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Ducks Season Ends With 3-2 Loss To Detroit

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AC Staff Picks: Conference Semifinals

Just because the Ducks are out doesn't mean we're not still paying attention.

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Handshake Line Extra: Bye Old Friend, Enjoy The EC

Realignment will eliminate a rivalry that helped to define an emerging franchise as well as write a unique chapter in the history of one of the NHL's old vanguard. Ducks/Wings had a profound effect on both franchises, perhaps in ways neither franchise realized.

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Links: Bob Murray Is A Top 3 GM. Discuss.

The national hockey media and the AC faithful seem to have very different opinions of him.

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Chris' Handshake Line: Still Bitter

It's taken me a while to get to this, and I honestly still don't want to, but you gotta do what you gotta do...

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Robby’s Hand Shake Line: Resigned Disappointment

Detroit brought it when it mattered most. They'll give Chicago fits if they play the same way.

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Daniel's Handshake Line: The Realist

The only thing worse than a sore loser is a sore winner. Not that Ducks fans have enjoyed that feeling in the Murray era.

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Kyle's Hand Shake Line: Datsyuk, Howard, and More

I think I know what it's like going down the line after getting eliminated from a series like that now.

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Derek's Handshake Line: Let's Get This Over With

With the effort put forth by the Ducks in Game Seven, the Red Wings deserved to win this series. Time to spend a few minutes telling them why.

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Kristen's Handshake Line: It's Gonna Be Alright

"Rockabye, rockabye." - Shawn Mullins/Sad Ducks Fans

Let's set aside our pain for a moment, and participate in hockey's greatest tradition.

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Hand Shake Line: Soon-To-Be-Retired SK's Congrats

We continue the Anaheim Calling playoff tradition of saying nice things to and about the team that just eliminated the Ducks from post-season play.

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Ducks Eliminated From Playoffs by 3-2 Loss

Detroit's experience really showed as they flat out dominated Game 7 of their Western Conference quarterfinals, ending Anaheim's season by winning the series 4-3. And now we have that rough feeling of saying goodbye, unfortunately in an all-too-familiar fashion as this series almost mirrored that of 2009.

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GameThread: No Control & Lucille Bluth

This game is completely out of our hands and up to the players. So in honor of Mother's Day, lets celebrate our mothers by watching Arrested Development's Lucille Bluth.

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Links: Is Hiller Hurting The Ducks?

Some think he is to blame for our Game 6 loss, and that Viktor Fasth should be given the start for Game 7. I think it's difficult to have a good game when there are red jerseys camped out in your crease all night.

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Ducks Stat-urday: Who Has The Edge In Game 7?

How did we get here? And who has the edge in Game Seven?

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Looking Back at The Ducks' Game 7 History

For the fifth time since their inception, the Ducks are going to play a winner-take-all Game Seven. Let's take a look at the previous four, shall we?

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Overtime, Overtime, Overtime

Immediately following the Ducks devastating Game 6 loss in Detroit Chris and Kristen discuss overtimes galore heading into a terrifying Game 7.

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Zetterberg, Red Wings Force Game 7 In Anaheim

The Ducks pull off another miracle comeback, only to be beaten in the 64 seconds of overtime. The series shifts back to Anaheim for Game 7.

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GameThread: Took The Midnight Train Goin' Anywhere

Let's get the hell out of Detroit - for good.

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Group Therapy: From Glow Sticks to Boning

This week in Ducks hockey: plenty of reasons to use expletives!

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Ducks Defeat Wings 3-2 in OT, Take 3-2 Series Lead

It's about time the Ducks pulled off a victory in overtime. And what better time to do it?

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GameThread: Well, It's The Best Three Now

The Red Wings' second OT victory of the series evened the score at 2-2 and sent the series back to Anaheim for a crucially important game 5.

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Done With the First 4, On To the Next 2 (or 3)

The first four games of this series have provided us with plenty to think about, and when all is said and done, plenty to remember. But right now, it's the next couple games that matter.

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Detroit Radio Hosts Should Stay Radio Hosts

There are homers and then there is Bill Simonson. His love for the Detroit Red Wings is clear; his grasp of reason and common sense, not so much.

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Brunner Nets OT Winner to Tie Series at Two

The Ducks led early, but faded as the game wore on to a point where they couldn't even really mount an attack in Overtime and the series is tied back up at two games a piece heading into Game 5 Wednesday.

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Game 4 Thread: Stranglehold or Square One?

The Ducks look to extend their series lead to 3-1 without the services of Toni Lydman, and of course the Wings will miss Justin Abdelkader due to suspension. At the risk of sounding crass and unfeeling, that's not a terrible trade-off for Anaheim.

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"We Don't Have Winter" Classic Coming To So Cal

On Monday, the NHL announced the third official game of the Winter Classic Series: Ducks vs. Kings at Dodgers Stadium in LA on Jan. 25 at 7:00PM PT.

