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Burnside: Game changer

If Patrick Maroon hadn't salvaged his career, he might never have made a world of difference to young cancer patient Niko Greco.

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Pronman: Top 100 prospects for 2015 draft

Sure, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are the top two NHL draft prospects. But who goes thereafter? Corey Pronman ranks the top 100, including notes from scouts and executives.

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W2W4: Ducks at Flames, Game 3

So far, the Flames have been outmatched. Will returning to Calgary for Game 3 help them find some offensive momentum against the Ducks?

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Blackhawks' stars again proving their worth

Once again, the best players -- Kane, Toews, Keith, Hossa, Sharp -- are leading the way in what's been a successful playoff run for the Blackhawks.

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Devils' hiring of GM Ray Shero is long overdue

Hiring GM Ray Shero is a few years too late as there's a reason the Devils missed the playoffs three straight seasons, and it starts at the top.

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Wild coach Mike Yeo said it would take two things to come back against the Blackhawks: "Character and belief."

Anaheim has lead after two

The Ducks have scored three goals on just 16 shots tonight and held the Flames to four shots in the second period (allowing a goal). Anaheim has a 3-2 lead. Follow live


Highlight: Blackhawks blank Wild

Corey Crawford had 30 saves, and that plus a Patrick Kane goal gave Chicago the win and 3-0 series lead.


Beleskey scores, Ducks take lead

Matt Beleskey scored, as he did in Games 1 and 2, to give the Ducks a 3-2 edge. Anaheim is looking to take a 3-0 series lead over Calgary. Follow live

Flames even it up at two

Joe Colborne went on a breakaway and made a nice move to beat Frederik Andersen and score a short-handed goal. It's Colborne's first career playoff goal. Follow live

Final: Blackhawks 1, Wild 0

Patrick Kane had the lone goal of the night as Corey Crawford kept Minnesota off the scoreboard. The Game 3 win gives the Blackhawks a 3-0 lead in the series, and they will go for the sweep on Thursday. Box score


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The Blackhawks with another kill. It’s been their best penalty-killing game of the series and possibly the playoffs.

After one: Ducks 2, Flames 1

Only 13 shots between the two teams, but three ended up in the net. Anaheim has a 2-0 edge in the series. Follow live

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Ryan Getzlaf/Corey Perry continue their assault on the Flames. Getzlaf steals from Brodie and Perry banks puck in. 2-1 Anaheim.

Ducks double scoring count

Corey Perry scored his sixth goal of the playoffs and third of this series. Anaheim is up 2-1 in the game and 2-0 in the series. Follow live

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

After a blazing sequence Patrick Maroon converts a Ryan Getzlaf pass across the front of the Flames crease to tie the game at 1-1.

Ducks even things up

Less than seven minutes into the game and both teams have already scored. Anaheim leads Calgary 2-0 in the series. Follow live

Second period dead big for Blackhawks

Chicago is 28-0-0 when leading after two periods. The Wild look to erase a 1-0 lead in Game 3 (Blackhawks lead the series 2-0). Follow live


Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Calgary Flames own their first lead of the series. Moments after tough Karri Ramo stop Brandon Bollig converts a nice Mason Raymond pass.

Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

The Blackhawks lead the Wild 1-0 after two periods. Neither team scored in the second. Wild up 20-19 in shots on goal.