| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The 2013 Stanley Cup is Pittsburgh’s to lose. Even with stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin – arguably the best two players in the league – out of the lineup down the stretch, the Penguins continued to win, seemingly with......
| May 14, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Round 1 of the 2013 NHL playoffs gave fans everything they’ve come to love about hockey’s second season: unpredictability, upsets, hard hitting and spectacular plays. Three of the series went to a Game 7 and lower seeds won five of......
| May 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The Blackhawks were the better team entering their second-round playoff series against Detroit.
It just took them seven painful games to prove it, right down to an excruciating and exhilarating Game 7.
No, wait, even that wasn’t enough. It...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The trendy note going around the NHL says the four teams remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs won the last four championships.
But you need some perspective with that nugget. Goaltending is everything in the playoffs, and only one team starts the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:01 PM
So many shots, so few rebounds.
The Blackhawks had the puck and the pace they wanted against the Kings in the first period of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. They managed a staggering 17-2 shot advantage. They trailed 1-0.
The Hawks tried...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Game 5 was looking like a killer.
With a chance to eliminate the defending champion Kings and advance to the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, the Blackhawks took home ice the way you’d dream, scoring two goals before Los Angeles managed a shot....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:05 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A little more than five minutes separated the Blackhawks from a perfect four-game trip and a commanding lead in the Western Conference.
Then came two miscues and the Ducks pounced to steal a 4-2 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Coach Joel Quenneville’s use of all four lines and all D-men is masterful, but with the compacted season is it smart to double-shift Patrick Kane? Kevin, Chicago
With Marian Hossa sidelined with what a source said is a shoulder injury,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:52 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — End to end they raced during the five-minute overtime Thursday night, Sergei Bobrovsky stopping everything the Blackhawks could throw at him and Corey Crawford denying the Blue Jackets' every opportunity.
When the combined 13 shots...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:19 PM
'95-96 Bulls unstoppable
The Bulls appeared vulnerable in the fall of 1995. Michael Jordan's return from his first retirement and baseball experiment in the spring had led to uneven moments, including a second-round...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:02 PM
DENVER — Soaring when they hit the Mile High City, the Blackhawks were brought back to earth in spectacular fashion and their historic run is history.
The Hawks didn't just lose for the first time this season in regulation, they looked sluggish...