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Duck Tales: Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends

Tomorrow, the Ducks will either end their season or punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final. Gulp. (Also, magumbo alert).

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

DUCK TALES

  • The Ducks believe they can avoid a third Game 7 heartbreak. (Unexpectedly, the mainstream media is focusing on the Ducks' Game 7 struggles when there is an equally compelling narrative about the Blackhawks' Game 7 issues). [NHL.com]
  • The inauspicious endings to the last two seasons, also in Game 7s at home, are irrelevant to the Ducks [Anaheim Ducks]
  • Corey Perry makes a (very unofficial) Conn Smythe shortlist. [CBS New York]
  • In Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, the Ducks were victimized by the very strength that got them this far in these playoffs: aggressive defensemen on offense. [Pucks of a Feather]
  • Ryan Getzlaf thought he was "terrible" in Game 6 [Puck Daddy]
  • The Ducks acquired Ryan Kesler for a game like tomorrow's. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Another Game 7 preview! [FOX Sports]
  • Paul Kariya was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and shed some light on his absence from hockey since his retirement [Vancouver Sun]
  • And just in case you weren't fired up for tomorrow already, have a look at this...
    [Ed. Note: Not quite as good as "Cup Raise" or "No Words" but in the conversation, as they say. -CK]


    AROUND THE NHL

  • Vladimir Sobotka has decided to stay in the KHL for the 2015-16 season. [Puck Daddy]
  • A preview of that other Game 7 (aka the Eastern Conference Final). [CBC]
  • The Boston Bruins have signed Swedish forward prospect Anton Blidh to an entry-level deal. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Alexei Kovalev has said that he'd play again in the NHL at age 42 if someone offered him a contract. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2015-16 season. [Associated Press]