Someday the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks will relish the stories they’ll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals.
Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals.
When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed playoff tenacity.
The Anaheim Ducks wished they hadn’t allowed Game 2 of the Western Conference finals to become the longest game in Honda Center history even before Marcus Kruger won it for the Chicago Blackhawks.
They went silent when the Ducks scored.
On the winning goal, Getzlaf skated away from Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall in the corner, after what looked to be a penalty, and backhanded a shot past goalie Jimmy Howard.
The Los Angeles Kings are facing their fifth playoff elimination game of the spring.
Southern California is in hockey heaven.
This time Nick Bonino and the Anaheim Ducks took care of business in Game 6.
Kari Lehtonen stopped all 37 shots and the Dallas Stars clearly frustrated the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.