Minnesota Wild

Bryan Bickell, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks Finally Cracked Wild’s Code

Committing to the chip-and-chase strategy with vigor is the key for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2014

Peter Regin crashes into the net. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Be Ugly, Blackhawks

The Blackhawks scored ugly Sunday night, but they need to do that even more.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2014

Matt Moulson of the Minnesota Wild and Ben Smith skate after the puck. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Shutout By Wild 4-0

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. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Explaining How Bickell ‘Flips The Switch’ In Postseason

Bryan Bickell is tearing up the playoffs again after a regular season that lacked production.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2014

Andrew Shaw. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Shaw To Miss Game 3

Andrew Shaw is suffering from a lower-body injury.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2014

Bryan Bickell scores in the third period of the Blackhawks' 4-1 win over the Wild. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bickell Earning Every Cent Of That Contract Extension

Bryan Bickell is back on the Blackhawks’ top line and it’s paying off. They’ve won six straight games.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2014

Bryan Bickell celebrates a third period goal against Ilya Bryzgalov. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bickell Powers Blackhawks Past Wild 4-1 In Game 2

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.


Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: It’s ‘Showtime’ And The Wild Are In Trouble

The Blackhawks flipped the switched Friday night — like they always do.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2014

Chicago Blackhawks. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Primer, Prediction On Blackhawks-Wild Series

Minnesota has an elite first line of defense, but it’s weaker behind that.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Jared Spurgeon #46 of the Minnesota Wild and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks skate after the puck during the first period of the game on October 28, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blackhawks-Wild Playoff Schedule: Dates, Times & Television Info

The full schedule for the Blackhawks playoff series against the Wild.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Kris Versteeg. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Blackhawks Notes: ‘Gut-Check Time’ For Versteeg

It’s not official, but indications are that Game 1 of Chicago’s conference semifinal series will be Friday.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Jonathan Toews skates off the ice after being checked into the corner by Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Caution Is The Right Approach For Blackhawks As Playoffs Near

The final stretch of game doesn’t mean much, which is why the Blackhawks should be as careful as possible.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Partick Sharp #10, Jonathan Toews #19, Marian Hossa #81, Brent Seabrook #7 and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Toews second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on January 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Demanding Pre-Olympic Road Trip Will Test Blackhawks

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.

670 The Score–01/22/2014

Bryan Bickell.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fall To Backstrom, Wild 5-3

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.


New York Rangers winger Derek Boogaard fights with New York Islanders winger Trevor Gillies at the Nassau Coliseum on December 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son’s Death

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.


Corey Crawford makes a save against the Wild. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Crawford Answers Blackhawks’ Biggest Question

Midway through the first period of the Blackhawks’ series clinching win Thursday night, a chant not often heard at the United Center broke out.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2013

Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks is congratulated by teammates. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hossa Scores Twice As Blackhawks Eliminate Wild

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.


Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Notebook: Toews Denies Cheating On Faceoffs

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.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Patrick Kane. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks’ Mentality To Close Out Wild? Play Better

For a team with a 3-1 series lead over the Minnesota Wild, the Blackhawks sure don’t sound like a team that is happy with its play.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a goal against the Minnesota Wild by Sharp during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. (Credit: Hannah Foslien, Getty)

Sharp Gets 2 Goals, Blackhawks Top Wild 3-0

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.