When Patrick Marleau netted an overtime winner in the first round of the NHL playoffs to put the San Jose Sharks up 3-0 in their series with Los Angeles, very few still envisioned the Kings hoisting their second Stanley Cup in three years.
Too often in sports, people, myself included, will get caught up in the moment of a great game, series, or performance and declare it as “epic” or “legendary,” even if it really didn’t quite live up to such a billing.
However, the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks was one of the best series in recent memory, not just in the NHL, but in all of sports.
Things are bad if you’re the Chicago Blackhawks.
After taking an early 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals, the ‘Hawks now find themselves down 3-1 and have been soundly beaten in every important aspect of the game. The Los Angeles Kings have outplayed the ‘Hawks defensively, in the face-off circle, and on the power play.
There are few things in sports that can match the excitement and intensity of overtime in Game 7 of an NHL playoff series.
On Wednesday night, hockey fans were treated to three Game 7s to cap off what has been a memorable first round of the playoffs.
In 2010, an estimated 2 million Chicago Blackhawks fans from all over the Chicagoland area came to celebrate a Stanley Cup victory with the players and fellow fans. The 2012 parade was even bigger. Chicago police estimated more than two million people attended the 2013 parade on Friday. I went to the 2010 parade and had an […]
Corey Crawford has spent a long time in the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and after a Stanley Cup victory in 2013, the long wait paid off for the 28-year-old goaltender.
Waking up this morning after watching the Chicago Blackhawks score two goals in 17 seconds to defeat the Boston Bruins and win their second Stanley Cup in four season felt exactly like waking up as a kid on Christmas morning.
For the first time since 1979, two Original Six teams will face each other in the historic Stanley Cup finals. The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks aren’t rivals and don’t have much of a playoff history, but both are playing their best hockey since the beginning of the postseason, offering a chance for a memorable […]
The wave of elation that overcame me after Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored the game winning goal in overtime of Game 7 against the hated Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night could not possibly be measured.
Sports are a beautiful creation. What else could make a rather mundane Monday in May as exciting as it turned out to be? From Boston to Cleveland to Oklahoma City, the excitement and heartbreak was rampant. Fans in three cities were delighted on Thursday, while others were left heartbroken.
Into the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs we go, and what a treat it is to see two rivals and original six teams battling it out for a spot in the Western Conference Finals. The Detroit Red Wings won four straight games at the end of the regular season to grab the […]
The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been the most entertaining NHL playoffs in the past couple of years. Sadly, the beginning of the end starts this Wednesday as the Los Angeles take on the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Stanley Cup, North America’s most revered and recognizable trophy, has a storied past. Here are just a few crazy tales about Lord Stanley’s Cup.
I thought that a small portion of the Vancouver Canucks fan base had set the bar pretty low after attempting to burn their city down following losing Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals last year. As usual, I have been proven wrong.
It was surprising to see was how well the defensive-orientated teams did against offensive-orientated teams, especially in the Western Conference. Is this the beginning of a paradigm shift?