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Burnside: Ducks put resiliency on display

Instead of letting the past determine their future, the Ducks revealed an inner fortitude to take a 2-1 series lead over the Blackhawks.

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20hCraig Custance

Which playoff goalie would experts pick for a Game 7 win?

Henrik Lundqvist is the gold standard. At least he had been until the Lightning started lighting him up the last two games. But even as the Rangers struggle to tighten things up around him, he’d be the guy most people in hockey would want to start a Game 7 among the four remaining goalies.

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McIndoe: What Babcock's decision means

Now that the most coveted free agent in hockey has made his decision, what does Mike Babcock landing in Toronto mean for him and (many) others?

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2dNeil Paine

538: Statheads were right about Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson's stunning playoffs shouldn't be surprise because according to at least one commonly used value metric, his regular season had already established him as arguably the best skater in the NHL.

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Mats Zuccarello skates with team

The Rangers RW has been out since April 24 after taking a shot off his helmet. This was the first time he skated with teammates since being hurt but he is still out indefinitely. Said coach Alain Vigneault: "He's coming along. Normal steps. There are a number of steps, and this is one of them."

Power play proves key in Game 3

The Blackhawks were 0-for-5 on the power play while the Ducks were 1-for-1 and that was the difference in Game 3, according to ESPN's Barry Melrose.


Ducks down Blackhawks in Game 3

Simon Despres' second-period goal was the difference in the Ducks' win in Chicago. Anaheim leads the series 2-1.


Final: Ducks 2, Blackhawks 1

Anaheim recovered from the marathon of Game 2 by beating the Blackhawks in Chicago and taking a 2-1 series lead. This was the Blackhawks' first home loss of the postseason. Box score


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Blackhawks haven't been able to get much of an offensive push this period. They have seven shots on net in the period with 4:19 left.