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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Teemu Selanne and Francois Beauchemin scored their first playoff goals 43 seconds apart in the second period, and the eighth-seeded Anaheim Ducks ousted the Presidents' Trophy-winning San Jose Sharks from the first round with a 4-1 victory on Monday night.

Jonas Hiller made 36 saves to finish his phenomenal playoff series debut for the Ducks, who won a fight-filled Game 6 clincher in a remarkable playoff upset two years after winning the franchise's only Stanley Cup.

With a dynamic offensive effort that negated all the Sharks' physical bluster, Anaheim became the third team to beat a Presidents' Trophy winner in the first round since 2000.

Anaheim plays defending champion Detroit in the next round.


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Blackhawks won their first playoff series in 13 years. Chicago's previous playoff series win was a four-game sweep of Calgary in 1996.

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for Chicago, with Adam Burish and Brian Campbell also scoring in Game 6. Dustin Byfuglien added an empty-net goal and had two assists. Rookie Kris Versteeg, a Calder Trophy nominee, also contributed two assists.

Todd Bertuzzi scored the lone goal for the Flames, who managed just two goals in the final two games of the series. They were ousted in the first round for a fourth straight season.

Nikolai Khabibulin played a stellar game in net for the Blackhawks with 43 saves. He robbed Calgary's Olli Jokinen on scoring chances in the first and second periods.

Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 12 shots in the loss.

Chicago plays Vancouver in the next round.

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