Sidney Crosby

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)

Toews Hurt As Penguins Beat Blackhawks 4-1

Sidney Crosby had two goals in the final five minutes, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the injury-riddled Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

03/30/2014

The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts From Stadium Series Finale

People who cover sports often try to find larger meanings in 60 minutes, nine innings, or two halves. “Was that a statement game?” they ask. Grand conclusions are reached based on a single outcome. Over the last 12 hours or so, we’ve heard and read many opinions stating that the Blackhawks 5-1 win over the Penguins was some grand announcement to the NHL that the Blackhawks are the best team in hockey. Others proclaim that Jonathan Toews’ three point performance means that the Blackhawks’ captain is a better player than Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who was held without a point in the Stadium Series finale.

670 The Score–03/02/2014

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Zawaski: My 6 Players To Start An NHL Franchise With

Jonathan Toews doesn’t have the top offensive game, but his defensive commitment and leadership is unmatched.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Jonathan Toews of Canada. (Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images)

Toews on U.S.-Canada Rivalry: ‘A Lot Of Animosity’

An old rivalry takes center stage again when Team USA and Canada meet in the Olympic hockey semifinals.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Sidney Crosby, right, and Chris Kunitz. (Getty Images)

Ten Things To Know About Olympic Hockey

From the big ice to the favorites to breaking furniture, here’s what you need to know.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

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Sidney Crosby’s Accusation Against Zdeno Chara Another Low Point For The Face Of The NHL

Sidney Crosby and his agent believe Zdeno Chara intentionally punched the Penguins’ captain’s jaw. Real-time video says otherwise.

06/18/2013

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Crosby Wins Ted Lindsay Award As NHL’s Most Outstanding Player

The Ted Lindsay Award is handed out after every NHL season to the player who is deemed to be most outstanding as voted on by the members of the NHL Players’ Association.

06/17/2013

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Bruins Show Off New Defensive Pairings Before Departing For Pittsburgh

The Boston Bruins practiced for one final time on Friday before finally heading off for Pittsburgh, and head coach Claude Julien showed off some new defensive pairings ahead of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Penguins.

05/31/2013

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Isles Coach Jack Capuano: ‘We Need All 20 Guys Going, And We Didn’t Have All 20’

“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”

05/02/2013

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

Silverman: Toews Deserves To Be NHL’s MVP

Toews should win the Hart Trophy that goes to the Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2013

Patrick Kane. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kane Finding New Level Of Productivity For Blackhawks

Patrick Kane has been an easy player to criticize throughout his career with the Chicago Blackhawks.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

Roger Goodell addresses the media at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Concussions were one of the many topics he discussed. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Concussion Talk Obscures Dark Truth

Commissioner Roger Goodell stood before the media at his annual Super Bowl state-of-the-league speech, and sounded as if he cared when addressing issues of player safety.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2012

Brent Seabrook

Seabrook Leveled, Quenneville Hits Plateau

Brent Seabrook was decked Sunday night. Rene Bourque’s hit wasn’t clean and the result wasn’t pretty.  Luckily, it may not cost the Seabrook and the Blackhawks as much as was initially feared. “He seemed not […]

670 The Score–12/18/2011

Sidney Crosby. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Crosby Out Again With Concussion-Like Symptoms

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

John Scott

Bernstein: Here’s Why The NHL Won’t Ban Head Shots

After a couple days of double-talk and phony-baloney posturing to mollify fans and sponsors, the decision-makers at the NHL’s GM meetings refused to ban the hits to the head that are causing a frightening number of concussions.

670 The Score–03/16/2011

David Bolland

NHL GMs Vote Against Ban Of Head Shots

In the March 9 game agaisnt the Tampa By Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks’ center Dave Bolland took an elbow to the head and has missed every game since, with what is suspected to be a concussion.

03/15/2011

Bob Probert

Thompson: More Head Trauma

Progress is being made regarding head trauma and concussions in sports, it’s just taken longer than it should.

03/04/2011

Dave Bolland

Accidental Hits To Blame For Rising Concussions In NHL

The NFL season’s theme seemed to be concussions. The focus looks to be turning toward the NHL’s concussions now. Concussions are on the rise in the NHL and it’s not because of illegal hits to the head.

01/29/2011

Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith

Toews And Keith Among First Six NHL All-Stars

Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith were among the first six NHL players chosen by the fans for the NHL’s All-Star game. The NHL will announce the rest of the All-Star roster on January 11th.

01/04/2011

Heinz Field

UPDATED: Rain Delays NHL’s Winter Classic

The Wrigley Field Winter Classic raised the profile of the NHL’s New Years’ day event. This year pits two of the league’s biggest names, but rain has delayed the start until 8PM Eastern Time.

12/31/2010

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