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Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane

It’s official: 3rd Cup in 6 seasons marks Hawks a dynasty

The stars and the scrubs alike took a spin with the Stanley Cup before it finally wound up in Joel Quenneville’s hands. The Blackhawks coach wouldn’t have it any other way. The last team standing […]


Nikita Kucherov (86), Corey Crawford (50)

Smallest margins put Blackhawks on brink of Cup in Game 6

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop and his Chicago counterpart, Corey Crawford, both made atrocious mistakes less than a minute apart in Game 5 of this impossibly close Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. Bishop’s blunder […]


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Blackhawks edge Lightning and reach the brink of NHL title

The Chicago Blackhawks had barely filed up the tunnel to the visitors’ dressing room after another narrow victory in the Stanley Cup Final when their thoughts turned to home. With another tenacious road victory in […]


Jonathan Toews

Star players hope to provide edge in Stanley Cup Final

The tightest Stanley Cup Final in 47 years is coming down to the wire. The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning both feel confident about their ability to win two of a possible three games […]


Ben Bishop

Injured Tampa Bay goalie Bishop still uncertain for Game 5

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop spent 15 minutes on the ice Saturday during Tampa Bay’s morning skate for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning haven’t decided whether the injured 53-game winner will play […]


Anton Stralman, Corey Crawford

Chicago, Tampa Bay all even again in Stanley Cup Final

Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that’s clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. These two conference champions have two victories, nine goals and 24 […]


Chicago Blackhawks

With belief and depth, Chicago gets early jump on Lightning

When the Chicago Blackhawks were seven minutes away from losing the Stanley Cup Final opener, it wasn’t Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane or Duncan Keith who stepped up and perpetuated this team’s reputation for big-game grit. […]


Jakob Silfverberg

NHL playoffs: Conference semifinal series preview capsules

A capsule look at the second round of the NHL playoffs (all times EDT): EASTERN CONFERENCE NEW YORK RANGERS vs WASHINGTON CAPITALS FIRST ROUND: Rangers beat Pittsburgh Penguins in 5. Capitals beat New York Islanders […]