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Brendan Shanahan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Shanahan’s Reactionary Chaos Takes Its Toll

NHL punishment czar Brendan Shanahan caught so much flack for his soft, inexplicable non-suspension of Shea Weber, that I was worried he would overcompensate and hammer Andrew Shaw far worse than deserved.

670 The Score–04/18/2012

Raffi Torres collides with Dylan Olsen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Raffi Torres Calls His Hit On Hossa A ‘Hockey Play’

This probably won’t surprise anyone, but Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres doesn’t think there was anything wrong with his hit on Marian Hossa.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Daymond Langkow #22 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates between Jonathan Toews #19 and Viktor Stalberg #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fall To Coyotes In OT, 3-2

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.

04/17/2012

Marian Hossa is taken off the ice in a stretcher after taking a hit from Coyotes forward Raffi Torres. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hossa Leaves On Stretcher After Hit From Torres

A year after delivering an illegal blow on Brent Seabrook in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Torres took a run at Marian Hossa Tuesday night and sent the Blackhawks forward off the ice on a stretcher.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Andrew Shaw. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Shaw Gets 3-Game Suspension

Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw received a three-game suspension for running into Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Coyotes.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Mike Smith is attended to by trainers after getting hit by Andrew Shaw. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Shaw Shouldn’t Get Suspended, But Probably Will

Despite one of the most exciting wins in recent memory, Blackhawks fans are still upset that Andrew Shaw was given a game misconduct for colliding with Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith Saturday.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

The Blackhawks celebrate after Bryan Bickell scored the game winning goal against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Despite Dramatic Win, Problems Remain For Blackhawks

Saturday night’s Blackhawk win was as exciting and memorable as any in recent memory.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Jonathan Toews

Toews Says He’s Playing Tonight

Jonathan Toews told reporters in Glendale, Ariz. that he will play tonight against the Coyotes.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Dave Bolland and Michal Rozsival. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Why The Blackhawks Will (Not) Beat The Coyotes

I give you the reasons the Chicago Blackhawks will defeat the Phoenix Coyotes and why they will not beat them in the series that starts Thursday night at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Toews’ Symptom Free At Practice, Expected To Play Vs. Coyotes

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews is expected to play in the opening game of the Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

04/11/2012

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane skates with the puck during against the Phoenix Coyotes on February 11, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Dreaded NHL Playoff Picks: Hawks Over ‘Yotes In Round 1

It’s customary to make predictions at the start of hockey season and again at the start of the playoffs. Most of the predictions are fairly useless because “experts” really don’t know as much as they think they do and they take their picks way too seriously.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Toews ‘Very Confident’ He’ll Play Thursday Vs Coyotes

Center Jonathan Toews said Monday he is “very confident” he’ll play when the Blackhawks open their Stanley Cup playoff quest Thursday in Glendale, Ariz. against the Coyotes.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane skates with the puck during against the Phoenix Coyotes on February 11, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Despite Season Struggles, Coyotes Right Matchup For Hawks

It easy to be influenced by regular season outcomes. The Blackhawks went 1-2-1 this season against their first round playoff opponent, the Phoenix Coyotes.

670 The Score–04/09/2012

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane skates with the puck during against the Phoenix Coyotes on February 11, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Start Playoffs Thursday In Phoenix

The Chicago Blackhawks start their playoff run on Thursday in Phoenix when they take on the Coyotes in the first game of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

670 The Score–04/08/2012

Patrick Kane

Blackhawks Will Face Coyotes In First Round Of Playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks will be playing the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

670 The Score–04/07/2012

Daymond Langkow #22 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his first period goal with Ray Whitney #13 against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on November 29, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Smith, Whitney Lead Coyotes Past Blackhawks

Mike Smith made 24 saves, Ray Whitney had a goal and two assists, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday night.

11/29/2011

Raffi Torres and his wife at Sunday's Halloween party. (Photo courtesy Paul Bissonnette Twitter page)

Did Hockey Player’s Halloween Costume Cross The Line?

On Sunday night, the Phoenix Coyotes hosted their annual Halloween party, and winger Raffi Torres showed up covered in blackface — a traditional makeup applied to make one appear to be African American.

11/01/2011

Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with teammates Patrick Sharp #10 and Patrick Kane #88 after scoring a first period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on October 18, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bolland, Blackhawks Beat Punchless Coyotes 5-2

Dave Bolland scored one third-period goal and had an assist on the other to help the Chicago Blackhawks pull away to a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.

10/18/2011

Marian Hossa

Report: Hossa Hopes To Play Tonight

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa is hopeful to play in Tuesday night’s contest against the Phoenix Coyotes, but will be a game-time decision.

10/18/2011

Marian Hossa

Quenneville Hopeful Hossa Will Play Tuesday

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville said Monday that he is hopeful Marion Hossa will play Tuesday night against the Coyotes in Phoenix.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2011

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