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First look: Ducks vs. Stars is no formality
First look: Ducks vs. Stars is no formality

A top seed vs. a No. 8 seed usually is a formality — there was a notable exception involving the Kings two years ago — but Dallas has won two of three games against the Ducks this season. The Oct. 20 opener was the Ducks' lone victory, as they overcame a 3-1 deficit with two Corey Perry goals and a shutout relief appearance by rookie goalie Frederik Andersen in his NHL debut, winning 6-3, after forward Ryan Garbutt launched himself at former Ducks forward Dustin Penner, who suffered a concussion on the hit. Garbutt was suspended. On Nov. 26 in Dallas, the Ducks led, 2-1, in the third period but surrendered three goals in a 53-second span. The Stars won, 2-0, at Honda Center on Feb. 1 in...

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