Robidas gets Stars past Ducks; Stanley Cup Champs Eliminated

Staff Report

The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Stephane Robidas scored the tying goal on the power play early in the third period then set up Stu Barnes for the go-ahead goal 52 seconds later, sending the Dallas Stars past the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 to end their first-round series in six games.

The Ducks are the fifth straight defending Stanley Cup champions to fail to make the second round. The NHL hasn't had a repeat winner since Detroit in 1997-98. No champion has even taken a title to the finals since the Stars in 2000.