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It started with the flu, and turned into a hospital stay. There were terrible headaches and weakness. Just walking was a chore.
A year ago, Brandon Saad was just a footnote when he made his postseason debut for Chicago against the Phoenix Coyotes. He skated for just over 10 minutes in two games and picked up his first career NHL point on an assist, but the Blackhawks were eliminated in the first round.
Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The Chicago Bulls had a chance to put away the Brooklyn Nets. Instead, they stumbled.
For all their accomplishments so far _ the record-breaking start, the Presidents' Trophy, the individual honors _ the Chicago Blackhawks know this is the time of year that will define their season. They said the same thing all along.
Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson's foot is feeling better, and that's about all he was willing to say about his status for Game 3 of the Nets' playoff series against the Chicago Bulls.
Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson is in the starting lineup for Thursday night's playoff game against the Chicago Bulls despite a nagging left foot injury.
Now years and thousands of miles removed from his own glory days with the Washington Capitals, all Bruce Boudreau can do sometimes is prepare and hope. He has Anaheim in the playoffs in just his second year behind the bench, but he knows a regular-season turnaround like he authored in Washington isn't enough.
Having lost four in a row, Anaheim's players weren't feeling great, right wing Teemu Selanne said. But their coach knew full well that one victory could turn things around.
Luol Deng scored 28 points, Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bulls brought the Heat's pursuit of NBA history to a screeching halt.
Injured Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is "not quite" ready to return from his knee injury, coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday.
In the visitors' locker room at United Center, Nene sat, as usual, with his feet soaking in ice water. The Wizards had just lost to the Chicago Bulls, and Nene watched as two French-speaking reporters interviewed Kevin Seraphin in his native language, a common occurrence during Washington's road games.
John Wall was sprawled out on the floor in front of him doing stretching exercises. A.J. Price sat across from him, his soft cast in his lap and a stimulation machine on his broken right hand. Shelvin Mack sat next to him, wearing oversized headphones and checking his cellphone.
It was obvious from the limp he was walking with as he ambled through the hallways of the United Center. Or from the large plate of food he was nibbling on shortly before the game. Jordan Crawford was not available to play when the Washington Wizards faced the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Saturday.
Jordan Staal got chills.