GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 04:  Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings awaits a face off against Sam Gagner #9 of the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 4, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LA Kings Terminate Mike Richards’ Contract For ‘Breach’

The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract Monday, claiming the underachieving forward committed a “material breach” of its terms.

06/29/2015

Jacob Larsson poses after being selected 27th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ducks Get Hagelin, Khudobin, Larsson; Ship Out Etem, Palmieri, Wiz

The Anaheim Ducks’ busy draft weekend demonstrated they’re still determined to improve a team that finished a game short of the Stanley Cup Final last month.

06/27/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 30:  Brad Richards #91 of the Chicago Blackhawks with the puck against Cam Fowler #4 and Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks in the third period in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Honda Center on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ducks Miss Out On Stanley Cup Finals After 5-3 Game 7 Loss To Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews scored two goals in the opening minutes, Corey Crawford made 35 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks roared into the Stanley Cup finals with a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night.

05/30/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25:  Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Nate Thompson #44 of the Anaheim Ducks fall to the ice in the third period of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ducks’ Defense 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 Blackhawks.

05/26/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25:  Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates scoring the game winning goal with teammate Ryan Kesler #17 as goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks lays on the ice in overtime of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Beleskey Scores In OT, Ducks Beat Chicago 5-4 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.

05/25/2015

in the third overtime of Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 19, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Blackhawks Beat Ducks 3-2 In Triple Overtime Of Western Finals Game 2, Series Even 1-1

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks in triple overtime of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night.

05/19/2015

in the third period of Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 17, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

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 be the game-winner.

05/18/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 17:  Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks battle for the puck in the second period of Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 17, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Andersen’s Ducks Knock Off Blackhawks 4-1 In WCF Opener

Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

05/17/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 10: Head coach Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks looks to the ice during the overtime period against the Calgary Flames in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 10, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Ducks eliminated the Flames, 3-2, in overtime. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Powerful Blackhawks Meet Rising Ducks In Conference Finals

The Chicago Blackhawks have built a tradition of excellence over the past seven years, winning two Stanley Cup titles and contending almost every spring with a dynamic roster of proven stars.

05/16/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 10:  Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks attempts to score on a backhander against Karri Ramo #31 of the Calgary Flames in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 10, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (credits: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ducks Defeat Flames In Game 5 OT To Advance To First Conference Finals Since 2007

Corey Perry scored the game-winning goal in overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames in Game 5 to advance to the Conference Finals on Sunday night.

05/10/2015

Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames scores against the Anaheim Ducks to tie the game in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on May 5, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (credit: Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Backlund’s OT Goal Lifts Flames Over Ducks, 4-3, In Game 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.

05/05/2015

Credit: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Top Goals, Saves From Stanley Cup Playoffs Round One

We’re through 4 games of all of the 1st round series, let’s take a look at some of the top plays so far.

04/28/2015

Frederik Andersen #31of the Anaheim Ducks keeps his eyes on the puck as Jiri Tlusty #91 of the Winnipeg Jets battles with Ryan Kesler #17 during second period action in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the MTS Centre on April 22, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Ducks Advance To Western Semifinals By Sweeping Winnipeg Jets

The Anaheim Ducks swept the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night, advancing Anaheim to the Western Conference Semifinals.

04/22/2015

Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets blocks a shot on goal in first-period action in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Anaheim Ducks during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the MTS Centre on April 20, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (credit: Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Ducks Rally For 5-4 OT Win, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Rickard Rakell scored in overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Monday in Game 3 of their playoff series.

04/20/2015

Jakob Silfverberg of the Ducks celebrates his game-winning goal with 21 seconds left in Saturday night's  2-1 victory over the Jets in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Honda Center in Anaheim.(credit:  Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

5 Late (And Really Late) Ducks Playoff Game-Winners

ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Late-game heroics are nothing new for the Ducks when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but Jakob Silfverberg’s tie-breaking goal with 21 seconds left in Game 2 of Anaheim’s Pacific Division semifinal series […]

04/19/2015