Stanley Cup playoffs

Frederik Andersen

Disappointed by playoff ouster, Ducks look to solid future

Corey Perry woke up Tuesday morning feeling like he should be preparing for the Stanley Cup Final. Instead, the Anaheim Ducks trudged back into Honda Center to clean out their lockers and hold exit interviews […]


Chicago Blackhawks

With belief and depth, Chicago gets early jump on Lightning

When the Chicago Blackhawks were seven minutes away from losing the Stanley Cup Final opener, it wasn’t Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane or Duncan Keith who stepped up and perpetuated this team’s reputation for big-game grit. […]


One of the greatest traditions in sports. The Ducks and Blackhawks shake hands after Anaheim's game 7 loss to Chicago, 5-3.
photo by Eric Geller

VIDEO: Ducks discuss Game 7 loss to Chicago Blackhawks

WATCH: The Beast 980 reporter Eric Geller gets post game comments from the Ducks locker room after Anaheim lost game 7 of the Western Conference Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-3 dropping the series, 4-3.

The Beast 980–05/30/2015

Chicago's Jonathan Toews (19) zeroed in on Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen for 2 goals in the Blackhawks 5-3, game 7 win over the Ducks in Anaheim.
photo by Eric Gller

Chicago Blackhawks roll Anaheim Ducks, earn trip to Stanley Cup Finals

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks dealt with Game 7 pressure in the same way they’ve handled just about everything during their incredible seven-year playoff run. Like champions. And after ending an epic Western Conference […]


Marian Hossa

Blackhawks beat Ducks to force Game 7 in West finals

Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. […]


Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm (47) celebrates with teammates.

Ducks Ds causing problems for Blackhawks

Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks’ defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem for the Chicago […]


Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey right, celebrates the game winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford

Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago in wild Game 5

Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Chicago captain Jonathan […]


Frederik Andersen

Ducks have to shake off loss before pivotal Game 5

After 17 grueling periods crammed into just four games, the Anaheim Ducks have no doubt they can play at hockey’s highest level with the Chicago Blackhawks. Heading into a pivotal Game 5 on Monday in […]


Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) and Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19)

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime. Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second extra […]


Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) denies Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell

Battle in front of nets is the key to reaching the Stanley Cup final

The NHL’s hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you […]