ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Getzlaf and Jonathan Toews agree that the pain of a Game 7 defeat in the Stanley Cup playoffs doesn’t really go away.
Instead, good players use that failure to get better while they wait for another chance to take hockey’s ultimate test.
One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they’re facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night at Honda Center.
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After two weeks of brilliant, bruising hockey, Toews and Getzlaf don’t plan to say much in the dressing rooms before the Blackhawks and Ducks meet for the conference title and a spot in the Stanley Cup Final.