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Burnside: Hawks push Ducks to Game 7

The Blackhawks refused to let their season end, pushing the Ducks to a decisive Game 7 with a berth in the Stanley Cup finals on the line.

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Seattle arena investor: No hockey-first plan yet

The investor attempting to build a new basketball and hockey arena in Seattle says his group has yet to be presented with a plan that would have a hockey franchise as the first occupant..

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Rob Vollman

Vollman: Why Lightning have edge in Game 7

Of the five teams in the NHL that are deepest in puck-moving defensemen, three of them are among the four conference finalists. Rob Vollman defines PMDs and explains why Tampa Bay gets the edge.

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1dSean McIndoe

McIndoe: 20 playoff controversies

The debate over Andrew Shaw's disallowed header is the most recent in a string of controversies -- some major, some overblown -- that have surfaced during the postseason.

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Blackhawks, Ducks set for Game 7

Barry Melrose breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals and picks the Blackhawks to win Game 7 and advance to the Stanley Cup finals.


Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

Quenneville gave Rundblad a favorable review: Thought he was safe. He was simple. Quicker with pucks, quicker to the puck.

Ducks Video: Barry Melrose previews Game 7, believes Chicago will get job done and advance to Stanley Cup Final


Blackhawks Video: Barry Melrose looks ahead to Game 7, backs Chicago to go into Anaheim and get the job done


NHL fans in seventh heaven

With the Blackhawks' win, this is just the 2nd time since the creation of the Conference Finals in 1982 that both series in the round will go 7 games. The only other time was in 2000.


Final: Blackhawks 5, Ducks 2

A three goal second period allowed Chicago to force a Game 7 (to be played on Saturday). This is the first time this postseason that the Ducks have been beat in regulation. Box score


Craig Custance @CraigCustance

It's not easy to outmuscle Ryan Getzlaf. Huge effort right there from Andrew Shaw. You know there's another push coming from Ducks though.

Shaw gets in on scoring, Chicago up 4-2

Andrew Shaw flipped a backhand top shelf and the Blackhawks regained a two-goal lead. That was Chicago's third shot of the period (the Ducks have 10). Anaheim has a 3-2 series lead. Follow live