Toews Hurt As Penguins Beat Blackhawks 4-1Sidney 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.
Zawaski: Random Thoughts From Stadium Series FinalePeople 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.
Zawaski: My 6 Players To Start An NHL Franchise WithJonathan Toews doesn't have the top offensive game, but his defensive commitment and leadership is unmatched.
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.
Ten Things To Know About Olympic HockeyFrom the big ice to the favorites to breaking furniture, here's what you need to know.
Sidney Crosby's Accusation Against Zdeno Chara Another Low Point For The Face Of The NHLSidney Crosby and his agent believe Zdeno Chara intentionally punched the Penguins' captain's jaw. Real-time video says otherwise.
Crosby Wins Ted Lindsay Award As NHL’s Most Outstanding PlayerThe 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.
Bruins Show Off New Defensive Pairings Before Departing For PittsburghThe 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.
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."
Silverman: Toews Deserves To Be NHL's MVPToews should win the Hart Trophy that goes to the Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League.
Silverman: Kane Finding New Level Of Productivity For BlackhawksPatrick Kane has been an easy player to criticize throughout his career with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Bernstein: Concussion Talk Obscures Dark TruthCommissioner 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.