The Dallas Stars are taking their chase of the Stanley Cup into the second round of the playoffs - and the reigning champs aren't. Stephane Robidas, scored the tying goal on the power play early in the third period then set up Stu Barnes for the go-ahead goal 52 seconds later, sending the Stars past the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 last night.
The Ducks are the fifth straight defending Stanley Cup champions to fail to make the second round. No champion has even taken a title to the finals since the Stars in 2000. Dallas is so far removed from those glory days that the guy who scored their Cup-winning goal in 1999, Brett Hull, is now the co-general manager.