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Dalai Lama's Birthday Bash Driving Planners Nuts

What gifts and what kind of cake to make for spiritual leader are tough calls

(Newser) - He's the man who has (and wants) nothing, which is putting birthday planners in a peculiar predicament. The Dalai Lama turns 80 on Monday, and per the Wall Street Journal , it's been a task and a half to prepare for an address he's giving to about 15,... More »

Robidas Sends Stars Past Ducks

Stanley Cup champs eliminated in first round

(Newser) - 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... More »

Ducks Stay Alive With 5-2 Victory

Dallas can't close out defending champs

(Newser) - Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 victory over Dallas on Friday and trim the Stars' lead in the first-round series to 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday in Dallas. A seventh game would be in Anaheim on... More »

Barnes, Ott Lead Dallas Past Anaheim

Defending champ Ducks on the verge of elimination

(Newser) - Stu Barnes and Steve Ott scored third-period goals and Marty Turco came within 7.6 seconds of a shutout, sending the Dallas Stars past the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 tonight.  The loss puts the reigning Stanley Cup champions on the brink of elimination. Dallas leads the first-round series 3-1 going... More »

Ducks Avoid 3-0 Deficit with 4-2 Win Over Stars in Game 3

Pronger scores 2 goals in victory

(Newser) - Anaheim finally played like the defending Stanley Cup champion—at least long enough to avoid a nearly insurmountable deficit. Chris Pronger scored two power-play goals after assisting on the Ducks' first goal and they held on for a 4-2 victory Tuesday night over the Dallas Stars, who lost for the... More »

Stars Down Ducks, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Modano, Richards score in third period to spark victory

(Newser) - Mike Modano and Brad Richards scored 55 seconds apart in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks last night and give them a 2-0 series lead over the defending Stanley Cup champions. Modano scored on a slap shot during a power... More »

Turco, Stars Blank Ducks 4-0

Visitors grab early lead in first-round playoff series

(Newser) - Marty Turco put on an acrobatic show in goal and the Dallas Stars' power play provided more than enough offense to put the defending Stanley Cup champions in an early playoff hole. Turco earned his fourth career postseason shutout and Dallas defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-0 in Game 1 of... More »

Ducks Rally for Win Over Coyotes

Third period fruitful for Anaheim

(Newser) - Chris Kunitz and Bobby Ryan scored 43 seconds apart in the third period against former teammate Ilya Bryzgalov, while Ryan Getzlaf had the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Sunday. The Ducks, fourth in the Western Conference, will... More »

Selanne Scores 2 Goals to Lift Ducks by Kings

Giguere stops 28 shots as Anaheim continues dominance of LA

(Newser) - Teemu Selanne scored two goals, including the game-winner with 13:32 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 last night. Selanne fired a wrist shot from the left circle past Kings goalie Dan Cloutier to break a 3-3 tie. Joe DiPenta and Ryan Getzlaf also... More »

Wild Takes Over First Place in Northeast

Forsberg lead Avalanche win, Ducks clinch playoff spot

(Newser) - The Minnesota Wild bounced back from an awful loss to Edmonton Monday to beat the Oilers 3-1 last night, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves for the Wild, who jumped over idle Calgary for first place in the Northwest Division. Branko Radivojevic had a goal and... More »

Striving for Playoff Berth, Leafs Edge Sens

Panthers send Bolts to the NHL cellar, Ducks outfox Coyotes

(Newser) - Struggling to reach the playoffs, the Maple Leafs were determined to wrest two points from the Senators, and battled accordingly. The 5-4 Toronto victory was decided early in the third period with two quick goals, and secured when the Leafs killed a power play with 87 seconds remaining, reports the... More »

Leafs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win

Sharks beat Ducks, solidify hold on 1st; Wild over Canucks

(Newser) - The Maple Leafs aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet, after a 4-1 win in Buffalo last night left them a fighting chance in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is in 12th place right now, but only five points separates them from the Boston Bruins, who hold the eighth... More »

Sharks Secure Postseason in Wild Shootout

Khabibulin, 'Hawks shut out Capitals; Ducks skewer Stars

(Newser) - San Jose had to put in a longer work night to clinch a playoff berth after Minnesota's Marion Gaborik turned a 3-2 Sharks lead into an overtime battle last night. Evgeni Nabokov came through in the shootout to put a 4-3 cap on the often fierce game, the San Jose ... More »

Canadiens Blank Sinking Islanders

Oilers gain ground on Coyotes; Ducks cruise to win over Blues

(Newser) - The Islanders' 28th-ranked offense had no chance against Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak, coming up empty in a tough 3-0 loss. The fifth straight defeat leaves the depleted New York squad well out of playoff reach, while the win boosts Montreal to the top of the Northeast Division and to second... More »

Ducks Take 8th Straight Home Win Against Canucks

Newbies fuel Penguins' 7-3 rout of Sabres as Crosby, Hossa sit

(Newser) - Todd Marchant sparked a three-goal first period for the Ducks and the Canucks eventually fell 4-1 in Anaheim's eighth straight home win. The record streak has brought the team to within two points of Pacific-Division-leading San Jose and within just a point of Dallas, the Los Angeles Times reports. Elsewhere... More »

Resurgent Leafs Stun Philly in Must-Win Game

Edmonton also rallies for 4-3 OT win; Coyotes chew Ducks in SO

(Newser) - Nine points behind eighth-place Philadelphia, Toronto rallied from a 3-0 disadvantage to win 4-3 in overtime reports the Globe and Mail. Pavel Kubina's fortuitous last-minute game-winner began life as a pass but caromed off a stick in front of net. The scrappy Leafs outshot the Flyers, 55-25. Also in pro... More »

Turco Blanks Avs to Seal Stars' Revenge

Ducks waste chances but still best Habs, Hawks outlast Oilers

(Newser) - Mike Modano had two assists and Brad Richards paired one with a goal to help the Stars avenge a hard Saturday loss to the Avalanche with a 3-0 domination last night. Marty Turco made 19 saves to register his 33rd career shutout, the Dallas Morning News reports. On other NHL... More »

Kings' Ersberg Rules Over Senators

Hurricanes blow past Wild, Anderson helps Panthers beat Ducks

(Newser) - Erik Ersberg played as about a perfect game as an NHL goalie could last night as he made 40 saves in just his third start ever to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 win over the Ottawa Senators, reports AP. Ersberg, who is taking over for injured starter... More »

Third-Period Rally Lifts Canadiens

Canucks jump on Predators early, Avalanche blank Ducks

(Newser) - The Phoenix Coyotes looked on their way to their first win over the Montreal Canadiens since 1998 last night when everything fell apart, reports the Associated Press. The Canadiens scored three third-period goals and Carey Price had 37 saves in a 4-2 win. Phoenix led 2-1 when Saku Koivu, Andrei... More »

Efficient Coyotes Trip Up Stunned Stars

Blackhawks' rookie goalie blanks Ducks, Sharks get Sens in OT

(Newser) - Despite getting off only 16 shots, the Coyotes managed to slip past the Dallas Stars, who had more to lose but weren't playing as hungry as Phoenix. Dallas' second straight loss after a stellar streak was largely due to Ilya Bryzgalov's 20 saves for the Coyotes, the Dallas Morning News... More »

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