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Rapid Reaction: Hawks push Ducks to Game 7

The Blackhawks refused to let their season end, pushing the Ducks to a decisive Game 7 with a berth in the Stanley Cup finals on the line.

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NHL fans in seventh heaven

With the Blackhawks' win, this is just the 2nd time since the creation of the Conference Finals in 1982 that both series in the round will go 7 games. The only other time was in 2000.

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Final: Blackhawks 5, Ducks 2

A three goal second period allowed Chicago to force a Game 7 (to be played on Saturday). This is the first time this postseason that the Ducks have been beat in regulation. Box score

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Craig Custance @CraigCustance

It's not easy to outmuscle Ryan Getzlaf. Huge effort right there from Andrew Shaw. You know there's another push coming from Ducks though.

Shaw gets in on scoring, Chicago up 4-2

Andrew Shaw flipped a backhand top shelf and the Blackhawks regained a two-goal lead. That was Chicago's third shot of the period (the Ducks have 10). Anaheim has a 3-2 series lead. Follow live

Ducks now within one

Clayton Stoner scores in the third period, this is his first postseason goal and he scored only once in the regular season. The Blackhawks still hold onto a 3-2 lead in Game 6. Follow live

A busy second period at the United Center

The Blackhawks netted three in the second before the Ducks got one back and Chicago takes a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. Anaheim looks to finish the series here in Game 6. Follow live

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Ducks get one back

Anaheim converted on a power-play and Patrick Maroon got his seventh goal of the playoffs to cut the Blackhawks' lead to 3-1. Chicago is looking to avoid elimination. Follow live

Chicago scores 3 goals in second period

The Blackhawks scored three goals in 3:45 (with Duncan Keith assisting on all three) and have the shutout lead. The Ducks lead the series 3-2. Follow live

Blackhawks score again

After a scoreless first period, the Blackhawks score on back-to-back shots. Marian Hossa scored his third of the playoffs to put Chicago up 2-0. The Ducks are looking to eliminate the Blackhawks tonight. Follow live

Saad scores for Blackhawks

Brandon Saad's speed leads him to a breakaway and the winger converts to put Chicago up 1-0. The team that scores first has won every game in this series. The Ducks have a 3-2 lead in the conference finals. Follow live

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Ducks have been willing to flirt with line on aggressive forecheck. This time Jiri Sekac goes over it with elbow to Brent Seabrook. Chi. PP.

Blackhawks dominate face-offs in first

In Game 5, the Ducks won 60% of the faceoffs. But Chicago has gone 15-4 on the dots in the first 20 minutes. The game is tied at 0 and Anaheim has a 3-2 lead in the series. Follow live

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Down Goes Brown @DownGoesBrown

Hawks weirdly sloppy on line changes tonight. Already caught for too many men earlier, on last shift they had four guys out for a while.