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Andersen Leads Ducks to Game 1 Victory Over Blackhawks

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to lead the Anaheim Ducks past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Andersen shut down the Blackhawks high-flying offense, which features 10 players who had double digits in goals in the regular season.

"I think everyone in the locker room knows we can beat this team," Andersen said. "It's a good feeling that we showed it in Game 1. They're going to come harder. We'll have to play better in Game 2."

The Ducks got their scoring started in the first period when Hampus Lindholm slapped a shot through a cluster of players and past Corey Crawford.

Kyle Palmieri scored early in the second period to make it 2-0, but Brad Richards got the Blackhawks on the board at the end of the period by taking advantage of a turnover and snapping a shot past Andersen to make it 2-1.

Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the third to give the Ducks their ninth win in 10 games this postseason.

Game 2 is Tuesday night in Anaheim. The puck is scheduled to drop at 9 p.m. ET.

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Blackhawks D Michal Rozsival Out for Remainder of Playoffs

Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will miss the remainder of the playoffs after fracturing his left ankle in the team's series-clinching Game 4 victory over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night.

"Michal Rozsival suffered a fractured left ankle during the second period of last night's game," Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement. "He will require surgery to repair it. He is not expected to return to full hockey activity until next season."

Rozsival was injured when he fell awkwardly on his left ankle in the second period of Thursday's win. A win which sends the Blackhawks to their third-straight Western Conference Final.

The 36-year-old Rozsival has played in 10 playoff games this postseason averaging 17:26 of ice time per contest.


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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/5/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 2: Atlanta Hawks 106 – Washington Wizards 90 (Series tied at 1-1)

Memphis Grizzlies 97 – Golden State Warriors 90 (Series tied at 1-1)

NHL – Western Conference Second Round – Game 3: Chicago Blackhawks 1 – Minnesota Wild 0 (Chicago leads series 3-0)

Calgary Flames 4 – Anaheim Ducks 3 *F/OT (Anaheim leads series 2-1)

MLB: New York Yankees 6 (17-10) – Toronto Blue Jays 3 (13-15)

Boston Red Sox 2 (13-14) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (14-13)

Miami Marlins 2 (13-14) – Washington Nationals 1 (13-15)

Chicago White Sox 5 (9-14) – Detroit Tigers 2 (17-10)

Kansas City Royals 5 (17-9) – Cleveland Indians 3 (9-16)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (13-13) – Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (12-14)

Texas Rangers 7 (10-16) – Houston Astros 1 (18-9)

Atlanta Braves 9 (13-14) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (10-18)

Oakland Athletics 2 (12-16) – Minnesota Twins 1 (14-13)

New York Mets 3 (17-10) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (12-12)

Arizona Diamondbacks (10-14) @ Colorado Rockies (11-13) (postponed)

Anaheim Angels 5 (12-15) – Seattle Mariners 4 (11-16)

San Francisco Giants 6 (14-13) – San Diego Padres 0 (14-14)

St. Louis Cardinals 7 (20-6) – Chicago Cubs 4 (13-12)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (17-9) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (8-19)

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Blackhawks Edge Predators, 4-3 to Win First Round of NHL Playoffs

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The Blackhawks are moving on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith scored the winning goal late in the third period as Chicago defeated the Nashville Predators on Saturday Night, 4-3 to win their first-round series in six games.

Nashville jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the opening period with a pair of goals from forward James Neal. They would increase their lead to 3-1, 11:16 into the first period on center Matt Cullen’s goal.

Chicago would roar back with goals from center Jonathan Toews and forward Patrick Kane to even the score at 3-3 entering the second period.

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne stopped 28-of-32 goals attempted while Corey Crawford and Scott Darling were a combined 22-of-25 for Chicago.

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Predators Rule Out D Weber for Remainder of Series

John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Nashville Predators announced Friday that defenseman Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the team's first-round playoff series with the Chicago Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury.

Weber has not played since Game 2 of the series when he endured the injury. There was speculation that Weber tore his ACL, but the Predators announced that this isn't true.

Weber played in 78 games for the Predators this season, averaging 26:22 of ice time per game while compiling 15 goals and 30 assists.

Game 6 of the Predators' series with the Blackhawks is Saturday night in Chicago. The Hawks lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

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Blackhawks Expect Patrick Kane to Return for First Round of Playoffs

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- After missing the last seven weeks with a fractured clavicle, the Chicago Blackhawks expect forward Patrick Kane to make his return to the ice just in time for the start of the playoffs.

