Chicago Blackhawks

Mike Petraglia
June 17, 2013 - 9:34 pm
As hard as the crew inside TD Garden tried Monday, the ice was hardly suitable for two of the best hockey teams in the world to do battle. But battle they did. There were bouncing pucks all night. There were players like Brad Marchand losing control on what appeared to be a certain shorthanded...
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June 17, 2013 - 8:52 pm
In Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, Marian Hossa was one of the most visible Blackhawks on the ice as they dominated the Bruins early on. Before Game 3, he disappeared from the lineup at the last minute with what was later classified as an upper-body injury. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said...
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Mike Petraglia
June 17, 2013 - 10:22 am
From the moment Evgeni Malkin 's shot broke his right leg and he skated around on it, Gregory Campbell has become a Stanley Cup legend in Boston. On Monday, part of the drama of the Bruins returning home to play Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final at TD Garden will be Campbell in attendance to watch...
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Mike Petraglia
June 17, 2013 - 9:53 am
Brad Marchand has been called a lot of things in his brief NHL career. Antagonizer. Spark plug. Skillful finisher. Intense. But the one thing he maintains is he plays within the rules. He doesn't, for a second, consider himself a dirty player. The "dirty" tag came up again in an interview with ESPN...
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Mike Petraglia
June 16, 2013 - 1:58 pm
There were plenty of sideline coaches suggesting Torey Krug sit Game 2 out after his gaffe in Game 1 that led to Chicago's second goal and gave the Blackhawks momentum to begin their comeback. But not Claude Julien . He stuck with his talented rookie defenseman. And all the justification he needed...
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Mike Petraglia
June 16, 2013 - 11:18 am
The comparison has been obvious since the second round of this Bruins playoff run. Is Tuukka Rask as good as Tim Thomas in 2011 when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup on the strength of one of the best goaltending performances in Stanley Cup history? In the eyes of Bruins coach Claude Julien , there's...
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Mike Petraglia
June 15, 2013 - 8:34 pm
While the Blackhawks were threatening to blow open Game 2 and send the Stanley Cup final back to Boston with a 2-0 lead, it was Tuukka Rask who was the difference. The Hawks out-shot the Bruins 19-4 but had only a Patrick Sharp goal to show for it. Claude Julien was quick to thank his goaltender...
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Mike Petraglia
June 15, 2013 - 8:09 pm
The Bruins tied the Stanley Cup finals as Daniel Paille scored the game-winner at 13:48 of overtime, giving the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks Saturday night at United Center in Chicago. The series now shifts to Boston for Games 3 and 4 Monday and Wednesday before returning to Chicago next...
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Mike Petraglia
June 12, 2013 - 9:48 pm
Claude Julien doesn't believe Thursday morning's heartbreaking end to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals will have a lingering effect on his team. Julien pointed to the 2011 Cup finals when the Bruins lost the first two games in Vancouver before coming back to win the Cup. Julien was asked if the...
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Mike Petraglia
June 12, 2013 - 9:25 pm
Andrew Shaw scored off a double deflection at 12:08 of triple overtime to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. It was the longest overtime game in Stanley Cup finals play since Petr Klima beat the Bruins...
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