If Ben Smith’s alert level wasn’t high before this season, it probably is now.
Momentum: the word is bandied about so often during the NHL postseason. If a team has it, it strives to keep it. If a team doesn’t have it, it’s desperate to grab it.
Patrick Kane darted down the ice, weighing his options. Shoot, or pass off to teammates Ben Smith or Brandon Saad, who were heading straight for the net.
Niklas Hjalmarsson knows the risks that come with the job.
The Chicago Blackhawks' lines went through the blender following Games 1 and 2 of their opening-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.