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Ducks Ds causing problems for Blackhawks heading into Game 6 of Western Conference finals

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey right, celebrates with Ryan Kesler after scoring the game winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, left, during overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference final of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey right, celebrates with Ryan Kesler after scoring the game winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, left, during overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference final of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks' defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem for the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Ducks got four points from their defensemen in Monday night's 5-4 overtime win, moving them within one victory of the Stanley Cup finals. It was their best total since their defensemen accounted for six points in a 6-1 victory over Calgary in Game 1 of their second-round series on April 30, according to STATS.

If Anaheim's blueliners come up with a similar performance in Game 6 on Wednesday night, that could spell the end for Chicago. But the Blackhawks believe they are going to bring their best performance of the series to date.