Keith stars as Chicago forces Game 7

May 28, 2015

Keith stars as Chicago forces Game 7

It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a ...

Ducks sink Blackhawks in OT, take 3-2 lead

May 26, 2015

Ducks sink Blackhawks in OT, take 3-2 lead

The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago. Anaheim ...

Blackhawks beat Ducks on double-OT winner

May 24, 2015

Blackhawks beat Ducks on double-OT winner

Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime. Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second extra session, and the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 ...

Ducks edge Blackhawks

May 22, 2015

Ducks edge Blackhawks

Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago. Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night ...

Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

May 20, 2015

Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

The Blackhawks tried just about everything to get a puck past Frederik Andersen while Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wound through three overtime periods and deep into the night, eventually becoming the longest game in Chicago’s 89-year history. Andrew Shaw even headed ...

Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 1

May 18, 2015

Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 1

Frederik Andersen lunged forward and stretched out his stick, taking a desperate chance to stop Patrick Kane. The Chicago star’s shot somehow glanced off Andersen’s lumber and flew over a painfully open net. Andersen kept the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference finals opener ...

Ducks finish sweep of Jets

Apr 23, 2015

Ducks finish sweep of Jets

The Anaheim Ducks wiped out the Winnipeg Jets in front of another raucous whiteout crowd. Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period and Anaheim beat Winnipeg 5-2 on Wednesday night to sweep the Western Conference first-round series. “Obviously it’s a building that I ...

Ducks wrap up third straight division crown

Apr 2, 2015

Ducks wrap up third straight division crown

Although the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up another division title and secured another 50-win season, their dressing room was conspicuously free of champagne, plastic sheeting or any type of celebration. Late in another dominant regular season, the Ducks are determined to stay focused on bigger ...

Rangers flex muscle against Ducks

Mar 23, 2015

Rangers flex muscle against Ducks

Cam Talbot finally had a night in which he didn’t have to be nearly perfect to help the New York Rangers win. The Rangers managed only 13 goals in the previous eight games, but went 6-1-1 in that stretch, with Talbot backstopping all but ...

Ducks' Kesler scores in OT to defeat Kings

Mar 19, 2015

Ducks' Kesler scores in OT to defeat Kings

The Anaheim Ducks acquired Ryan Kesler last summer specifically to make them better against the Los Angeles Kings and the other Western Conference powers with dominant centers. About eight months later, Kesler ended the regular-season Freeway Faceoff series with a goal that showed just ...

Ducks survive Wild

Mar 14, 2015

Ducks survive Wild

The Anaheim Ducks moved back into the NHL lead with the kind of gritty game they have been missing lately. Jakob Silfverberg had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and John Gibson stopped 32 shots, helping the Ducks end a three-game losing streak with ...

Pens' Hornqvist strikes twice in second period

Mar 7, 2015

Pens' Hornqvist strikes twice in second period

Ben Lovejoy’s emotion-filled week ended with a satisfying victory by his new team against the club that traded him back to his old stomping grounds four days earlier. Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also got goals from ...