12, 2014 10:30 pm

Kane’s recovery brightens Hawks outlook before comeback win

Kane’s recovery brightens Hawks outlook before comeback win

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.

April 09, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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No mind games as Hawks try to keep it simple in playoff prep

No mind games as Hawks try to keep it simple in playoff prep

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.

April 08, 2014 4:45 pm

BLACKHAWKS NOTES: Teravainen lashed to bench as Quenneville chases points

BLACKHAWKS NOTES: Teravainen lashed to bench as Quenneville chases points

The price for inexperience combined with lack of aggression and fundamental play is a spot on Joel Quenneville’s bench.

April 07, 2014 7:55 pm

Blackhawks top division-leading Blues

Blackhawks top division-leading Blues

CHICAGO | In Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s system, youth is served when productive.

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Blackhawks edge Wild in shootout

Blackhawks edge Wild in shootout

CHICAGO | Marian Hossa scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the banged-up Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

April 03, 2014 10:00 pm

HAWKS NOTES: Hawks’ brass leads honors for writer Sassone

HAWKS NOTES: Hawks’ brass leads honors for writer Sassone

The Chicago hockey and sports-journalism communities turned out in big numbers to honor the late Tim Sassone, a Blackhawks beat writer rated one of the best hockey journalists in the country.

April 01, 2014 5:34 pm

Blackhawks suffer back-to-back road losses

Blackhawks suffer back-to-back road losses

OTTAWA, Ontario | Craig Anderson had 46 saves and Clarke MacArthur had a goal and two assists and the Ottawa Senators beat the Blackhawks 5-3 on Friday night.

March 28, 2014 10:00 pm

Bergeron scores twice as Bruins top Hawks

Bergeron scores twice as Bruins top Hawks

BOSTON | The Boston Bruins weren't content with a one-goal lead, not against the team that erased that same deficit to win the Stanley Cup in their building.

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Blackhawks move closer to playoff berth

Blackhawks move closer to playoff berth

CHICAGO | The Blackhawks are trying get into a groove so they can head into the playoffs firing on all cylinders.

March 25, 2014 11:30 pm

Quenneville's interest quickly turns to new forward Carey

CHICAGO | Teuvo Teravainen got all the hype, but Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was just as curious Sunday about new college signee Matt Carey.

March 25, 2014 6:06 pm

Predators take another painful bite in blanking Hawks

Predators take another painful bite in blanking Hawks

CHICAGO | By necessity, the Teuvo Hype had to be put aside for a few hours Sunday night with the Blackhawks charged with keeping pace in the Central Division race.

March 23, 2014 9:00 pm

Toews leads Hawks over Hurricanes

Toews leads Hawks over Hurricanes

CHICAGO | Jonathan Toews' short-handed breakaway goal early in the third period snapped a tie, and the Blackhawks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night.

March 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Kane out for three weeks following leg injury

Kane out for three weeks following leg injury

CHICAGO | Talk about the ultimate mixed-emotions victory for the Blackhawks.

March 19, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Could Hawks look to end regular season with flashy Finnish?

Could Hawks look to end regular season with flashy Finnish?

CHICAGO | Blackhawks brass likely spent an off-day Monday, in which no practice was held, debating whether to add top prospect Teuvo Teravainen to the roster for the stretch run.

March 17, 2014 6:47 pm

Hossa returns with fury in badly-needed Hawks win

Hossa returns with fury in badly-needed Hawks win

CHICAGO | The return of Marian Hossa helped the Blackhawks on Sunday night — as coach Joel Quenneville put his waffling champions under a microscope to demand better effort and concentration.

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Blackhawks' rally falls short against Nashville

Blackhawks' rally falls short against Nashville

CHICAGO | Roman Josi had three assists, Ryan Ellis scored in the third period, and the Nashville Predators beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night for their third consecutive win.

March 14, 2014 9:15 pm

BLACKHAWKS NOTES: Kane's skills hard to pass up, Handzus says

BLACKHAWKS NOTES: Kane's skills hard to pass up, Handzus says

The skill-set has been in plain sight for awhile. Patrick Kane’s such a great stickhandler with the hockey equivalent of point-guard moves that a classic playmaking center might not be the best fit on his line.

March 11, 2014 6:47 pm Photos

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Peverley hospitalized, teammates try to regroup

ST. LOUIS | Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.

March 11, 2014 5:53 pm

Toews lifts Blackhawks to 2-1 win over Sabres

Toews lifts Blackhawks to 2-1 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. | Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal 1:34 into the third period, and the Blackhawks snapped a two-game road skid with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.

March 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Blackhawks shuffle lines, beat Blue Jackets

Blackhawks shuffle lines, beat Blue Jackets

CHICAGO | Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews had two goals apiece, and the Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-1 on Thursday night.

March 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Hawks turn to chemistry, experience instead of flashy deals

Hawks turn to chemistry, experience instead of flashy deals

CHICAGO | The Blackhawks are going with chemistry, camaraderie and core talent rather than a big splash in the trade market as their down-the-stretch strategy.

March 06, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Hossa out up to three weeks after Soldier Field hit

Hossa out up to three weeks after Soldier Field hit

The gala Soldier Field game Saturday night left behind one important Blackhawks casualty: Marian Hossa.

