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Anaheim Ducks hope their long-delayed playoff success finally starts when they face Stars

Tuesday, 04.15.2014 / 4:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Anaheim Ducks hope their long-delayed playoff success finally starts when they face Stars

ANAHEIM, Calif. - From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs.

Although the veteran defenceman is giving up everything he knows about the wild-card Stars, Robidas realizes his post-season fate rests on the powerhouse Ducks' will, not any special knowledge of an upstart opponent that had Anaheim's number in the regular season.

The Ducks earned the Western Conference's top record and another Pacific Division title, setting records for wins while finishing one point behind Boston for the Presidents' Trophy. None of it means anything to captain Ryan Getzlaf unless Anaheim gets past Dallas.

Anaheim hosts the Stars in Game 1 on Wednesday night.

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