The Ducks didn't get the desired result, but managed to avoid a serious performance letdown as they prepare to renew one of the greatest rivalries in hockey.
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.
The Ducks have the rare luxury of two great goaltenders heading into the playoffs. Who should get the nod?
No Getzlaf, no Ryan, no Selanne, no Koivu... No Problem. Brad Staubitz scores the game winner as the Ducks beat Vancouver 3-1.
It seemed like the Ducks had been biding their time until the playoffs for a while, but little did we know that with the Division and second seed in the West locked up they'd rest EVERYONE!