NHL

Fri, 04/20/2012
The sigh came more from bewilderment than anything else. Before Jonathan Toews set out to explain the Blackhawks' 3-2 overtime loss to the Coyotes in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night, the captain let out a big breath...
Thu, 04/12/2012
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The stars began aligning around six weeks ago and with the final — and brightest — one set to lock into place, the Blackhawks appear ready to sparkle. When captain Jonathan Toews inevitably announces he will rejoin the lineup just before Game 1 of the NHL's Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night against the Coyotes at...
Fri, 03/30/2012
Seven times during Dave Bolland's NHL career he had attempted to score in a shootout and seven times he had come away empty. On the eighth attempt, Bolland finally broke through and helped the Blackhawks gain a critical second point Thursday night with a 4-3 victory over the Blues at the United Center...
Wed, 03/28/2012
NEWARK, N.J. — As a youngster growing up in Montreal, the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford looked up to Martin Brodeur. Tuesday night, Crawford stared the future Hall-of Famer in the eyes as they engaged in a goaltending battle that featured highlight-reel saves at both ends of the ice. When the dust settled, Brodeur had come out on top as the 39-...
Wed, 03/21/2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio — He wasn't quick to admit it, but Corey Crawford finally conceded that thoughts of earning the Blackhawks' first shutout of the season had entered his mind. "We're more worried about two points but, yeah, it would be nice once in a while," Crawford said with a sly smile Tuesday night after the Hawks throttled the Blue Jackets 5-...
Wed, 03/07/2012
ST. LOUIS — The Blackhawks got a lesson on just how tough — literally and figuratively — the Blues have become this season. Pushed around from the opening puck drop, the Hawks had their three-game winning streak unceremoniously snapped during a 5-1 thrashing Tuesday night at Scottrade Center as the Blues opened up a 12-point lead over them...
Fri, 02/17/2012
NEW YORK — Music blared and smiles were flashed in the Blackhawks' dressing room after a game for the first time in nearly a month.The Hawks' long North American nightmare ended Thursday night as they snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.The triumph, which came courtesy of a four-goal...
Wed, 02/15/2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — No doubt looking for a little luck, coach Joel Quenneville wore a tie with shamrocks and four-leaf clovers on it as the Blackhawks sought to end their mind-numbing losing skid. What's next, a shirt with lucky horseshoes...
Thu, 11/03/2011
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Blackhawks were squaring off against some familiar faces when they took on the Panthers on Thursday night at the BankAtlantic Center. The Panthers feature four ex-Hawks, brought to Florida by former general manager Dale Tallon. Forwards Tomas Kopecky, Jack Skille, Kris Versteeg and defenseman Brian Campbell are all were in...
Thu, 11/03/2011
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Blackhawks were squaring off against some familiar faces when they took on the Panthers on Thursday night at the BankAtlantic Center. The Panthers feature four ex-Hawks, brought to Florida by former general manager Dale Tallon. Forwards Tomas Kopecky, Jack Skille, Kris Versteeg and defenseman Brian Campbell are all were in...