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After (earning) a relatively easy road to get here, the Ducks face off against a truly stacked Chicago team for the Western Conference title, starting today at noon.

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Game 1

Chicago Blackhawks
@ Anaheim Ducks

Sunday May 17, 2015, 12:00 PM PST

Honda Center

TV: NBC, CBC, TVA
Radio: AM 1150

Your Enemy: Second City Hockey

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Numbers for Nerds:

In 80 regular season games between the Ducks and Blackhawks, the Ducks have 43 wins and the Hawks have 32.

Team Records:

Ducks: 8-1 (3.89 G/GP, 2.00 GA/GP)

Blackhawks: 8-2 (3.20 G/GP, 2.80 GA/GP)

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Corey Perry (7-8-15), Ryan Getzlaf (2-10-12), Jakob Silfverberg (3-8-11); Sami Vatanen leads defensemen (2-5-7).
TOI: Francois Beauchemin (23:52), Hampus Lindholm (21:30), Cam Fowler (21:12); Ryan Getzlaf leads forwards (21:06).
Possession (5v5 FF% aka USAT%, minimum 7 games played):
Hampus Lindholm (58.99%), Andrew Cogliano (58.41%), Francois Beauchemin (58.03%),

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Opponent Team Leaders:

Scoring: Patrick Kane (7-6-13), Jonathan Toews (4-7-11), Duncan Keith (2-8-10).TOI: Duncan Keith (30:37), Niklas Hjalmarsson (24:39), Johnny Oduya (24:29); Brandon Saad leads forwards (20:19).Possession (5v5 FF% aka USAT%, minimum 7 games played): Duncan Keith (56.33%), Jonathan Toews (56.14%), Marian Hossa (55.99%)

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Goalies:

Ducks: Frederik Andersen (8-1, .925 SV%, 26.02 SA/60)
Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (5-1, .916 SV%, 31.08 SA/60)

Power Play:

Ducks: 31.0%, 1st overall. PPG: Perry (2), Getzlaf (2), Matt Beleskey (2). PPP: Perry (4), Getzlaf (4), Silfverberg (4).
Blackhawks: 20.0%, 5th overall, 2nd among remaining teams. PPG: Toews (2). PPP: Kane (5).

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 87.1%, 6th overall, 3rd among remaining teams. No SHG.
Blackhawks: 72.7%, 12th overall, 4th among remaining teams. Toews, Hossa each with 1 SHG, 2 SHP.

[Scheduling note: Due to the early start time our post game coverage will be a little different. We will have a short instant reaction recap post, roughly an hour after the game, followed by Cory's twitter roundup after 9pm PT and our standard full recap late Sunday night.. -CK]