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.
ST. LOUIS | Yadier Molina hit his fifth home run and Jake Westbrook pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-1 victory over the Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night.
BOSTON | Hybrid icing could be on its way to the NHL.
BOSTON | They have come to wave flags or meet the players or just appear on the video screen, invariably to a standing ovation, during the Boston Bruins' run to the Stanley Cup finals.
BOSTON | One of the most lopsided stats in the Stanley Cup final so far has been Boston's domination of faceoffs, including Patrice Bergeron's 24-4 edge in the Bruins' 2-0 victory in Game 3.
BOSTON | Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks' top scorers, with three game-winning goals already this postseason.
BOSTON | The bad news started for the Blackhawks before the puck dropped — and it never got any better.
BOSTON | Brad Marchand is known in Boston as the "Little Ball of Hate," a nickname that captures his stature — he's listed at 5-foot-9 — and his tendency to get on the nerves of opposing players.
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.
The Boston Bruins collected their first victory of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night by checking the Blackhawks relentlessly and wearing them down.
CHICAGO | ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose knew the caution light was flashing yellow midway through the second period Saturday night.
CHICAGO | "The important thing is you can't take your fans, as your customers, for granted."
CHICAGO | Eddie Olczyk has seen practically everything in three decades of hockey as a player, NHL head coach and now Blackhawks and NBC color analyst.
CHICAGO | Surely, nearly six consecutive periods of hockey was enough for the Blackhawks to take the measure of the Boston Bruins, a team they had not played since Oct. 15, 2011.
CHICAGO | The names of the special welcoming committee in the Blackhawks locker room require a bit of patience for Americans to spell out.
CHICAGO | Much as they would love to get big contributions from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks have shown they can win even when their biggest stars aren't lighting up the scoreboard.
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.
CHICAGO | Wednesday night — and Thursday morning — hockey fans got the ultimate two-for-the-price-of-one: Six periods on the ice when they paid to see three.
CHICAGO | The fame of being a Blackhawk cuts in opposite directions for two veterans of the 2010 Stanley Cup now trying to drink from its glory a second time.
CHICAGO | Now the Blackhawks are experts in playing games seemingly without end.
CHICAGO | One by one they pushed through the turnstiles, took a rally towel and, in many cases, used it to dry off from the rain.
CHICAGO | The Phoenix Coyotes are about to be in limbo no more.
CHICAGO | With the need for more brawn at the expense of speed and style against the Boston Bruins, Brandon Bollig was pulled out of mothballs to start on the fourth line for Game 1 Wednesday with Marcus Kruger and Michael Frolik.
CHICAGO | Beyond the glitz of the spotlights and the glittering Stanley Cup, the championship series between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins for the battered old bowl comes down to something very basic:
CHICAGO | If the big, bad Boston Bruins are expecting to use their size, muscle and sinew to roll over the Blackhawks, Brian Bickell and Andrew Shaw said just bring it on, we’re waiting.
Hockey fans who endured another lockout are in for a treat that'll cap a sprint of a season.
CHICAGO | When it comes to power plays in the Stanley Cup finals, the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins might just prefer to keep going with everyone on the ice.
CHICAGO | Opponents can get too much of Patrick Kane for their own good.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES | No Duncan Keith? No problem.
LOS ANGELES | If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings' perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they'll have to do it without their top defenseman.
LOS ANGELES | The Blackhawks misplaced their mojo Tuesday night, lost a game and could be down a defenseman, as well.
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 | Taking 36 shots on goal would tire out any team in the postseason.
CHICAGO | Forget the “Madhouse on Madison” moniker for the United Center.
LOS ANGELES | I realize Blackhawks fans might have a tough time with this concept, but before assuming Chicago will roll the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference finals, here are two words to ponder: Jonathan Quick.
CHICAGO | The memorable Blackhawks-Red Wings Western Conference semifinals might as well have been the Stanley Cup Finals for its emotion, intensity and drama.
CHICAGO | Overtime in Game 7, Blackhawks and Red Wings, amid controversy and a cascade of boos and garbage onto the United Center ice.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks will endure a warm reception in more ways than one tonight for the climactic Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals showdown with the Detroit Red Wings.
DETROIT | Bryan Bickell scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in Game 6 on Monday night, giving the NHL's top-seeded team a shot to advance to the Western Confere…
DETROIT | The Detroit Red Wings hope the next time they board a plane, it is headed for California.
CHICAGO | Creating more traffic by Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard and finally reviving their near-moribund power play were the goals Saturday night as the Blackhawks season teetered on the brink.
CHICAGO | From the moment he committed an unprecedented three penalties in the second period Thursday, Jonathan Toews was portrayed as a one-man team practically responsible for the Blackhawks’ Game 4 loss.
DETROIT | Jakub Kindl scored on a power play in the second period, Daniel Cleary had an empty-net goal and Jimmy Howard made 27 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings hold on for a 2-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night, putting the N…
DETROIT | The young Detroit Red Wings have made the mighty Blackhawks look vulnerable, beating them two straight times to gain an advantage in their last playoff matchup as Western Conference rivals.
DETROIT | The Detroit Red Wings got much younger this year, rebuilding with rookies and prospects pushed onto the ice.
CHICAGO | Execute the game plan or start digging your own grave.
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.
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