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Ducks try to advance to Stanley Cup Final; Game 6 at Blackhawks 8 pm ET; follow live with ESPN NOW

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In 12 career Game 6s, Patrick Kane has 11 goals and eight assists & Jonathan Toews has six goals and 11 assists.

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Ducks looking to be 1st team in NHL history without a regulation loss in 15 consecutive games in a single postseason (1979 Rangers had 14)

A long night ahead?

Long games have been the norm for the Blackhawks and Ducks during the postseason, as they rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in terms of average game time this postseason. Game 6 is tonight at 8 p.m. ET in Chicago.

Potential pair of NHL Game 7's is rare

If the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be just the second time since expansion in 1967-68 that both series immediately preceding the Stanley Cup finals have gone to a Game 7. The only other time it happened was in 2000 (New Jersey beat Philly; Dallas beat Colorado).

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