Corey Perry woke up Tuesday morning feeling like he should be preparing for the Stanley Cup Final.
Instead, the Anaheim Ducks trudged back into Honda Center to clean out their lockers and hold exit interviews after losing a Game 7 for the third consecutive season.
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.
Ryan Getzlaf and Jonathan Toews agree that the pain of a Game 7 defeat in the Stanley Cup playoffs doesn’t really go away.
The Chicago Blackhawks overpowered the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday evening, forcing a Game 7 showdown that will determine who will go on to compete in the Stanley Cup Finals.
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.
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.
The series is now tied 2-2.
The Anaheim Ducks took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final by handing the Chicago Blackhawks their first home loss in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks in triple overtime of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Beleskey broke a tie on a power play early in the third period and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal.
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.