Final

Series (Game 8 of 8)

Dallas leads 6-2

Game 1: Sunday, November 13th
Stars3Final
Ducks1
Game 2: Wednesday, November 16th
Stars4Final
Ducks2
Game 3: Wednesday, November 23rd
Ducks1Final
Stars3
Game 4: Friday, January 6th
Ducks3Final
SO
Stars4
Game 5: Monday, March 20th
Ducks2Final
Stars1
Game 6: Wednesday, March 29th
Ducks1Final
Stars2
Game 7: Friday, March 31st
Stars4Final
SO
Ducks5
Game 8: Thursday, April 6th
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Ducks3

Stars 5

(50-21-5, 105 pts)

Ducks 3

(40-24-12, 92 pts)

10:30 PM ET, April 6, 2006

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 3 T
DAL 1 3 15
ANA 2 1 03

S. Niedermayer (Ducks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

M. Turco (Stars - G): Saves: 32, Save Pct.: .914

J. Lupul (Ducks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Dallas (49-21-5) at Anaheim (40-23-12) 10:30 pm EDT

Dallas (49-21-5) at Anaheim (40-23-12) 10:30 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- With one victory, the Dallas Stars can gain so much.

The Stars can wrap up the Pacific Division title and record the second 50-win season in franchise history Thursday when they visit the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Dallas can lock up its seventh division crown in nine seasons. However, after winning 11 of 13 contests, the Stars have dropped their last three games, including Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks. Jere Lehtinen scored his 32nd goal and Jason Arnott added his his 30th for Dallas.

Looking to improve its playoff positioning, Anaheim can set a single-season franchise record for victories and win its eighth consecutive home game. The Mighty Ducks are in fifth place in the Western Conference, two points behind Nashville and two ahead of Colorado.

Teemu Selanne had two goals and an assist and Samuel Pahlsson added a pair of tallies for Anaheim, which won for the ninth time in 11 outings with Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Dallas has won five of the seven encounters this season. However, Anaheim took the most recent meeting with a 5-4 shootout triumph on March 31.

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