Game/Series: Round 1 Game 4 [Dallas leads series 2-1]
Where: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas
Date: Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM Central Time
Television: My27 | FSN Prime Ticket
Radio: 820 AM WBAP | AM 830 Anaheim
Chat Rooms: AndrewsStarsPage.com | HockeysFuture.com
Congratulations to Mike Modano on becoming America's All-Time Point Leader!
Round 1 - Western Conference Quarterfinals:
Game 1: 4/10 - Dallas 4 @ Anaheim 0 - Scoresheet - Super Stats - ASP Recap
Game 2: 4/12 - Dallas 5 @ Anaheim 2 - Scoresheet - Super Stats - ASP Recap
Game 3: 4/15 - Anaheim 4 @ Dallas 2 - - Scoresheet - Super Stats - ASP Recap
Game 4: 4/17 - Dallas vs. Anaheim - 7:00 PM - My27
Game 5: 4/18 - Dallas @ Anaheim - 9:30 PM - Versus/My27
*Game 6: 4/20 - Dallas vs. Anaheim - 8:00 PM - FSN Southwest
*Game 7: 4/22 - Dallas @ Anaheim - ?:00 PM - Versus/FSN Southwest
Dallas leads series 2 games to 1 - * = If Necessary
A Look at the Series - Your Dallas Stars Vs The Anaheim Ducks:
GAME 4 PREVIEWS -
Dallas Morning News - "Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars Game 4 preview"
Dallas Morning News - "Stars' Lundqvist fighting distractions"
Dallas Morning News - "Perry closer to return to Anaheim Ducks"
Dallas Morning News - "Home isn't always where the wins are"
Dallas Morning News - "Schedule, not venue, will help Dallas"
Dallas Morning News - "Stars' foremost focus is on Game 4"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Only loss the Dallas Stars can afford is memory loss"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Jennifer Floyd Engel: AAC requires an explosion, from Dallas Stars or demolition"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Dallas Stars Notes"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Anaheim Ducks Nots
Los Angeles Times - "Pronger's presence is felt for Ducks"
Los Angeles Times - "Perry is expected to play in Game 4 against Stars"
Orange County Register - "Perry likely to be back in lineup for Ducks Game 4"
Orange County Register - "Whicker column: Battle for Ducks is to stay out of the box"
GAME 3 RECAPS -
Dallas Morning News - "House of blues: Stars lose Game 3 to Ducks, 4-2"
Dallas Morning News - "Dallas Stars-Anaheim Ducks Game 3 notebook"
Dallas Morning News - "Hard to put a finger on these Dallas Stars"
Dallas Morning News - "Stars' energy was lacking in 4-2 loss"
Dallas Morning News - "Stars' late rally fizzled in four minutes"
Dallas Morning News - "Ducks' Pronger a power in Game 3"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Ducks look mighty again, beat Dallas"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Jim Reeves: Passive Stars leave fans in mourning"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Disgruntled fans losing patience while Stars are losing momentum"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Nerves hit Stars at home"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - "Pronger returns to form for Ducks"
Los Angeles Times - "Ducks answer back Stars"
Los Angeles Times - "Ducks' Rob Niedermayer could be out for rest of playoff series"
Orange County Register - "Ducks win to shift momentum in Dallas"
Orange County Register - "Whicker column: Ducks rely on experience to weather Dallas rally"
Game Three Previews
Game Two Recaps
Game Two Previews
Game One Recaps
Game One Previews
Your Dallas Stars - #5 Seed
Stanley Cups: 1999
Stanley Cup Finalist: 1981, 1991, 2000
Overall Record: 2-1
