|Western Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 4 - ANA Leads 2-1|
|19||ANAHEIM||+100||Ov 5.5,+115||-110||Ov 5.5,+115|
|20||DALLAS||-120||Un 5.5,-135||-110||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||25-17-0||+7.4||25-17||+7.4||22-18||3.0||28.5||2.9||27.5|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.9||4-1||+2.9||2-3||2.8||30.2||2.6||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||85||273||79||105||79||10||11||2660||10.3%||289||46||15.9%||457|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||42||125||36||45||40||4||6||1195||10.5%||128||16||12.5%||212|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||5||3||4||2||1||151||9.3%||19||2||10.5%||18|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||3||7||4||2||1||0||0||91||7.7%||13||2||15.4%||9|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||217||71||72||66||8||10||2446||8.9%||286||50||17.5%||374|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||120||34||42||40||4||6||1156||10.4%||139||27||19.4%||209|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||4||5||0||0||154||8.4%||19||2||10.5%||25|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||8||2||3||3||0||0||93||8.6%||14||2||14.3%||16|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (All Games)||31||27||876||808||92.2%||1||21-6||+14.7||21-6-0||+14||14-13|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Road Games)||15||14||410||374||91.2%||1||10-4||+7.3||10-4-0||+7||6-8|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||112||91.1%||1||3-1||+1.9||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Playoff Games)||3||3||93||85||91.4%||1||2-1||+0.9||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||3||3||87||83||95.4%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|JOHN GIBSON (Road Games)||1||1||18||18||100.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||3||3||87||83||95.4%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|JOHN GIBSON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||50||50||1348||1228||91.1%||4||30-20||+0.6||30-20-0||-1||28-19|
|JONAS HILLER (Road Games)||23||23||629||564||89.7%||0||13-10||+1||13-10-0||0||15-6|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||88||87.1%||0||1-3||-4.6||1-3-0||-5||3-1|
|JONAS HILLER (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||24-18-0||+1.4||24-18||+1.4||19-19||3.1||32.3||2.4||28.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||1-4||2.4||30.0||1.8||28.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||85||243||76||91||70||6||12||2690||9.0%||306||48||15.7%||411|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||42||131||35||57||37||2||5||1356||9.7%||161||24||14.9%||226|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||5||4||0||0||150||8.0%||21||4||19.0%||23|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||3||8||2||3||3||0||0||93||8.6%||14||2||14.3%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||235||70||83||71||11||14||2583||9.1%||278||50||18.0%||390|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||101||32||30||32||7||10||1212||8.3%||130||21||16.2%||160|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||4||3||2||0||0||144||6.2%||20||2||10.0%||13|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||7||4||2||1||0||0||91||7.7%||13||2||15.4%||9|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Last 4 Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||68||67||1979||1819||91.9%||5||35-32||+2.8||35-32-0||+4||28-33|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||35||34||968||899||92.9%||4||20-14||+3.2||20-14-0||+3||13-17|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||106||93.8%||2||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Playoff Games)||3||3||91||84||92.3%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||1||0||17||14||82.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||1||0||17||14||82.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||48||46||1390||1262||90.8%||0||17-29||-10||17-29-0||-11||19-24|
|TIM THOMAS (Home Games)||21||20||623||572||91.8%||0||8-12||-5.2||8-12-0||-6||8-11|
|TIM THOMAS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||101||92||91.1%||0||0-3||-3.5||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|TIM THOMAS (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.09, DALLAS 3.15|
|3/28/2014||at EDMONTON||3-4||L||0, -190||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/29/2014||at VANCOUVER||5-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/31/2014||WINNIPEG||5-4||W||0, -220||W||5.5 ev||O|
|4/2/2014||EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -295||W||5.5 ev||U|
|4/4/2014||NASHVILLE||2-5||L||0, -190||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/6/2014||at EDMONTON||2-4||L||0, -175||L||5.5 ev||O|
|4/7/2014||at VANCOUVER||3-0||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/9/2014||SAN JOSE||5-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/12/2014||at LOS ANGELES||4-3||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||O|
|4/13/2014||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/16/2014||DALLAS||4-3||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2014||DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/21/2014||at DALLAS||0-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/23/2014||at DALLAS|| |
|3/28/2014||NASHVILLE||7-3||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/29/2014||at ST LOUIS||4-2||W||0, +200||W||5 ov||O|
|4/1/2014||at WASHINGTON||5-0||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ev||U|
|4/3/2014||at CAROLINA||1-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/5/2014||at TAMPA BAY||5-2||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/6/2014||at FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -165||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/8/2014||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/9/2014||COLUMBUS||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5.5 ev||U|
|4/11/2014||ST LOUIS||3-0||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||U|
|4/13/2014||at PHOENIX||1-2||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/16/2014||at ANAHEIM||3-4||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2014||at ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/21/2014||ANAHEIM||3-0||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/25/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|ANAHEIM: ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - That brand-new Pacific Division title banner in the Honda Center rafters is going to mock the Anaheim Ducks until they figure out how to back up their regular-season prowess with playoff success.
