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Stars couldn't contain excitement over Ducks series win

Dallas has a conditional draft pick from Anaheim that got even better

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The Anaheim Ducks weren't the only ones celebrating after they advanced to the Western Conference Final on Wednesday.

The Dallas Stars had their own reason to get happy.

The Stars traded forward Patrick Eaves to the Ducks on Feb. 24 for a conditional second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

The conditions? The Ducks had to advance to the third round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (check!) and Eaves had to have played in at least 50 percent of their games in the first two rounds (Eaves played in eight of 11 games, so check!).

And as soon as the final buzzer sounded on the Ducks' 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers the Stars got to Tweeting.

Tweet from @DallasStars: @AnaheimDucks SEND. OVER. THAT. PICK. pic.twitter.com/Wt1GfePMBJ

Eaves has two goals and six points for the Ducks in the playoffs and was instrumental in getting the Stars an extra first-round draft pick in addition to the No. 3 overall pick they received in the draft lottery. He's the gift that keeps on giving.

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