Simon Despres

Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. Any doubts he had about fatigue and his squad’s ability to bounce back after a disheartening loss in triple overtime less than […]

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Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger, left, scores past Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen.

Goalies take center stage in Western Conference finals

The top four defensemen for the Chicago Blackhawks carried a heavy load in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. A couple of Chicago’s biggest stars were shut out in Anaheim, and the […]

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Ducks-Blackhawks play-by-play on The Beast 980

The Beast 980 will broadcast the entire series of the NHL Western Conference Finals between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ducks took Game 1 on Sunday with a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks, […]


Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm (47) celebrates with teammates.

Ducks’ depth, Hawks’ limits in spotlight heading to Game 2

Kyle Palmieri hadn’t scored a goal in the Anaheim Ducks’ entire playoff run until he beat Corey Crawford in the Western Conference finals opener, sliding on his back in celebration of what turned out to […]


Jakob Silfverberg

Protecting home ice could decide NHL’s conference finals

The Chicago Blackhawks have a sellout streak of 323 games and counting. The New York Rangers play in the world’s most famous arena, and the Anaheim Ducks are undefeated at home in the playoffs. The […]


Coach Bruce Boudreau and goalie Frederik Andersen

Ducks coach Boudreau finally gets his playoff redemption

While the Anaheim Ducks stormed the ice to celebrate Corey Perry’s series-clinching overtime goal, Bruce Boudreau looked up and saw his two sons and his wife, Crystal, hugging and hopping in the frenzied Honda Center […]


Joe Colborne

Backlund’s OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3

Mikael Backlund didn’t need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in. The crowd and the rest of the Calgary Flames told him he’d scored the winner. Backlund scored on a delayed […]


Anaheim Ducks' Francois Beauchemin (23) takes a hit from Calgary Flames' Joe Colborne (8).

Backlund’s OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3

Mikael Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in the third period to […]


The Anaheim Ducks

Blackhawks, Ducks could take 3-0 series strangleholds

Although the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks appear to be steamrolling toward a meeting in the Western Conference finals, they’re only halfway there. The Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames both must climb out […]


Frederik Anderson

Ducks blast Hiller, Flames 6-1 in Game 1

Corey Perry had two goals and two assists and the Anaheim Ducks routed the Calgary Flames 6-1 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and […]