| Apr 14, 2012
| 10:53 PM
The Blackhawks were desperate. Again.
They trailed the Phoenix Coyotes by a goal and had to pull goalie Corey Crawford. Again.
With less than 15 seconds to go, they scored the tying goal to force overtime. Again.
This time, though, unlike the way...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw hit a goalie. It was obvious and potentially concussive. The NHL said it was cracking down on hits involving the head. He deserved a suspension.
Nashville’s Shea Weber rammed a player’s head into the glass...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:11 PM
If the Blackhawks truly want to retaliate Thursday night for Raffi Torres' dirty hit on Marian Hossa, the most satisfying method will be measured on the scoreboard and not in the penalty box.
Hurting a Coyote won't necessarily help the Hawks.
| Apr 19, 2012
| 10:23 PM
This time, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville sounded full of regret more than rage after his team's overtime loss to the Coyotes.
This time, Quenneville spoke in a soft voice that lacked the hard edge it carried 48 hours earlier, when he criticized...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 7:12 AM
The Blackhawks came into this series with the best players.
The Coyotes, however, had the right players.
Especially in goal.
The story was Mike Smith. The Coyotes blocked shots, took the body, and kept the Hawks away from their goalie much of the time....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:41 PM
About five hours before the puck dropped Wednesday for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw posted this on his Twitter feed: "The moment we all dreamed about as kids! Game 1 Stanley Cup Finals!''
At midnight at the United...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
I agree with the adage that suggests "luck is where hard work meets opportunity."
It was coined by a first-century Roman philosopher named Seneca, but I always attribute it to former Blackhawk Richie Preston. It's more colorful that way and it's a way...
| Jan 23, 2013
With the United Center crowd of 21,455 celebrating the Blackhawks' 3-2 victory over the Blues Tuesday night, Patrick Kane wanted to make sure nobody left without recognizing an assist no box score acknowledged.
"I speak for everybody in the Blackhawks...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:05 PM
In a United Center hallway moments after Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Bruins brought the Blackhawks within 60 minutes of a second Stanley Cup title in four years, general manager Stan Bowman opened a window just a crack to his ambivalent soul.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Not that long ago in Chicago, the Blackhawks Way meant a half-empty arena on a good night on the West Side, home games nobody could watch on television and apathy that spread from living rooms to the locker room.
Michal Handzus remembers.
"We were one...
| Jun 25, 2013
BOSTON — They played until the Boston days turned to 95 degrees and the Boston nights turned into a steam bath. They played until the TD Garden ice turned to the river Charles.
And when Milan Lucic scored with less than eight minutes remaining...