DALLAS The Dallas Stars are taking their chase of the Stanley Cup into the second round of the playoffs and the reigning champs aren't.
Stephane Robidas, playing with a cage covering his broken nose, 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 Stars past the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 Sunday night 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.
RED WINGS 3, PREDATORS 0: At Nashville, Tenn., Nicklas Lidstrom and Jiri Hudler each scored, and the Detroit Red Wings closed out their opening series by beating the Nashville Predators 3-0 in Game 6 on Sunday.
Brian Rafalski added an empty-netter with 4.8 seconds left. Goalie Chris Osgood stopped 20 shots for the shutout in his second straight playoff start as top-seeded Detroit became the first road team to win in this series.
FLAMES 2, SHARKS 0: At Calgary, Alberta, Miika Kirpusoff made 21 saves, Owen Nolan and Daymond Langkow scored, and Calgary forced a Game 7.
The decisive match Tuesday night will be the first Game 7 the Sharks have hosted in franchise history after playing five on the road.
Nolan, a former Sharks star, opened the scoring midway through the first period and Langkow made it 2-0 with 57 seconds left in the second.
Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for the Sharks.