CHICAGO – 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.