Home Record: 0-1
Away Record: 2-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
Regular Season Stats -
Record: 45-30-7 with 97 Points
Finishes: Pacific Division-3rd, Western Conference-5th, NHL-8th
Home Record: 23-16-2
Away Record: 22-14-5
Overtime Record: 8-7 [5-3 Shoot Out]
The Anaheim Ducks - #4 Seed
Stanley Cups: 2007
Stanley Cup Finalist: 2003
Overall Record: 1-2
Home Record: 0-2
Away Record: 1-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
Regular Season Stats -
Record: 47-27-8 with 102 Points
Finishes: Pacific Division-2nd, Western Conference-4th, NHL-5th
Home Record: 28-9-4
Away Record: 19-18-4
Overtime Record: 12-8 [8-4 Shoot Out]
The Walzy Injury Report
Dallas - 1 Player Injured
Sergei Zubov | day-to-day | Sports Hernia
Anaheim - 2 Players Injured
Corey Perry | day-to-day | Right quad tendon laceration
Rob Niedermayer | day-to-day | Upper body
Last Game - Game 3
Opponent: Your Dallas Stars vs. The Anaheim Ducks
Result: Loss 4-2
1st - Anaheim (1-0) - 6:39 - Marchant (Moen | Pronger)
1st - Anaheim (2-0) - 10:09 - Getzlaf (Unassisted)
1st - Anaheim (3-0) - 14:31 - Pronger (Bertuzzi | Weight) [PP]
2nd - Anaheim (4-0) - 5:34 - Pronger (Selanne | Getzlaf) [PP]
3rd - Dallas (4-1) - 5:43 - Morow (Modano | Ribeiro) [PP]
3rd - Dallas (4-2) - 7:22 - Morrow (Modano | Ribeiro) [PP]
Dallas: 1st - 10 | 2nd - 9 | 3rd - 14 | Total - 33
Anaheim: 1st - 6 | 2nd - 6 | 3rd - 3 | Total - 15
Powerplays: Dallas - 2 For 7 | Anaheim - 2 For 4
Faceoffs: Dallas - 24 For 55 | Anaheim - 31 For 55
Dallas: Turco - 58:32 - 11 Saves - 15 Shots [L]
Anaheim: Giguere - 60:00 - 31 Saves - 33 Shots [W]
AndrewStarsPage.com Three Stars Of The Game
#1. Mike Ribeiro - Dallas | Goal, Two Assists
#2. Brad Richards - Dallas | Goal, Assist
#3. Mike Modano - Dallas | Game Winning Goal
Referees: Eric Furlatt | Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen: Pierre Champoux | Scott Driscoll
Goals: Dallas-11 Anaheim-6
Goals Per Game: Dallas-3.7 Anaheim-2.0
Goals Allowed: Dallas-6 Anaheim-11
Goals Allowed Per Game: Dallas-2.0 Anaheim-3.7
Shots Per Game: Dallas-33.3 Anaheim-20.0
Shots Allowed Per Game: Dallas-20.0 Anaheim-33.3
Powerplay: Dallas-40.0% Anaheim-23.1%
Penalty Kill: Dallas-76.9% Anaheim-60.0%
All Time Series: Dallas 51-27-8
Regular Season: 48-22-8 | Home: 29-8-2 | Away: 19-14-6
Playoffs: 4-5 | Home: 1-3 | Away: 3-2
In Dallas: 51-27-8 | Home: 30-11-2 | Away: 22-16-6
Last Game In Series: 4/15/08 - vs. Anaheim - Loss 4-2 - Highlights - Game Thread
10/20 - Dallas 3 vs. Anaheim 1
11/05 - Dallas 5 @ Anaheim 0
11/21 - Dallas 2 vs. Anaheim 1
1/15 - Dallas 2 @ Anaheim 4
1/20 - Dallas 5 vs. Anaheim 2
2/15 - Dallas 4 @ Anaheim 2
3/19 - Dallas 1 vs. Anaheim 2
3/30 - Dallas 2 @ Anaheim 3 [Shoot Out]
4/10 - Dallas 4 @ Anaheim 0 [Game 1]
4/12 - Dallas 5 @ Anaheim 2 [Game 2]
4/15 - Dallas 2 vs. Anaheim 4 [Game 3]
This Season vs the Ducks
Powerplay: 19 For 62
Penalty Kill: 51 For 62
Goals: Dallas 36-23
Goalies - Dallas: 7-3-1 | Anaheim: 4-7-0
[DAL] - Turco (1st|2nd|4th|5th|6th|7th|8th|9th|10th|11th) - 600:02 - 190 of 210 Saves - 20 Goals Against
[DAL] - Smith (3rd) - 59:54 - 17 of 18 Saves - 1 Goal Against
[ANA] - Giguere (1stP|2ndP|3rd|4th|5th|6th|7th|8th|9th|10th) - 610:43 - 217 of 250 Saves - 33 Goals Against
[ANA] - Bryzgalov (1st|2nd) - 48:46 - 15 of 16 Saves - 1 Goals Against
Your Dallas Stars Vs The Anaheim Ducks - Playoff History
- 2003 [Anaheim wins series 4-2]
