Detroit Red Wings

Joel Quenneville. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Hoge: Game On — Confident Blackhawks, Red Wings Ready For Game 7

There’s a lot that can be taken away from the Blackhawks’ Game 7 loss to the Canucks in 2011.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2013

Jonathan Toews and Johan Franzen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Last Minute Tickets For Blackhawks-Red Wings Game 7 A Hot Item

If you wanted to go to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoff series between the Blackhawks and the Red Wings, you had to get ready to shell out plenty of money, or gamble that there will be some tickets left for a bit less at the 11th hour.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2013

Patrick Sharp tries to drive around Niklas Kronwall. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NHL Sets Conference Finals Schedules

As the Blackhawks prepare to take on the Red Wings for a crucial Game 7 at the United Center tonight, the NHL has set the schedules for the Eastern & Western Conference Finals.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2013

Rolling Stones

Hoge On The Hawks: Rolling Stones Invade United Center Before Game 7

The United Center has been taken over by four old dudes that will try to bring the roof down tonight — less than 24 hours before the Hawks and Wings square off in their do-or-die Game 7.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2013

Bryan Bickell reacts to his third period goal in Game 6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ofman: Blackhawks Reminiscent Of Stanley Cup Champions

Stars are stars and role players, role players. But in these Stanley cup playoffs, the Blackhawks role players are playing like stars.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2013

Pavel Datsyuk.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Detroit News, Detroit Free Press Publish Same Reaction To Red Wings Loss

After the Red Wings’ loss, both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press shared the same reaction.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2013

The Blackhawks celebrate a goal in Detroit. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks Rally After Nearly Throwing Season Away

With their season on the line, the Blackhawks nearly coughed up their Stanley Cup chances with a dreadful second period.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2013

Jonathan Toews and Johan Franzen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks Did More Than Just Win Game 5

After three straight games of frustration, it all came together for the Blackhawks Saturday night in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings that kept their season alive.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2013

Jimmy Howard grabs the puck in Game 3 against the Blackhawks. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Look To Break Howard In Game 4

Jimmy Howard’s cat-quick reflexes in net and easygoing nature out of it are big reasons the Detroit Red Wings are on a roll.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Bryan Bickell

Hoge: Blackhawks Going ‘Greasy’ With Bickell On Power Play

It’s a familiar concern for the Chicago Blackhawks. Especially in the playoffs. Power play production is missing.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Andrew Shaw reacts to a third period goal being waved off with teammates Brent Seabrook, Viktor Stalberg and Nick Leddy. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Unhappy With Goaltender Interference Call

Adding insult to injury, the Blackhawks were also forced to deal with questions surrounding the goalie interference call that took away what would have been the game-tying goal in the third period.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

Jonathan Toews skates against Pavel Datsyuk.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Toews May Have Company, But It’s Time To End His Slump

It is no longer a shrug-your-shoulders matter.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

Drew Miller beats Johnny Oduya to the puck to score a second period goal. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Schuster: Adversity Suddenly Haunts Blackhawks

Following a near-perfect regular season and a first round playoff win over Minnesota, the Blackhawks for the first time are facing adversity.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

Niklas Kronwall and Jimmy Howard celebrate their Game 2 win over the Blackhawks. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Door Opens For Red Wings After Poor Effort By Blackhawks

Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Red Wings was their worst effort since their 24-game points streak ended in Colorado Mar. 8.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2013

Valtteri Filppula #51, Brendan Smith #2, Henrik Zetterberg #40 and Daniel Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate a second period goal as Duncan Keith skates past. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Red Wings Beat Blackhawks 4-1, Even Series

Just as the Blackhawks did in Game 1, Detroit took control in the second period and put the game away in the third. Now, the Red Wings have a chance to take the lead when this series between Original Six rivals shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Monday.


Viktor Stalberg. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Hawks Notes: Stalberg Denies Complaining About Playing Time

Blackhawks winger Viktor Stalberg denied reports that he complained about playing time, telling a reporter “check your sources better.”

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

The Blackhawks celebrate Johnny Oduya's third period goal. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks Finally Playing Playoff-like Hockey

The Blackhawks finally looked like they were playing playoff hockey Wednesday night as they dispatched the Red Wings 4-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2013

Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp; Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa  welcome Patrick Kane to celebrate Hossa's first period goal against the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Edge Red Wings 4-1 In Series Opener

Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night.


Viktor Stalberg

Hoge On The Hawks: Stalberg Stuck In Doghouse, Won’t Play In Game 1

Red Wings head coach Mike Babock is a big fan of how the Blackhawks built their 2010 Stanley Cup winner and how they’ve rebuilt for a run this season.


Daniel Cleary is called for interference after pushing Corey Crawford. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks-Red Wings Series Perfect Way To End Division Rivalry

Back in the early 2000s, my wife Hope and I had just met.

670 The Score–05/15/2013