Playoffmetrics, Game 1

Mexico has no good pizza. Burritos make terrible possession metaphors.


After every Ducks playoff game I will be selecting my top-5 tweets from the night. After a 4-3 win, here they are.

Ducks Survive Comeback; Win Game 1 Over Dallas 4-3

The Anaheim Ducks' thunderous start was just barely good enough to hold off a sluggish finish and furious comeback attempt as they down the Dallas Stars by a final score of 4-3.


GameThread: Let the Games Begin!

The Anaheim Ducks kick off Round 1 on home ice against the dreaded foes, the Dallas Stars.

Know Thy Enemy: Dallas Goaltenders Preview

While he hasn't faced the Ducks in a green Dallas sweater, Kari Lehtonen is a familiar former division foe. He's alternated between brilliant and bumbling against Anaheim; what can Ducks fans expect from the NHL's busiest goalie?

Who Ya Got? Ducks vs. Stars Prediction Compilation

Your one-stop shop of series predictions made by what most would call "reliable sources".

2014 AC Staff Prediction Challenge: Round 1 Picks

The AC Staff does makes their best guesses as to the outcomes of each quarterfinal playoff series, so if you want to know exactly how not to guess, here you go!

Know Thy Enemy: Dallas Defense Preview

Taking a look at how they defend in Big D.

Game 1 Preview: So it begins....

There's no ice like home ice.

Know Thy Enemy: Dallas Stars Penalty Kill Preview

The Dallas Stars special teams were not great this season, and their penalty kill was a good example as to why.


Know Thy Enemy: Power Play Preview

The Dallas Stars were not the best team in the league with the extra man, but that's not to say they're short of weapons.

Pod: Beautiful End to a Beautiful (Regular) Season

Chris, Eric and Kyle look back at the final three games of the regular season, show massive love for Teemu and Jiggy as well as a look forward to the first round series against Dallas.

Takeaways: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Like everyone else here, I've got a million different playoff-related thoughts running around in my head. Here is my attempt to sort a few of them into three rough categories.

Ducks vs Stars: Season Series Recap

Anaheim's first round opponent has the personnel and a play style that can give the Ducks trouble, and the Stars got the better of Anaheim in the regular season too. See how the each of the three meetings played out to drastically different results.

Know Thy Enemy: Dallas Forward Preview

We start our playoff preview coverage with a look at the Stars' forwards.

Anaheim Calling Staff Predictions - Final Results

The final results of the Anaheim Calling Staff's playoff predictions game. Find out who wears this year's crown and compare your results to how we did.

Anaheim Calling Staff Preview - Stanley Cup Final

The Anaheim Calling staff gives their insight and predictions for the 2013 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins, including picking the winners and thoughts on the series.

2013 Ducks Report Cards: Ryan Getzlaf

The Captain leads the way in 2013. But hey, don't settle for satisfied, expect more from your leader!

2013 Ducks Report Cards: Saku Koivu

A crazy start offensively and always steady in his own end... what's not to like?

2013 Ducks Report Card: Corey Perry

Corey Perry was a super-pest during the season, but disappeared in the playoffs.

History: Off The Floor, On The Board!

Hockey is a nasty, ugly, dirty, dangerous, stupid, beautiful, glorious inspiring game and that's how I like it.

Links: The Kings Have Been Dethroned

The Kings' Cup defense ended with a 4-3 loss in 2OT in Chicago Saturday night. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins will begin the battle for all the marbles on Wednesday in Chicago.

2013 Ducks Report Card: Kyle Palmieri

After a breakout year, Jen's fantasy team "Trade Kyle Palmieri" needs a new name.

2013 Ducks Report Card: Francois Beauchemin

Beauchemin was the Ducks best defender and maybe best player this season, but here's a little scrutiny anyway.

Happy Sixth Stanley Cup-aversary!

There are still no words to truly describe it, but I tried...

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