| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:35 PM
A top seed vs. a No. 8 seed usually is a formality — there was a notable exception involving the Kings two years ago — but Dallas has won two of three games against the Ducks this season. The Oct. 20 opener was the Ducks' lone victory, as they...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:22 PM
The Ducks uncorked the nearly yearlong energy that had been bottled up in their bid to atone for last year’s first-round playoff elimination.
And when they needed one last surge to stave off a furious Dallas Stars rally Wednesday at Honda Center,...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:04 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:19 PM
DALLAS — It’s not just about getting under the Ducks’ skin with the Dallas Stars, it’s about penetrating their minds.
The evidence includes Antoine Roussel’s Game 3 punch directed at Ryan Getzlaf’s cut-up face, Ryan...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:47 AM
DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars’ confrontational style certainly isn’t going to be altered after the reward of a 3-0 Game 3 victory.
“We’re guys who like to play with that aggressive mentality; that’s got us where we are, and we...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:19 PM
DALLAS — The captain is hurt, the goalie is shaken, old demons are at the door.
The top-seeded Ducks are now in a three-game fight for survival against an energetic, upset-minded Dallas Stars team that roared back Wednesday for a 4-2 victory to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The band is getting back together.
Well, at least two-thirds of it.
Based on line rushes at Thursday’s morning skate at Staples Center, it appears as though Kings captain Dustin Brown and center Anze Kopitar will be reunited for Game 4 against...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Ducks did not remain satisfied with possessing the NHL’s best record in the first week of March, trading forward Dustin Penner and goalie Viktor Fasth on Tuesday in exchange for veteran Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas and a pair of draft ...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Depth has been a major reason the Ducks have the most points in the NHL, but as the playoffs near the emphasis has shifted to a tighter, tougher, more talented roster.
Ducks General Manager Bob Murray thinned the forward ranks Tuesday by trading...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:18 AM
It might be difficult for NHL general managers to surpass the magnitude of Tuesday’s trade-deadline-eve moves as the clock moves toward Wednesday’s noon PST deadline, but plenty of discussions are believed to be going on and at least one...