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Anaheim Ducks stumble home for pivotal Game 5 with upstart Dallas Stars after 2 road losses

Thursday, 04.24.2014 / 6:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Anaheim Ducks stumble home for pivotal Game 5 with upstart Dallas Stars after 2 road losses

ANAHEIM, Calif. - 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 with every game.

Just four games into the Stanley Cup playoffs, the top-seeded Ducks are generating enough drama to fill an entire spring.

And a series that appeared to be in their control last weekend is even again.

The upstart Dallas Stars are rolling back to Anaheim for Game 5 on Friday night after consecutive victories, running the Ducks out of Texas with speed and aggression.

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau doesn't know whether Ryan Getzlaf will return after missing Game 4, but Matt Beleskey is unlikely to play. Boudreau also isn't saying whether Jonas Hiller will replace rookie Frederik Anderson in net.

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