Kane, one of the top players in the NHL, suffered the injury back on Feb. 24 and was originally expected to miss 12 weeks. He recently took part in his first full-contact team practice, and could play as soon as Wednesday.

"Where I am right now is just kind of go through practice today and see how I feel, and get as ready as possible and try to feel like what it's like to be in a game simulation," Kane said Monday. "I thought it was a good day, good practice for the team overall. Overall, I feel pretty good. Just got to take it day by day right now."

Before getting hurt, Kane was tied for the NHL lead in points with 27 goals and 34 assists in 61 games.

The Blackhawks went 12-8-1 during Kane's absence. Chicago will face the Nashville Predators in the first round of the playoffs.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 3/23/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Boston Celtics 110 (31-39) – Brooklyn Nets 91 (29-40)

Houston Rockets 110 (47-23) – Indiana Pacers 100 (30-40)

Memphis Grizzlies 103 (50-21) – New York Knicks 82 (14-57)

Chicago Bulls 98 (43-29) – Charlotte Hornets 86 (30-39)

Minnesota Timberwolves 106 (16-54) – Utah Jazz 104 (31-39) (F/OT)

Golden State Warriors 107 (57-13) – Washington Wizards 76 (40-31)

NHL: Los Angeles Kings 3 (35-23-14; 84pts) – New Jersey Devils 1 (31-31-11; 73pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (44-22-6; 94pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (26-36-10; 62pts)

Minnesota Wild 2 (41-25-7; 89pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (27-41-6; 60pts)

Ottawa Senators 5 (37-24-11; 85pts) – San Jose Sharks 2 (35-30-8; 78pts)

Dallas Stars 4  (35-28-10, 80 pts) – Buffalo Sabres 3  (20-46-7, 47 pts)

Calgary Flames 3  (40-27-6, 86 pts) – Colorado Avalanche 2  (33-27-12, 78 pts)

Winnipeg Jets 4 (38-23-12, 88 pts) – Edmonton Oilers 1  (20-40-13, 53 pts)

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Blackhawks Acquire F Antonie Vermette from Coyotes

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round selection in this year’s NHL draft.

In 63 games with the Coyotes this season, the 32-year-old Vermette scored 16 goals and had 22 assists for 35 points.

During his 11-year NHL career, Vermette has suited up for the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets and Coyotes. In 815 regular season games, he has 194 goals and 236 assists for 430 points.

The 23-year-old Dahlbeck has played in just four games this season, scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins on Dec. 11. In 49 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, he has 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points.

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Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

"We've been working on this one for a while," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. "He was a defenseman we really wanted. Setting aside the fact he hasn't played, once we get him up to speed, he's a great player. He's been an elite defenseman for a lot of years.

"We looked around at the other guys. When we get him back on his game, he's a great defenseman, low risk, high reward."

The 39-year-old Timonen has not played this season due to blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, but on Thursday Timonen skated with the Flyers and said he's ready to play.

Timonen ranks third among active defenseman with 571 career points over 15 NHL seasons.

Timonen has declared he will retire at the end of the season.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 2/26/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (37-22) – Golden State Warriors 99 (44-11)

Phoenix Suns 117 (31-28) - Oklahoma City Thunder 113 (32-26) OT

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (3) Gonzaga 59 (29-1) - San Diego 39 (14-15)

(7) Arizona 82 (25-3) – Colorado 54 (12-15)

(13) Utah 83 (22-5) - Arizona State 41 (15-13)

(21) SMU 66 (23-5) – Memphis 57 (17-11)

NHL: Buffalo Sabres 6 (19-38-5; 43pts) – Vancouver Canucks 3 (35-23-3; 73pts)

Montreal Canadiens 5 (40-16-5; 85pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (26-30-4; 56pts)

New York Rangers 4 (38-16-6; 82pts) – Arizona Coyotes 3 (20-35-7; 47pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (25-31-5; 55pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (26-25-11; 63pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (37-20-5; 79pts) – Florida Panthers 0 (26-22-13; 65pts)

St. Louis Blues 2 (39-18-4; 82pts) – Winnipeg Jets 1 (31-20-12; 74pts) SO

Minnesota Wild 4 (32-22-7; 71pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (41-14-7; 89pts) 

Detroit Red Wings 3 (34-15-11, 79pts) - San Jose Sharks 2 (30-24-8, 68pts)

Ottawa Senators 1 (26-23-10, 62pts) - Los Angeles Kings 0 (29-19-12, 70pts)

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