Sports columnist for the LA Times. 2005 Elmer Ferguson Hockey Hall of Fame honoree.

Ducks recover from marathon loss to Blackhawks with victory in Chicago

latimes.com — They were aware of the physical hurdles awaiting them and less sure of the mental battles looming in Game 3 on Thursday night at the United Center. But the Ducks handled both more than well enough, emerging with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals, taking a 2-1 series lead.

Simon Despres is a surprising gain in Ducks' win over Chicago in Game 3

latimes.com — It was easy to overlook the Ducks ' acquisition of defenseman Simon Despres in the flurry of moves they made shortly before the trade deadline.

Corey Perry, Ducks say Mike Milbury should apologize for remarks

chicagotribune.com — Few players in the NHL like Corey Perry , unless they’re playing alongside the Ducks ’ irksome but productive right wing. But NBC commentator Mike Milbury might have taken that sentiment a bit too far in comments that clearly annoyed the Ducks when they were made aware of his remarks Thursday.

Corey Perry, Ducks say Mike Milbury should apologize for remarks

latimes.com — Few players in the NHL like Corey Perry , unless they’re playing alongside the Ducks ’ irksome but productive right wing. But NBC commentator Mike Milbury might have taken that sentiment a bit too far in comments that clearly annoyed the Ducks when they were made aware of his remarks Thursday.

Ducks' Frederik Andersen is a cool customer, even in defeat

latimes.com — The water that runs through the veins of Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed colder than the stuff that was chilled to make the all-too-slushy ice surface of the Honda Center on Tuesday. If he ever flinches it's not while he's wearing his mask and pads and other gear, so stoic and calm is the red-haired Dane while facing the NHL 's best shooters and most pressure-packed situations.

Ducks' defense finally getting respect as it builds balance and depth

latimes.com — Maybe it's because the Ducks don't have a dominant, minutes-gobbling defenseman like two-time Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith of Chicago, tireless Ryan Suter of Minnesota, or Norris finalist Drew Doughty of the Kings that their defense corps hasn't gotten much respect.

Helene Elliott: Ducks' third line shines in Game 1 win over Blackhawks

charlotteobserver.com — On a team blessed with size and brawn, three of the Anaheim Ducks' smallest forwards were their biggest players Sunday. Officially, left wing Andrew Cogliano is listed as being 5 feet 10, right wing Kyle Palmieri at 5-11, and center Nate Thompson the behemoth of the bunch at 6 feet.

Helene Elliott: Ducks' third line shines in Game 1 win over Blackhawks

miamiherald.com — On a team blessed with size and brawn, three of the Anaheim Ducks' smallest forwards were their biggest players Sunday. Officially, left wing Andrew Cogliano is listed as being 5 feet 10, right wing Kyle Palmieri at 5-11, and center Nate Thompson the behemoth of the bunch at 6 feet.

Helene Elliott: Ducks' third line shines in Game 1 win over Blackhawks

sacbee.com — On a team blessed with size and brawn, three of the Anaheim Ducks' smallest forwards were their biggest players Sunday. Officially, left wing Andrew Cogliano is listed as being 5 feet 10, right wing Kyle Palmieri at 5-11, and center Nate Thompson the behemoth of the bunch at 6 feet.

Ducks vs. Blackhawks: Three keys in Anaheim's Game 1 victory

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May 22, 2015

From colleague @reallisa: Ducks recover from marathon loss to Blackhawks with victory in Chicago fw.to/6XzWgpU

May 22, 2015

From colleague @latimespugmire: Ducks take control of series with 2-1 win over Chicago Blackhawks fw.to/uBpHHrO

May 22, 2015

Simon Despres is a surprising gain in Ducks' win over Chicago in Game 3 fw.to/0eYao8

May 21, 2015

Blackhawks call their time out with 35.4 seconds left and yet another faceoff coming in Ducks' zone.

May 21, 2015

two minutes left. Crawford coming off for extra skater with faceoff in Ducks' zone.

May 21, 2015

crowd roaring, on its feet for faceoff in Ducks' zone...which Blackhawks lose.

May 21, 2015

Four minutes left in the third and it's still Ducks 2, Blackhawks 1.

May 21, 2015

Denis Savard, Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito shown on scoreboard.

May 21, 2015

Kesler called for holding, Keith for slashing at 9:50. Keith's longest time off the ice in this series.

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