CHICAGO – Let the record show that the first person to mention the Blackhawks’ daunting 3-1 series deficit Friday was a player, not a know-nothing writer or a loudmouth broadcaster.
CHICAGO – No matter what, Jonathan Toews knows the spotlight always shines on him as captain of the Blackhawks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Don't expect any major changes when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday night.
DETROIT – The Blackhawks aren’t accustomed to losing multiple games and so when they faced some adversity this week against the Detroit Red Wings, coach Joel Quenneville was curious to see how they would respond.
DETROIT – Jonathan Toews had been the Blackhawks voice of reason this week, reassuring anyone willing to listen that there was no reason to panic.
DETROIT – Jimmy Howard sat in front of his locker for nearly 25 minutes Wednesday morning, settling in as one of the reasons the Detroit Red Wings hold a 2-1 edge over the Blackhawks in the Western Conference semifinals.
DETROIT – Wander from one dressing room stall to another, fight your way through the scrum of TV cameras and microphones, and the answers all tend to sound the same.
CHICAGO – A simple switch by the Blackhawks that sent Patrick Sharp to the top line and Brandon Saad to the second line has earned at least one vocal supporter.
CHICAGO – Everything started so well.
DETROIT – Jonathan Toews always expects himself to be at his best, but throw the Blackhawks captain into a scoring drought that has lasted seven playoff games and the pressure to get the offense going only grows.
DETROIT – Oh, it seemed like such a sucker bet, didn’t it?
CHICAGO – Here’s what I know about ice: It’s a few million years older than I am. It reduces swelling. It’s a pain to scrape off of my windshield.
CHICAGO – The Swede has been freed.
CHICAGO – Mike Babcock looked like a walking advertisement for Sprite as he strolled out of the Detroit Red Wings’ victorious locker room Saturday and entered a room filled with reporters.
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