Kris Russell

Live updates: Ducks vs. Flames, Game 5

Live updates: Ducks vs. Flames, Game 5

Corey Perry overcame a knee injury and allowed his coach to overcome the monkey on his back of never reaching a conference final Sunday night.

By pushing a rebound past Calgary goalie Karri Ramo 2 minutes, 26 seconds into overtime, Perry tallied his seventh playoff goal and led the Ducks to a 3-2 victory at Honda Center.

Anaheim wins the Western Conference semifinal series, four games to one, and advances to meet the Chicago Blackhawks, likely later this week, with Game One in Anaheim.

The victory gives Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau his first appearance in a conference final after his past two other Pacific Division title teams failed in that mission.

It's the first...