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Topic - Duncan Keith
Stan Bowman wanted to keep Joel Quenneville in Chicago, and the coach had no desire to leave.
When Rocky Wirtz took over the Chicago Blackhawks six years ago, they were among the worst teams in the NHL.
The Stanley Cup is back in the city of big shoulders and short memories, delivered by a Chicago team that featured neither.
Claude Julien made a line change in Game 2 that led to a victory for the Boston Bruins. A couple of subtle adjustments by Joel Quenneville helped the Chicago Blackhawks get a big win in Game 4.
They keep tinkering, each of them, looking for any advantage they can find.
Tyler Seguin knew something had to be said.
After the Chicago Blackhawks badly outplayed the Boston Bruins in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night, Tyler Seguin ditched the microphone he had been wearing as part of the TV broadcast. Then he headed back into the dressing room so the team could hash out its problems in peace.
Patrick Kane scored his third goal of the game 11:40 into the second overtime period and the Blackhawks beat the defending champion Kings 4-3 on Saturday to advance to the finals.
Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, handing the Kings their first home loss since March 23.
If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings' perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they'll have to do it without their top defenseman.
Vancouver Canucks leading scorer Daniel Sedin returned to practice after missing nine games with a concussion.
It was fun to watch Alex Ovechkin turn Duncan Keith inside out for a highlight-reel goal Sunday, but the rest of his game against the Chicago Blackhawks was far from praise-worthy. The Washington Capitals captain struggled on the defensive end and was again on the ice for some goals against in a loss.
Some of the NHL's biggest stars are featured in a public service announcement promoting equality within the sport, regardless of sexual orientation.
The Chicago Blackhawks have given Stan Bowman a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season, rewarding the youngest general manager in the NHL with more opportunities to bring home another Stanley Cup championship.
The Washington Capitals' performance Sunday in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks may have looked like a team coming together from the outside. It seemed like with most of the regulars in the lineup, this was a good dress rehearsal for a team eager to play in games that really count.
"I think you always know what you're going to get with him and I think that's probably the biggest thing for us, why we have success," defenseman Duncan Keith said before Game 5 of this year's Stanley Cup finals. "He's level-headed, brings that even-keel attitude to the team."
"We understand the situation and what's at stake, but our mindset is going in there and trying to have the best game possible," defenseman Duncan Keith said. "It's no different from tonight's game."