NHL Playoffs

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.

06/04/2014

Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Keith Ballard #2 of the Minnesota Wild watch the puck during the third period in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 4-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NHL Suspends St. Charles Native

Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig must sit two games for boarding hit.

05/11/2014

Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hawks Eliminate Blues With 5-1 Win

Playoff series Game 6 a rough one for St. Louis

04/27/2014

St. Louis Blues goaltender Ryan Miller controls a loose puck in front of his net during the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Playoffs at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 19, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Is Ryan Miller The Key To Blues Game 6 Win?

Ken Hitchcock: “He’s going have to be a big player for us. We know that, he knows that.”

04/26/2014

Duncan Keith #2, Patrick Kane #88 and Sheldon Brookbank #17 of the Chicago Blackhawks congratulate Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks after Smith scored a goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Hawks Steal A Road Game From Blues, 3-2 In OT

Chicago now leads best of 7 series 3-2, with next game at United Center.

04/25/2014

Patrick Kane #88 (L) and Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a second period goal by Kane against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Blackhawks Tie Series With OT Win

Chicago downs St. Louis 4-3 on Patrick Kane goal

04/23/2014

St. Louis Blues David Backes skates off the ice after being injured in the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Playoffs at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 19, 2014. St. Louis won the game 4-3 in overtime and now leads the series 2-0. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Backes Doesn’t Practice

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock keeps Hawks guessing if injured captain will play Wednesday night.

04/23/2014

Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Takes Game Three

Blackhawks top Blues 2-0, behind Corey Crawford’s 34 saves.

04/21/2014

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“Wakey, Wakey Backes” T-Shirt For Sale Online

A t-shirt mocking the devastating hit to Blues captain David Backes in Saturday’s playoff game is for sale online.

04/21/2014

St. Louis Blues Kevin Shattenkirk (R) gets in the face of Chicago Blackhawks Brent Seabrook after Seabrook delivered a high hit to the head of Blues David Backes in the third period of Game 2 of the Western Conference Playoffs at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 19, 2014. Backes left the game while Seabrook was given a game misconduct. The National Hockey League has announced it will hold a telephone hearing with Seabrook on the infraction on April 20, 2014.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Hawks Prepare For Games Without Seabrook

Chicago defenseman suspended for Monday night’s playoff Game 3 against Blues, plus two more

04/21/2014

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