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Western Conference Final

Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

LVH Tabs Blackhawks As Stanley Cup Co-Favorites In ’14-’15

Expectations remain high for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

The Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw gets upended by the Kings' Kyle Clifford. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks-Kings Game 7 Sets NBCSN Ratings Records In Markets

Chicago drew a 22.7 in-market rating for the big game.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa after Sunday's night's Game 7 loss. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Watch: Kings-Blackhawks Game 7 Highlights

Los Angeles beat Chicago, 5-4, in overtime to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

The Kings celebrate their series-winning goal in overtime.  (Justin Heiman/Getty Images)

Kings Strike In OT, End Blackhawks’ Season

The Blackhawks led three different times but couldn’t hold on.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2014

Joel Quenneville.  (Harry How/Getty Images)

Quenneville: Win Or Lose Game 7, Heated Series With Kings Has Been ‘Fun’

A wild series between the two most recent champions will come to a close with one final act Sunday, a seventh game in Chicago to decide who will advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

05/31/2014

Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with teammates Andrew Shaw #65 and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks after Kane scores a second period goal against the Los Angeles Kings in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Force Game 7 With Kings

Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

05/30/2014

Blackhawks forward Ben Smith. (Getty Images)

Game 6 Preview: Blackhawks-Kings

Trailing 3-2, Chicago’s back is against the wall heading into Game 6 tonight in L.A.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Hawks Notes: Saad Looking To Bring High Level Of Play To L.A.

Brandon Saad had a goal and two assists Wednesday in one of his best performances.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2014

Blackhawks fans at Game 5. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Yup, Chicago Still Loves Its Hockey Way, Way More Than L.A. Does

Chicago had more than three times the TV audience watching Game 5 than Los Angeles did.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2014

Michal Handzus scores the winning goal in double overtime. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) overtime.

Blackhawks Beat Kings, 5-4, In Double-OT To Stay Alive

Chicago trails the series 3-2 heading back to Los Angeles for Game 6.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

Blackhawks forward Ben Smith. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Final Schedule Released

If the Blackhawks are to make the Cup Final, they must climb out of a 3-1 hole against the Kings.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, left, and the Kings' Anze Kopitar. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Olczyk: Emotions, ‘Selfish Plays’ Getting Best Of Blackhawks

Chicago trails Los Angeles, 3-1, in the Western Conference Final.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Who Should Sit When Shaw Returns?

Brandon Bollig, Peter Regin and Kris Versteeg are all candidates to lose their spot.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings scores a second period goal against the Blackhawks.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Collapse In 6-2 Loss To Kings

The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 and evened the Western Conference Final at one game apiece.

05/21/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preview: Kings-Blackhawks

With a 1-0 series lead, Chicago hosts Los Angeles in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final tonight.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

Andrew Shaw. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Shaw Out For Tonight’s Game 2

Andrew Shaw continues his recovery from a lower-body injury.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his third period goal with teammates against the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Sustained Success Draws Comparisons To Bulls’ Dynasty

With the Blackhawks off to a strong start in the Western Conference Final, some fans see the team following the pattern of another Chicago sports juggernaut.

05/19/2014

The Blackhawks celebrate a goal by Duncan Keith on Sunday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Crawford Leads Blackhawks Past Kings 3-1 in Game 1

The Chicago BLackhawks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

05/18/2014