A perfect blue ocean of a sky met with a swarming sea of red in Chicago Friday, as fans filled downtown's Grant Park for the Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade and rally.
For a second time in four years it will be The Summer of Stanley for Chicago and the Blackhawks. And what a sweet, sweet summer it will be.
It's had cereal, ice cream and dog food eaten out of it. It's been at the bottom of a pool and visited strip clubs. Give a Stanley Cup champ his day with the NHL trophy and madness ensues.
Divided by the Crosstown Classic and then united by the Blackhawks' Game 7, Chicago fans binged on sports all Wednesday. In dramatic fashion, they went home happy.
The Blackhawks and Red Wings will square off in the Western Conference semifinals, and in this week's TWSS, Sarah Spain explains why this final go-round will be one to remember.
In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain preps fans for the run to Lord Stanley's Cup by breaking down the rituals that put the NHL playoffs in a league of their own.
The post-Stanley Cup trashing of downtown Vancouver by Canucks fans begs the question: Are sporting events really an excuse for violence?
A victory for the Canucks in tonight's Stanley Cup finals Game 4 would give them a big 3-1 lead heading back to their home ice, while a second straight win for the Bruins would even things up at 2-2. Here are the Games We're Watching.
The Stanley Cup finals kick off Wednesday with the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks looking to end long championship droughts. Here are five things to watch for in the 2011 finals.
The Lightning and the Bruins take the ice tonight in a win-or-go-home Game 7. Elimination Friday in the NHL and a full plate of baseball; here are the Games We're Watching this weekend.
Blows and checks to the head mar the sport of hockey, says espnW's Sarah Spain, and the sport can no longer pretend serious danger of concussions or even death doesn't exist.
Puckheads, rejoice! The REAL hockey season starts tonight, when the quest for Lord Stanley begins. While hockey teams begin postseason play, basketball squads will battle for one last win.
Wednesday night marks the start of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, and there are all kinds of matchups, from rowdy rivalries to riveting rematches, to keep an eye on.
On Monday, former Chicago Blackhawk Kris Versteeg was traded to the team his Hawks beat in the Stanley Cup finals last year. He talks to espnW's Sarah Spain about becoming the enemy.
It's down to the final four teams chasing those elusive Cup dreams, as conference play faces off in the East and West.