| Jun 23, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Cold. Leathery. With a fair amount of sweat.
If anyone knows what hockey glove tastes like, it's Andrew Shaw. One of the lasting images of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final will be the Blackhawks forward absorbing a fist to the face in front of the Boston net&...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Next time you spot a Blackhawks player, pinch them.
Winning the Stanley Cup still doesn't feel quite real.
"It's a dream," goaltender Corey Crawford said. "It's everything you worked hard for."
Since hoisting the Cup on Monday night, the team has...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:16 PM
If anybody in the sports observation business ever tells you he or she doesn't take enormous joy in being right, they're lying.
Everybody with a laptop or a microphone relishes every opportunity to spike the ball after a prediction — be it on a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:13 PM
BOSTON (AP) — An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season.
Three straight victories to clinch the title.
From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league.
| 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 8, 2013
| 11:31 PM
It had to end this way, with a moment meant for the cover of a media guide or framed on a wall.
A game this good deserved an ending this dramatic.
So when Patrick Kane scored his third goal of the game Saturday night high over the glove of Kings...
| Jun 10, 2013
In a bathroom inside the United Center near the media work area not long before his son made Blackhawks history late Saturday night, Pat Kane Sr. looked as anxious as Chicago felt.
"Going to be quite a finish," I said upon encountering Mr. Kane.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Duncan Keith entered the press conference area and set down a plastic bag holding four enormous bottles of juice.
After what the Blackhawks defenseman and his teammates had just endured Saturday, you can't blame him for being thirsty. It can't be easy...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Editor's note: Before the Stanley Cup Final began, RedEye and the New England Sports Network agreed that the losing city would write a column celebrating the other. Here's NESN senior assistant editor Mike Cole with his pat on the back from Boston....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:50 PM
"It's a different level of unbelievable."
That's what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on the ice of a mostly empty TD Garden, minutes after his team won a second Stanley Cup in four seasons.
Perhaps the finish of that game was particularly...