When it comes to talent, the Blackhawks don’t have to take a backseat to anyone.
There has been a lot of hand-wringing locally about the NHL’s decision to go forward with a decision to play in the Olympics.
Championship get-togethers are a shared delusion.
The Hawks have now gone the last two games with only one goal total and that has to change.
Patrick Kane skated toward the middle of the ice, dropped to his knees and pumped his right arm, surrounded by a sea of red jumping up and down in waves. The hats began to come down as the Chicago Blackhawks rushed in to celebrate another trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
As expected, Sheldon Brookbank will play in his first postseason game Thursday night against the Kings as Duncan Keith serves his one game suspension during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings’ perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they’ll have to do it without their top defenseman.
Wednesday, the NHL suspended Duncan Keith for one game after his irresponsible, selfish and reckless high-stick on Jeff Carter.
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was suspended one game by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety Wednesday for his high-stick on Kings center Jeff Carter Tuesday night.
What do you think? Does Keith deserve a suspension?
When Duncan Keith reached down to pick up his glove, Kings center Jeff Carter hit him in the hand with his stick. What happened next, Keith is claiming was an accident.
Slava Voynov had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 19 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1.
Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa scored in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard’s glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks were beaten the last game in the corners, along the boards and by an overtime goal for the Minnesota Wild. By hurling their bodies in front of puck after puck, the Blackhawks stopped the Wild’s momentum right where it started.
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was back in Chicago Tuesday for the birth of his first son, but is expected to make it back to Minnesota in time for tonight’s Game 4 against the Wild.
The Blackhawks defenseman didn’t apologize for what he said, but he did say that he respects the work of reporters.
It was not a good night for the Blackhawks, but it was an even worse night for defenseman Duncan Keith.
For one night, performance, geography, expectation and the choice of juxtaposition conspired to make something once so grand seem very small, and very far away.
The Blackhawks made a strong statement Sunday in becoming the first team this season to clinch postseason berth, as they used a third-period rally to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3.