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Bruce Boudreau | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (60) / 1/5/1955
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
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The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to play angry in Game 7.
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau felt the Ducks were too tentative in their 5-2 loss to Chicago in Game 6. "What makes you play at your best is when you know you haven't played well and you know you're capable of doing much more," Boudreau said. "When I say 'playing angry,' you're mad at yourself for not playing up to your capabilities and maybe letting something slip away. That's what that means." Anaheim's done a great job of bouncing back so far in the playoffs as the squad hasn't lost back-to-back games. The Ducks will need to keep that trend alive to survive to the Stanley Cup Final. May 29 - 9:02 AM

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The Ducks have outhit the Blackhawks by a sizable margin heading into Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

Ryan Kesler believes that will pay off when the series will be decided on Saturday night. "Every hit that we've had, it's all for this game," Kesler said. "That's why we invested physically. And it's all going to add up for Game 7." The Ducks have registered 304 hits to Chicago's 209 after six contests.
May 28 - 10:41 AM

Anaheim has a 2-4 record in Game 7s with a pair of home losses that they insist won't enter their minds.

The Ducks lost Game 7s to Detroit in 2013 in the first round and to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 West semifinals. "You can harp on it all you want," winger Kyle Palmieri said. "It's a different group of guys in this locker room. Nobody's going to be talking about those last two years if you go out there Saturday night and just take care of business." Anaheim held a 3-2 series lead on both of those recent occassions just like they did against the Chicago Blackhawks this year.
May 28 - 10:20 AM

The Anaheim Ducks can feel the tension mounting in their series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

"I think you have tension out there when you have two really good teams competing, going back and forth, trying to string wins together to win this thing," center Ryan Kesler said. "You're going to get tension there for sure." Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau put it more bluntly by saying "there's starting to become a hate for each other." It's been a back-and-forth series with each team taking two games. The stakes have naturally been raised going into Game 5 on Monday.
May 25 - 9:16 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have yet to lose in regulation time in the 2015 playoffs.

The Ducks lost their third game of the post-season in double-overtime on Saturday and it was the second loss in OT to the Blackhawks as they dropped Game 2 in triple-overtime. Anaheim is currently 10-3 in the playoffs and they return to Anaheim for Game 5 Monday tied at two games apiece.
May 24 - 7:09 AM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau used Thursday's 2-1 victory over Chicago as evidence that Anaheim's a "great character team."

"This was a character win. ... For a tired group, it was a really good game for us," Boudreau said. Chicago was in the same boat given that they both had to endure the triple-overtime Game 2, but the difference is that the Blackhawks won that marathon game, so they had more momentum going into this contest. Instead the Ducks bounced right back and now have a 2-1 series lead.
May 22 - 9:28 AM

The Anaheim Ducks won their sixth straight game on home ice Sunday.

The Ducks took Game 1 against Chicago by a score of 4-1 to move to 6-0 at Honda Center during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In 2003, Anaheim won seven straight on the way to the Stanley Cup Final.
May 18 - 9:40 AM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau realizes that taking on Chicago in the Western Conference Final will be a tough task.

"In the last three years, if they had won one overtime game (against the Kings), they probably would have won three Stanley Cups," Boudreau said. "We're dealing with a team that knows how to win in the playoffs – knows how to play and has got the experience and the talent to back it up." Boudreau thinks counteracting the Blackhawks' speed will be critical in the upcoming series. The Ducks will be the underdogs in this series, but they're a talented team in their own right and are capable of challenging Chicago.
May 12 - 9:18 AM

This will be the first time that coach Bruce Boudreau has reached the conference finals in his eight seasons behind the bench in the NHL.

"It was pretty cool," said the Anaheim bench boss when Corey Perry scored in overtime to eliminate the Calgary Flames. "I was telling the guys in there that I thought I was pretty calm during the third period and overtime and then [Francois Beauchemin] and I jumped a solid four inches and then I thought well, maybe I'm not so calm, I'd better settle down here." He won the Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 2005-06 and was back in the finals the following season. If the Ducks are going to reach the Stanley Cup Final then they will have to get by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Source: NHL.com
May 11 - 5:33 PM

Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau will only let his squad think about Game 5 and not get ahead of themselves and think about a possible matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Ducks lead the best-of-seven division final 3-1 and a win on Sunday will move them into the Conference Final against Chicago but Boudreau wants to finish off the Calgary Flames before any thought of the Blackhawks get into the minds of Anaheim. "I try not to think about it," Boudreau said. "I’m just trying to think – and I know it’s a cliché – about tomorrow. Because if you think about tomorrow and it goes successfully, then everything else will take care of itself and then you’ll have enough time to think about the other things. I haven’t put really any thought into playing Chicago at all."
May 10 - 5:48 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are the only team in the NHL playoffs who have yet to taste defeat.

The Ducks swept the Winnipeg Jets in the opening round and defeated the Calgary Flames on Friday so they certainly have had their way with teams from the Canadian Prairies. Game 2 is Sunday with Frederik Andersen in the Anaheim net with Karri Ramo taking over from Jonas Hiller in the Calgary cage.
May 3 - 7:08 AM

The Anaheim Ducks will begin their second round series against the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

After that the Ducks and Flames will get a breather as Game 2 isn't scheduled until Sunday. The date for Game 3 is still up in the air. If Tampa Bay beats Detroit in Game 7 on Wednesday, then Anaheim's Game 3 will be on May 5th. If Detroit eliminates Tampa Bay, then the Ducks will play Calgary on May 6th instead. After that, Game 4 will be played on May 8.
Apr 29 - 5:11 AM

Thanks to Anaheim's four-game sweep, it's been a while since they last played.

The Ducks' last game was on April 22, nearly a full week ago. It's given them a chance to rest and let some injuries heal, but it also might kill their momentum. The first round won't end until Wednesday, so Anaheim will have to wait at least a little longer to finally kick off its next series.
Apr 28 - 10:42 AM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau anticipates the Jets fans to be very passionate in Game 3 on Monday.

It will be the first playoff game in Winnipeg since 1996 so naturally it will be a big event for the city. "We've talked about it, but it's not like we don't know what’s coming," Boudreau said. "I don't think we'll ever underestimate how loud it's going to be. Most of our players are Canadian and they've been in cities when stuff like this is going on. It'll be pretty wild. It's great time to be a hockey player, going to Winnipeg for the first time in a while hosting a playoff game. They'll be into it, and hopefully that makes our players into it a little bit more." The Ducks have an opportunity to take a commanding 3-0 series lead Monday night.
Apr 20 - 9:09 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are rolling with the same crew in Game 2 that topped the Winnipeg Jets in Game 1.

It was a tightly contested game at times, so it makes sense that the Ducks aren't making any significant tweaks to that winning formula. We'll see if Anaheim can take a 2-0 series lead into Winnipeg, then. The most interesting omission is big trade deadline find James Wisniewski.
Apr 18 - 1:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
5Chris Wagner
6Michael Sgarbossa
7Stefan Noesen
LW1Matt Beleskey
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Maroon
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Jiri Sekac
6Max Friberg
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Emerson Etem
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Sami Vatanen
3Francois Beauchemin
4Hampus Lindholm
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7James Wisniewski
8Mark Fistric
9Korbinian Holzer
10Josh Manson
11Jaycob Megna
12Brandon Montour
13Andrew O'Brien
14Shea Theodore
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson
3Jason LaBarbera
4Ryan Faragher