Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final Notes: Chapter One

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If you’re reading this, congratulations, you’ve survived Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final! It took three overtimes, two deflections and Andrew Shaw’s declaration of love for shinpads for the Chicago Blackhawks to finally win the first game against […]

Jonathan Toews Wins Selke Trophy, Patrick Kane and Joel Quenneville Get Second-Place Nods

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This year’s NHL Awards are not in Las Vegas this year because of the lockout. That means we’ve been deprived of the red carpet arrivals, bad musical acts, possibly mediocre host and awesomely awkward acceptance speeches. But the Chicago Blackhawks […]

Chicago Blackhawks Take Three Overtimes to Win First Game of Stanley Cup Final

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The clock had just struck midnight in Chicago when the 117th shot of Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final went into the net. It took a Michal Rozsival shot and deflections off Dave Bolland and Andrew Shaw to […]

2013 Stanley Cup Final Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins

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It’s been six weeks since the playoffs began, but it feels like a lifetime ago. It took a lot of anxious moments, some tense overtimes and a few missing teeth, but we’re finally at the end of the road. Tonight, […]

From Switzerland to the Stanley Cup, Patrick Kane and Tyler Seguin Meet Again

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This year’s Stanley Cup Final brings with it many storylines: the first Original Six meeting in 34 years, evenly matched goaltenders, Selke Trophy finalists who could find themselves eye-to-eye at the faceoff dot. But another storyline has to do with […]

Chicago Blackhawks Conference Final Most Valuable Player: Patrick Kane

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I had someone else in mind for the Chicago Blackhawks’ MVP for this series, but then something happened. It took my mocking response to harsh articles, a goal in Game 4 and a hat trick in Game 5 to change […]

How the West Was Won: Chicago Blackhawks Head to the Stanley Cup Final

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On June 9, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks were one win away from their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. After a roster purge and two slumping seasons, the Blackhawks are back in the Stanley Cup Final after defeating the Los […]

Chicago Blackhawks Conference Final Notes: Chapter Four

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

When it seemed that they were doomed, the Chicago Blackhawks pulled on their big boy pants and got it together in their 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.  Just as I had been reminded of their sloppy […]

Chicago Blackhawks Come One Game Closer to Stanley Cup Final without Duncan Keith

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks knew they’d have to dial up their game going into Game 4 against the Los Angeles Kings. Not only did they have to win to force the Kings to the brink of elimination, they had to contend […]

Chicago Blackhawks Conference Final Notes: Chapter Three

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Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings was awful for the Chicago Blackhawks. As I watched it, I was reminded of the way they played in the semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings, which led them to their 3-1 […]

Sloppy, Undisciplined Performance Costs Chicago Blackhawks Three Game Lead

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

If you want a summary of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Game Three loss to the Los Angeles Kings, look no further than captain Jonathan Toews, who said “When you’re standing still, you’re an easy target for them to come hit you.” […]

Chicago Blackhawks Conference Final Notes: Chapter Two

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The Los Angeles Kings hadn’t given up more than three goals in a game in 34 games before Sunday. Jonathan Quick hadn’t been pulled from a game in three years. So what did the Chicago Blackhawks do? They scored four […]