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Blackhawks' top four defensemen not fazed by playing huge minut…

Blackhawks' top four defensemen not fazed by playing huge minutes

ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
Blackhawks' top four defensemen not fazed by playing huge minutes
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  • Rumor Roundup: Blackhawks, Blues, Bruins and Senators buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Blackhawks, Blues, Bruins and Senators buzz

    thehockeynews.com 4 hours ago
    As the Chicago Blackhawks jockey with the Anaheim Ducks in a thrilling Western Conference Final, questions about their off-season plans are starting to churn in the NHL rumor mill. ESPN.com’s Scott Powers reports the projected marginal increase of the s…
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  • Housley could be Devils' choice as next coach: report

    Housley could be Devils' choice as next coach: report

    NHL.com 4 hours ago
    Nashville Predators assistant coach Phil Housley has emerged as the frontrunner to be the next coach of the New Jersey Devils, NJ.com reported Saturday. Hiring a coach is the first big decision for general manager Ray Shero, who was hired by t...
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  • NHL Three Stars: Bishop blanks Blueshirts 2-0 for SCF berth

    NHL Three Stars: Bishop blanks Blueshirts 2-0 for SCF berth

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    No. 1 Star: Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning In the his last game versus New York, Bishop was pulled after giving up 5 goals against - at home. There was some scepticism as to how he'd do in Game 7 at MSG, even though if he shut-out the Rangers on the ro…
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  • Lightning in Cup Final, to play Ducks or Blackhawks

    Lightning in Cup Final, to play Ducks or Blackhawks

    NHL.com 16 hours ago
    The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time. The Lightning, who won the best-of-7 series 4-3, either will host the Chicago...
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  • Vladimir Sobotka decides to stay in KHL for 2015-16 season: Rep…

    Vladimir Sobotka decides to stay in KHL for 2015-16 season: Report

    yahoo.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Vladimir Sobotka had until this coming weekend to decide whether he would remain in the KHL or return to the St. Louis Blues. On Friday, his Russian side, Avangard Omsk, announced that the forward would be staying with the team for the 2015-16 season. “…
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  • Blackhawks motivated by last year's excruciating Game 7 defeat

    Blackhawks motivated by last year's excruciating Game 7 defeat

    ESPN.com May 28 (yesterday)
    Blackhawks motivated by last year's excruciating Game 7 defeat
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  • Duncan Keith Might Be Superhuman

    Duncan Keith Might Be Superhuman

    deadspin.com NHL.com yahoo.com May 28 (2 days ago)
    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 y…
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  • Getzlaf says Ducks' Game 6 loss 'started with me'

    Getzlaf says Ducks' Game 6 loss 'started with me'

    NHL.com May 28 (3 days ago)
    CHICAGO -- Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was blunt and to the point about what went wrong in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at United Center on Wednesday. "It started with me," Getzlaf said. ...
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  • Game 7 of West Final to be broadcast on NBC in U.S.

    Game 7 of West Final to be broadcast on NBC in U.S.

    NHL.com May 28 (3 days ago)
    NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced that Game 7 of 2015 Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks will be broadcast on NBC in the U.S. This is an update to the schedule as it was previously announc...
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  • David Rundblad replaces Kimmo Timonen in Blackhawks' Game 6 lin…

    David Rundblad replaces Kimmo Timonen in Blackhawks' Game 6 lineup

    ESPN.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    David Rundblad replaces Kimmo Timonen in Blackhawks' Game 6 lineup
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  • Is Western Conference Final Game 7 inevitable for Ducks and Haw…

    Is Western Conference Final Game 7 inevitable for Ducks and Hawks?

    yahoo.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    Why in the world should the Ducks and Blackhawks play Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday at United Center? We all know the series, where Anaheim leads Chicago 3-2, will go seven games, so the Ducks should just forfeit really. Via the Ch…
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  • Blackhawks fan files lawsuit; alleges drunken Kings fans beat h…

    Blackhawks fan files lawsuit; alleges drunken Kings fans beat him up in 2014 playoffs

    yahoo.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    A Chicago Blackhawks fan filed a lawsuit saying he was beat up by drunken Kings fans at Game 3 of the 2014 Western Conference Final at Staples Center last year. The story, reported by the LA Daily News, says the following: Bruce Dobrowski’s Los Angeles …
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  • NHL Three Stars: Brassard's five leads to Seven

    NHL Three Stars: Brassard's five leads to Seven

    yahoo.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    No. 1 Star: Derick Brassard, New York Rangers The Rangers center had a five-point night in their 7-3 rout of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. He tallied a hat trick, including an empty netter, and assisted on goals by J…
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

    Jets Win In Shootout

    Mar 19
    Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Stars Stun Penguins 01:06

    Stars Stun Penguins

    Mar 19
    The Stars topped the Penguins 2-1 for their fourth win in five games.
  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.

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