Game 1 - The Stars came into their first ever series against Anaheim, looking to win their 2nd Cup in 5 seasons, and after the Mighty Ducks swept the No. 2 Detroit Red Wings it looked as if the Cup was there for the taking for Dallas. But Anaheim showed exactly why they swept the Red Wings in Game 1. And a long game 1 it was. Tied 3-3 after 60 minutes, the crowd at the AAC didn't know they were in for another 4 full periods of hockey before Anaheim scored the game winner early in the 5th overtime period for the 4-3 victory. Anaheim thought they won game 1 in the 3rd overtime period but the goal was disallowed as the net was off when the puck went into the net.
Game 2 - Down 1-0 in the series, Dallas found themselves in an almost must win situation in Game 2. And up 2-1 late in game 2, Dallas looked as if they would tie the series up at one game as they did in the quarterfinals against Edmonton. But a goal with less than a minute to go in the period would tie the game for the Ducks. Luckly for Stars fans, they didn't have to endure 5 overtime periods before losing in game 2. Anaheim came out quick and scored not even two minutes into the 1st overtime period to take game 2, 3-2.
Game 3 - In what Dallas couldn't do in game 2, the Stars were able to hold on for the game 2 victory by a 2-1 score.
Game 4 - The low scoring affair continued in game 4 as both teams remained scoreless after two periods. But once again, a late goal would give Anaheim the victory and a strangle hold on the series. The Ducks won game 4, 1-0.
Game 5 - Finally, the Stars offense was able to come alive in the fifth game of the series was rookie Niko Kapanen led the Stars with two goals in the game and brought Dallas back into the series. Dallas left the AAC, with a 4-1 win over the Mighty Ducks.
Game 6 - Dallas found themselves trailing 3-2 late in game 6 before the Stars tied the game up at 3-3. But, as had been the case the entire series, a bad exchange behind the net gave Sandis Ozolinsh the chance to net home the series winner with only 1:06 remaining in the game. Anaheim won game 6, 4-3 and the series 4 games to 2.
- 2008 [Dallas leads series 2-1]
Game 1 - The defending Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks, came into game 1 with the expectations of running all over the Stars. However, it was completely opposite in the first game. After a solid first 10 minutes to the game, the Ducks fell apart and continued to take penalty after penalty through out the game. And Dallas made them pay. 11:25 into the series, Steve Ott deflected a Stephan Robidas shot from the boards, in through the 5 hole of Giguere, to give the Stars a 1-0 lead. A little over 6 minutes after, Dallas again found themsleves on the powerplay. Mike Modano took a hard hit to set up the play as Steve Ott grabbed the puck, passed it back to Robidas, who passed it to Richards, before finding Loui Eriksson all alone in the slot and the 2-0 lead. Dallas had had a picture perfect first period. And in their strongest period of the regular season for the Stars, Dallas continued their dominance. Once again, on the powerplay, crisp passing led to the 3-0 lead for Dallas. Morrow found Ribeiro behind the net, before again finding a wide open Lehtinen in the slot. Brenden Morrow would add on another in the 2nd period, again on the powerplay, for the 4-0 lead. In the 3rd, Marty Turco kept the Ducks off the boards despite only a couple chances from Anaheim. And it would be the Stars who would leave the Honda Center, with the 1-0 lead.
