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.
Two-thirds of Anaheim’s top line is injured, including their captain and leading scorer. Their most beloved player has been benched, and their goalie looks shakier each night.
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.
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When Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas broke his leg for the second time this season, the pain was felt on both benches. “It’s a heartbreaker,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said.
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.
Lindy Ruff figures that anyone who has watched the Stars in their first two playoff games with the Ducks should know that they won’t quit, even in a big hole against Anaheim.
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.