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Ducks Lead Series 2-1 & Abdelkader's Hit on Lydman

Chris and Kristen discuss the first three games of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Ducks lead Detroit 2-1. What did the failed comeback in Game 2 mean? Justin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman and much more.

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Links: Former Ducks Draft Pick Wins $1 Million

Thought I'd lighten the links with a little fluff before Game 4 at "Guantanamo Bay Joe Louis Arena," as our Fearless Leader Jen likes to say.

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Abdelkader Suspended for Games 4 & 5

Brendan Shanahan NHL Vice President of Sweet Justice ruled that Justin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman in Game 3 was "a high, violent check with significant contact to the head, that caused an injury"

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Live Blog: Ducks Win Big, Let's Laugh About It!

The hate between the two teams is real, and the observations of the national broadcasting teams is worthy of being hated. Let the hilarity ensue.

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Ducks Blank Wings 4-0, Lose Lydman To High Hit

After giving up a devastating goal in OT on Thursday, the Ducks came back to score another four goals in order to take a 2-1 series lead over the Detroit Red Wings.

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GameThread: Planting The Seed Of Doubt

In Game 2, the Ducks mounted an incredible comeback over the Detroit Red Wings in the third period only to lose the game in the beginning minutes of OT. The series shifts back to Detroit and the unfriendly confines of Guantanamo Bay Joe Louis Arena. Even if the Red Wings ended up winning, did Anaheim plant the seed of doubt in their opponent?

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Ducks Stat-urday: Oh Perry, Where Art Thou?

Anaheim's former Hart Trophy winner has seemingly disappeared. What the hell happened?

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Group Therapy: Emotionally Scarred

In the midst of the first round of the playoffs, I'm going to need way more than therapy.

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Ducks Deserved 5-4 OT Loss, Despite Late Comeback

It was a CRAZY game, and was just shy of being one for the ages as the Ducks started like crap, came back from a three goal third period deficit, pushed the game to OT but still fell 5-4, tying the series at one.

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GameThread: If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

The Ducks played a Hell of a game Tuesday night to take a 1-0 series lead and prove that they still CAN be the team that started the year 13-1 at home. The question now becomes, can they keep that pace up?

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Links: Nick Bonino Is "The Answer"

According to the rest of the team. (Allen Iverson called, and he wants his name back).

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Ducks Win Game One Over Detroit 3-1

This series is going to be crazy... wait WHY IS MY HAIR SO GREY?!

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GameThread: Red Wings/Ducks, Let the battle begin

The old Western Conference adage goes "The road to Lord Stanley leads through Detroit," and it looks like this year is no different for Anaheim.

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Anaheim Calling Staff Conf. Quarterfinal Picks

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

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Know Thy Enemy's Fans: Winging It In Motown

We've gotten to know the Detroit Red Wings as a team and now we're going to get to know their fans. J.J., Managing Editor at Winging It In Motown and I exchanged the same questions. Here are his answers.

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Links: It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

A super-duper playoff links extravaganza!

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Better Know Thy Enemy: Penalty Kill Preview

Special Teams play is one of the biggest swing points in every NHL playoff series, and the Ducks – Red Wings series will be no exception. However, as I pointed out halfway through the season, I firmly believe you cannot be successful in the playoffs without a good penalty kill. Now that we know our opponent, how do they do when they’re a man down?

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Better Know Thy Enemy: Defense Preview

Babcock's teams are known for playing a strong, defensive team game. It's time to examine the guys in charge of keeping the puck out of the net and moving it out of the zone.

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Anaheim Calling: The Podcast Episode Ten

Chris and Kristen recap the final two weeks of the regular season, give their (predictable) year end MVDs/Iceholes and preview the nerve wracking first round series with the dastardly Detroit Red Wings

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Better Know Thy Enemy: Forward Preview

With Game One just around the corner, it's time to study up and see what the Red Wings have in store up front. Hint: Datsyuk and Zetterberg are still good.

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Better Know Thy Enemy: Goalie Preview

Jimmy Howard owns the Ducks. So naturally we're facing his Detroit Red Wings in the first round.

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First Round Playoff Schedule Announced

The NHL has released it's first round playoff schedule.

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Anaheim Ducks SWOT Analysis

Anaheim has definitely made the most of this short season, but there are going to be some internal and external factors that could help to make or break this post season adventure.

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Season Series Review: Ducks vs Red Wings

In this shortened season, the Ducks and Red Wings faced each other three times. Let's take a look back at what happened...

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Ducks/Red Wings: A Brief Playoff History

With a 3-0 win over Dallas, Detroit locked down the seventh seed and a date with the Ducks in Round 1. Before we preview the series we look back at the previous five post season meetings between the clubs.

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