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Ryan Getzlaf broke his own Anaheim Ducks record for points in a single postseason when he recorded two assists on Monday versus Chicago.

He leads the playoffs with 19 points and 17 assists in 14 games. Getzlaf has registered six multi-point games in the postseason and he is currently riding a five-game point streak.
May 26 - 10:35 AM

Patrick Maroon buried his sixth goal of the playoffs on Monday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

He gave the Ducks a 4-2 lead late in the third period, but Chicago stormed back to send the game into overtime with two goals in the final two minutes of regulation. Anaheim managed to bounce back and win the match early in the extra session to take a 3-2 series lead. Maroon has contributed nine points in 14 playoff games.
May 26 - 10:26 AM

Cam Fowler potted his second goal of the playoffs in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

He opened the scoring versus Chicago just 5:10 into the first period. Fowler, who has eight points in 14 postseason games this year, produced one goal in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs and he didn't score in his last two playoff runs.
May 26 - 10:21 AM

Jakob Silfverberg collected two assists in Game 5 to help give Anaheim get a 5-4 overtime victory over Chicago.

He caught the Blackhawks on a line change in overtime to send Ryan Kesler and Matt Beleskey on an odd-man rush and they came up with the game winner. Earlier in the match, Silfverberg directed a shot toward the goal, which went off Kesler and into the net. He has amassed 12 assists and 16 points in 14 playoff contests this year.
May 26 - 10:13 AM

Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist in the Ducks' 5-4 overtime win against Chicago in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

He potted two goals in the first four games of the playoffs when Anaheim faced Winnipeg in Round 1, but his production had slowed down since then. Vantanen accounted for three assists in his previous nine games. He now has posted 10 points in 14 matches this postseason.
May 26 - 9:55 AM

Ryan Kesler notched a goal and an assist in Anaheim's Game 5 victory over Chicago on Monday night.

He earned sixth goal of the playoffs on a deflection in the first period and he picked up an assist on Matt Beleskey's game winner in overtime. Kesler has recorded 12 points in 14 contests this postseason.
May 26 - 9:45 AM

Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen turned aside 24 shots in the Ducks' 5-4 overtime victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks Monday night.

The win gave the Ducks a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven, Western Conference Final. Andersen improved his post-season record to 11-3-3. His save percentage in the post-season is .925 and his goals-against average is 2.06. Those are impressive numbers but Andersen was anything but impressive on Chicago's final goal Monday night. At 19:22 of the third period, with Chicago playing with an extra attacker after pulling goalie Corey Crawford, Andersen was caught sleeping on a a bad-angle shot by Jonathan Toews. The puck glanced off Andersen and into the Anaheim net, setting up overtime. Luckily for Andersen, Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into OT for the Ducks, wiping out what would have been a costly misplay by Andersen.
May 26 - 12:53 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are one win away from the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

That's because Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime Monday night to give the Ducks a 5-4 triumph over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. The win gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven, Western Conference Final. Beleskey's goal was his seventh of the post-season. Ryan Kesler assisted on the goal. He also scored earlier in the game, giving him six goals and six assists in the playoffs. Kesler's goal, at 5:42 of the first period, gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead. They would go up 3-0 before the end of the period on a goal by Sami Vatanen, his third of the playoffs. Vatanen also had a pretty assist on a goal by Patrick Maroon, which gave the Ducks a 4-2 lead at 14:45 of the third period. Two goals by Chicago's Jonathan Toews, including one from a very tough angle at 19:22 of the third, led to overtime. But it was a short one, as Beleskey pounced on a rebound of a Kesler shot. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf had two assists in the game and now has 17 in the playoffs.
May 26 - 12:25 AM

James Wisniewski and Chris Wagner will be held out of the lineup as healthy scratches for Game 5 Monday night versus the Blackhawks.

Both players were a possibility to dress Monday but the Ducks will elect to keep the same defense and insert Tomas Fleischmann into the lineup instead of Wagner and Emerson Etem. Wisniewski was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Ducks earlier in the season but has had a hard time fitting in as he played just 13 games with Anaheim during the regular season and has yet to dress in the 2015 playoffs. Wagner is just a 23-year-old rookie and hasn’t dressed since April 18th in the Ducks opening round playoff series versus the Winnipeg Jets. He has played a total of 11 NHL games (including two in the postseason) in his career and has yet to pick up a point.
May 25 - 9:18 PM

Emerson Etem will be a healthy scratch Monday night for Game 5 against Chicago.

Etem will give way to veteran forward Tomas Fleischmann Monday night as head coach Bruce Boudreau will shake his lineup up. Etem has scored three goals in 11 games this postseason and even scored a goal in the Ducks 5-4 overtime loss in Game 4 Saturday night.
May 25 - 8:55 PM

Tomas Fleischmann will rejoin the Ducks lineup for Monday’s Game 5 contest with the Blackhawks.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau hinted at a possible lineup change earlier in the day and will in fact insert veteran forward Tomas Fleischmann onto the Ducks fourth line. The veteran forward will replace Emerson Etem Monday night and will play the wing alongside Rickard Rakell and Jiri Sekac. Fleischmann has played in just four playoff games this year and has registered one assist, but does have 33 games of postseason experience under his belt.
May 25 - 8:55 PM

Defenseman Korbinian Holzer and forward Tim Jackman will once again be scratched in Game 5 Monday night versus the Blackhawks.

There is a possibility the Ducks alter their lineup for Game 5 but both Holzer and Jackman still will be watching from the press box. Holzer has yet to dress in the playoffs and played only 34 games during the regular season where he tallied six assists. Jackman, however, has dressed in nine playoff games this season but has yet to register a point and has not played in a game versus the Blackhawks yet.
May 25 - 5:33 PM

To no surprise, Frederik Andersen will be between the pipes for Game 5 Monday night against the visiting Blackhawks.

Andersen has played every minute of the postseason for the Ducks this year and has been stellar to say the least. He carries a 10-3 record with a 1.92 goals-against-average and .929 save percentage into Monday's contest. The Ducks will try to ride their hot goaltender into the Stanley Cup Finals.
May 25 - 5:12 PM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau feels Tomas Fleischmann's experience is an asset in big games.

"He's had success in these games," Boudreau noted. We'll have to wait and see if that translates into Fleischmann playing in Game 5 on Monday. Fleischmann has an assist in four playoff games this year.
May 25 - 3:13 PM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that Chris Wagner might end up playing in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

Wagner played in Anaheim's first two playoff games, but he got injured in Game 2 of the first round and hasn't been in the lineup since. He's been healthy enough to play since May 3, but until now Boudreau hasn't reinserted him into the lineup. Wagner has just 11 games worth of regular season and playoff experience combined in the NHL. If he does play, it will be as a bottom-six forward.
May 25 - 9:26 AM

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