Stan Bowman kept the bigger plan in mind while still believing his team can win it all this year.
Canada was impressive from start to finish, dispatching Team Sweden 3-0.
T.J. Brodie scored at 2:26 of the extra session Tuesday night to lead Flames to a 5-4 win over the slumping Blackhawks, whose overtime record fell to 0-6 this season.
With safety at risk, NHL players don’t need to go to Sochi.
Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in a shootout, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night for their first victory in Chicago in three years.
Brandon Bollig, Patrick Sharp and Nick Leddy scored within a 4:55 span in the second period to lead Chicago to a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that extended the Blackhawks’ winning streak to three games.
They’ve been the face of the franchise since they first arrived in Chicago during the 2007-08 season, and if GM Stan Bowman has his way, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will remain with the team until they retire.
Days after locking up goalie Corey Crawford with a six-year deal, the Blackhawks signed defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to a five-year contract extension.
Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously. One shot from the right point plus two deflections was just enough to beat Tuukka Rask in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
Stephen Walkom owes Brent Seabrook a beer. And a steak. And maybe even his well being.
Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into overtime, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their wild and physical opening-round Western Conference playoff series.
Travis Zajac and Patrik Elias scored in a shootout and Martin Brodeur made 37 saves and stopped four of five shooters to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews did not travel with the team to Ottawa Thursday and will miss Friday’s game against the Senators.
Marian Hossa scored twice as the struggling Chicago Blackhawks overcame an early two-goal deficit and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson and defenseman Steve Montador did not travel with the team to Los Angeles Friday.
Daniel Sedin scored at 3:37 of overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
Since their season ended, the Blackhawks have made a few newsworthy organizational moves, most of which involved the front office. Other than signing Corey Crawford, the Blackhawks haven’t really started securing their roster for next season.
The wild Western Conference quarterfinal series between Chicago and Vancouver has storylines aplenty, the most significant one deals with the Canucks’ goaltending.
Three periods of hockey wasn’t enough time for the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks to settle Game 6.
I should probably heed the trial lawyer’s rule, and not even ask a question about hockey without already knowing the answer.