Western Conference final


The Anaheim Ducks are not off to the greatest start. But the Blackhawks are still expecting a difficult test from their Western Conference foe.


Marcus Kruger wanted to stay with the Blackhawks. He didn’t get the long-term deal he was originally looking for but he did get a deal done before training camp’s start.


TAMPA, Fla. – Bryan Bickell was out and Kris Versteeg was in as the Blackhawks prepared for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.


TAMPA, Fla. – Trevor van Riemsdyk will not play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final but there’s a good chance he’ll play at some point in this series.


Jonathan Toews is one of several Blackhawks making his third Stanley Cup Final appearance. He’s played in many postseason games.