LOS ANGELES – Boy, was I worried.
LOS ANGELES – About 10 minutes had passed since the start of Wednesday’s Blackhawks practice, and goaltender Corey Crawford was everything for everything.
LOS ANGELES – As if a physical opponent and a hostile crowd were not enough, the Blackhawks will have to find a way to win Game 4 against the Los Angeles Kings without their top defenseman.
LOS ANGELES – In the first period, Patrick Sharp dropped his gloves and clenched his fists. He wanted to fight.
CHICAGO – During the past six months, the Blackhawks have made headlines for going on streaks.
CHICAGO – He plays goaltender. His first name is Antti. He is from Finland.
CHICAGO – As a young forward chasing his dream to play in the NHL, Bryan Bickell decided to pattern his game after one player in particular.
CHICAGO – So far, so good for the Blackhawks.
CHICAGO – As someone who writes for a living, several words always give me headaches.
CHICAGO – Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman knows that tough decisions await as some of his players prepare to test the market as unrestricted free agents.
CHICAGO – Welcome to June Madness.
CHICAGO – The question seemed appropriate given the dramatic nature of the occasion. And yet, Brent Seabrook seemed like he had been caught off-guard.
CHICAGO – Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock would welcome another opportunity to meet the Blackhawks in the playoffs.
CHICAGO – Everyone who had gathered around Brent Seabrook nodded in agreement.
CHICAGO – It doesn’t get any bigger than this.