With the first pick of the NHL draft, the Florida Panthers went with 15 seconds of dramatic pause before announcing the name.
CHICAGO | Like any other team cherishing its talented core, the Blackhawks still will regularly make tweaks and freshen up a roster as part of the endless sports cycle.
CHICAGO | The rest of June will be hauntingly quiet around the United Center.
LOS ANGELES | Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | Drew Doughty had just played more than 39 minutes in a double-overtime playoff game, and he still couldn't sleep on the Kings' flight back to Los Angeles.
CHICAGO | Allay that sports-history page-turning to end the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup championship reign.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks’ toughest opponent might not be dressed in Los Angeles Kings’ black, but likely is found in red-sweatered images in the mirror.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | Darryl Sutter is a hockey coach and a farmer, not always in that order. He is not the type of person to argue about etiquette and unwritten rules.
LOS ANGELES | Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are among the few Los Angeles Kings who don't have a Stanley Cup ring from two years ago.
LOS ANGELES | Corey Crawford and Jonathan Quick both realize that even a Stanley Cup ring doesn't protect a goalie from criticism after a bad game.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | Although Chicago and Los Angeles have won the last two Stanley Cup titles, Matt Greene and his fellow Kings realize the Blackhawks have been superior whenever the two championship teams were on the ice together recently.
CHICAGO | Even a stingy goalie like the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford can have his letdowns.
CHICAGO | The sight was comforting for the Blackhawks on Tuesday: long-absent winger Andrew Shaw engaging in the full team practice without any apparent difficulty.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks’ 2014 home playoff script is becoming frustrating for opponents, the latest being the Los Angeles Kings in the 3-1 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks are not looking past anyone as the puck drops for the Western Conference finals today.
CHICAGO | While Los Angeles and Anaheim settle their second-round series with a Game 7 showdown, the Blackhawks are resting and looking for ways they can play even better in the Western Conference final.
ST. PAUL, Minn | Patrick Kane scored on a backhand at 9:40 of overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 6 to clinch their second-round Western Conference series on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO | Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
CHICAGO | Jonathan Toews just wanted to put the past two games behind him and focus on what lies ahead.
ST. PAUL, Minn. | The Minnesota Wild have turned their home ice into a deafening, discouraging place for opponents to play in the playoffs.
ST. PAUL, Minn. | Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund scored goals less than 3 minutes apart early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild recovered from a sluggish start for a 4-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Wester…
CHICAGO | Bryan Bickell’s $16 million contract is as good as gold in the postseason.
CHICAGO | A job isn’t really worth it unless its occupant can enjoy it.
CHICAGO | The third straight time is not likely to be a charm today for the Blackhawks if it happens in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Wild.
CHICAGO | Is this becoming a playoff staple?
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.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks don’t especially like game sevens.
ST. LOUIS | Jonathan Toews caught the St. Louis Blues' defense napping after the Blackhawks got a lucky carom.
ST. LOUIS | One more game, and the Blackhawks will have linchpin defenseman Brent Seabrook back in the lineup.
CHICAGO |When all else fails, let Patrick Kane win it for you.
CHICAGO | Even though they won Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues 2-0 behind Corey Crawford’s stouthearted performance in goal, the Blackhawks realize they need to amp up their efforts tonight in an attempt to tie their Western Conference qua…
CHICAGO | This was the ultimate redemption game for Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford.
CHICAGO | Trailing the Western Conference quarterfinals series 2-0 to the St. Louis Blues, the Blackhawks learned Sunday they'll play three games without the skills of No. 2 defenseman Brent Seabrook.
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.
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.
ST. LOUIS | Blues fans may disagree with Ken Hitchcock on this one.
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.
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