The Kings claimed the Western Conference title with a 5-4 road overtime win against the Blackhawks. The Rangers went 1-1 against the Kings in the regular season.
Rich Peverley doesn’t know when he and his doctors will decide whether he can resume his career after he collapsed during a game because of an irregular heartbeat.
The Ducks scored twice in the final 2:10 of regulation to force overtime, where they beat the Stars 5-4 to clinch the opening round series.
The Stars have won seven of their past eight home games, but need a win on Sunday night to stay alive and force a decisive game 7 in Anaheim.
Getzlaf had a goal and two assists in his return from injury, and the Ducks scored four power-play goals in a 6-2 victory over the Stars on Friday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas is ready for another long rehab after breaking his leg in Game 3 of Anaheim’s series with the Stars. At least he will not need surgery this time.
Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored in the third period and the Stars beat the top-seeded Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that is now even.
The slick-skating Stars used their speed to outplay Anaheim on Wednesday at the American Airlines Center. But a little fight was required to survive.
Stars legend Mike Modano saw an atmosphere at the American Airlines Center on Monday night that hadn’t been present in many years.
The Dallas Stars are back home after a week on the road, where they lost twice to Anaheim to start a first-round playoff series.
Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his injured jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Ducks beat Dallas 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
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.