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Corey Perry had personal highs in the 2015 playoffs with 10 goals and 18 points in 16 games.

His 10 goals also tied Anaheim's franchise record for goals in a single postseason, which was originally set by Andy McDonald in 2007. Unfortunately, he won't get to continue as his Ducks were eliminated in the Western Conference Final by Chicago.
Jun 1 - 12:02 PM

Frederik Andersen believes he took some steps forward in 2014-15.

The season didn't end the way he wanted it to, but Andersen did have a strong campaign in 2014-15. "I know that I've taken steps," Andersen said. "But we'll see. I'll talk to the people on my team to get me better, my trainers and stuff. How to build for next year. It's not going to be tomorrow, but it's going to be hopefully pretty soon." The 25-year-old finished the year with a 35-12-5 record and a 2.38 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 5:57 PM

Corey Perry scored once for the Ducks on Saturday.

It was the feisty winger's 10th of the playoffs and cut the margin to 4-2 but the Ducks could get no closer. Perry had 18 points in 16 games but was a minus-four over the last two games against Chicago. He should be a top pick in next season's pools as he is capable of scoring, scoring on the power play, a good plus/minus and plenty of penalty minutes.
May 31 - 7:30 AM

Matt Beleskey potted his eighth goal of the playoffs on Saturday.

It was too little too late for the forward as his goal with 42 seconds left in the game made the score a more reasonable 5-3 win for the Blackhawks. Beleskey had a great playoff for the Ducks as he ended the post-season with nine points.
May 31 - 7:27 AM

Ryan Getzlaf did not score in his last 11 playoff games.

The Ducks needed some scoring from their top pivot but he was unable to oblige as Anaheim lost Game 7 on Saturday. He did manage his 18th assist and 20th point of the post-season so if you had him in your playoff pool, you weren't too disappointed with his production.
May 31 - 7:23 AM

Goaltender John Gibson should be in a battle with Frederik Andersen for the top job in Anaheim heading into next season.

The battle was supposed to occur this season but Gibson battled injuries instead as he suffered a hand injury at the end of the regular season that handed Andersen the undisputed net heading into the playoffs. Gibson also suffered a groin injury in October that wrecked his first half of the season. Gibson finished the season with a 13-8-0 record as well as a .914 save percentage and a 2.60 GAA over just 23 games.
May 31 - 7:20 AM

Coach Bruce Boudreau said that he does not blame goaltender Frederik Andersen for the Ducks 5-3 loss to Chicago in Game 7.

It was not Andersen's finest game between the pipes as he gave up five goals on only 26 shots. "I’m not laying the blame on Freddie," Boudreau said. "He kept us in so many games this year it is ridiculous." Andersen ended the post-season with an 11-5 mark as well as a 2.34 GAA and a .913 save percentage. He did not lose a game in regulation until Game 6 of the Conference Final and then managed to lose two in a row.
May 31 - 7:15 AM

Cam Fowler was disappointed yet again as the Ducks dropped another Game 7.

This is the third straight year that the Ducks have lost a Game 7 at home and it's starting to wear on the young blueliner. "It's miserable," Fowler said. "It's an awful feeling. I just feel like personally, I let a lot of people down. I think as a team, we let a lot of people down. We felt like we had a special thing going and for it to be over is a pretty surreal feeling, to be honest. It doesn't feel like we deserve to be done yet, but that is how it goes." Fowler had an assist on the final goal and ended the playoffs with two goals and 10 points in 16 games.
May 31 - 7:10 AM

Frederik Andersen blocked 21 of 26 shots in the Ducks’ 5-3 loss in Game 7 of the Western Conference final to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

He gave up two goals on six shots in the first and two more on 10 shots in the second, so the Ducks were behind the eight ball from the start. When the Ducks needed Andersen most, the 25-year-old showed his inexperience, giving up four or more goals in four consecutive games during this series. He finishes the playoffs with a 2.34 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
May 30 - 11:08 PM

Ryan Kesler lit the lamp for the Ducks, but it wasn’t enough as they were eliminated 5-3 in Game 7 of the Western Conference final by the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Brought over to fortify the Ducks’ center depth, Kesler did not disappoint. However, he couldn't help them get over the hump in the playoffs. While playing some tough minutes, he recorded 20 goals and 47 points in the regular season, while putting up seven goals and 13 points in the playoffs. Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey scored the other goals for Anaheim.
May 30 - 11:05 PM

James Wisniewski headlines Anaheim's scratches for Saturday night's Game 7 tilt with Chicago.

The veteran blue liner Wisniewski will be joined by fellow defender Korbinian Holzer, and goaltender Jason LaBarbera. All of whom will be seated with forwards Chris Wagner, Emerson Etem and Tim Jackman.

The Anaheim Ducks seem poised to make Emerson Etem a healthy scratch against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the WCF on Saturday.

The California native is likely to be replaced by Tomas Fleischmann thanks to the latter's edge in experience. Etem, 22, has three goals and zero assists in 12 postseason games. In the five games he's played in this series, he's managed a single goal and 12 SOG. It seems like there's only a marginal box score difference between Etem and Fleischmann, at least at this point in their respective careers.
Source: OC Register
May 30 - 5:16 PM

While it's not 100 percent certain, it looks like Tomas Fleischmann will draw back into the Anaheim Ducks' lineup against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the WCF on Saturday.

Bruce Boudreau seems like he's leaning toward experience in slotting Fleischmann in for Emerson Etem. The 31-year-old Czech has one assist in five postseason games. He's gone three straight without a point, receiving minimal ice time and only generating a single SOG in that span. It would be surprising if "Flash" is a big difference-maker in this one, but Game 7's can be unpredictable.
Source: OC Register
May 30 - 5:12 PM

Look for Frederik Andersen to get the start for the Ducks in Game 7 Saturday.

Andersen struggled in Game 6 as he stopped only 18 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks in Chicago, his first regulation loss of the playoffs. He is now 11-4 in the playoffs with a 2.18 save percentage and a .919 save percentage.
May 30 - 6:35 AM

Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler were a combined minus-eight in Game 6 Wednesday.

The trio will have to do a lot better than that if the Ducks hope to take Game 7 and the series on Saturday."You want to go out there and you want to prove yourself," Perry said. "Yeah, it hasn't gone the way we wanted it to in the last few Game 7s. But I think, you know, this is a different team. There's different pieces to the puzzle now. We got to go out and we got to prove that."
May 30 - 6:21 AM


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