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.
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