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Blackhawks move up with trade; draft center Schmaltz

With the first pick of the NHL draft, the Florida Panthers went with 15 seconds of dramatic pause before announcing the name.

June 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Bowman vows to keep Hawks’ traditional style even through needed tweaks

Bowman vows to keep Hawks’ traditional style even through needed tweaks

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.

June 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Kings end Blackhawks' defense of Stanley Cup

Kings end Blackhawks' defense of Stanley Cup

CHICAGO | The rest of June will be hauntingly quiet around the United Center.

June 01, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Kane leads Blackhawks past Kings, into Game 7

Kane leads Blackhawks past Kings, into Game 7

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.

May 30, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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LA Kings head home for chance to finish Blackhawks

LA Kings head home for chance to finish Blackhawks

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.

May 29, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Handzus keeps Hawks alive for Game 6

Handzus keeps Hawks alive for Game 6

CHICAGO | Allay that sports-history page-turning to end the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup championship reign.

May 28, 2014 11:48 pm Photos

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Hawks have seen the enemy, and there's a good chance it’s themselves

Hawks have seen the enemy, and there's a good chance it’s themselves

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.

May 27, 2014 5:29 pm

LA, Chicago both strive for simplicity in Game 4

LA, Chicago both strive for simplicity in Game 4

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.

May 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Hawks fall behind Kings 2-1

Hawks fall behind Kings 2-1

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.

May 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Crawford set to rebound in Blackhawks-Kings Game 3

Crawford set to rebound in Blackhawks-Kings Game 3

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.

May 23, 2014 7:18 pm

Chicago regroups after Game 2 barrage by Kings

Chicago regroups after Game 2 barrage by Kings

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.

May 22, 2014 7:32 pm

Kings shock Hawks, Crawford with late 5-goal barrage

Kings shock Hawks, Crawford with late 5-goal barrage

CHICAGO | Even a stingy goalie like the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford can have his letdowns.

May 21, 2014 11:00 pm Related

Shaw provides hope of return for Game 2 vs. Kings

Shaw provides hope of return for Game 2 vs. Kings

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.

May 20, 2014 6:00 pm

Crawford again bars the door as Hawks defeat Kings

Crawford again bars the door as Hawks defeat Kings

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.

May 18, 2014 7:20 pm Photos

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Rested Hawks wary of Kings’ goalie, top line as conference finals start

Rested Hawks wary of Kings’ goalie, top line as conference finals start

CHICAGO | The Blackhawks are not looking past anyone as the puck drops for the Western Conference finals today.

May 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Blackhawks hope to get Shaw back in next series

Blackhawks hope to get Shaw back in next series

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.

May 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Hawks finish off Wild in overtime

Hawks finish off Wild in overtime

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.

May 13, 2014 11:55 pm

Toews helps Blackhawks beat Wild 2-1 in Game 5

Toews helps Blackhawks beat Wild 2-1 in Game 5

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.

May 11, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Blackhawks try to move on from losses to Wild

Blackhawks try to move on from losses to Wild

CHICAGO | Jonathan Toews just wanted to put the past two games behind him and focus on what lies ahead.

May 10, 2014 7:15 pm

Hawks lose again on road, series tied

Hawks lose again on road, series tied

ST. PAUL, Minn. | The Minnesota Wild have turned their home ice into a deafening, discouraging place for opponents to play in the playoffs.

May 09, 2014 11:45 pm

Hawks offense stymied at Minnesota

Hawks offense stymied at Minnesota

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…

May 06, 2014 11:00 pm

Bickell provides big payday for Hawks to go up 2-0 on Wild

Bickell provides big payday for Hawks to go up 2-0 on Wild

CHICAGO | Bryan Bickell’s $16 million contract is as good as gold in the postseason.

May 04, 2014 6:45 pm

Playing center both fun, hard work for Hawks’ Smith

CHICAGO | A job isn’t really worth it unless its occupant can enjoy it.

May 03, 2014 7:35 pm

3rd straight dip in 2nd may not turn out as well for Hawks

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.

May 03, 2014 7:20 pm

Blackhawks pull away for victory

Blackhawks pull away for victory

CHICAGO | Is this becoming a playoff staple?

May 02, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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Quenneville, Hawks give Wild plenty of respect

Quenneville, Hawks give Wild plenty of respect

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.

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Blackhawks pack up Blues and onto Round 2

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.

April 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Seabrook back as Hawks aim to play final note on Blues

Seabrook back as Hawks aim to play final note on Blues

CHICAGO | The Blackhawks don’t especially like game sevens.

April 26, 2014 5:45 pm

Toews' OT goal gives Hawks series lead

Toews' OT goal gives Hawks series lead

ST. LOUIS | Jonathan Toews caught the St. Louis Blues' defense napping after the Blackhawks got a lucky carom.

April 25, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Hawks attempt to take control of series

Hawks attempt to take control of series

ST. LOUIS | One more game, and the Blackhawks will have linchpin defenseman Brent Seabrook back in the lineup.

April 24, 2014 5:56 pm

Kane strikes again, just in time, in OT

Kane strikes again, just in time, in OT

CHICAGO |When all else fails, let Patrick Kane win it for you.

April 23, 2014 11:59 pm

Hawks need to rise up to match Blues’ aggressiveness

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…

April 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Kane, Toews on same line as Hawks get more forward-thinking

Kane, Toews on same line as Hawks get more forward-thinking

CHICAGO | This was the ultimate redemption game for Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford.

April 21, 2014 11:15 pm

Blackhawks defenseman Seabrook suspended three games

Blackhawks defenseman Seabrook suspended three games

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.

April 20, 2014 4:45 pm

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.

April 19, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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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.

April 18, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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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.

April 17, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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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…

April 16, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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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.

April 14, 2014 7:18 pm Photos

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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.

April 06, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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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
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