Game 2 - Special teams win you hockey games, and much like in game 1, it did again for the Stars in game 2. Two more powerplay goals for Dallas in game 2, propelled the Stars to a 2-0 series lead in their quarterfinal match up with Anaheim. First off though it was Mike Ribeiro, breaking away on an intercepted pass, who would give Dallas the 1-0 lead after he back handed it past Giguere early in the 1st period. In the second period, the Dallas powerplay went to work. Robidas's shot and rebound was grabbed by long-time Dallas Star Jere Lehtinen, who backed it into the empty net to give the Stars a 2-0 lead in game 2. However, game 2 was nearly as easy for the Stars as it was in game 1. Teemu Selanne ended Marty Turco's playoff shut out streak after nearly six straight periods dating back to the 7 minute mark of the 3rd period in game 7 against Vancouver. Travis Moen then tied the game after streaking past rookie Matt Niskanen and sliding it in past Marty Turco. In the 3rd, and after several penalty kills, Mike Modano showed he still had a little in him after slapping a powerplay shot past Giguere to give Dallas the 3-2 lead early in the period. 55 seconds later, it was Brad Richards streaking in and snipping it through Giguere's 5-hole to restore Dallas' two-goal lead. Loui Eriksson put any doubt to the game away as he one timed a pass from Joel Lundqvist past Giguere and gave the Stars a 5-2 victory.
Game 3 - Knowing their best had yet to show up on the ice, Anaheim showed why they are the defending Cup Champions by taking it to Dallas in the first period. Three goals on just seven shots sent the buzzed American Airlines Center, Blacked Out crowd into silence. Chris Pronger added his second goal of the night to give Anaheim a 4-0 lead after two periods. And despite Morrow's two goals in the third period, Anaheim would cruise to a 4-2 victory over the Stars to get them back into the series down just one game.
FINAL Pacific Division Standings
1st. San Jose, 49-23-10, 108 Points
2nd. Anaheim, 47-27-8, 102 Points
3rd. Dallas, 45-30-7, 97 Points
4th. Phoenix, 38-37-7, 83 Points
5th. Los Angeles, 32-43-7, 71 Points
2008 National Hockey League, Western Conference Quarterfinals
* = If Necessary
- #1 Seed. Detroit Red Wings  Vs #8 Seed. Nashville Predators 
Game 1: Nashville 1 @ Detroit 3
Game 2: Nashville 2 @ Detroit 4
Game 3: Detroit 3 @ Nashville 5
Game 4: Detroit 2 @ Nashville 3
Game 5: 4/18 - NSH@DET - 6:30 PM
Game 6: 4/20 - DET@NSH - 2:00 PM
*Game 7: 4/22 - NSH@DET
Series Tied 2-2
- #2 Seed. San Jose Sharks  Vs #7 Seed. Calgary Flames 
Game 1: Calgary 3 @ San Jose 2
Game 2: Calgary 0 @ San Jose 2
Game 3: San Jose 3 @ Calgary 4
Game 4: San Jose 3 @ Calgary 2
Game 5: 4/17 - CGY@SJ - 9:00 PM
Game 6: 4/20 - SJ@CGY
*Game 7: 4/22 - CGY@SJ
Series Tied 2-2
