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  1. Q's challenge: Stopping the Bruins

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The chess game for Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has begun as he prepares his team for the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, which begins here Wednesday. Due to the lockout, the teams didn't meet in the regular season...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers' win over Pittsburgh Pengu...

    Scott Burnside

    Imagine chess on nitrous oxide and you have an idea of the marvel that was Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  3. Debate: Who's under the gun?

    Scott Burnside

    We spoke to a number of NHL general managers this week about the strategy of the trade deadline, and invariably they invoked either a chess or poker analogy. When is the right time to sweeten an offer? When is the right time to lay low and hope the p...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  4. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The line change game begins between Sa...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Detroit coach Mike Babcock and San Jose bench boss Todd McLellan are calling each other's bluff heading into Wednesday's Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  5. Chess match continues for Game 5

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Split up Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews or keep the Chicago Blackhawks stars on the same line? For Joel Quenneville, that's the question. Push the Philadelphia Flyers to play a hard-driving style while maintaining a necessary measure o...

    Blog | June 06, 2010
  6. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Chicago Blackhawks' and Philadelphia Fly...

    Questions abound for the coaches before Sunday's Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2010
  7. Tkachuk scores in OT after Blues overwhelm Predators for victory

    Keith Tkachuk scored with 2:08 left in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | February 19, 2009
  8. Hearing you've been traded is tough; making the move is tougher

    Scott Burnside

    What's lost amid the frenzy of deadline deals? The toll it takes on everyone involved, from players to coaches to GMs. Case in point: Brad Richards' emotional move from Tampa Bay to Dallas.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  9. Gold-medal game preview

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside previews the men's gold-medal hockey game between Finland and Sweden.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2006
  10. Buccigross: Crosby up for grabs?

    John Buccigross

    IMG, which represents phenom Sidney Crosby, wants the NHL to free up all players drafted in 2003 and 2004 who have not signed contracts yet. That would ticket Crosby for a big-market team.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2005
  11. Calgary wins with intensity, goaltending

    ESPN's analysts break down Jarome Iginla's dominance, Calgary's overall intensity and Miikka Kiprusoff's stellar goaltending in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2004
  12. Hull unhappy with the game

    Jim Wilkie

    Brett Hull is fed up with the clutching, grabbing and trapping that has made the game a chess match on ice.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2003
  13. Devils win Game 2, Sens' turn to counter

    EJ Hradek

    Devils coach Pat Burns tinkered with his lineup and won Game 2. Now, it's Jacques Martin's turn.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2003
  14. Great and Gretzky belong together

    Larry Schwartz

    Wayne Gretzky is the NHL's all-time leading scorer, greatest player and most important ambassador.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2000