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Preview: Stars at Ducks

The Dallas Stars had considerable success against the Anaheim Ducks during the regular season. They hope to continue the trend Wednesday as they visit the Pacific Division champions for Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Dallas won two of the three meetings this season, dropping a 6-3 decision at Anaheim in October before turning the tables at home a month later and posting a 2-0 shutout on the road on Feb. 1.

NHL: 'Hawks, Bruins set for NHL playoffs

The NHL playoffs are set to begin with Chicago aiming to become the first team since 1997-1998 to win back-to-back Stanley Cups and Boston hoping to benefit from home-ice advantage throughout the postseason. Captain Jonathan Toews and reigning Conn Smythe Trophy-winner Patrick Kane are expected to be back in the lineup for Chicago after missing time with injuries. The Blackhawks open defence of their title against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday as they try to match the Detroit Red Wings who won consecutive NHL titles in 1997-98.

Preview: Avalanche at Ducks

The formula is simple for the Colorado Avalance heading into Sunday's regular-season finale at the Anaheim Ducks - win and they wrap up the Central Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. Colorado's task became much easier when the Ducks clinched the top seed in the West with a 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles on Saturday night. The Avalanche are tied with St. Louis atop the Central but they hold the tiebreaker thanks to an 8-1-1 surge over the past 10 games.

Preview: Ducks at Kings

The Anaheim Ducks have wrapped up the Pacific Division title and suddenly find themselves in position to snatch the top seed in the Western Conference entering Saturday night's matchup at the Los Angeles Kings. The Ducks, who hold a one-point lead over St. Louis and Colorado, can clinch the No. 1 seed with a victory over Los Angeles or by beating the visiting Avalanche on Sunday. The matchup with Colorado will also mark the final regular-season game of Teemu Selanne's storied career.

Preview: Predators at Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks continue their charge toward the Pacific Division title when they host the Nashville Predators on Friday. Anaheim enters the contest one point ahead of San Jose in the division and three behind St. Louis and Boston in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. The Ducks, who are one home victory away from tying the franchise mark of 28 set in 2007-08, improved to 5-0-1 in their last six contests with a 3-2 triumph over Edmonton on Wednesday.

Robidas' OT goal caps Ducks' huge rally vs. Jets

Robidas' OT goal caps Ducks' huge rally vs. Jets ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Defenseman Stephane Robidas couldn't have scripted a better ending. Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime, completing the Anaheim Ducks' rally from a 4-0 deficit to a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night at Honda Center.

Preview: Ducks at Canucks

(Updated: UPDATING: Editing throughout) The Vancouver Canucks attempt to keep alive their playoff hopes when they kick off a five-game homestand against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Vancouver's chances of qualifying for the postseason are slim at best - the club trails Phoenix by five points for the second wild card in the Western Conference but has played one more game than the Coyotes. The Canucks dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Colorado on Thursday but still managed to extend its point streak to four games (3-0-1).

Preview: Ducks at Oilers

The Anaheim Ducks look to reclaim their spot atop the Pacific Division when they visit the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. Anaheim recently slipped out of first place after residing there for most of the season but trails San Jose by only two points with three games in hand. The Ducks began their three-game road trip with a 3-2 triumph at Calgary on Wednesday as Mathieu Perreault and Andrew Cogliano scored in the third period to erase a deficit.

Ducks prevail in rematch with Flames

Ducks prevail in rematch with Flames CALGARY, Alberta -- The Anaheim Ducks were not going to be embarrassed again. Two weeks after suffering a lopsided loss at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Ducks erased a one-goal deficit Wednesday and emerged with a 3-2, come-from-behind victory over the Calgary Flames.

Preview: Panthers at Ducks

The slumping Anaheim Ducks have a chance to begin turning around their fortunes when they host the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Anaheim, which got off to a fantastic start and spent much of the season atop the Pacific Division, has fallen out of first place as it has lost six of its last eight games (2-4-2). The Ducks officially dropped to second on Thursday as they squandered a third-period lead en route to a 3-2 loss at San Jose.
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