The hits are getting harder, the intensity is ramping up and it’s almost time for the best part of the NHL season.
It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.
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.
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.
As the Stars head back to Dallas, they bring with them both a chip on their shoulder and increased ticket prices at home.
Anaheim defenseman Stephane Robidas wound up in a hospital with a broken leg Monday night, just as he did the last time he played in Dallas when he was still with the Stars.
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.
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.