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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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Sidney Crosby Wins His Second Hart Trophy

Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby won the second Hart Trophy of his career Tuesday at the NHL Award Show in Las Vegas.

The Hart Trophy is given to the league's most valuable regular player and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Crosby received 128 of the 137 first-place votes to beat out Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf and Flyers center Claude Giroux.

The 26-year-old Crosby played in 80 games this season and led the league in points (104) and assists (68) while leading the Penguins to the Metropolitan Division championship.

Crosby also won the Ted Lindsay Award, which is the player's choice for league MVP.

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Welcome to the Playoffs: Gibson Blanks Kings in Postseason Debut

Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- John Gibson may have been nervous but he didn't play like it.

Gibson, who made his NHL playoff debut on Saturday night, stopped all 28 shots that he faced to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal.

"I think there's always nerves, but you've always got to learn to control them," said Gibson, widely considered the best goaltending prospect in hockey. "After the first five minutes, I settled down."

The Ducks also did their part to help Gibson with his debut by scoring early.

Devante Smith-Pelly and Ryan Getzlaf both scored in the first period.

Gibson becomes the youngest goalie in NHL history to post a shutout in his playoff debut.

The series now shifts back to Anaheim Monday for Game 5. The puck is scheduled to drop at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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Ducks Top Stars, 3-2, Take 2-0 Lead

Len Redkoles/ NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored and had an assist after taking a slap shot to the face in Game 1 in the Ducks 3-2 win over the Stars on Friday night.

Getzlaf saw the birth of his third child as well prior to Game 2 and his goal tied the game at one in the first period.

Corey Perry would score the second goal of the night in the second period and Andrew Cogliano put them up by two in the third to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

"It's been absolutely incredible couple of days," Getzlaf said. "They were a little hectic, but these are the things you want to do in life. At least tonight I didn't get hit in the face."

Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves in the victory as the series shifts to Dallas on Monday.

"We handed them their opportunities and their goals," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. "We skated well. The effort was great, but we made a couple of mistakes that cost us."

The last Stanley Cup for the Ducks came back in 2007 when Getzlaf and Perry were playing in supporting roles.

"Every once in a while, you need your best players to step it up when the rest of the guys lose their composure," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Getzy, with what happened to him in the last three days, to come in and get two points and a plus-3 rating, is a sure reason why he (should be) hopefully nominated for the MVP."

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Corey Perry Signs Eight-Year Extension with Ducks

Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- The Anaheim Ducks signed winger Corey Perry to a eight-year, $69 million contract extension Monday.

The signing comes just weeks after the Ducks signed center Ryan Getzlaf to a eight-year, $66 million extension.

“We are excited that Corey has committed to us for the next eight years,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Similar to the case with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey wanted to stay in Anaheim and be part of our organization long term. He is an exceptional player who competes with heart and soul and has won at every level.”

Perry, the 2011 NHL MVP, is in his eighth NHL season, all played with the Ducks. He was part of the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup winning squad.

“Staying in Anaheim has always been my first choice,” Perry said. “This is a great place to play, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to remain here. ... I’m pleased to have this done so our focus can remain on our ultimate goal -- bringing another Stanley Cup to Orange County.”

The way the Ducks are playing that goal may become a reality. The Ducks currently are 21-3-4 and have the second most points in the NHL.

Perry has nine goals and 15 assists in 25 games this season.

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Ducks Give Ryan Getzlaf Eight-Year Extension 

Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Anaheim Ducks have rewarded captain Ryan Getzlaf with an eight-year contract extension on Friday, according to league sources.

The deal is reportedly worth $66 million and will keep the 27-year-old Getzlaf in Anaheim through the 2020-21 season.  The Ducks are the only NHL team he has ever played for.

"It's always been my goal to be here," Getzlaf said Friday. "I've always envisioned myself playing for one team, especially this organization. It's been great to me. It's nice to be settled in and knowing that I'm going to be here for a long time."

Getzlaf would have been a free agent this summer. but instead he and team general manager Bob Murray agreed to the longest contract extension allowed under the new CBA.

The Ducks won the 2007 Stanley Cup with Getzlaf leading the charge and he was named team captain in 2010.

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Palmieri Scores Hat Trick: Ducks Pummel Predators 5-1

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Kyle Palmieri scored the first hat trick of his young career leading the Anaheim Ducks past the Nashville Predators, 5-1.

The 22-year-old Palmieri broke a 10-game no goal streak and now leads the team with seven for the season.

The Ducks (14-3-1, 29pts) have a seven point lead over Los Angeles and Dallas for first in the Pacific Division.

Goalie Viktor Fasth rebounded from his first ever defeat in the NHL by recording 20 saves in the victory.

Nashville goalie Pekke Rinne allowed four goals or more for the third straight game. He was replaced in the third period by Chris Mason.

Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry each had three assists in the win.

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