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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.
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.
The Blues and Blackhawks have orchestrated many memorable battles over the past dozen years, but the matchups were missing something.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
The price for inexperience combined with lack of aggression and fundamental play is a spot on Joel Quenneville’s bench.
CHICAGO | In Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s system, youth is served when productive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks are trying get into a groove so they can head into the playoffs firing on all cylinders.
CHICAGO | Teuvo Teravainen got all the hype, but Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was just as curious Sunday about new college signee Matt Carey.
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.
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.
CHICAGO | Talk about the ultimate mixed-emotions victory for the Blackhawks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO | Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews had two goals apiece, and the Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-1 on Thursday night.
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.
The gala Soldier Field game Saturday night left behind one important Blackhawks casualty: Marian Hossa.
CHICAGO | The snow swirling around Soldier Field in poetic circles amid 17-degree temperatures Saturday night gave off a classic Currier and Ives veneer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
CHICAGO | Getting out of their frigid, snow-swarmed home Tuesday night did not provide a climatic upgrade for the Blackhawks.
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.
CHICAGO | Winning a shootout Sunday for the first time since Nov. 29 was nice for both the Blackhawks’ momentum and the extra point.
CHICAGO | Joel Quenneville will not go there.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks knew their Friday night game with the Anaheim Ducks was a marquee matchup, and they came out ready.
CHICAGO | Tyson Barrie and the Avalanche keep finding ways to win as they move up in the Western Conference.
ARLINGTON, Va. | There's been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.
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