DETROIT — There was something a tad much about what Jonathan Toews said Thursday morning. Something overboard, something overdone. Something too too, if you know what I mean. “When you put it all together and we play the right way, we’re an amazing, amazing bunch …Read More
The Hawks lost 2-0 to Detroit — giving them their first three-game losing streak of the season — and were pushed to the brink of elimination, trailing 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals.
DETROIT — Brandon Saad won the faceoff after Niklas Kron-wall went to the penalty box in the first period. But that was about the last good thing that happened on the Blackhawks’ power play Thursday night. Eight seconds later, Pavel Dats-yuk stole the puck, the …Read More
DETROIT — On April 20, after a shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Detroit Red Wings found themselves in ninth place, on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. They had 20 wins, and 24 losses — in regulation, overtimes or shootouts. Their …Read More
MARK LAZERUS: A little less than eight hours before the critical Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals, Jonathan Toews didn’t look like a guy who was frustrated, who was angry, who was worried. He looked like a guy who was, well, having fun.
Though the 2010 Stanley Cup championship still resonates for Blackhawks fans, it’s old news to the Blackhawks. But it’s an undeniable point-of-reference with the Hawks on the brink of being on the brink against the Red Wings.
With the core of stars from that Cup-winning …
Joel Quenneville tried putting all his top guys on one power-play unit, and it didn’t work. So now he’s spreading the wealth again. At Wednesday’s practice, the Hawks’ top unit had Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith at the points, with Patrick Sharp, Brandon Saad and …Read More
Everyone in the dressing room seemed to agree that it made sense to put Dave Bolland back at third-line center when he returned from a groin injury for the second round. That’s where he’s played the best hockey of his career, particularly in the playoffs. …Read More
The Blackhawks went the entire regular season without getting shut out, and only scored a single goal five times — three of them 1-0 victories. But in Games 2 and 3 against Detroit, the Hawks were held to one goal each night. So what are …Read More
To his credit, defenseman Brent Seabrook owned up to his mistake without even being asked. ‘‘They scored a nice goal; I got burned,’’ Seabrook said when asked what made the difference in the Blackhawks’ 3-1 loss Monday to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 …
Down two with 71 seconds left, the Blackhawks weren’t exactly out of Monday night’s Game 3 in Detroit. After all, just four days earlier, the Los Angeles Kings scored twice in 22 seconds at the end of the game to beat the San Jose Sharks. …
The Red Wings scored two goals on defensive breakdowns in a 31-second span midway through the second period and held on for a 3-1 victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals, putting the Hawks in a 2-1 series hole and leaving the seemingly invincible Hawks looking vulnerable and rattled.
RICK MORRISSEY: Let’s face it, the Blackhawks have literally and figuratively skated through this season. Almost everything has come easy for them. They’ve not experienced even the vaguest feelings of impending doom.
Viktor Stalberg had a different perspective on the Blackhawks’ Game 2 loss than his teammates. Literally — he was watching it from up in the press box. He had a bird’s-eye view of what went wrong, and as he returned to the lineup for Monday’s …Read More
DETROIT — Missed opportunities doomed the Blackhawks on Monday night. But as usually is the case, one disputed call loomed larger than all of them put together in a 3-1 loss to the Red Wings in Game 3 at Joe Louis Arena. Sixty-seven seconds after …Read More
The Blackhawks almost habitually respond well to adversity. Sometimes it seems like they’re never better than when they’re in a tough spot. So maybe the Hawks have the Detroit Red Wings right where they want them, with their Western Conference semifinal series tied 1-1 after …Read More