Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Preview and Prediction for 2015 Western Conference Final

May 11th, 2015 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »
The battles for the Central and Pacific divisions are over.

In the Central, perhaps the NHL's toughest division, the Chicago Blackhawks once again emerged from a crowded field, knocking off a Nashville team with one of the best defensive groups in hockey and then a Wild squad that was the best team in the league down the stretch. 

On the West Coast, the Anaheim Ducks entered the playoffs with the No. 1 seed and quickly established themselves as the Pacific's dominant team, knocking off Winnipeg and Calgary and losing just a single game in the process. 

Neither team is a surprising presence here in the Western Conference Final. 2015 marks the third consecutive year the Blackhawks have come at least this far, and the fifth time in the last seven seasons they've achieved the feat. Anaheim was a Presidents' Trophy contender during the season and came out firing on all cylinders in the playoffs. 

The following slideshow breaks down the two best teams in the West, looking at what happened in the second round, identifying key players and stories and forecasting what we might see in Round 3. Read on for our comprehensive previe ...

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