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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says forward Dave Bolland and goalie Ray Emery will be available for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Bolland and Emery practiced on Saturday, and both said they were feeling better and hoping to play when Chicago gets back on the ice. They had been out with lower body injuries.
The Blackhawks closed out the Minnesota Wild with a 5-1 victory in Game 5 on Thursday night and are awaiting the conclusion of the Detroit-Anaheim series for their next opponent. Game 7 between the Red Wings and Ducks is Sunday night, meaning the Blackhawks likely will not have another game until Tuesday at the earliest.
They scrimmaged Saturday in an effort to stay sharp, and Quenneville says he thinks it was their best practice of the playoffs so far.
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The Chicago Blackhawks made it look easy against the Minnesota Wild.
Chicago advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a dominant 5-1 win.
Chicago, owner of the best regular-season record in the NHL, wrapped up their quarterfinals series in five games.
Marian Hossa scored two early goals to put the Blackhawks ahead.
The Wild were hurt by starting the injured Josh Harding...
Donna Lebano is a big Chicago Blackhawks fan. She celebrated this Mother’s Day with her new baby boy, Owen Michael. Lebano went into labor one month ahead of schedule while she was watching the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild at Chicago’s United Center last Thursday night. But she just couldn’t leave the game, even though she was having contractions.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer The Chicago Blackhawks found another gear following their first playoff loss, and coach Joel Quenneville is looking for more.
The Blackhawks closed out the Minnesota Wild with a 5-1 victory in Game 5 on Thursday night. They won the series 4-1 and dominated the final two games of the series, outscoring...
There was no way Corey Crawford could tune out the chorus this time, and he really had no desire, anyway.
Fans were roaring in approval and chanting his name.
All that talk about who should be in goal and whether he had the makeup to succeed in the playoffs seemed like nothing more than background noise.
Crawford dominated in goal, Marian Hossa scored twice, and the Chicago Blackhawks...
There are diehard fans that put their lives on hold to watch their team(s) play. And then there are diehard fans that put their lives and the lives of their unborn son on hold. Donna Lebano went into labor Thursday night while she was in attendance at Game 5 of the Blackhawks-Wild series. At 8 months pregnant, Lebano’s first contraction supposedly came during the second period...
The Chicago Blackhawks with play either the San Jose Sharks or Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference Semifinals. The Sharks swept the Vancouver Canucks out of the playoffs in four games, while Detroit is set to play the Anaheim Ducks in the greatest event in all of sports: Game seven.
The Chicago Blackhawks get the luxury of enjoying a little rest and relaxation before knowing...
The Blackhawks did their part and now it's up to the Ducks and Kings to do theirs.
Chicago's 4-1 series triumph guaranteed that Anaheim and L.A. will lock horns in the Western Conference Semi-Finals should both teams take care of business tonight or two nights from now.
The local sports talk chatter has already started. I'm a sports talk radio junkie and hockey...
This is one dedicated Chicago Blackhawks fan. Donna Lebano is probably Blackhawks fan of the year! This Mother’s Day was extra special for her as she welcomed Owen Michael into the world Thursday night.
Lebano, Blackhawks fan extraordinaire, took in the Hawks defeat of the Minnesota Wild May 9th at the United Center. The Blackhawks win eliminated the Minnesota Wild and propelled...
There has been a great deal of debate in Chicago on which team the Hawks would rather face. The Sharks wrapped up their round 1 series and will no doubt be watching the Wings / Ducks Game 7 tonight along with the Chicago Blackhawks.
If the Red Wings win, they will play the Hawks, if not, the Sharks will be the the Hawks round 2 opponent. It’s debatable which team the Hawks will...
The Wild/Blackhawks series was easily the most lopsided matchup in the Western Conference and the final result ended up being that way with the Blackhawks defeating the Wild in five games and outscoring them 17-7 in the process. The Wild put up a good fight in Games 1 & 3 but in the end, they didn't have the depth to compete with the Blackhawks and were just overpowered for...
from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,
''It's a new season. We're starting even and clean,'' coach Joel Quenneville said. ''I think we have to look at it one day at a time and one game at a time. You look at all the games this year, discounting the [7-1] game, every game was a close game and a tight game where anything could have happened...