Ducks, Blackhawks roll into Game 7 in memorable conf. finals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Someday the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks will relish the stories they’ll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals.

Not just now, though. They’ve still got to determine whether this tale has a happy ending or a brutal punchline.

Two weeks of extraordinarily high-level hockey conclude Saturday night at Honda Center when the Ducks and the Blackhawks play Game 7 for the Campbell Bowl and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. They’ve traded victories for six tense games across the past two weeks, playing six overtime periods and four one-goal games.

Both teams used Thursday for travel and mental preparation for the big finish after Chicago staved off elimination with a 5-2 victory in Game 6.