With Teemu Selanne back for one last run at the Stanley Cup, the Ducks are eager to extend the Finnish Flash's final season well into the summer.
Anaheim went back to training camp this month still smarting from its seven-game loss to Detroit in the first round of last season's playoffs. The Ducks have still only won one playoff round since claiming their only NHL title in 2007 - none since 2009.
The best regular-season winning percentage in franchise history led to another early summer, and coach Bruce Boudreau is confident the Ducks are done with first-round flops.
|DALLAS: DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Stars are starting over in their quest to end the longest playoff drought in franchise history.
There's a new general manager in Jim Nill, who hired a new coach in Lindy Ruff and overhauled the roster.
Ruff was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL when Buffalo fired him in the middle of last season. Now, he's trying to get the Stars back to the playoffs almost 15 years after he faced them in the Stanley Cup finals in 1999. Dallas won that title.
The biggest addition was Tyler Seguin, a two-time Stanley Cup finalist and one-time champion with Boston.
Forward Jamie Benn and goalie Kari Lehtonen are among the familiar faces for Dallas heading into the opener Oct. 3 against Florida.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (ANAHEIM-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Updates. With AP Photos.)
*Ducks-Stars Preview* =====================
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer
Anaheim At Dallas, Game Four, 8:00 p.m. EDT
DALLAS (AP) -- Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf was asked about the Dallas Stars trying to get under his skin or into his head with their physical play in Game 3.
"Trying to hit my head how about?" the already stitched-up and visor-protected Getzlaf responded Tuesday. " I don't know about get in my head. I don't have enough room for them to get in my head. Trust me."
Getzlaf said it was obvious by the Ducks' 3-0 loss in Dallas, after a pair of one-goal victories at home to start the series, that they need to compete "a little bit harder." He also talked about playing "within the rules of the game" in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series Wednesday night.
The Ducks clearly took exception to how physical the Stars came out in their first home playoff game in six years, especially against the Anaheim captain who took a puck to the face in the series opener before attending the birth of his third child.
There were plenty of scrums in Game 3, including one stoppage late in the second period with Anaheim's dynamic scoring duo of Getzlaf and Corey Perry were exchanging punches with different Dallas players. Antoine Roussell delivered a left to Getzlaf's head.
"I think our guys Corey and Ryan have done a good job turning the other cheek, quite frankly," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "When you start getting suckered in a place that you've got a big bar to protect your jaw, you've got to fight back or eventually it's going to get hurt more. Unfortunately, that's what happens. ... It's playoff hockey. You do what you do. You pinpoint that guy's weakness and you go after it."
Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said he watched most of the physical situations from Game 3, and he didn't see anything more than playoff hockey that he expects to get even more physical as the series progresses. At times, he said, he felt Anaheim got the benefit of calls - the Ducks did have five power plays in Game 3.
"I think that they're going to be trying to be harder on our guys, and our guys are going to be ready for it," Ruff said. "We're going to try to be harder on their guys, and I don't think we crossed the line in any means. Not at all."
Roussel said he was just trying to prevent a goal before the confrontation with Getzlaf.
"Emotion gets in the way I guess," Roussel said after the Stars' optional skate Tuesday.
"I saw Roussel, a little bit of a light wash to the face, but it wasn't a punch until he got hit with six punches," Ruff said.
Getzlaf knows the best response for the Ducks will be to score goals and win Game 4.
"We've got to be smart, but I think everyone's got to dig deep here," center Andrew Cogliano said. "There's a lot more, a lot of room for us to play harder. The bottom line is they played hard (Monday) night. They got under guys' skin, they played playoff hockey and I don't think we did that. I think we played a regular-season game. ... We need to bear down and come to the rink ready to battle, ready to fight hard and we'll go from there."
Stars captain Jamie Benn said his team won't be changing its game because of anything Anaheim is saying or claiming.
"We're going to play the same way," he said. "We're going to focus in on their top guys, and find a way to shut them down."
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 12:33:33 PM EST|