Stanley Cup playoffs

Marian Hossa

Blackhawks beat Ducks to force Game 7 in West finals

Duncan 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 Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. […]

05/27/2015

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

Ducks Ds causing problems for Blackhawks

Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks’ defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem for the Chicago […]

05/27/2015

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey right, celebrates the game winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford

Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago in wild Game 5

Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Chicago captain Jonathan […]

05/25/2015

Frederik Andersen

Ducks have to shake off loss before pivotal Game 5

After 17 grueling periods crammed into just four games, the Anaheim Ducks have no doubt they can play at hockey’s highest level with the Chicago Blackhawks. Heading into a pivotal Game 5 on Monday in […]

05/25/2015

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) and Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19)

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

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 […]

05/23/2015

Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) denies Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell

Battle in front of nets is the key to reaching the Stanley Cup final

The NHL’s hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you […]

05/22/2015

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) gains control of the puck against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

John Alhers breaks down Ducks-Blackhawks Game 3

John Alhers is the Anaheim Ducks Play-By-Play broadcaster and he joined The Home Team to talk about how the Ducks game went last night against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was a battle win for Anaheim.  LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION: […]

05/22/2015

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

Kenny Albert: Ducks have speed, skill and size

Kenny Albert, NBC NHL Play By Play broadcaster Kenny Albert joined The Home Team to talk about various aspects of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs from home ice advantage to regulating the ice rink to recent goalie surprises in the […]

05/22/2015

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 […]

05/22/2015

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 […]

05/21/2015

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