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SportsTalkBefore we look forward to Round Two of the NHL playoffs, let’s reflect on what was a thrilling yet sometimes disturbing Round One. It had it all, didn’t it? Savage hits – including Nashville Captain Shea Weber slamming the head......
SportsTalkIt’s here, hockey fans, the greatest time of the year for puck heads: The NHL playoffs. Nothing is more exciting or less predictable, and if you want even more drama, start with the intrastate Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers series. It...
If the Stanley Cup playoffs started today, the Blackhawks would open against the Kings in Los Angeles. A lot of Hawks fans would be happy about that. A lot of Hawks fans are rooting for Their Heroes to stay right where they are in the sixth spot in the...
One of the big problems with the “loser’’ point that the NHL awards to a team that gets beaten in overtime or a shootout is that you can get fooled by some stats. For starters, this 100-point season isn’t like other Blackhawks...
Beyond the playoff beard stubble, something seems different lately about Patrick Kane. More serious? "Ha, I don't think so,'' teammate Jonathan Toews said, chuckling. More visible? Surprisingly to some, Kane took his unofficial role of team spokesman...
Now, it’s dire, and there’s dwindling belief the Hawks can do anything to change what seems inevitable. Maybe you can find some hope in a second straight overtime loss at home. I’m grasping. The Coyotes tried to bore everyone into a...
Tribune reporterThe comebacks keep coming for the never-say-die Blackhawks. Refusing to wilt not from the desert heat but from that of a suffocating Coyotes defense, the Hawks rallied to a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Saturday...
For most of Game 5 of the Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes, you couldn’t find Jonathan Toews. At the end, you couldn’t miss him. Uncharacteristically, the Coyotes made a mistake, icing the puck 2:38 into...
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....
The Blackhawks had all kinds of airplane trouble trying to get back to Chicago on Sunday after Game 5 in Arizona. They had won the night before to extend their first-round series against the Phoenix Coyotes. They couldn’t wait to get home to extend...
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