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Ducks off to flying start

The Ducks scored two goals 32 seconds apart in the first six minutes of the first period and are dominating the Blackhawks in Game 5.

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W2W4: Blackhawks at Ducks, Game 5

It comes down to a best-of-three affair to determine the Western Conference champion, and the Ducks and Blackhawks are both feeling confident.

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

First Chicago shot comes with 3:40 left in the first and Frederik Andersen had to be sharp off Ducks turnover. Still 3-0.

Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

MILESTONE: With an assist on Vatanen's goal, Ryan Getzlaf ties his own franchise record for most points in a postseason (18 in 2009).

It's all Ducks in Game 5

The Blackhawks still don't have a single shot on goal. Anaheim? Well, the Ducks have 8 shots -- and 3 goals. A clean faceoff win by Ryan Getzlaf led to a Sami Vatanen rip, and Anaheim has a 3-0 lead ... and is threatening in the offensive zone again. Follow live

Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

Ducks in complete control so far. Blackhawks still looking for first shot on net with 6:52 left in the first period.

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Ducks quick-strike offense on display in first two goals in 32 seconds. First by Fowler off Thompson feed and Kesler deflects Beleskey shot.

Ducks dump, retrieve ... and score

Anaheim was aggressive in keeping the puck in the Chicago zone early to start, and the Blackhawks are bending under the pressure. The Ducks scored two back-to-back goals without so much as a single rush by Chicago, and Anaheim leads 2-0. Follow live

Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

Blackhawks' starters: Saad-Toews-Hossa, Keith-Hjalmarsson & Crawford; Ducks: Fleischmann-Kesler-Silfverberg, Lindholm-Beauchemin & Andersen.

Blackhawks at Ducks, 9 p.m. ET

The Western Conference finals have seen 17 periods in 4 games, and the Ducks have two gut-wrenching OT losses. Can Anaheim rebound in a pivotal Game 5, or will Jonathan Toews & Co. leave the Honda Center heartbroken? Follow live

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

As head coach Bruce alluded to this morning Tomas Fleischmann does appear set to draw into the lineup in place of Emerson Etem.