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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Game Day Preview and a few other things....

Just a reminder, today's game starts at 12:30 not 10:30 as originally scheduled.

Game Day Preview via Fox Sports and the AP

The Anaheim Ducks have come away with losses in each of their last five visits to Dallas. They have reason to believe this one might be different.

Anaheim (27-17-6) looks to earn at least a point in its 10th straight contest on Sunday when it visits the Stars at the American Airlines Center.

The Ducks are 0-4-1 in their last five games in Dallas since Feb. 10, and have scored a total of four goals in that span.

But since ringing in the new year, Anaheim has played its best hockey this season. The Ducks have won six straight and are 8-0-1 in their past nine games, which has moved them atop the Pacific, one point ahead of the Stars (27-18-5).

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Game preview via LA Times

Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle can be a taskmaster who wants things done his way, but don't accuse him of not being able to listen.
Before a game against Calgary in late November, a struggling Todd Bertuzzi went to Carlyle to discuss the possibility of moving to the left wing instead of the right-side spot that he has played for most of his career.

With his effort to mesh Bertuzzi with Andy McDonald and Chris Kunitz failing, Carlyle took the suggestion and put it into action.

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The Dad's

If the Ducks manage to cap a perfect three-game trip by beating the Dallas Stars today at American Airlines Center, they might want to consider putting fathers of the team's players on their payroll.

Including games against the Phoenix Coyotes and Kings last season, the Ducks are 4-0 when the club has played host to players' fathers on what has become something of a trend with teams around the NHL. The Ducks posted a 2-1 victory Thursday at Nashville and a 4-2 triumph Friday at Minnesota.

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