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  • Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

    April 17, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.The Ducks know a Stanley Cup run can't possibly be easy, and they're not afraid of a little hard work along the way.

  • NHL Playoff Capsules

    April 17, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.Getzlaf, Kyle Palmieri and Mathieu Perreault scored in a dominant first period for the top-seeded Ducks, who began their playoff run on a dead sprint. Anaheim led 4-0 midway through the second period before Dallas got rolling in its first playoff game since 2008.

  • Winnipeg signs coach Paul Maurice to 4-year deal

    April 16, 2014

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Coach Paul Maurice has been given a four-year extension by the Winnipeg Jets.And he and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff appear to be agree on some of the team's needs.One of them is keeping Ondrej Pavelec as the team's starting goaltender.

  • Hitchcock: Blues chances hinge on Miller

    April 16, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.For the Blues to prevail against the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup of 100-point teams and long-time rivals with Game 1 Thursday night, coach Ken Hitchcock says they'll need standout play from goalie Ryan Miller.

  • Roy, Avs anxious to open playoffs against Wild

    April 16, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason.Perhaps only fitting then that Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday night at Pepsi Center.