March 03, 2014 4:54 pm

Snow good – Hawks slicker than storm in icing Penguins

Snow good – Hawks slicker than storm in icing Penguins

CHICAGO | The snow swirling around Soldier Field in poetic circles amid 17-degree temperatures Saturday night gave off a classic Currier and Ives veneer.

March 01, 2014 10:00 pm Related

AL HAMNIK: Todd Reirden's career path smooth as ice

AL HAMNIK: Todd Reirden's career path smooth as ice

CHICAGO | The look of absolute joy on the little boy's face gave off a warm glow Friday night at the ice pond in the middle of Soldier Field.

March 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Hawks in step with Bowman's harmony

Hawks in step with Bowman's harmony

CHICAGO | Blackhawks' Vice-President/General Manager Stan Bowman is a low-key kind of guy, like the team manager who provides fresh towels and the Gatorade.

March 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Hawks, Penguins give Soldier Field ice rave reviews

Hawks, Penguins give Soldier Field ice rave reviews

CHICAGO | To Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins players, the ice on the Soldier Field outdoor rink felt as good as Friday night it appeared, almost glistening to a white sheen under the stadium arc lights.

February 28, 2014 9:03 pm Photos

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Blackhawks begin post-Olympic play with a road loss

Blackhawks begin post-Olympic play with a road loss

NEW YORK | Cam Talbot came within 12 seconds of shutting out the defending Stanley Cup champions. Before he could blink, he was nearly headed for overtime.

February 27, 2014 9:00 pm

NHL heads back to the ice after Olympic break

NHL heads back to the ice after Olympic break

The Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold — perhaps for the last time.

February 25, 2014 6:30 pm

BLACKHAWKS: Coach Q will ease Olympians back into routine

CHICAGO | The Blackhawks will have enough energy-draining tasks ahead, starting with Saturday's outdoor game against the Penguins at Soldier Field, and leading into a busy stretch run through the playoffs.

February 24, 2014 6:15 pm

NHL arrives to ready Soldier Field for Penguins-Blackhawks game

NHL arrives to ready Soldier Field for Penguins-Blackhawks game

CHICAGO | Outdoor rinks have come lights years in the more than half-century since Tony Esposito stopped pucks in sub-zero weather in his native Sault Sainte Marie, Ont.

February 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Smith, Coyotes shut down Blackhawks

Smith, Coyotes shut down Blackhawks

GLENDALE, Ariz. | The night started with a raucous celebration of the 1980 Miracle on Ice team. Alice Cooper kept it going with three of his hit songs.

February 07, 2014 7:00 pm

U.S. goalie Miller eager to reprise Olympic MVP role

U.S. goalie Miller eager to reprise Olympic MVP role

BUFFALO, N.Y. | Ryan Miller's freshly designed red, white and blue goalie mask — with Uncle Sam on one side and a soaring bald eagle on the other — has arrived. The flights have long been booked for himself, his wife and father. And Miller ha…

February 06, 2014 5:00 pm

Hockey intangibles top the list of Blackhawks amateur scouts

Hockey intangibles top the list of Blackhawks amateur scouts

Mark Kelley and his Blackhawks scouts who scour amateur hockey talent across North America may be the most unsung talent judges in all of Chicago pro sports.

February 03, 2014 9:26 pm Photos

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No easy answers for slumping Blackhawks

Welcome to a special Winter Olympics edition of Blackhawks notes, where we'll take a trip down The Games memory lane to recall that oft-quoted shriek by Nancy Kerrigan after she took a whack on the knee before the U.S. Figure Skating Champion…

January 27, 2014 2:10 pm

Hawks lose third-straight game

Hawks lose third-straight game

CHICAGO | It’s almost as if the Blackhawks should have been yelling for some top competition, considering what’s happened over the past week or so.

January 26, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Minnesota holds off Hawks

Minnesota holds off Hawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night.

January 23, 2014 10:00 pm

West trip provides final in-person scouting of playoff foes

West trip provides final in-person scouting of playoff foes

CHICAGO | Getting out of their frigid, snow-swarmed home Tuesday night did not provide a climatic upgrade for the Blackhawks.

January 21, 2014 6:00 pm

BLACKHAWKS: Coach Toews? Quenneville says it's possible

BLACKHAWKS: Coach Toews? Quenneville says it's possible

CHICAGO | While discussing Jonathan Toews being named an alternate captain with Shea Weber on Team Canada, Joel Quenneville was asked about the Hawks’ captain’s seeming ultimate destiny in about 15 years: NHL head coach.

January 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Hawks sure they have their game back after besting Bruins

Hawks sure they have their game back after besting Bruins

CHICAGO | Winning a shootout Sunday for the first time since Nov. 29 was nice for both the Blackhawks’ momentum and the extra point.

January 19, 2014 4:30 pm

Hawks getting a wake-up call from Bruins

Hawks getting a wake-up call from Bruins

CHICAGO | Joel Quenneville will not go there.

January 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Blackhawks cool off Ducks

Blackhawks cool off Ducks

CHICAGO | The Blackhawks knew their Friday night game with the Anaheim Ducks was a marquee matchup, and they came out ready.

January 17, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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