Ryan Johnson

Blackhawks, Ducks try to close out series on road

The Chicago Blackhawks have big-time momentum heading into Game 7.

It's not a must-win situation yet for the Anaheim Ducks, who'll also be trying to wrap up their first-round series on the road.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks are trying to climb back from a 3-1 series deficit. They erased an early two-goal deficit in Game 6 and then some, scoring five unanswered goals in a rout that evened the series against the Blues.

Plus, they've won two straight in St. Louis.

"We put ourselves in an awful spot a little while ago," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday. "We put ourselves exactly where we want to be (now)."