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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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Breaking down Ducks' Game 3 win (2:18)
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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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17hSean McIndoe

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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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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Levy and Melrose: Playoff pressure on goalies (1:06)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Depth plays big factor for Ducks in victory (3:11)

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Levy and Melrose: Stanley Cup playoffs are the best (2:21)

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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.

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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.

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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.