Stanley Cup Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Stifle Hawks, Sabres Target Dan Bylsma
CHICAGO (AP) — It didn't take the Anaheim Ducks very long to regain home-ice advantage in the NHL's Western Conference finals.
The Ducks took a 2-1 series lead by beating the Blackhawks 2-1 in Chicago. Simon Depres scored the game-winner and Frederik Andersen turned back 27 shots to help Anaheim bounce back from its triple-overtime loss in Game 2.
Andersen blanked the Hawks after Patrick Kane scored with 57 seconds left in the first period, just over six minutes after Patrick Maroon put the Ducks on top with a power-play goal. Depres snapped the 1-1 deadlock with his first goal of the postseason, beating Corey Crawford with 55 seconds remaining in the second period.
Ryan Getzlaf set up both goals for the Ducks, who stay in Chicago for Game 4 on Saturday.
In Other NHL News:
— Having failed to hire head coach Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres are in the hunt for Dan Bylsma. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has confirmed that the Sabres have been given permission to speak with Bylsma, who was let go as Pittsburgh's head coach last June and has one year remaining on his contract. Sabres GM Tim Murray declined to confirm the report. Buffalo's coaching search continues after Babcock turned the team's offer and agreed to a reported eight-year, $50 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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