Hockey fans can watch the Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks live online and see if the Stars can pull off the first upset of the 2014 NHL playoffs.
The teams face off Wednesday at 10 pm ET from Anaheim, which earned the top seed in the Western Conference.
That position hasn’t meant all that much in the West in the past few years, as No. 8 seed Los Angeles proved en route to the cup in 2012.
Fans who watch the Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks game live online will see an added bit of drama. Veteran defenseman Stephane Robidas was traded from the Stars to the Ducks last month, pitting him against his former team.
Robidas said he doesn’t think his knowledge of his former teammates will give the Ducks any edge, and knows that the game will come down to what happens on the ice.
“There’s things that I know, but it’s up to the players on the ice,” Robidas said. “They really did me a favor to give me a chance to play for a Stanley Cup when they didn’t know if they were going to make the playoffs. There’s no hard feelings, but they know I really want to beat them.”
The Ducks are a formidable squad this year, setting team records for wins (54), points (116), goals (263), and comeback victories (26).
None of that matters now, Ryan Getzlaf said, as all teams are starting from scratch.
“Nobody remembers the team that had the best regular season in franchise history,” Getzlaf said. “It’s all about winning in the playoffs. I’ve been here nine years, and the only year we ever talk about is the year we won the Cup.”
Fans who want to watch the Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks game live online can click here for streaming video of the 2014 NHL playoffs.