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 |
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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).