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  1. Starlin Castro to be ready for 2015

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- If the Chicago Cubs were in the playoff hunt right now, shortstop Starlin Castro says he would be playing, not still rehabbing an injury. Never one to sit out a game -- let alone three weeks -- the Cubs and Castro aren't taking any chanc...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  2. Toews not scoring, but still contributing

    Jesse Rogers

    If NHL superstar Sidney Crosby had just one goal through 18 playoff games, it would be headline news, but it's not the same for Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. Maybe it's because Toews is doing everything else besides scoring. "He just...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  3. A new start to series

    Jesse Rogers

    The word "momentum" gets used over the course of a playoff series for good reason. It can carry a team from one game to the next, and to an upset series victory in some cases. Other times the favorite can ride it even when things aren't going smoothl...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  4. Hawks must get past second-period woes

    Jesse Rogers

    Through four games of their opening-round playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Chicago Blackhawks have scored exactly one goal in the second period. They've scored early and they've scored some very late -- but not much has happened th...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  5. Crawford's miscue again proves costly

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Without thinking about the bigger picture, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews summed up his team's playoff series, which they trail three games to one after another overtime loss Thursday, against the Phoenix Coyotes. "We played well e...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  6. Penalty kill continues to be trouble spot

    Jesse Rogers

    Yes, the drama in the first two games of the Chicago Blackhawks-Phoenix Coyotes series has been in the edge-of-your-seat department, but one thing better improve if the Hawks want to go far in the playoffs. Their play on the penalty kill in front of ...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  7. Not playing on top line didn't help Smith

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- So much for the return of one of last year's playoff heroes. Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith was sent back to the minors after a quiet seven games with the Hawks. He scored a goal but it didn't ignite his play and he struggled at t...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  8. Toews: Hawks haven't played best yet

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward John Scott was one topic of conversation Sunday morning heading into Game 3 between the Hawks and Vancouver Canucks. He'll make his playoff debut Sunday night as the Hawks trail the series 2-0. Here are some o...

    Blog | April 17, 2011
  9. Playoff update: Hawks win and they're in

    Jesse Rogers

    Every day between now and the end of the regular season I'll update you on the playoff race as it relates to the Chicago Blackhawks. Eighty-one games have been played and still nothing has been decided for the Chicago Blackhawks. Their 4-2 win ove...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  10. Kane suspicious of Burish's absence

    Jesse Rogers

    DALLAS -- Whatever intangible current Dallas Star and former Chicago Blackhawk forward Adam Burish brings to the game of hockey it's defined in one way: wins and losses. The Hawks had a winning record with him in the lineup in the playoffs last se...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  11. 60-game review: Who would have thought?

    Jesse Rogers

    Every 10 games I'll give you an assessment of the Chicago Blackhawks, just as the coaches do internally. No one could have thought they would be 31-23-6 and on the outside of the playoff picture looking in after 60 games, but they are. Here's what yo...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  12. Blackhawks have sunk to Jackets' level

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After a 4-3 loss in Game 58, the Chicago Blackhawks have the exact same record as the Columbus Blue Jackets, 29-23-6. Let that sink in. This is a Jackets team which has made the playoffs exactly once in its existence and has one legi...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  13. Game 5 instant analysis

    Jesse Rogers

    After two consecutive losses for the first time in the postseason, no one could know for sure the Blackhawks would play their best game of the series. But that's exactly what happened in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Behind a relentless, sw...

    Blog | June 06, 2010
  14. Depth makes up for top line struggles

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- All right, let's play the glass is half-full game again. The Chicago Blackhawks' top line since the conference semifinals had, by far, its worst game of the playoffs and the home team didn't get even one power-play attempt. And yet they...

    Blog | May 30, 2010
  15. Hawks are getting Buff

    Jesse Rogers

    There's just something about Buff. Just one of the guys during the regular season, Dustin Byfuglien continues to solidify his status as playoff legend. First came a hat trick against Vancouver, then a game-winner in the third period of conference f...

    Blog | May 22, 2010
  16. Short-handed goals impressive

    Jesse Rogers

    News, notes, and observations from Game 2: The rarity of scoring two short-handed, game-tying goals in one postseason - both in the third period no less -- wasn't lost on the Chicago Blackhawks. They did it in Game 5 against Nashville and again in G...

    Blog | May 04, 2010