Ducks 2, Blackhawks 1

Defenseman Simon Despres scored the tiebreaking goal to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.

Blackhawks 3, Ducks 2 (3OT)

The Chicago Blackhawks will be headed home to the Windy City with a strong gust behind them, albeit on tired legs.

Preview: Blackhawks at Ducks

The Chicago Blackhawks attempt to wrestle home-ice advantage away from the host Anaheim Ducks and even the Western Conference final at one win apiece when they visit Honda Center for Game 2 on Tuesday.

Ducks down Blackhawks to take 1-0 series lead

After all the hype around the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks' star power, it was a twice-drafted Danish goalie and a cast of role players that stole the spotlight in Game 1 on their Western Conference final series.

Blackhawks 4, Wild 3

Chicago right winger Marian Hossa's short-handed empty-net goal gave the Blackhawks the winning goal against the Minnesota Wild Thursday, but the game didn't exactly end as expected.

Blackhawks 4, Wild 1

Right winger Patrick Kane scored two goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

NHL roundup: Blackhawks win marathon game vs. Predators

Goalie Scott Darling stopped 50 of 52 shots, while defenseman Brent Seabrook's goal exactly one minute into a third overtime led the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in a four-plus hour game on Tuesday at the United Center.

NHL roundup: Wild blank Blues for series lead

Minnesota's top line of left winger Zach Parise, center Mikael Granlund and right winger Jason Pominville combined to score two goals late in the second period, leading the Wild to a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues and a 2-1 lead in the teams' first-round Western Conference playoff series.

Questions surface about mumps vaccine amidst NHL outbreak

Players on 5 NHL teams diagnosed with disease

While the National Hockey League works to curb an outbreak of mumps, there are questions about whether the vaccine for the disease loses its effectiveness over time. To date, more than a dozen NHL players on five teams have been diagnosed with the mumps.

McCabe signs with Sabres

To debut Thursday vs. Blues

Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake McCabe has decided to forego his senior season at UW and join the Buffalo Sabres. McCabe signed with the team on Wednesday.

Bruins even series with OT win

Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals Monday

Tuukka Rask called it survival mode, the way the Boston Bruins overcame an awful first period on Saturday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blackhawks stay alive with OT win

Jonathan Toews scored 2:44 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks staved off elimination with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.