|Western Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 5 - Series tied at 2-2|
|35||DALLAS||+140||Ov 5.5,+115||+125||Ov 5.5,+115|
|36||ANAHEIM||-160||Un 5.5,-135||-145||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17-26-0||-5.1||17-26||-5.1||21-20||2.6||31.0||3.1||31.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-3||2.6||27.2||2.2||29.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||86||247||76||93||72||6||12||2716||9.1%||309||48||15.5%||417|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||43||112||41||34||33||4||7||1334||8.4%||145||24||16.6%||185|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||5||5||0||0||136||9.6%||19||3||15.8%||24|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||12||2||5||5||0||0||119||10.1%||17||2||11.8%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||237||72||83||71||11||14||2606||9.1%||281||50||17.8%||393|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||134||38||53||39||4||4||1371||9.8%||148||29||19.6%||230|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||6||3||2||0||0||145||7.6%||21||2||9.5%||16|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||9||6||2||1||0||0||114||7.9%||16||2||12.5%||12|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Road Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|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)||69||68||2002||1840||91.9%||5||36-32||+3.8||36-32-0||+5||29-33|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)||33||33||1011||920||91.0%||1||15-18||-0.4||15-18-0||0||15-16|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||105||92.1%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Playoff Games)||4||4||114||105||92.1%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||1||0||17||14||82.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Road Games)||1||0||17||14||82.4%||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 (Road Games)||27||26||767||690||90.0%||0||9-17||-4.8||9-17-0||-5||11-13|
|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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||31-12-0||+10||31-12||+10||22-20||3.4||34.1||2.3||30.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||2-3||2.4||30.0||2.8||30.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||86||275||81||105||79||10||11||2683||10.2%||292||46||15.8%||460|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||43||148||43||60||39||6||5||1465||10.1%||161||30||18.6%||245|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||6||2||3||1||0||150||8.0%||18||2||11.1%||18|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||9||6||2||1||0||0||114||7.9%||16||2||12.5%||12|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||221||71||74||68||8||10||2472||8.9%||289||50||17.3%||380|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||97||37||30||26||4||4||1290||7.5%||147||23||15.6%||165|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||6||5||0||0||150||9.3%||18||2||11.1%||26|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||12||2||5||5||0||0||119||10.1%||17||2||11.8%||22|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (All Games)||32||28||901||829||92.0%||1||21-7||+13.6||21-7-0||+13||15-13|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Home Games)||16||13||466||434||93.1%||0||11-2||+7.4||11-2-0||+7||8-5|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||106||89.8%||1||2-2||-0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Playoff Games)||4||4||118||106||89.8%||1||2-2||-0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||3||3||87||83||95.4%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|JOHN GIBSON (Home Games)||2||2||69||65||94.2%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|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)||51||50||1349||1229||91.1%||4||30-20||+0.6||30-20-0||-1||28-19|
|JONAS HILLER (Home Games)||27||27||719||664||92.4%||4||17-10||-0.5||17-10-0||-1||13-13|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||68||57||83.8%||0||0-3||-5.6||0-3-0||-6||3-0|
|JONAS HILLER (Playoff Games)||1||0||1||1||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.15, ANAHEIM 3.11|
|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|
|4/23/2014||ANAHEIM||4-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/25/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|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||2-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/27/2014||at DALLAS|| |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (DALLAS-ANAHEIM) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.)
*Stars-Ducks Preview* =====================
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer
Dallas At Anaheim, Game Five, 10:30 p.m. EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Two-thirds of the Anaheim Ducks' top line is injured, including their captain and leading scorer. Their most beloved player has been benched, and their rookie goalie looks shakier each night.
Just four games into the Stanley Cup playoffs, the top-seeded Ducks are generating enough drama to occupy an entire spring.
And a series that appeared to be in Anaheim's control last weekend is all even again.
The upstart Dallas Stars are rolling back to Anaheim for a pivotal Game 5 on Friday night after consecutive victories, running the Ducks out of Texas with speed and aggression. Dallas has outscored the high-powered Ducks in the series, and Anaheim is in desperate need of a morale-boosting victory.
"We need to settle in as a team and play with confidence," Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano said. "There's a reason why we finished in first place. We get to play back in our building, and we should feel confident here."
The Ducks would feel a whole lot more confident with captain Ryan Getzlaf in the lineup after the NHL's second-leading scorer in the regular season missed Game 4 with an upper-body injury. Getzlaf was hopeful he can return for Game 5, but didn't sound confident after the Ducks' team meeting at Honda Center on Thursday.
"I don't think I've missed a playoff game in my career, so it was a tough thing to watch last night and not be a part of it," Getzlaf said. "But that's the way it is. It's not in my nature at all to step away from the game unless someone forces me to. It's been tough and not easy to deal with."
Injured forward Matt Beleskey isn't likely to rejoin Getzlaf on the top line for Game 5, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said.
The coach also isn't saying whether Jonas Hiller will replace rookie Frederik Andersen in net. Andersen was pulled from Game 4 after allowing four goals, and the veteran Hiller is eager to return after losing his starting job late in the best regular season in franchise history.
"Having quite a few games under my belt, that definitely helps me to find game mode," Hiller said.
Boudreau also must figure out what to do with 43-year-old Teemu Selanne after scratching the Finnish Flash for Game 4, a move guaranteed to enrage most of the Ducks' fan base. That includes Selanne's 18-year-old son, Eemil, who posted a clever retort on his Twitter account: "ROSTER MOVE: Bruce Boudreau has been reassigned to Norfolk Admirals (AHL)."
Teemu acknowledged he thought the tweet was funny, but also told Eemil to delete it. Selanne then cleared the air with Boudreau before Game 5.
"I told Bruce, `It's a new day. The series starts now,"' Selanne said. "There's no hard feelings. It's playoff time, and I don't want to even think about any negative energy."
Ever since the Ducks took a four-goal lead early in Game 1, the Stars have outscored Anaheim 12-5 in the series. Dallas' confidence seemed to grow with each shift at home, putting the Ducks on their heels with superior speed during an impressive finish to Game 4.
"We're having fun," goalie Kari Lehtonen said. "This is a really great group to be in. I haven't personally felt too much pressure. It's more excitement and coping with that. It's been lots of fun so far and we have to keep it going."
While the Ducks worry about injured stars and hurt feelings, the Stars are reveling in their success despite modest expectations for their playoff return. Dallas is two wins away from a monumental playoff upset, but their veterans realize a road victory will be exponentially tougher.
"The most important thing is we felt what it's like to win a playoff game, especially the guys that haven't been in the playoffs before," Tyler Seguin said. "It's a great feeling. It's a taste that you like in your mouth."
While the Ducks' injury problems continue, the Stars hope to have defenseman Brenden Dillon back in their lineup for the first time in the series in Game 5. Coach Lindy Ruff also was optimistic defenseman Patrik Nemeth will play.
"It's starting from scratch," Ruff said. "We've got to win a game in Anaheim. We've got to be better. I've got to do a better job with the team."
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 8:44:33 PM EST|