The Ducks knew they could count on home-ice advantage, not necessarily their power-play prowess.
However, in a moment-of-truth Game 5 played before another standing-room-only crowd at Honda Center, they beat the Dallas Stars, 6-2, by setting a team playoff record with four power-play goals.
Top-seeded Anaheim took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series, with Game 6 Sunday in Texas.
Ducks center and captain Ryan Getzlaf steadily gave the 17,334 in attendance reason to roar after missing Game 4 with an upper-body injury.
Getzlaf produced one of three Ducks goals in the first 6 minutes 49 seconds of the third period, creating bedlam after contributing...