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Chicago Is The New 'Standard Bearer' For The NHL

All hail the new masters of the NHL universe, as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to claim the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years. With the win Chicago has entrenched itself as the league's new standard.

Handshake Line: Original 6 Sad Sack Get Their Seat

History has a strange way of re-writing itself, and the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone a process the last several seasons that dramatically alters their standing all time amongst the league.

Snap Reflection: 2014-15 Was A Good Year For Ducks

While it didn't end with a second title in Orange County, there's plenty to appreciate about what this season brought Ducks fans. Check out seven reasons to be positive about 14-15, and even more so heading in to next season.

#Game #7 #Loss #At #Home #Again

Hmmmmmm another game 7 loss at home. Nobody could have possibly predicted this. *cough* Jer *cough*

7th Game Of A 7th Game: On Boudreau's Teams

By now you've heard the narrative about how Bruce's team's "can't win game sevens". Lets take a look back at the results that have lead to that, while also exploring some deeper history as well as a ponder over what can be done on Saturday.

GameThread: Ducks vs Blackhawks Game Five

All the necessary stats for the pivotal fifth game of the Western Conference Final as the Ducks look to defend home ice in what has become a best of three against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Game Five Preview: And Now It's A Best Of Three

The Ducks have dropped a pair of overtime decisions to the Blackhawks, but have seemingly been the better team for the balance of play thus far. To be the man, you have to beat the man, and the Ducks look to do so with home ice advantage.

Podcast: Haze Of Excitement And Craziness

The first two Western Conference Final games are in the books, and the Ducks and Blackhawks are even. The guys talk about Anaheim taking advantage of chances in game one, the longest playoff game played in California, and much more.

The sounds of victory in Game 1

The Anaheim Ducks struck first in the Western Conference Final by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1 in Game 1. Here's what the victory sounded like at ice-level.

AC Playoff Prediction Challenge 2015: Round Three

We're halfway to finding out who will hoist the Cup, and also at the midpoint to crowning our own playoff sage here at Anaheim Calling. Find out which staffer and readers lead through two rounds, and get our Conference Final picks here.

Know Thy Enemy: Blackhawks Goaltending

Though discounted due to the incredible collection of talent in front of him, Corey Crawford has made things very difficult for the Ducks over the course of his career. With early playoff woes behind him, Crawford is back in championship form.

Watch the Ducks eliminate the Flames

The Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Flames in dramatic fashion to advance to the Western Conference Final. Relive the moment from ice level with NHL Live Wire.

Podcast: It's Real Now

Having reached preseason expectations, the Ducks now face the challenge of the two-time recent Cup champions. Eric & Kyle talk finishing the Flames, the matchup with the Blackhawks, Getzlaf & Perry vs Toews & Kane, critical depth players, D and more.

Podcast: LIVE Game 3 Postgame - The Flamiest

Eric and Kyle do something new by LIVE broadcasting a brief (by their standards) postgame podcast reacting to game three. Hear it back here, as the guys explore just what happened, what can be done in game four, and much more.

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This Seems Like A GREAT Time

For all the non-OC local Ducks fans, your friends at 'Anaheim Calling: The Podcast' have you covered. Come on out to the Tilted Kilt in Thousand Oaks this Friday for our unofficial game four watch party!

Ducks Crush Flames 6-1 in Series Opener

For the first time in their history the Ducks won a playoff game by a margin of five goals, and they are now one win away from tying their franchise record for most consecutive wins to start the playoffs, set in 2003.

Know Thy Enemy: Flames Goalie Preview

Meet the Flames new goalie, same as the Ducks old goalie. Jonas Hiller is VERY familiar to both Anaheim and their fans, but had a renaissance season in his new Albertan surroundings.

Canard-iac Kids Win 5-4 In OT, Lead Series 3-0

For the third consecutive game Anaheim rallied in the third period, and Rickard Rakell scored the game winner in overtime to seal the 5-4 win.

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Ducks Get The EA Sports Kiss Of Death

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It's a fun picture to see in digital form, but with the track record the game has for simulation (predicting Kings-Bruins SCF during regular season, never picking the actual Cup winner since 2008) it definitely isn't a good omen.

Know Thy Enemy: Winnipeg Goaltenders Preview

After three seasons of sub-mediocrity, competition has spurred Ondrej Pavelec to put together the best season of his career. Whether or not he can keep it up will play a huge role in Winnipeg's first trip to the playoffs post move from Atlanta.

Know Thy Enemy: Winnipeg Forward Preview

Time to take a quick look at the weapons that the Jets are sending towards Southern California airspace.

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Sweep!

The first round is in the books and the Ducks are moving on with a perfect record to face the Calgary Flames in Round 2.

Ducks vs. Jets: Season Series Recap

The Anaheim Ducks seek to expand on a perfect, 3-0-0 regular season record when facing the Winnipeg Jets in round one of the post-season showdowns.

AC Staff Prediction Challenge: Stanley Cup Final

The AC Staff has stopped their vomiting, sobbing, convulsing, and construction of voodoo dolls of the entire LA Kings lineup for a few minutes to throw down their last round of predictions. This round, things get a little nuts.

Podcast: Stanley Cuuuuuuuughhhhhp Final

Chris, Kyle and Eric talk way more than they wanted to about the Kings Rangers match up in the Stanley Cup Final and some other stuff that is vaguely Ducks related.

Meanwhile: It's A Main Media Market Final

While Biggie and Tupac battled east coast-west coast in the 90's, for the first time in 33 years North American pro sports will see a New York-Los Angeles title series. Find out how the Rangers and Kings earned their spot in the Stanley Cup Final.

Meanwhile, Out West: Kings (ugh) Also On The Cusp

It would appear that winning the state of California in the playoffs has empowered Los Angeles, who have taken control of the Western Conference Final against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. See how this year has been a reversal of season.

Handshake Line: The Kings Stand Alone

Heigh-ho, the derry-o...

Handshake Line: Grumble Grumble Congrats Grumble

Anyone know knows me knows how much I absolutely despise the Los Angeles Kings. So needless to say, losing to them or giving them any credit at all is slightly less favorable than getting a root canal.

Pod of Shame

The AC Podcast crew touch on the crushing Game 7 defeat to the Kings, but try to look ahead at how to fix the issues going into future seasons.

Handshake Line: Kudos to the Kings

Fans on both sides will remember this series for a long time to come. The Kings showed up to play in Games Six and Seven, and that was the difference.

Handshake Line: The Rivalry Begins

A true rivalry has begun now that there has finally been a playoff series between the Ducks and Kings.

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