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Kimmo Timonen Goes Out With His First Stanley Cup

Kimmo Timonen was along for the ride. The 40-year-old didn’t receive a lot of ice time due to the Blackhawks’ overwhelming reliance on four defensemen, though it’s not like Timonen was doing anything productive in his scant minutes. But it’s fun to finish on top, and as Chicago closed out Game 6 for its third Stanley… » 6/16/15 1:31pm 6/16/15 1:31pm

The Blackhawks' Run Is More Impressive Than A Dynasty

The surest sign there are no true dynasties in the NHL’s salary-cap era is that the second a contender for the title emerges, it has to be broken up. The Chicago Blackhawks’ third championship in six seasons is an unbelievable accomplishment, not just for the seven players who have been here for all three Cups, but… » 6/16/15 9:39am 6/16/15 9:39am

Andrei Vasilevskiy Is Not Quite Good Enough As Blackhawks Even Series

In Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Lightning goalie Ben Bishop went in and out of the game in the third period, possibly because he had the runs. In Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bishop was obviously hobbled yet still good enough to stone the Blackhawks. Finally, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bishop’s… » 6/11/15 1:24am 6/11/15 1:24am

A 20-Year-Old Saved The Blackhawks And Fears The Media

Game 1 was two minutes from feeling very different. For a span of nearly 50 minutes, it appeared that Alex Killorn’s absurd deflection (I don’t want to call it “fluky,” because it wasn’t accidental, but Killorn couldn’t do that again if he tried) would stand up and give the Lightning a series lead. The Blackhawks were… » 6/04/15 10:00am 6/04/15 10:00am

Duncan Keith Might Be Superhuman

I was pulling hard for Chicago last night, not because I want them to win this series or because I want Anaheim to lose, but because I wanted to see the Blackhawks play the Ducks one more time. Chicago’s hard-fought 5-2 win, which required holding off yet another attempted Ducks comeback, means we get a Game 7, which… » 5/28/15 9:45am 5/28/15 9:45am

Ducks-Blackhawks Makes No Sense And It's Exhilarating

Waking up the next morning, it’s still kind of hard to believe the Ducks won that game. After choking away a three-goal lead amassed before the Blackhawks registered their first shot, and after conceding two goals to Jonathan Toews in the game’s final 1:50, Chicago completing the comeback felt like a fait accompli,… » 5/26/15 11:50am 5/26/15 11:50am

Ducks Overcome Miracle Toews Goal To Win In OT, Take 3-2 Series Lead

The Anaheim Ducks took a 3-2 Western Conference Final lead with a Matt Beleskey goal 45 seconds into overtime that erased an outstanding performance by Jonathan Toews in the final minutes of regulation—including a miracle shot that found the net with 38 seconds remaining. » 5/26/15 12:20am 5/26/15 12:20am