NHL Playoffs

Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks gets a warm "welcome back" from the fans in Winnipeg. (credit: Marianne Helm/Getty Images Sport)

Ducks Scratch Teemu Selanne For Game 4 Against Stars

The Ducks who are up 3-0 in the opening series against the Sharks will be out with their veteran Temmu Sleanne for game 3 on Wednesday night.

04/23/2014

Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings is knocked off the puck by Scott Hannan #27 of the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Sharks Beat Kings 4-3 In OT, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

04/22/2014

Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks is pursued by Erik Cole #72 of the Dallas Stars for the puck in the first period of Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 18, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks, Getzlaf Must Respond To Stars’ Physical Play

Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf says it’s obvious the Ducks have to compete “a little bit harder” against the Dallas Stars.

04/22/2014

Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars celebrates as Hampus Lindholm #47 of the Anaheim Ducks, Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks, and Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks react Benn scored against the Anaheim Ducks in the first period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at at American Airlines Center on April 21, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Lehtonen, Stars Win 3-0 In Game 3 Over Ducks

Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

04/21/2014

Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings stands by his goal after giving up a goal in the third period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 20, 2014 in San Jose, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kings’ Quick After 7-2 Game 2 Loss: ‘A Lot Of Things’ Must Change

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are home from a two-game playoff humiliation still confident they can compete against the San Jose Sharks.

04/21/2014

Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings gets tangled with Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks as they go for the puck in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 20, 2014 in San Jose, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Take 2-0 Series Lead With 7-2 Win Over Kings

Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

04/20/2014

Ryan Garbutt #16 of the Dallas Stars is hit by Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks in the third period of Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 18, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Stars 3-2. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Stars Don’t Feel Like It’s An 0-2 Series Vs. Ducks

Lindy Ruff figures anyone who has watched the Dallas Stars in their first two playoff games should know they won’t quit.

04/20/2014

Dallas Stars v Anaheim Ducks - Game Two

Getzlaf With Facemask Leads Ducks Past Stars 3-2, Lead Series 2-0

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

04/18/2014

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Kings, Quick Unfazed After Falling 6-3 To Sharks In Game 1

Jonathan Quick realizes that even the NHL’s best defensive team is powerless against a few bad bounces of the puck.

04/18/2014

Dallas Stars v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Plans To Play Game 2 Against Stars After Taking Puck To Face

A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks had already found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury.

04/17/2014

Dallas Stars v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

Ducks Hang On To Beat Stars 4-3 In Playoff Opener

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

04/16/2014

The Anaheim Ducks celebrate Ryan Getzlaf's game winning goal in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Honda Center on November 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Lightning 1-0 in overtime. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks Seek Elusive Playoff Success Vs Stars Amidst Drought

From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs.

04/15/2014

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Kings Renew Rivalry With Sharks For 1st Round Of Playoffs

The rivalry between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks has grown so intense in recent years that even newcomers take little time to acclimate themselves to the animosity.

04/14/2014

Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks tries to make a save on a goal shot by Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on January 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Ducks 4-2. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ducks Goalie Hiller Dismayed By Pre-Playoff Benching

Jonas Hiller is disappointed he probably won’t be in the Anaheim Ducks’ net when they begin their Stanley Cup chase.

04/14/2014

T.J. Galiardi #39 of the Calgary Flames makes an attempt on Martin Jones #31 of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 10, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (credit: Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Kings Fall To Flames 4-3; To Play Sharks In 1st Round Of Playoffs

Sean Monahan scored his 21st goal and then got the shootout winner Wednesday night as the surging Calgary Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 for their fourth straight victory.

04/09/2014

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