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  • The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Lee Stempniak (22) puts the puck behind Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) for a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 30, 2014. The Penguins won 4-1.

    Toews ‘day-to-day’ after Blackhawks lossMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Blackhawks were looking at a nightmare scenario Sunday night when Jonathan Toews took a crunching hit along the boards from Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpick with 6:30 remaining in the second period, left the ice holding his left arm and never returned in a 4-1 Penguins victory.

  • Wolves fall 6-3 at RockfordMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Wolves did not have one more rally in them as they forged a third-period tie before falling 6-3 to Rockford on Sunday in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest at the MetroCentre.

  • Daily Herald reporter Tim Sassone spent many long days working in the Blackhawks media room before games.

    Verdi on Sassone’s legacy covering the BlackhawksMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    In an evolving industry, Tim Sassone represented a bastion of stability. For more than a quarter century, he wrote about one team, the Blackhawks, for one newspaper, The Daily Herald. And as Blackhawks Team Historian and colleague Bob Verdi explains, if you were among the many who competed against him over the years, you were best served to take your lumps and promise to try harder. You were not going to outwork him; that was a given.

  • Blackhawks, Penguins both strugglingMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Blackhawks and the Penguins are looking a lot alike lately. Both have lost star players recently — Patrick Kane for the Hawks and Evgeni Malkin of the Pens — each, coincidently, going down during games against St. Louis. But the most striking similarity between the two clubs is the doldrums they’ve been in since returning from the Olympic break.

  • Blackhawks game dayMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Blackhawks stories, graphics and photos

  • Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta (31), of Finland, lies injured near his net as referee Marc Joannette looks at him during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa, Ontario, Friday, March 28, 2014. Raanta stayed in the game.

    Questions mount after another frustrating lossMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    There were more questions than answers following the Blackhawks' second loss in two days, this time a 5-3 decision at the hands of host Ottawa The most pressing of which being what's the deal with the Hawks lately? “There were some good moments where we did have control of the puck and had second efforts ... but other than that there were just sloppy turnovers and sloppy mistakes that we really need to get out of our system,” Hawks captain Jonathan Toews told reporters. “We have to play some character hockey."

  • Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) clears the puck as teammate Jared Cowen (2) and Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) battle in front of the net during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Friday, March 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

    Hawks come out flat, lose 5-3 to SenatorsMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Craig Anderson had 46 saves and Clarke MacArthur had a goal and two assists and the Ottawa Senators beat the Blackhawks 5-3 on Friday night. It was Anderson’s first game back since being injured March 10.

  • Blackhawks game dayMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Blackhawks stories, graphics and photos

  • Tuukka Rask drops to the ice to make a save against the Blackhawks on Thursday night. The Bruins’ goalie finished with 28 of them for his seventh shutout of the season

    If only for a night, Bruins turn tables on BlackhawksMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The last time the Blackhawks hit the ice at TD Garden in Boston, they scored a pair of third period goals 17 seconds apart in Game 6 and, well … you know the rest. On Thursday, the Bruins got a bit of revenge on their home ice, thanks to a pair of third period goals just 13 seconds apart that sealed the deal in a 3-0 victory for the red-hot Bruins.

  • Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw (65) is knocked to the ice by Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski (43) as they chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Boston.

    Blackhawks stumble in BostonMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the Bruins beat the Blackhawks 3-0 on Thursday night in the first meeting between the teams in Boston since the deciding game of the Stanley Cup finals. News: Bergeron scored his first goal at 11:50 of the first period, and the Bruins broke the game open with goals by Carl Soderberg and Bergeron in a 13-second span early in the third.

  • Blackhawks game dayMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM

  • Duncan Keith, left, celebrates his second-period goal with teammates Patrick Sharp, middle, and Andrew Shaw during Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over the Stars.

    Shooting-star Keith on his way to second NorrisMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’ve been watching Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith’s shooting this season, you’ve noticed a couple of things: the puck is simply booming off the guy’s stick and his accuracy seems much, much better than in years past. Just an illusion? No it is not.

  • Tim Sassone, the Daily Herald’s longtime Blackhawks beat writer, died Tuesday.

    Colleagues, hockey world mourn Tim SassoneMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tim Sassone’s colleagues saw him a pro’s pro in the journalism business, and readers who followed his coverage of the Blackhawks came to know him as “the Dean of Chicago Hockey Writers” who was passionate about the game he covered. Sassone, who spent 26 years covering the Blackhawks and the NHL for the Daily Herald, died Tuesday at the age of 58 after an extended illness.

  • Teuvo Teravainen, the Blackhawks’ prospect everybody has been waiting to see, skates past the Stars’ Shawn Horcoff on Tuesday night. It was Teravainen’s NHL debut.

    Blackhawks fans finally get a look at TeravainenMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ewseveryone who was at the United Center Tuesday night knew that only two things mattered: that the Blackhawks won and that Teuvo Teravainen finally made his debut. Check and check.

  • Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) falls to the ice between Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg (23) and Marian Hossa (81) during Tuesday night’s game at the United Center.

    Blackhawks top Stars, move closer to playoff berthMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith each had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Kris Versteeg and Marian Hossa also scored for Chicago, which needs just one more point to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight season. Patrick Sharp added two assists to help Chicago finish 4-1 against Dallas in the Central Division rivals’ regular-season series.

  • In honor of his 25 years of covering the team, Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald was presented with a Blackhawks jersey in 2013 by broadcaster Eddie Olczyk, left, and hockey legend Denis Savard.

    Blackhawks pay tribute to Tim SassoneMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    News of of longtime Daily Herald hockey writer Tim Sassone's passing Tuesday shook Patrick Sharp and the Blackhawks family as well. “It's a sad day,” Sharp said. “We like to consider Tim a friend of everybody's. He's been on the beat for a long time and we know how much he cares about the Blackhawks.

  • Near the end of the regular season in 2013, in honor of his 25 years of covering the team, Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald was presented with a Blackhawks jersey by veteran broadcaster Pat Foley, left, and hockey legend Denis Savard. Sassone died Tuesday at the age of 58.

    A respected journalist, Sassone always made the right callMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    With the death of Tim Sassone, both the Daily Herald and hockey lost a member of their respective families. He was a truly professional journalist that always did the right thing on the job.

  • Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has hinted that 19-year-old prospect Teuvo Teravainen will make his NHL debut Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars at the United Center.

    Teravainen's debut should wake up Hawks fansMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Please get Teuvo Teravainen in the lineup sooner than later. Something has to wake up the Blackhawks' 82-game waiting game for the playoffs to start. Hard-core Hawks fans continue to fill the United Center and sustain TV ratings, but casual observers are biding their time for next month to arrive.

  • Buffalo Grove resident Megan Bozek proudly displays the silver medal she won on the Winter Olympics hockey team in Sochi at the Buffalo Grove Park District meeting on Monday where she was honored for her achievements.

    Bozek honored in Buffalo GroveMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Olympic silver medalist and Buffalo Grove resident Megan Bozek was honored Monday night at the Buffalo Grove Park District board of commissioners meeting. “Because of her success on the hockey team we wanted to honor her accomplishments.” Dan Schimmel, executive-director for the Buffalo Grove Park District said.

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