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Teemu Selanne to host Ducks watch party at Selanne Steak Tavern

OC Register (By Jacquelyne Fields) — Teemu Selanne is retired but as the Ducks take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Western Conference finals, the Finnish Flash just can’t stay out of the spotlight. On Wednesday, May 27 Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach will host a...
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Going into Game 5, Ducks and Blackhawks are sick of each other

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — ANAHEIM – Players can discuss a difficult loss in a rational and analytical manner. And they can also let raw, honest emotion come to the surface.In the moments after having to stomach another multiple overtime defeat Saturday, the Ducks’ Matt...
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Ducks don't say much, but they question the disparity in penalties with the Blackhawks

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — ANAHEIM – Bruce Boudreau could have tapped out, in Morse code, “Not fair,’’ but his point had been made.Through four games of the Western Conference finals, the Ducks have had nine power plays compared to Chicago’s 17. Yes, the Ducks are...
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Miller: Ducks-Blackhawks series so close you need a microscope to see the difference

OC Register (BY JEFF MILLER) — Here’s how close the Ducks and Blackhawks are right now:Late Saturday night, they gushed about their successful third-period comeback, they clung to the faith exhibited in their utter refusal to surrender and they preached absolute certainty that...
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Miller: All these overtimes make for great theater

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — CHICAGO – They scored three times in 37 seconds, a shocking development that was historic yet, ultimately, just faded into history. That’s because the Ducks scored only one goal in the game’s other 94 minutes, losing Saturday to Chicago, 5-4,...
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Vermette goes from Chicago's bench to its hero

OC Register (By RICH HAMMOND) — CHICAGO – Take that, coach.Antoine Vermette didn’t hide his frustration when Chicago coach Joel Quenneville scratched him from Game 3. Vermette, a prideful veteran winger, expressed his disappointment to reporters and hoped for another...
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A little hitting goes a long way in the NHL playoffs

OC Register (By RICH HAMMOND) — CHICAGO – When hits take place on the ice, nobody truly wins, but some benefit more than others.Increasingly, the Ducks have established an identity as a crash-and-bang team. Through four games of this Western Conference finals series, the Ducks...
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Ducks and Blackhawks headed to OT after Ducks score three goals in record span

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — CHICAGO – Game 2 of the Western Conference finals between the Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks was a three-overtime epic. Game 4 delivered a third period to remember.The two teams went into overtime Saturday night with a 4-4 tie after trading the lead,...
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Five things we learned from the Ducks' Game 4 loss to Chicago

OC Register (RICH HAMMOND) — Here are five things we learned from the Ducks’ 5-4 double-overtime loss to Chicago in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday:1. This series can’t get any better. Right? After a remarkable triple-overtime Game 2 and a tight,...
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Ice surface in Chicago is soft, but players are used to it

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — CHICAGO – Honda Center, which is the home arena for the Ducks, doesn’t have a great reputation around the NHL for the quality of its ice surface.It isn’t the only arena that is less than ideal. United Center didn’t earn rave reviews from...
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Smith: Merchants peddling knockoff souvenirs cash in on Ducks' Stanley Cup run

OC Register (BY MARCIA C. SMITH) — ANAHEIM – Somewhere, hidden from law enforcement and perhaps near here, someone is grabbing NHL graphics off the Internet and screen-printing hundreds of fake souvenir T-shirts to commemorate the Ducks’ latest Stanley Cup run.The NHL knows this...
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Miller: It's all child's play until somebody loses a tangent

OC Register (BY JEFF MILLER) — CHICAGO – They talked about the need to compete better, the importance of getting pucks deep, the significance of going hard to the net.They were two Blackhawks players. I’m not sure which two, exactly, but I am certain it didn’t really make a...
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Ducks' defense corps proves deep, cohesive

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — CHICAGO – Teams need a superstar franchise defenseman to win the Stanley Cup. Or so that is often how the thinking persists in hockey circles.Recent history backs that up. The Kings have won two with Drew Doughty. Chicago has two with Duncan...
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Blackhawks refer to Game 4 as must-win

OC Register (BY RICH HAMMOND AND ERIC STEPHENS) — CHICAGO – The Blackhawks have a tradition to uphold, and a season to save.Not since 2012 have the Blackhawks lost consecutive playoff games at home, and they’ve also won 15 of their last 18 playoff games at United Center. They will need to keep...
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Ducks learn from Kings, frustrate Blackhawks

OC Register (BY RICH HAMMOND) — CHICAGO – The Kings missed the playoffs, but they’re present in spirit, or at least in style of play.Get a lead, build a brick wall around it. That’s the mentality the Ducks faced last year, when the Kings topped them in a seven-game series....
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