- #3 Seed. Minnesota Wild  Vs #6 Seed. Colorado Avalanche 
Game 1: Colorado 3 @ Minnesota 2 [OT]
Game 2: Colorado 2 @ Minnesota 3 [OT]
Game 3: Minnesota 3 @ Colorado 2 [OT]
Game 4: Minnesota 1 @ Colorado 5
Game 5: 4/17 - COL@MIN - 8:00 PM
Game 6: 4/19 - MIN@COL
*Game 7: 4/22 - COL@MIN
Series Tied 2-2
- #4 Seed. Anaheim Ducks  Vs #5 Seed. Dallas Stars 
Game 1: Dallas 4 @ Anaheim 0
Game 2: Dallas 5 @ Anaheim 2
Game 3: Anaheim 4 @ Dallas 2
Game 4: 4/17 - ANA@DAL - 7:00 PM
Game 5: 4/18 - DAL@ANA - 9:30 PM
*Game 6: 4/20 - ANA@DAL - 8:00 PM
*Game 7: 4/22 - DAL@ANA
Dallas leads series 2 games to 1
Look at..Dallas vs Anaheim
- Records Each Month
September: Dallas: 0-0-0 | Anaheim: 1-1-0
October: Dallas: 5-5-2 | Anaheim: 3-6-2
November: Dallas: 8-4-2 | Anaheim: 8-4-2
December: Dallas: 10-4-0 | Anaheim: 7-6-1
January: Dallas: 6-7-1 | Anaheim: 8-4-1
February: Dallas: 12-2-0 | Anaheim: 10-2-1
March: Dallas: 2-7-2 | Anaheim: 8-4-1
April: Dallas: 2-1-0 | Anaheim: 2-0-0
- Different Stats
Home Goals For/Againist: Dallas - 122/95 | Anaheim - 108/85
Away Goals For/Againist: Dallas - 115/109 | Anaheim - 89/99
Goals By Period 1st: Dallas - 63 | Anaheim - 56
Goals By Period 2nd: Dallas - 92 | Anaheim - 68
Goals By Period 3rd: Dallas - 79 | Anaheim - 71
Powerplay: Dallas - 18.1% [64 For 354] | Anaheim - 16.6% [60 For 361]
Shorthanded Goals: Dallas - 13GF/8GA | Anaheim - 8GF/7GA
Penalty Kill: Dallas - 85.5% [301 For 352] | Anaheim - 82.9% [340 For 410]
Score First: Dallas - 25-10-5 [25th Best] | Anaheim - 26-4-3 [5th Best]
Trail First: Dallas - 20-20-2 [1st Best] | Anaheim - 21-23-5 [5th Best]
Winning Percentage When Leading After One: Dallas - .704% [22nd Best] | Anaheim - .821% [3rd Best]
Winning Percentage When Leading After Two: Dallas - .775% [26th Best] | Anaheim - .909% [7th Best]
- Random Stats
Record when on NBC: Dallas: 1-0-0 | Anaheim: 1-0-0
Record when on Versus: Dallas: 2-2-0 | Anaheim: 2-1-1
Record when on NHL Network: Dallas: 1-1-0 | Anaheim: 2-4-0
Longest Winning Streak: Dallas: 7 Games | Anaheim: 6 Games [2X]
Longest Losing Streak: Dallas: 5 Games | Anaheim: 6 Games
Points: Mike Ribeiro - 83
Goals: Brenden Morrow - 32
Assists: Mike Ribeiro - 56
+/-: Brenden Morrow - +23
Penalty Minutes: Steve Ott - 147
Wins: Marty Turco - 32
GAA: Tobias Stephen - 1.97
Save %: Tobias Stephen - .950%
Points: Ryan Getzlaf - 81
Goals: Corey Perry - 29
Assists: Ryan Getzlaf - 58
+/-: Ryan Getzlaf - +32
Penalty Minutes: George Parros - 183
Wins: Jean-Sebastien Giguere - 35
GAA: Jonas Hiller - 2.07
Save %: Jonas Hiler - .926%
Points: Mike Ribeiro - Dallas | 7
Goals: Brenden Morrow - Dallas | 3
Assists: Mike Ribeiro- Dallas | 6
+/-: Lundqvist [DAL] & O'Donnell [ANA] | +2
Penalty Minutes: Todd Bertuzzi - Anaheim | 10
Wins: Marty Turco - Dallas | 2
GAA: Marty Turco - Dallas | 2.02
Save %: Marty Turco - Dallas | .900%