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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Joel Quenneville
No matter how this one plays out in the end, Joel Quenneville will at least appreciate the show the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles have put on the Western Conference finals.
Although Chicago and Los Angeles have won the last two Stanley Cup titles, Matt Greene and his fellow Kings realize the Blackhawks have been superior whenever the two championship teams were on the ice together recently.
Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw is questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Kings because of an apparent right leg injury.
While Los Angeles and Anaheim settle their second-round series with a Game 7 showdown, the Chicago Blackhawks are resting and looking for ways they can play even better in the Western Conference final.
The Chicago Blackhawks were chasing for much of the game, and the Minnesota Wild just kept generating chance after chance to score.
Kane scored on a backhand at 9:42 of the extra period to lift the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Wild in Game 6 to clinch their second-round Western Conference series on Tuesday night, the fourth playoff overtime winner of his career.
This time, it was hard work for the Chicago Blackhawks. No pretty goals on this night, just get to the front of the net and fight for a chance.
Higher-seeded teams with the lead in a best-of-seven series over the history of the NHL playoffs have had plenty of trouble putting the opponent away.
Jonathan Toews just wanted to put the past two games behind him and focus on what lies ahead.
The Chicago Blackhawks scratched forwards Andrew Shaw and Brandon Bollig for Game 2 of their playoff series against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said it was one of the best games of Duncan Keith's career. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock compared Keith to former Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom.
Corey Crawford was there every time. Slap shots, wristers, backhands and tips, he stopped each one of them.
The Chicago Blackhawks felt the repercussions of Brent Seabrook's hit on David Backes again on Sunday.
A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.
"He does everything you look for in a defenseman," Quenneville said. "Having a predictable defenseman at such a young age is hard to find. Nick fills that need and that void that possibly could have been there."
CHICAGO (AP) - Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said it was one of the best games of Duncan Keith's career.