If you like game sevens, there’s some good news. Both Conference Finals are going to a game seven. The Rangers and Lightning faceoff on Friday night 8:00 pm ET at Madison Square Garden.
On Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks staved off elimination by beating the Anaheim Ducks 5-2. Game seven is on Saturday night at 8:00 pm ET at the Honda Center.
Blackhawks defenseman Ducan Keith paced the Blackhawks with three assists and forward Andrew Shaw chipped in two goals to lead the Blackhawks past the Ducks. Shaw who had 15 goals during the regular season now three goals in the series against the ducks.
In the goaltending department, Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen wasn’t sharp. Anderson let in four goals on 22 shots. If the Ducks want to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, Anderson is going to have to be better.
I know we’re getting ahead of ourselves, but the schedule for the 201 Stanley Cup Finals was released today. (NJ.COM)
Rangers vs. Lightning
Playoff hero Brassard shines as Rangers force game seven (Puck Daddy)
Miller starts Rangers scoring spree seconds after spectacular Bishop save (Pro Hockey Talk)
Yes, Virginia, There are NHL Fans in Florida (The Hockey Writers)
What may be the Rangers’ biggest Game 7 challenge (New York Post)
Blackhawks vs. Ducks
Game six wasn’t without some controversy – Video: Goalie interference? Silfverberg bumps Crawford on Stoner goal (Pro Hockey Talk) Should that goal have counted?
Patrick Kane-Jonathan Toews combo sparks Hawks in Game 6 victory (Chicago Sun Times)
Snow to the face: Andrew Shaw sprays Ducks goalie (Chicago Sun Times)
Unshakeable Keith, Blackhawks down Ducks to stay alive for Game 7 (Sports Illustrated)
Ducks vs. Blackhawks recap: What you need to know about Game 6 (CBS Sports)
Game 7 gives Ducks chance to rewrite last year’s story (CSNCHICAGO.COM)
Hossa’s age just one of the challenges facing Blackhawks (Pro Hockey Talk)
Ducks-Blackhawks Makes No Sense And It’s Exhilarating (Dead Spin)
Wild’s 30-Somethings Didn’t Produce (The Hockey Writers)
Why Terry Murray is perfect fit for Dave Hakstol’s staff (CSNPILLY.COM)
U.S., Canada reportedly grouped together for 2016 World Cup of Hockey (Puck Daddy)