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Video- Ryan Garbutt Spearing Incident On Corey Perry

Ryan Garbutt of the Dallas Stars had his night end midway in the first period last night after receiving five minutes and a game for this spear on Corey Perry.  Perry briefly left the game but did return.

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Garbutt said the play was careless on his part: “I was coming back to the bench and got careless with my stick. It was definitely something I didn’t want to do.”

The Ducks diagreed.

“It was deliberate,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “It wasn’t an accident, but we know that’s how he plays.”

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Selanne Makes Waves

Not talking legendary Teemu Selanne here but his 18-year old son, Eemil.

After Teemu Selanne was a health scratch Eemil went to Twitter to vent a bit Tweeting:

Image via SBN Battle of California

Thankfully someone captured the original tweet and didn't lose it like I did.

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Video- The Latest On Ryan Getzlaf’s Injury

Bruce Boudreau and Getzlaf discuss his chances of playing game 5 tomorrow night.  All the Ducks are saying is it is an upper-body injury.

 

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Goalie Issues In SoCal

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

Kings fans are lamenting the Ben Scrivens trade and pondering the potential of young Martin Jones.

It’s understandable, given the time of year. Every goal is over-analyzed, every loss magnified. And there’s been enough of both to call Quick’s play into question.

Outside of the first periods in Games 2 and 3, Quick has not been sharp. His positioning has been overly aggressive. His glove hand hasn’t been fast enough. His focus has been broken more than once by San Jose’s crease-crashing forwards.

Struggling? Sure. But you gotta dance with the one what brung ya....

You can read what you want into the coach’s decision to yank Andersen after Cody Eakin’s dagger — that felt like a move geared more toward waking up his team than stopping the bleeding — but Anaheim’s stopper wasn’t good enough last night. And when you’ve got options at hand like Boudreau does, they have to be weighed with the series at a tipping point.

If he truly believes that Andersen is suffering a crisis of confidence, then there’s no way Boudreau can come back with him in Game 5.

But is Hiller really an upgrade? Remember, this is a guy who Boudreau didn’t trust to start the series because he limped into the postseason with a 6-9-3 mark in his final 18 appearances....

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Post-Game Reaction After The Dallas Stars Defeated The Anaheim Ducks 4-2

Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff 

On the Stars’ resiliency tonight:

“Obviously we didn’t play our best first period.  I thought we were slow to move the puck and didn’t quite get our feet moving.  We had a couple of good offensive chances that we were just a little bit slow to.  We talked about trying to get a little more speed through the neutral zone and getting more pucks in behind their defense and then that was probably one of the better second periods we’ve played.”

 On his comments to the team in the first intermission:

“I just said I wasn’t happy.  I thought we got outworked.  I thought we weren’t playing smart enough and it was our turn to answer and that group in there answered the bell.  It’s not often that we get outworked but I thought after that, the last forty was as hard as the boys could go, they emptied the tank.”

 On the physical nature of tonight’s game:

“That’s just playoff hockey.  It was fun for everybody I think.  It’s just playoff emotion.  I really feel like we’re in a playoff series now.” 

 On the series going forward:

“It’s starting from scratch.  We’ve got to go there and win a game.  We’ve got to win a game in Anaheim.  We’ve got to be better and I have to do a better job with the team.  I thought in Game two we played, in my eyes, a real good game but we didn’t finish and we made some big mistakes.  We eliminated some of those big mistakes here and it’s now just focusing on one game…no more.  We’ve done it all year.”

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News Of The Day

- David Backes did not skate with the team today but Ken Hitchcock said...

via Mark Lazerus tweet,

"He’s not going to play unless he’s healthy. You never know, he could be skating in another rink. Lot of rinks in Chicago."

So going by Hitchcock's remark, Backes is a game time decision.

Hitchcock also menioned Brenden Morrow is out for the series.  Morrow was seen wearing a walking boot today.

- The Anaheim Ducks announced Teemu Selanne will be a healthy scratch for the Ducks tonight.

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The Anaheim Ducks Are Unhappy With The Physical Play Of The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Game 3 between the Stars and Ducks featured four roughing penalties, two slashing penalties and three 10-minute misconduct penalties, and Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau blamed the Stars for that.

“I think it was pretty obvious out there,” Boudreau said when asked if the Stars crossed the line. “We’ve warned the refs about them, anyway. It’s just something that I guess you do anything to win, but it’s not something that I think our team would do. We’ll take them and be as physical and be as mean as they want, but obviously they know there’s something wrong with his jaw, so they’re going after it.”

Boudreau was especially upset that Antoine Roussel took on Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who was hit in the face with a slap shot in Game 1 and is wearing a cage to protect his face. Roussel was in a shoving match with Getzlaf and touched the mask. Getzlaf then threw a punch at Roussel and Roussel started punching back.

“You’ve got to stay as disciplined as you can, but you’ve got to protect yourself, too,” Getzlaf said. “That’s part of the game. Obviously, I never expected them to target my face that much, but that’s the way it goes I guess.”

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Video- Ryan Getzlaf Took A Puck To The Face, Should Be OK

 

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Bruce Boudreau Wants The Cup

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,

Maybe a man who has steered his teams to six regular-season division titles but never gotten one past a second-round playoff series is supposed to keep quiet about his longing to hold the Stanley Cup.

That’ll never be Bruce Boudreau.

The Ducks coach, who will lead his Western Conference top-seeded team into the postseason Wednesday night against the wild-card Dallas Stars, unabashedly has obsessed about the best-known trophy in sports.

“Think about it every single day of my life,” Boudreau told The Times on Monday. “When I’m by myself, when I take a walk … since I’ve been 10 years old.

“It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. It’s not a question of the will and the want not being there. It’s a question of, sometimes you’ve got the opportunity and you’ve got to make good on it.”

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Who’s In Goal For The Ducks?

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,

Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn’t expect to be in net.

Jonas Hiller, who went 29-13-7 for the Ducks (54-20-8) but lost his final three games, was last off the ice at Monday’s practice and was passed over in favor of 20-year-old rookie John Gibson on Sunday in what was a meaningless game in the standings.

“I’ve had some sleepless nights … I’ve not been the happiest guy in the world to be around lately. You can ask my wife,” Hiller said after Monday’s team practice in Anaheim.

Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he expects to finalize his decision about who will start Game 1 by Tuesday, and it probably will be 20-win rookie Frederik Andersen, who beat the Kings on Saturday.

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