Blackhawks capture third title in six years

Jun 16, 2015

Blackhawks capture third title in six years

Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The city of broad shoulders, strong enough to carry the silver trophy once again. A Windy City party 77 years in the making. ...

Blackhawks hoping to clinch Stanley Cup on home ice

Jun 15, 2015

Blackhawks hoping to clinch Stanley Cup on home ice

Kris Versteeg could have sulked or pouted when he was pulled out of the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead, the veteran forward proved he belonged on the ice. While Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have struggled to find any room in the Stanley ...

Vermette puts Blackhawks on brink of Stanley Cup glory

Jun 14, 2015

Vermette puts Blackhawks on brink of Stanley Cup glory

With another tenacious road victory in these agonizingly close Stanley Cup finals, the Chicago Blackhawks earned an opportunity to raise that silver trophy on their home ice. Antoine Vermette scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Blackhawks moved to the ...

Blackhawks edge Lightning on late goal to even series

Jun 11, 2015

Blackhawks edge Lightning on late goal to even series

Brandon Saad drove the net and had the puck poked away by Andrei Vasilevskiy. When he somehow found it again, Saad gave it a desperate backhand whack that just happened to send it right between Vasilevskiy’s moving pads. Saad refused much credit for his ...

Lightning edge Blackhawks on late goal, take 2-1 lead

Jun 9, 2015

Lightning edge Blackhawks on late goal, take 2-1 lead

Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far. Hedman had two assists while hounding Chicago’s elite group of forwards, and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Monday night ...

Two goalies save day for Lightning

Jun 7, 2015

Two goalies save day for Lightning

Jason Garrison scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 11:11 to play, rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy relieved Ben Bishop twice to earn the victory, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 on Saturday night to even the series. Nikita ...

Blackhawks take Game 1

Jun 4, 2015

Blackhawks take Game 1

Although Teuvo Teravainen has been with the Chicago Blackhawks for just a few months, the 20-year-old Finn already fits in perfectly on a veteran club with a knack for big-game greatness. And when Chicago’s stars couldn’t crack the Tampa Bay Lightning’s defense for the ...

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

May 30, 2015

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create. Such as handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden, which they did Friday night with their second straight 2-0 road victory behind ...

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

May 27, 2015

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents’ Trophy winners, who forced Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals with a ...

Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

May 25, 2015

Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos ...

Lundqvist, Rangers even series

May 23, 2015

Lundqvist, Rangers even series

New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist reverted to his reliable ways after two poor performances, and helped the Rangers beat Tampa Bay 5-1 on Friday night and square the NHL Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Lundqvist stopped 38 shots after allowing 12 goals while losing ...