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April 21, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - If there's a line of sportsmanship that shouldn't be crossed, Ryan Getzlaf's judgment is that you shouldn't throw a left hook at a guy whose face is severely stitched up. Yet, that and other unwritten rules were fudged Monday night by the Dallas Stars, whose reward of a 3-0 Game 3 victory over the Ducks at American Airlines Center probably means the hostilities and punchiness will escalate. The Ducks' lead in the first-round Western Conference series was cut to 2-1 with Game 4 in Texas on Wednesday night.
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April 20, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS -- The Ducks established their franchise record for road victories this season (25), winning at hostile dens like San Jose, Staples Center, St. Louis (twice) and Chicago. Monday night at Dallas is a different animal. The Stars, trailing Anaheim, 2-0, in a Western Conference first-round series, haven't played a home playoff game since May 19, 2008, when they were eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference finals. "Desperate team, their fans are going to be pumped," former Stars and current Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas said Sunday after his team practiced at American Airlines Center.
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April 19, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Saku Koivu saw his retiring teammate, friend and Finnish countryman Teemu Selanne skate around the arena bathed in cheers last week in the Ducks' final regular-season home game. Moved, of course, Koivu quickly set aside the moment that's so close to home. Because there are still games to win. Koivu, 39, could be just as close to retirement as Selanne, but the 18-year NHL veteran center hasn't officially announced his intentions. "Very private guy, very unselfish - been like that a long time," Koivu's linemate Andrew Cogliano said.
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April 18, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ryan Getzlaf has produced an uncommon hat trick just one game into the Stanley Cup playoffs. A goal, a gash and a baby girl. The Ducks center and his wife, Paige, welcomed their third child, daughter Willa, to the world at 12:36 a.m. Friday. Getzlaf didn't attend Friday morning's skate at Honda Center, but Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he's playing tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round series against the Dallas Stars. Getzlaf scored a goal in the Ducks' 4-3 Game 1 victory and suffered a nasty gash under his mouth in the closing seconds by standing in front of a shot fired by Dallas' goals leader Tyler Seguin.
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April 18, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Corey Perry thought he knew the type of effort that was coming from his close friend and first-line mate Ryan Getzlaf. Just in case, he was braced to produce in a big way, too. Getzlaf, in extraordinary circumstances, pulled off a legendary performance of playing like his old self Friday with a goal and assist in the 3-2 victory that lifted the Ducks to a 2-0 lead over the Dallas Stars in the first-round Western Conference playoff series at Honda...
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April 18, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Someday, Ryan Getzlaf will explain to his daughter Willa why he looked like Frankenstein's monster in photos taken the day she was born, his chin and cheek zippered with stitches and a purple bruise blossoming on the left side of his face. Getzlaf, who scored the Ducks' first goal in their 3-2 playoff victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night at Honda Center, probably will say the whole thing was no big deal. Daddy took a puck in the face and it hurt for a while but he was there when she was born.
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April 17, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Consider this the leader setting the tone. Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf - two days after he was smashed by a puck that did so much damage to the left side of his face that doctors quit counting the stitches required to close the wound - expects to pop in some aspirin and play Friday in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars. "If I saw my captain take a puck in the face and come back the next day, I'd want to play as hard as I possibly can," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Thursday.
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April 16, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
With grand postseason plans, the Ducks are expected to put a rookie in goal tonight when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin against the Dallas Stars at Honda Center. Rookie Frederik Andersen, who was 20-5 during a season he capped with a shootout win over the Kings at Staples Center on Saturday, was first off the ice at Wednesday's morning skate. Andersen beats out the Ducks' primary regular-season starter, Jonas Hiller, who slumped late, finishing with three consecutive losses, and rookie John Gibson, who was 3-0 last week with a shutout in his NHL debut.
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April 16, 2014 | Helene Elliott
The crowd roared around him and the Dallas Stars pushed and shoved in front of him, but goaltender Frederik Andersen was the most composed person at Honda Center on Wednesday. That's exactly what the Ducks were hoping for when they chose the redheaded rookie to start their playoff opener. The more softly he speaks, the more controlled his movements are when he's in goal, the better the chance he will excel and they will benefit. They knew he was quiet by nature. After his 32-save performance Wednesday in their 4-3 victory, they also know he's immune to the jitters playoff hockey can trigger.
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April 15, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Keys to the best-of-seven series between the Ducks and Dallas Stars: 1. RIDE THE TALENT: Corey Perry has shown with several dramatic goals in his 43-goal season that he's capable of producing in pressure, and first-line mate Ryan Getzlaf has scored at an unprecedented rate. 2. USE THE SPY: Veteran defenseman Stephane Robidas was traded to Anaheim in March after more than 10 seasons with Dallas. He not only has a wealth of knowledge about the Stars' idiosyncrasies, but he also provides game-changing toughness the Ducks lacked in last year's first-round loss to Detroit.
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