Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Jul 21, 2016

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Forward Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons during which he established a reputation for offensive consistency and won two Stanley Cup championships. Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in a two-page release issued by the NHL Players’ Association ...

Blues oust champion Blackhawks

Apr 26, 2016

Blues oust champion Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues acquired Troy Brouwer for moments like this, dealing fan favorite T.J. Oshie to Washington for some badly needed veteran presence. The 30-year-old forward showed plenty of poise when his first shot clanked off the post midway through the third period. ...

Commanding Blues take down Blackhawks

Apr 20, 2016

Commanding Blues take down Blackhawks

The lessons were difficult and painful. Three straight years of regular-season success for St. Louis, followed by playoff failure. The Blues learned. They persevered, and they are roaring right now. Vladimir Tarasenko scored on two dazzling wrist shots, Brian Elliott made 39 saves and ...

Shaw strikes late to lift Chicago

Apr 16, 2016

Shaw strikes late to lift Chicago

A coach’s challenge in the nick of time resulted in third-period momentum for the Chicago Blackhawks. The defending Stanley Cup champions made sure it stayed that way. Andrew Shaw stuffed home a rebound on a power play with 4:19 remaining, minutes after Joel Quenneville ...

Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Apr 4, 2016

Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Patrick Kane not only did a number on the Boston Bruins, he reached some milestone numbers himself. So did Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. Kane had three goals and an assist as Chicago raced to a six-goal lead in the second period before hanging on ...

Apr 2, 2016

NHL suspends Keith for six games

The Chicago Blackhawks will have to start the playoffs without reigning playoff MVP Duncan Keith, who was suspended six games for “dangerously and violently” high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle during a recent game. Keith will miss the final five games of the regular ...

Blackhawks clinch spot in playoffs

Mar 28, 2016

Blackhawks clinch spot in playoffs

Looking to repeat as Stanley Cup champions and win their fourth title in seven years, the Chicago Blackhawks took a crucial step Sunday. They’re back in the playoffs. Andrew Ladd scored the go-ahead goal with 2:27 left in the third period and Chicago clinched ...

Quick, Kings blank slumping Blackhawks

Mar 15, 2016

Quick, Kings blank slumping Blackhawks

The Los Angeles Kings were so good they turned Jonathan Quick’s record-breaking shutout into an afterthought. That was just fine with Quick, too. Quick made 32 saves, Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist and the Kings routed the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 ...

Stars climb back on top in West

Mar 12, 2016

Stars climb back on top in West

Jason Spezza scored in his fifth straight game, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn ended goal-scoring slumps and the Dallas Stars regained the Western Conference lead by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Friday night. Dallas improved to 41-20-8 with 90 points, one more than ...

Mar 10, 2016

NHL clears Kane of rape allegation

The NHL ruled that an offseason rape allegation made against Patrick Kane was unfounded in determining that the Chicago Blackhawks star forward will not face any league disciplinary action. The decision was announced on Wednesday, when the league issued a one-paragraph statement announcing it ...

Blackhawks sneak past NHL-leading Capitals

Feb 29, 2016

Blackhawks sneak past NHL-leading Capitals

For all the star power with the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, it was a pretty connection between fourth-line forwards that proved to be the difference. Richard Panik kicked the puck from behind the net to a streaking Dennis Rasmussen for the rookie’s fourth ...

Wild blast Blackhawks outdoors

Feb 22, 2016

Wild blast Blackhawks outdoors

Just one week ago, the Minnesota Wild were reeling from eight straight losses and the firing of their head coach. So the scene on Sunday could not have been more surreal. They beat their biggest rival by five goals in a football stadium filled ...