NHL Playoffs 2015: Latest Stanley Cup Scores, Standings and Predictions

May 22nd, 2015 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

Anaheim came to Chicago with a purpose, and the Ducks accomplished that goal by beating the Blackhawks 2-1 on their home ice in Game 3.

Many thought that the Ducks were going to be in bad shape after losing Game 2 in triple overtime and then having to go to Chicago. Instead, they were calm and cool for 60 minutes and were simply the better team.

Patrick Maroon scored in the first period for the Ducks to set the tone, and Anaheim was undaunted after Patrick Kane tied the game in the final minute of the period. The Ducks pressed the attack in the second period, and when Corey Crawford offered some space on the short side, Simon Despres fired a quick laser into the back of the net.

The Ducks played a wonderful road game. They continued to press in the third period and refused to sit back as many teams are wont to do. When the Blackhawks applied strong pressure in the final minutes, goalie Frederik Andersen did not succumb to it.

The Ducks got the win they needed to regain home-ice advantage, and their ability to come up with an excellent game against perhaps the most gifted team in the league is an impressive achi ...

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