Chicago Blackhawks

Mike Petraglia
June 22, 2013 - 8:11 am
CHICAGO -- As was the case before Game 4, Marian Hossa was not on the ice for Chicago's morning skate here at United Center in the hours before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup . Hossa did not skate on Wednesday morning in Boston but returned to the lineup for Game 4 after missing Game 3 with an upper...
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Mike Petraglia
June 21, 2013 - 5:09 pm
Perhaps the lasting legacy of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Bruins was their ability to win in a hostile environment when they had no other choice. Game 7 in Vancouver was the ultimate testament to that quality. Now, these Bruins have a chance to repeat that accomplishment, and must, if they are to...
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Mike Petraglia
June 21, 2013 - 10:37 am
Carl Soderberg may or may not make his Stanley Cup playoff debut in one of the biggest games of the season Saturday night. But one thing is for sure, he feels confident he will be ready if called on by coach Claude Julien . The 27-year-old Soderberg skated Friday morning in practice with the fourth...
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Mike Petraglia
June 20, 2013 - 5:55 pm
As was the case at the beginning of this series, the Bruins Friday will give their fans the chance to send them off on a mission. With their team tied, 2-2, in the 2013 Stanley Cup finals, Bruins fans are invited show their support for their team as they leave TD Garden for Saturday's Game 5 of the...
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Mike Petraglia
June 20, 2013 - 5:31 pm
Sometimes it just takes simplifying things to their most basic form. That's the way Tuukka Rask feels about the defense in front of him in Game 4 and what he expects for Game 5 Saturday in Chicago. "We talked about it and moved on," Rask said. "New game Saturday." Was Wednesday's six-goal implosion...
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Mike Petraglia
June 19, 2013 - 11:06 pm
When you give up six goals in a Stanley Cup finals game, you're not going to feel real good about your performance. But Tuukka Rask knows enough that when the Bruins allow six goals, it's more of a defensive breakdown than anything else. Rask allowed a playoff-high six goals Wednesday night,...
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Mike Petraglia
June 19, 2013 - 9:19 pm
The captain of the Chicago Blackhawks knew what was at stake Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Bruins. Jonathan Toews also knew that coming in, he had no points in the series so far. When he scored 6:33 into the second period, the Blackhawks had a 2-1 lead and he was...
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Mike Petraglia
June 18, 2013 - 1:49 pm
Following Monday night's 2-0 win over the Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, Claude Julien paid the ultimate tribute to his team by saying they're fully committed to the cause . Ask the players, and that is high praise indeed. The players know how much they played with fire late in the...
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Mike Petraglia
June 17, 2013 - 11:43 pm
No more Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from these Bruins, at least not in the eyes of their coach. After the Bruins dominated Game 3 in nearly every aspect, including a 40-16 edge on faceoffs, Claude Julien heaped praise on the effort level of his team after the 2-0 win that leaves them two victories shy...
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June 17, 2013 - 10:18 pm
Twice in the third period of Game 3 on Monday, the Blackhawks got to send some of the game's most talented scorers out on the power play in a game the Bruins led by just two goals. And twice in that period - just like the three previous times in the first two periods - they came up empty-handed. In...
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