Ducks-Stars First Round Schedule Set

Sunday, 04.13.2014 / 4:55 PM PT / News
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Ducks-Stars First Round Schedule Set
The schedule for the opening round Stanley Cup Playoffs opening round series between the Ducks and Dallas Stars was announced Sunday evening.
The schedule for the opening round Stanley Cup Playoffs opening round series between the Ducks and Dallas Stars was announced Sunday evening. The Ducks (the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference) will battle a Stars team that earned the second wild card spot in the conference.

The two teams open the series Wednesday night at Honda Center and follow a 2-2-1-1-1 format. The local TV and radio schedule for the series will be announced at a different time. 

Individual game tickets for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center (four potential games) are still available for purchase through AnaheimDucks.com/playoffs, by phone with Ticketmaster at (714) 703-2545 or in person at the Honda Center Box Office. By placing a deposit on 2014-15 season tickets, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff ticket strip for a discounted rate, guaranteeing a seat for every home game throughout the postseason.

Following is the complete schedule (all times PT):

Wednesday, April 16   Ducks vs. Stars 7 p.m. Honda Center
Friday, April 18           Ducks vs. Stars 7 p.m. Honda Center
Monday, April 21         Ducks at Stars 6:30 p.m. American Airlines Center
Wednesday, April 23   Ducks at Stars 5 p.m. American Airlines Center
*Friday, April 25          Ducks vs. Stars 7:30 p.m. Honda Center
*Sunday, April 27        Ducks at Stars TBD American Airlines Center
*Tuesday, April 29       Ducks vs. Stars TBD Honda Center

* If necessary

CLICK HERE To view the rest of the playoff schedule 

This marks the third time the two teams have faced each other in the playoffs (2003 and 2008), with each club winning one series (6-6 record). In 2003, the clubs met in the Western Conference Semifinals, with the Ducks winning in six games (Ducks seeded seventh, Dallas was seeded first). The first game of the series went to five overtimes and remains the fourth-longest game in NHL history (140:48). The clubs also met in the 2008 Conference Quarterfinals, when the fifth-seeded Stars beat the fourth-seeded Ducks in six games. (Complete playoff recaps are below).

Anaheim has a 39-60-11 all-time record against Dallas, 25-26-4 at home. In the 2013-14 regular season, Anaheim posted a 1-2-0 record vs. Dallas, including a 6-3 victory on Oct. 20 at Honda Center. The Stars won on Nov. 26 at American Airlines Center (6-3) and Feb. 1 at Honda Center (2-0). Ryan Getzlaf paced all Anaheim skaters in scoring (1-4=5) and assists vs. Dallas during the season series, while Corey Perry (2-2=4) and Emerson Etem (2-1=3) co-led the team in goals. Ryan Garbutt was Dallas’ leading scorer vs. Anaheim this season (2-2=4). Garbutt and Antoine Roussel (2-0=2) co-led the team in goals (2) while Erik Cole (0-3=3) and Vernon Fiddler (0-3=3) co-led the team in assists (complete game-by-game recap below).

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - ANA 79 50 22 7 232 217 107
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 SJS 77 38 30 9 217 216 85
11 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
12 COL 77 35 30 12 207 218 82
13 EDM 77 23 41 13 186 260 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 76 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 64 33 20 16 53
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
J. Silfverberg 78 12 26 14 38
S. Vatanen 64 12 25 6 37
P. Maroon 70 9 25 -4 34
C. Fowler 77 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 75 7 27 27 34
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
R. Rakell 68 8 22 8 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 34 11 5 .914 2.37
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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