Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

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

The Kings' Anze Kopitar, center, celebrates scoring the tie-breaking goal with Justin Williams, left, and Alec Martinez on Thursday in Uniondale, N.Y. The 3-2 victory moved the Kings back into a playoff spot with eight games to go. (credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

No Defense: 4 Stanley Cup Teams That Missed Next Year’s Playoffs

With a 3-2 victory in Uniondale, N.Y., on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Kings won their third straight on a five-game road trip and moved back into playoff position with eight games to play. By […]

03/28/2015

The Ducks' Patrick Maroon, left, celebrates a goal with Richard Rakell during the first period of Anaheim's 3-2 win over the Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon. (credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ducks Clinch Playoff Berth With 3-2 Win Over Islanders

Frederik Andersen made 29 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks used a two-goal second period to beat the struggling New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth.

03/28/2015

Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Cup Final Spot Hinges On Game 7 Showdown For Kings, Blackhawks

A wild series between the two most recent champions will come to a close with one final act Sunday, a seventh game in Chicago to decide who will advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

05/31/2014

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5 Reasons Why You Should Become A Hockey Fan NOW

Of the four major professional sports leagues in the US, the NHL gets the least amount of coverage in the media, with fans and on television. With the Eastern and Western Conference Finals both going to Game 6, now is a perfect time to start watching hockey and here are 5 reasons why.

05/29/2014

Tanner Pearson #70 of the Los Angeles Kings and teammates celebrate after Pearson scores an empty net goal in the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Look To Turn Series Against Kings Around

The special teams have been awful. The faceoff circle has been a huge problem. Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp have combined for one goal for the Chicago Blackhawks.

05/27/2014

Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with teammates Alec Martinez #27, Anze Kopitar #11 and Justin Williams #14 after Doughty scores a second period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

LA Kings Beat Chicago 5-2, Take 3-1 Series Lead

Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.

05/26/2014

Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks with the puck against Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings, Blackhawks Both Strive For Simplicity In Game 4

Darryl Sutter and Joel Quenneville will leave the arguments about etiquette and unwritten rules to the coaches in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/25/2014

Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Look To Go Up 2-0 On LA Kings

The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings have taken similar paths toward the top, hitting big in the draft and making shrewd moves after rough stretches.

05/20/2014

Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Kings Struggle To Crack Blackhawks Defense In Game 1

Sure, the Chicago Blackhawks have a bunch of veteran forwards who have a history of clutch goals.

05/19/2014

Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings defends against Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kings Fall To Blackhawks 3-1 In Game 1 Of Western Conference Finals

The Los Angeles Kings fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, 3-1.

05/18/2014

Dwight King #74, Drew Doughty #8, Anze Kopitar #11 and Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate Kopitar's second period goal against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 16, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

LA Kings Set To Take On Blackhawks For Western Conference Finals

On Friday night, the Los Angeles Kings were in Anaheim for Game 7 of their second-round series against the top-seeded Ducks.

05/17/2014

Patrick Maroon #62 of the Anaheim Ducks is pursued by Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 12, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks Acknowledge LA Kings As Tough To Finish Off

The Los Angeles Kings are facing their fifth playoff elimination game of the spring.

05/13/2014

Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings looks on, as Daniel Winnik (L) #34 and Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate a goal by Nick Bonino (not pictured) in the first period of Game Five of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 12, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks Survive Kings 4-3, Take 3-2 Series Lead Over LA

Devante Smith-Pelly scored two goals 1:23 apart in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Monday night.

05/12/2014

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