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Western Conference (NHL)

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  • 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...
  • Wild look for playoff breakthrough against Blackhawks

    Five games in 2013, a small speed bump in Chicago's run to the Stanley Cup title. Six games in 2014, a more difficult challenge for the Blackhawks. Now the Minnesota Wild are in the second round for the second straight postseason, and standing in the way...
  • Ducks aren't worried about rust as they head into Flames playoff series

    Ducks aren't worried about rust as they head into Flames playoff series
    You could say it was creative, take-your-foot-off-the-pedal coaching methodology leading up to the last playoff game between the Ducks and the Calgary Flames. Old-school and the often-crusty coach Randy Carlyle decided to cancel Ducks practice and...
  • Three keys going into the Ducks-Calgary Flames NHL playoff series

    Three keys going into the Ducks-Calgary Flames NHL playoff series
    Three keys for the Ducks in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series against the Calgary Flames: 1 Will the real cardiac kids please step up? Does anyone around here want to play with a lead? In the regular season, the Ducks came back...
  • Lightning host Red Wings in Game 7 of 1st-round series

    One more game in the first round of the NHL playoffs. One last chance to catch a memorable duel between Tampa Bay forward Tyler Johnson and Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek. Johnson and the Lightning host Mrazek and the Red Wings in Game 7 of their...
  • Ducks vs. Calgary Flames: NHL releases second-round playoff schedule

    Ducks vs. Calgary Flames: NHL releases second-round playoff schedule
    The Ducks will open their Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Calgary Flames at Honda Center on Thursday, the NHL announced Tuesday. The Ducks will play their Pacific Division foe at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on NBC...
  • Former Duck Jonas Hiller to start in goal for Flames against Anaheim

    Former Duck Jonas Hiller to start in goal for Flames against Anaheim
    True confessions, via Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau. What did Boudreau remember about the long break between playoff rounds — he said it was 17 days — back in his American Hockey League playing days? "Pizza," he said. Boudreau spent parts...
  • Ducks vs. Calgary: Flames captain Giordano's availability is key

    Ducks vs. Calgary: Flames captain Giordano's availability is key
    There will be plenty of reminders about the Ducks' dominance at home against the Calgary Flames, and it certainly is an impressive regular-season run, dating back to Jan. 19, 2004. Calgary has not won at Anaheim in 20 games. But that's the regular...
  • Ducks-Flames matchup in NHL playoffs could leave third-degree burns

    Ducks-Flames matchup in NHL playoffs could leave third-degree burns
    Third-period comeback clones. Anaheim Ducks . . . meet the Calgary Flames. That's exactly what will be happening in the second round of the playoffs as the teams will open a Western Conference semifinal series later this week in Anaheim. The Ducks...
  • Wild advance to face Blackhawks in Western Conference semifinals

    Wild advance to face Blackhawks in Western Conference semifinals
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday in...
  • Blackhawks still the team to beat in West

    Blackhawks still the team to beat in West
    A familiar echo bounced off the walls of the United Center at one point Saturday night after a familiar Blackhawks goalie made another save. "COR-EY! COR-EY!" the fans chanted. "I could hear it,'' Corey Crawford said after stopping all 13 shots he...