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Patrick Kane scores on Jonathan Quick in Game 4. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Line Change Sparks Kane, Blackhawks In L.A.

Head coach Joel Quenneville made one thing clear: The Blackhawks had to get the puck to Patrick Kane.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2013

Sheldon Brookbank. (Photo by Perry Nelson/Getty Images)

Hoge On The Hawks: Patient Brookbank Has Tall Task Filling In For Keith

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.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2013

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Chicago’s Keith Suspended For Gm 4 Of West Finals For High-Stick

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.

06/06/2013

Patrick Kane reaches for the elusive puck in Game 3. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks Need Kane To Break Out Of Slump

While the Blackhawks are just two wins away from the Stanley Cup Final, they’ve in large part made it to where they are without Patrick Kane.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2013

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Kings Take Game 3 With 3-1 Win Over Blackhawks

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.

06/05/2013

Duncan Keith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Vote: Should Duncan Keith Be Suspended?

What do you think? Does Keith deserve a suspension?

CBS Chicago–06/05/2013

Duncan Keith skates near Jeff Carter.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keith Adamant Stick To Carter’s Face Was Accident

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.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2013

Johnny Oduya gets hit hard by Dustin Brown.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks Fail To Fight Back As Kings Get One Back

The Blackhawks’ series lead has been trimmed to 2-1 with another game at the Staples Center — where the Kings have now won 15 straight — Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2013

Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings scores against goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Final. (Credit: Jeff Gross, Getty)

Hawks Fall To Kings 3-1

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.

06/04/2013

Kyle Clifford and Colin Fraser rough up Michal Rozsival in Game 2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge On The Hawks: Desperate Kings Have To Figure Out Their Style

Down 2-0, do the Kings play it safe or get aggressive in the Blackhawks’ zone?

CBS Chicago–06/04/2013

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Kings Hope To Stay Perfect At Staples Center In Game 3

After back-to-back losses in Chicago, the Kings are hoping they can stay perfect at Staples Center in a crucial Game 3 on Tuesday night.

06/04/2013

The Los Angeles Kings celebrate at home. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Blackhawks Look To Knock Out Struggling Kings In LA

The Los Angeles Kings have been in all types of jams during the past two postseasons. Just a few weeks ago, they even escaped the same 0-2 deficit they’re now facing in the Western Conference finals.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kings’ Quick Chased Out In 4-2 Loss, LA Falls Behind 2-0 In Conference Finals

Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

06/03/2013

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Photo credits: Getty Images)

LA Mayor Responds To Emanuel’s Blackhawks Bet

Before the start of the Western Conference Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, mayor Rahm Emanuel posted a letter on his Facebook page to Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

Corey Crawford. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: The Better Goaltender Is On The Blackhawks

Yes, through two games of the Western Conference Finals, the better goaltender is the one in the red sweater.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2013

The Blackhawks salute the fans after taking a 2-0 series lead on the Kings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Chase Quick, Go Up 2-0 On Kings

Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2013

Duncan Keith #2, Marian Hossa #81, Jonathan Toews #19 and Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Hossa's goal in the second period of Game One of the Western Conference Final against the Los Angeles Kings during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Beat Kings 2-1 In Game 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.

06/01/2013

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Kings Need To Score More To Beat Blackhawks

After a rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back focused on what’s missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title.

05/31/2013

Jonathan Toews stands in front of Jonathan Quick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks-Kings Series Breakdown And Prediction

The Western Conference Finals get underway Saturday at the United Center and for the Blackhawks, it means a shift in the type of opponent they’ll face.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2013

Patrick Sharp against the Kings in the 2013 season opener in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Vote: Blackhawks Or Kings? (And In How Many Games?)

Will the Blackhawks or Kings make it to the Stanley Cup Final? We want to know what you think.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2013

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