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Blackhawks fans anxious for playoff hockey: ‘We’re playing with house money’

Fans enjoy a little bit of normal as the Chicago Blackhawks advance in the NHL playoffs.

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Blackhawks eliminate Oilers with Game 4 victory, reach round of 16 in NHL playoffs

Corey Crawford made 43 saves, and Dominik Kubalik scored the game-winning goal with 11:30 left as the Hawks won 3-2 to win the series in four games.

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Blackhawks’ Jeremy Colliton uses last change to alter matchups against Oilers’ stars

The Hawks coach mainly used his Jonathan Toews line against Leon Draisaitl’s line and his Kirby Dach line against Connor McDavid’s line.

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Point shots through traffic creating steady stream of ‘dirty goals’ for Blackhawks

The Hawks’ defensemen have done a good job getting their shots past the Oilers forwards trying to block them, and the Hawks’ forwards have done a good job creating traffic and tips in those shot lanes.

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Blackhawks score twice in final minutes to stun Oilers, win Game 3

Matthew Highmore scored with 5:48 left to tie the game, then Jonathan Toews won it with 1:16 left as the Hawks rallied for a 4-3 win.

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Wyatt Kalynuk to bring elite speed to Blackhawks after blossoming at Wisconsin

Kalynuk shunned the Flyers to become a free agent this summer and signed with the Blackhawks in July.

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As Blackhawks’ top pairing faces adversity, Duncan Keith must lead Adam Boqvist

After their pairing struggled in the Hawks’ Game 2 loss, Keith will be relied upon to advise his rookie partner on how to handle playoff pressure.

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Blackhawks fail to contain Connor McDavid; Oilers even series with Game 2 win

A lack of communication among the Hawks opened the door for a McDavid hat trick in the Oilers’ 6-3 victory.

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What’s daily life like in the NHL’s playoff bubble? Two Blackhawks describe their experiences so far

From wearing masks to playing golf simulators to struggling with air conditioning, Drake Caggiula and Collin Delia have already seen it all within the Edmonton bubble.

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Blackhawks prepared to face either Oilers goalie, Mike Smith or Mikko Koskinen, in Game 2

Smith allowed five goals in Game 1 whereas Koskinen conceded just one, but Oilers coach Dave Tippett will keep his Game 2 starter secret until the last moment again.

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This You Gotta See: Blackhawks-Oilers, Cubs-Cardinals, a golf major — and a parade bus?

With baseball fighting against the possible demise of its season, the NBA bubbling on without the Bulls and the NFL attempting to carry out an invisible postseason, the Hawks in the playoffs is kind of the best thing we’ve got going.

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Blackhawks’ Drake Caggiula suspended for Game 2 vs. Oilers

Caggiula was suspended for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis in Game 1.

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Blackhawks’ power play, rather than penalty kill, neutralizes impact of Oilers’ special teams

The Oilers’ best-in-40-years power play did its thing Saturday. But the Blackhawks’ power play kept pace.

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Blackhawks shock Oilers in Game 1, earn first postseason win since 2016

"It’s a good feeling," Jonathan Toews said after the Hawks’ 6-4 win. "It gives you that confidence there’s no telling how far you can go."

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Blackhawks in the playoffs? Chicago’s sports fans might as well rally around it

If we don’t get all geeked up for Saturday’s best-of-five opener between the Hawks and Oilers, we might as well stay stuck on our last playoff game involving a Chicago team in one of the big four professional leagues. Hint: It involved a double-doink.

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Blackhawks-Oilers series preview: Hawks’ hopes rest with Corey Crawford, penalty kill

Jeremy Colliton wouldn’t explicitly name a starting goalie Friday for Saturday’s Game 1, but it’s nearly certain to be Crawford. The Hawks would have little chance without him.

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NHL playoff predictions: In unprecedented format, hockey will get even weirder

The NHL playoffs are always crazy, and this year’s format should only increase the unexpected results.

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Danny Wirtz outlines Blackhawks’ vision for the future: ‘Reimagine the potential of hockey’

The Blackhawks interim president gave an exclusive interview to the Sun-Times on Thursday, describing what’s gone on behind the scenes this summer.

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Corey Crawford quiet but flawless as Blackhawks win exhibition against Blues

Crawford saved all 11 shots he faced in 30 minutes as the Hawks prepared for the start of the playoffs Saturday.

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Blackhawks banning headdresses, increasing Native American cultural representation in game presentation

An announcement by the team Wednesday outlined several ways the Hawks hope to "further integrate" Native American culture into the organization.

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How to watch the Blackhawks’ 2020 season restart

The Hawks face the St. Louis Blues in Edmonton at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in their only exhibition game before starting the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Oilers on Saturday.

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After 140 days, Blackhawks ready to play an NHL game again

The Hawks will face the Blues at 5:30 p.m. in their lone exhibition game before starting the playoffs.

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John Scott, now enjoying retirement, reflects on Blackhawks tenure through podcast series

Scott reconnected with Patrick Kane, Joel Quenneville, Dave Bolland, Brian Campbell and Bryan Bickell to make a podcast series on the Hawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup run.

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This You Gotta See: Blackhawks hit the ice; Cubs, White Sox hit the road

For four months, the sports world lay mostly dormant and so, too, did this column looking ahead to the week of games and other events. It’s good to be back.

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Finally healthy after shoulder surgery, Calvin de Haan boosts Blackhawks’ defense

De Haan’s recent career has been plagued with shoulder injuries, but a new type of surgery will hopefully solve the problem.

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Goalie Corey Crawford joins Blackhawks’ practice after recovering from COVID-19

With time running out before the Hawks leave for Edmonton on Sunday, Crawford made an 11th-hour return Saturday.

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Corey Crawford reportedly listed on Blackhawks’ 31-man playoff roster

The missing goaltender was one of the players listed on the team’s official roster, which was submitted to the league Friday.

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Brent Seabrook won’t play for Blackhawks in playoffs but plans to be ‘impact player’ next season

Seabrook took part in the Hawks’ full training camp but won’t travel with the team to Edmonton, something he announced in a wide-ranging interview about his past and future Friday.

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What will be the ‘new normal’ at the ballpark?

Even as sports return to Chicago with the White Sox and Cubs opening Friday, it won’t be the same until the coronavirus pandemic ends. And it will end. In the meantime, a lot of what makes the games communal will be missing.

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Blackhawks react to ‘Seattle Kraken’ name, logo, sweater reveal

After the league’s next expansion team announced their branding Thursday, Jonathan Toews, Dominik Kubalik and Jeremy Colliton gave their impressions.

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Jonathan Toews denies he voted against NHL’s Return to Play plan: ‘I voted yes’

The Blackhawks’ captain spoke Thursday in opposition to a report that surfaced Wednesday that he was one of two NHLPA representatives to vote against the plan.

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Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews, Connor Murphy, Calvin de Haan return to practice

All three had previously been declared "unfit to participate."