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NHL Star's Rape Case Dismissed

DA cites lack of evidence, uncooperative complainant

(Newser) - Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane can breathe easy knowing that a rape case against him will proceed no further. "The totality of the credible evidence … does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant's allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane and this so-called 'case' is rife with... More »

Blackhawks Star Accused of Rape

NHL 'following developments' in Patrick Kane case

(Newser) - Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane's hockey career could be over just two months after he won the Stanley Cup. The player is being investigated for an alleged rape last weekend in Hamburg, NY, where he lives during the off-season, police sources tell the Buffalo News . The sources say a... More »

Man Jumps in River to Save Hat, Must Be Saved Himself

He and his Blackhawks hat are fine

(Newser) - OK, Chicago, we get that you're excited about your Stanley Cup win . But emergency crews don't want to have to dive into the Chicago River to pull out any more fans who decide to go for a swim. That's what local officials say happened last night when... More »

Bruins Protect Team Logo From ... Justin Bieber

Rope off logo so singer can't step on it

(Newser) - NHL teams have an unwritten rule that no one may stand on the logos in their locker rooms. Not even Justin Bieber. But the Biebs— no stranger to disrespectful acts —was caught doing just that in the Chicago Blackhawks locker room before a concert earlier this month. The Boston... More »

Blackhawks Thank Vanquished Boston in Ad

Chicago team thanks Boston for its hospitality

(Newser) - The Chicago Blackhawks may have crushed the hearts of Boston Bruins fans when they won the Stanley Cup , but they definitely don't want any hard feelings. The team took out a full-page ad in the Boston Globe today thanking the city for its hospitality. "As impressed as we... More »

In 17 Seconds, Blackhawks Stun Bruins, Win Cup

Chicago scores two late goals to win 3-2

(Newser) - One of the best Stanley Cup finals in memory is in the books, and the Chicago Blackhawks are the new champs. The Blackhawks stunned the Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 tonight by scoring two goals 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16, reports AP . They did so on Boston'... More »

FBI Hunts Missing Stanley Cup Puck

Patrick Kane's 2010 game-winner is nowhere to be found

(Newser) - The FBI gets called in to investigate some serious stuff—terrorism, drug trafficking, espionage. And now, the search for a hockey puck. Not just any hockey puck, but the six ounces of elusive rubber that Patrick Kane slipped in the back of the net to give the Chicago Blackhawks an... More »

Cops Nab NHL Player in Cabbie Beating

Blackhawks' Cane accused of pummeling Buffalo driver over 20¢

(Newser) - Buffalo police arrested Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane today for allegedly beating a cabbie who refused to give him change, the Buffalo News reports. Kane, 20, and his cousin James Kane, 21, are facing second-degree robbery and two misdemeanor charges in the incident. The 62-year-old cabbie told police that the... More »

Hockey at Wrigley? Wings Beat Blackhawks

Chicago falls to Detroit on iconic home turf

(Newser) - Two of the NHL's oldest franchises got together for some old-school outdoors hockey today, with the Detroit Red Wings beating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4, the Chicago Tribune reports. The league's second annual Winter Classic, staged in a converted Wrigley Field, threw the players plenty of curveballs, from chilly temperatures to... More »

Why This Won't Stink This Year

10 reasons for fans outside of Canada to focus on hockey

(Newser) - That time is upon us again: the season in which we ignore most of what's going on in the NHL. But this year it might behoove sports fans to pay attention, writes Maxim. Here's why:
  • Detroit needs some good news, right? The champs got even stronger.
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NHL Headed For Friendly Confines

Annual outdoor game coming to Chicago, with Blackhawks to face old rival Detroit

(Newser) - It appears Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field will host an outdoor NHL game next year, after competitor Yankee Stadium was deemed unsuitable “for a variety of reasons,” the Tribune reports. The hometown Blackhawks would play the rival Detroit Red Wings in the third edition of the open-air contest,... More »

Red Wings Top Blackhawks in Season Finale

President's Trophy winners get two goals from captain Lidstrom

(Newser) - Nicklas Lidstrom scored twice to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on the regular season’s final day. Detroit locked up the Presidents' Trophy, which goes to the team with the NHL's best record and ensures home ice throughout the playoffs, with 115... More »

Kane, Lalime Lead Hawks in 3-1 Win

Chicago wins fourth straight despite playoff elimination

(Newser) - NHL rookie scoring leader Patrick Kane recorded his 20th goal and had an assist, and Patrick Lalime made 29 saves in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Rookies Jonathan Toews and Adam Burish also scored for Chicago, which won its fourth straight. Rich Peverley... More »

Oilers Best Rival Flames to Keep Hopes Alight

Blackhawks nearly blow big lead to lowly Blues

(Newser) - Not much happened for the first 45 minutes of the Oilers' matchup with the Flames, except for 37 shots on goal. Then three more shots led to three goals within a five-minute span, and when the ice had cleared Edmonton had the 2-1 victory—and the shot at a playoff... More »

Jackets Shut Out Blackhawks

Norrena has 17 saves as Columbus' losing streak ends

(Newser) - Rookie Clay Wilson, playing in only his second career game, scored a goal and recorded his first NHL assist as the Columbus Blue Jackets bested the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0, and ended their three-game losing streak. Fredrik Norrena only had to stop 17 Chicago shots to earn his second shutout of... More »

Blackhawks Get Big Two Points, Beat Blues in OT

Rookie Kane gets the winner after Chicago ties it with seconds left

(Newser) - Chicago rebounded from a late goal by the Blues' Keith Tkachuk, tying the game on a goal by James Wisniewski with 55 seconds left and winning it on rookie Patrick Kane's tally in overtime, stealing a 4-3 win from St. Louis, reports AP. The important win brought the Blackhawks within... More »

Predators Slip By Blackhawks

Ellis has 32 saves and hold off Chicago in shootout

(Newser) - The Nashville Predators broke a six-game home losing streak today with a 2-1 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks, reports the Associated Press. Rich Peverley and Alexander Radulov both scored on goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, as the Predators improved to 3-5 in shootouts. Dan Ellis stopped 2 of 3 attempts in... More »

Sharks Secure Postseason in Wild Shootout

Khabibulin, 'Hawks shut out Capitals; Ducks skewer Stars

(Newser) - San Jose had to put in a longer work night to clinch a playoff berth after Minnesota's Marion Gaborik turned a 3-2 Sharks lead into an overtime battle last night. Evgeni Nabokov came through in the shootout to put a 4-3 cap on the often fierce game, the San Jose ... More »

Penguins Without Crosby Crush Flyers

Flames beat Blackhawks, Hurricanes over Sens

(Newser) - It was four points apiece for Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora as the Penguins dominated the Flyers today, 7-1. The win was Pittsburgh’s second-consecutive game with seven goals, and comes two days after the team learned they’d be without Sidney Crosby for another three games, reports the Associated... More »

Hurricanes Clip Blackhawks' Playoff Wings

Lose fourth straight on strength of Carolina's early scoring, flawless goal tending

(Newser) - It now looks likely the Blackhawks will miss the playoffs for the ninth time in ten seasons, the Chicago Tribune reports. After last night's 3-0 loss to Carolina, Chicago has dropped four straight with a mere eleven left to play. It was an easy victory for Carolina, with Cam Ward... More »

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