Niklas Hjalmarsson leads all players in the playoffs with 42 blocked shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in overtime and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
Committing to the chip-and-chase strategy with vigor is the key for Chicago.
The Blackhawks scored ugly Sunday night, but they need to do that even more.
Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund scored goals less than 3 minutes apart early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild recovered from a sluggish start for a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series.
Bryan Bickell is tearing up the playoffs again after a regular season that lacked production.
Andrew Shaw is suffering from a lower-body injury.
Bryan Bickell is back on the Blackhawks’ top line and it’s paying off. They’ve won six straight games.
Bryan Bickell had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4 -1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
The Blackhawks flipped the switched Friday night — like they always do.
Minnesota has an elite first line of defense, but it’s weaker behind that.
The full schedule for the Blackhawks playoff series against the Wild.
It’s not official, but indications are that Game 1 of Chicago’s conference semifinal series will be Friday.
The final stretch of game doesn’t mean much, which is why the Blackhawks should be as careful as possible.
They face nine games prior to the Olympic break, and eight of them are on the road — including games at Detroit, Minnesota, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.
Bryan Bickell scored for the fourth consecutive game for the Blackhawks, who had recorded at least one point in each of their past seven games. Patrick Kane added his team-best sixth goal in the third period.
The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
Midway through the first period of the Blackhawks’ series clinching win Thursday night, a chant not often heard at the United Center broke out.
Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks were well aware they’d been playoff underachievers since they captured the Stanley Cup in 2010. Now, they’re eyeing another championship. And they just took an important step toward it.
One of the odder moments of the Blackhawks’ series with the Wild came Monday when Wild head coach Mike Yeo subtly accused the Hawks of cheating on faceoffs.