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  • Bruce Boudreau gets Ducks' attention with line changes in practice

    Bruce Boudreau gets Ducks' attention with line changes in practice
    The Ducks visited this picturesque resort town to relax, but Coach Bruce Boudreau made sure they didn't get too comfortable. After giving them a day to decompress following the 4-3 overtime loss that gave the spunky Calgary Flames a foothold in the...
  • Wild, Canadiens hope to prevent sweeps in 2nd round

    If there's a secret to beating the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs, the Minnesota Wild haven't found it. The Wild have fallen to 3-11 against the Blackhawks in the playoffs the last three years. They were eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup...
  • Ducks look to stay loose by taking refuge away from Calgary

    Ducks look to stay loose by taking refuge away from Calgary
    And now, some potential tree therapy during a two-day break in this Western Conference semifinal series. Toss in some fresh mountain air, a few snow flurries and wildlife sightings Wednesday … and the Ducks were recharging and regrouping after...
  • Ducks size up faults in loss to Calgary, vow to use their brawn better

    Ducks size up faults in loss to Calgary, vow to use their brawn better
    Maybe the Ducks needed this, needed to pay the price for letting their game fray around the edges, needed to remember the sting of skating off the ice in defeat after victory had been so tantalizingly close. They brooded for a while after their 4-3...
  • Corey Crawford shuts down Wild 1-0 as Blackhawks take 3-0 series lead

    Corey Crawford shuts down Wild 1-0 as Blackhawks take 3-0 series lead
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Corey Crawford not only ended the Blackhawks' Game 3 curse, the goaltender put the State of Hockey in a state of despair in the process. Crawford made 30 saves, many of them brilliant, and Patrick Kane scored a power-play goal in...
  • Backlund's OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3

    Mikael Backlund didn't need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in. The crowd and the rest of the Calgary Flames told him he'd scored the winner. Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Flames over the...
  • Kane, Crawford carry Blackhawks past Wild 1-0 for 3-0 lead

    Patrick Kane has been playing like he never left. Corey Crawford has resolutely rebounded from being benched. The Chicago Blackhawks have only begun to rev up their game, and the Minnesota Wild have lost their touch at the wrong time. Kane scored on a...
  • Ducks can't hold late lead, lose to Flames, 4-3, in overtime in Game 3

    Ducks can't hold late lead, lose to Flames, 4-3, in overtime in Game 3
    Victory was less than 20 seconds away. The Ducks were furiously defending and their penalty-killers getting tested, five on three, and were within 19.5 seconds from establishing a near-lock on this playoff series on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, for...
  • Ducks' Getzlaf and Kesler will be centers of Flames' attention

    Ducks' Getzlaf and Kesler will be centers of Flames' attention
    The Ducks’ depth at center was a key factor in their first-round sweep of Winnipeg, with Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Rickard Rakell and Tomas Fleischmann contributing in various ways. Fleischmann will be replaced by Nate Thompson on Thursday, when...
  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Wild 4-1

    No. 101 went like so many of the first 100 playoff games for Patrick Kane. A perfect shot at a key moment, another big play at the very end, and a victory for the Chicago Blackhawks. Kane scored two goals, Corey Crawford made 30 saves and the...
  • Live updates: Ducks defeat Flames, 3-0, in Game 2

    Live updates: Ducks defeat Flames, 3-0, in Game 2
    After routing the Calgary Flames in the opener of their second-round playoff series and scoring a goal while putting goaltender Karri Ramo under constant siege Sunday in the first period of Game 2, the Ducks appeared to be skating on an easy path to...