From Long Beach to a Stanley Cup Final?
With a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals within the Ducks’ reach Wednesday in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, Coach Bruce Boudreau said he will not change his message to the team because of the occasion.
The New York Rangers wanted to bring their best game to Tampa Bay in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. Their backs were to the wall after they were blanked 2-0 in Game 5 at home, and they had to come with more effort and more emotion. Prior to the game, Derick Brassard told NBCSN's Pierre McGuire that the Rangers needed a better start. Show More Summary
In the year where it would have been his 100th birthday, how Sir Stanley Matthews made it third time lucky in the FA Cup final.
One more loss and the New York Rangers will see their season come to an end. The Tampa Bay Lighting hold a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Final and can advance to the Stanley Cup Final if they defeat the Rangers in Game 6 Tuesday...Show More Summary
One win separates the Tampa Bay Lightning from entering their second Stanley Cup Final in franchise history, but a familiar air looms in the New York Ranger locker room prior to Game 6 at Amalie Arena tonight. The Blueshirts have become accustomed to pinning their backs against the wall since [...]
After the Blackhawks came back late in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Monday night but then choked in the first minute of overtime, do you think they finally figured out that momentum is a crock? The 5 Things blog:
All that had transpired before was washed away Monday when Matt Beleskey raced toward Chicago's net and converted the overtime goal that left the Ducks one victory from the Stanley Cup Final.
The Anaheim Ducks are 60 minutes away from the 2015 Stanley Cup Final after registering a 5-4 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks Monday night in the Honda Center. They narrowly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Anaheim led 3-0 after the first period and 4-2 deep into the third period. Show More Summary
The Ducks now have a chance to win the Western Conference Finals with Game 6 on Wednesday. The Anaheim Ducks are one game away from the Stanley Cup final. After a frantic end to regulation that saw the Chicago Blackhawks score two goals...Show More Summary
The Tampa Bay Lightning control their destiny after defeating the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. Listen to how the action played out at ice level with NHL Live Wire.
On some level, you have to wonder if the New York Rangers are ever going to get over the hump. After faltering in last season’s Stanley Cup Finals against the Kings, the Rangers look to be in a similarly precarious position after falling...Show More Summary
Things are getting nervy in the 2015 NHL playoffs with teams on the cusp of reaching the Stanley Cup Final, but first, business needs to be taken care of in the coming days. One Game 5 is in the books after the Tampa Bay Lightning dispatched the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden to take a 3-2 series lead. Show More Summary
Epitomizing all of the energy and excitement of peak playoff hockey, the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks enter Game 5 of the Western Conference Final even at two wild wins apiece. The two clubs have traded victories all series, with the Blackhawks capturing Game 2 in triple overtime and Game 4 following two extra periods. Show More Summary
The 2015 NHL playoffs is ever-so-quietly inching nearer toward the Stanley Cup Final, and taking Game 5 of the Western Conference Final will be crucial for either the Anaheim Ducks or Chicago Blackhawks in their hopes of reaching the pinnacle. The Ducks return to the Honda Center and have home-ice advantage, but that's about all they can boast. Show More Summary
Sure, they could do it. The Anaheim Ducks could drop Game 5 at home to the Chicago Blackhawks, go into the United Center, steal Game 6 and come back home to win and go to the Stanley Cup Final. Yeah, it could happen. But, well, good luck with that. Show More Summary
Whether or not the conference-finals round of the 2015 NHL postseason goes the distance could rely heavily upon how two Game 4s unfold over the start of the weekend. First up are the New York Rangers Friday evening, who threaten to go down three games to one for the second straight series. Show More Summary
It would be accurate to say the conference finals in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs have gone off script, though teams holding series leads have not played out of character. The Tampa Bay Lightning have used a potent offensive barrage to overwhelm the New York Rangers' usually stellar defense. Show More Summary
Heading into the Stanley Cup Conference Finals, the suits at NBC were surely crossing their fingers and doing whatever superstitious ritual they could think of to get a dream Stanley Cup Final in the ratings department: Rangers vs Blackhawks. Show More Summary
The 2015 NHL playoffs are evolving by the game, with two gripping conference finals series the only things separating us from what promises to be a star-studded Stanley Cup Final. The top seed took control in the Western Conference Final after the Anaheim Ducks overcame the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 to take that same lead in the series. Show More Summary