| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — In an arena crammed with nearly 22,000 fans whose roars fairly made the ground tremble, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made a solitary and silent skate from his crease to the bench.
It was nine minutes and 20 seconds into the second...
| May 28, 2013
DETROIT — With 20 minutes potentially left until Chicago's longest hockey offseason ever, defenseman Duncan Keith spoke up in a quietly determined Blackhawks dressing room.
So did captain Jonathan Toews, the voice that typically guides the Hawks...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:44 PM
I was going to write about which players the Blackhawks should trade, and I still might.
But not now.
Not after that third period.
The Hawks were down a goal, they were on Detroit ice, and they were 20 minutes from being booted from the Stanley...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says he loves Game 7’s, even if it sounds like he loves whistling past the graveyard.
Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, who is not smart enough to like the Rolling Stones, at least has the brains to...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 9:45 PM
In one of his many bold moves Sunday night, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford ventured 10 feet out of the crease as the puck dangerously veered toward him.
It had taken an awkward bounce off Kings center Jeff Carter's stick and initially looked...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
DETROIT — Bewildered, Jonathan Toews stood in front of his locker Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena and offered an explanation he didn't have.
How does the leader of the best team in hockey explain the Blackhawks being shut out for the first...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:44 PM
SAN JOSE — Neatly framed but almost forgotten, a front page from the San Jose Mercury News sits against the wall in a room above the Sharks' practice rink. The newspaper photograph depicts a coach and two players, and the headline is bold:...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:22 AM
This has been a different Patrick Kane this year, and this is the series to underscore that.
Many opponents are treating Kane differently this season, and this is the series to take advantage of it.
I don’t know how the Red Wings will try to...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Kings had a quiet and optional morning skate Monday, and Coach Terry Murray said heâs likely to make most of the remaining game-day skates optional in order to help players conserve energy. Defenseman Rob Scuderi, who appeared to injure......
| Feb 13, 2011
| 4:33 PM
At this rate the Kings might ask to play all road games next season. Jonathan Quickâs sensational 40-save performance and a strong effort by their penalty killers helped the Kings eke out a 1-0 victory over the East-leading Philadelphia Flyers......
| Feb 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
When Kings Coach Terry Murray mixes up his line combinations, as happens fairly regularly, players say heâs turning on the blender. Murrayâs blender pumped out some potent concoctions Saturday, powering the Kings to a 4-1 victory over the Washington...