June 12, 2013 |
Based on the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks are favored to oust the surging Boston Bruins and win their second Stanley Cup in the last four years. Then again, as the Los Angeles Kings showed last year, the regular season doesn't mean much in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Fact is, Boston - which had 15 fewer points than Chicago in the lockout-shortened, 48-game regular season - has been playing with a relaxed but focused attitude ever since it made the most remarkable Game 7 recovery in NHL history, way back in Round 1 against Toronto.
August 9, 1995 |
Former Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak (right), who won three Olympic gold medals and 10 world titles, works with Adam Barnes, 16, of River Falls, Wis., at Tretiak's hockey camp at Twin Rinks of Pennsauken. Tretiak, now a coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, is holding the camp this week for young players from throughout North America.
February 26, 2013
Corey Crawford made 28 saves and Andrew Shaw scored the only goal as the host Chicago Blackhawks stretched their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 18 games with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night. Crawford earned his seventh NHL shutout and second this season in his first start since Feb. 12. He outdueled Columbus' Steve Mason, who stopped 26 shots. Shaw provided all the offense in the second period for the Blackhawks (15-0-3), who haven't lost in regulation time this season and have earned 33 of a 36 possible points.
April 16, 2013
Jhonas Enroth stopped 32 shots in helping the host Buffalo Sabres keep up their late-season playoff push with a 3-1 win over the slumping Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Tyler Ennis, with his first goal in 12 games, scored for Buffalo (18-19-6), which took over sole possession of 10th place in the Eastern Conference - four points behind the eighth-place New York Rangers. Hawks blank Blues Corey Crawford stopped 30 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks got goals from Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa for a 2-0 win over host St. Louis, ending Blues goalie Brian Elliott's shutout streak at three games.
December 8, 2000 |
Joe Murphy of the Washington Capitals was cut on his face and neck early yesterday when he was hit on the head with a glass at a Manhattan club. Police said Murphy was struck by Amin Kallamni, who apparently was upset that the hockey player was talking to a woman who is the girlfriend of one of Kallamni's friends. Murphy, 33, was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated and released. The incident occurred hours after the New York Rangers beat the Capitals 3-2 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
May 10, 2013 |
Two years ago, the Flyers signed Ilya Bryzgalov and figured they had ended their l-o-o-o-o-n-g search for a shutdown goaltender. As it turns out, they already had an elite Russian goalie in Sergei Bobrovsky. They just didn't realize it. Bobrovsky, now with the Columbus Blue Jackets, was named Wednesday as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, given to the league's top goaltender. The Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist and San Jose's Antti Niemi were the other finalists in voting by NHL general managers.
April 12, 2013 |
CHICAGO - For all the history the Chicago Blackhawks created with their remarkable start this NHL season, it was a relative newcomer and former Flyer, goalie Ray Emery, who played a central role. It's also Emery, 15-1-0 with a 1.90 goals-against average, who is at the top of his game as the Blackhawks, in first place in the Western Conference, gird for the playoffs. On Tuesday, Emery made his third straight start, stopped 20 shots, and earned his third shutout of the season with a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.
June 7, 2013 |
MARIAN HOSSA scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Kings in Los Angeles last night in Game 4 of the West finals. Patrick Kane tapped home the tying goal as Chicago rallied from a second-period deficit to snap the defending champions' 15-game home-winning streak. Bryan Bickell had a goal and an assist for the top-seeded Blackhawks, who took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
March 19, 2012
Rookie Andrew Shaw recorded his first two-goal game, and the host Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-2, on Sunday night for their third straight win. Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for Chicago, which is 7-1-1 in its last nine despite playing without captain and leading goals scorer Jonathan Toews. Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which lost its second straight following a four-game winning streak. Corey Crawford made 16 saves and in his second straight start.
May 9, 2012 |
CHICAGO Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday that, despite rumors, he has no plans to head to the Montreal Canadiens, where friend and former Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin is now the GM. "I think over the last few days there was some speculation on other things that were going on about here in Chicago and me being somewhere else, and first and foremost, I'm excited about being here in Chicago," said Quenneville, who...