Inside Hockey: Western Conference playoffs

BY foxsports • April 11, 2009

All playoffs long, Inside Hockey will give you the inside scoop on every game. Follow along with the experts.

Western Conference Finals


1 Red Wings vs. 5 Stars

Red Wings win 4-2


Game 1: Wings' win with dominant puck control | Gametrax

Game 2: Wings' pressure nabs them another win | Gametrax

Game 3: Datsyuk hat trick helps Wings win again | Gametrax

Game 4: Desperate Dallas turns to its Stars | Gametrax

Game 5: Turco stays sharp to get Stars past Wings | Gametrax

Game 6: Red Wings finish off Stars to reach NHL Finals | Gametrax

Western Conference Semifinals

1 Red Wings vs. 6 Avalanche

Red Wings win 4-0

Game 1: Franzen leads Wings to win | GameTrax

Game 2: Wings' puck control gets win | GameTrax

Game 3: Detroit too much for Colorado | GameTrax

Game 4: It was all over early | GameTrax

2 Sharks vs. 5 Stars

Stars win 4-2

Game 1: Stars make most of chances | GameTrax

Game 2: Stars make big plays to win | GameTrax

Game 3: Dallas takes OT thriller | GameTrax

Game 4: Sharks deliver in 3rd period | GameTrax

Game 5: Sharks strike in OT | GameTrax

Game 6: Stars win it in 4OT | GameTrax

Western Conference Quarterfinals

1 Red Wings vs. 8 Predators

Red Wings win 4-2

Game 1: Costly turnover dooms Preds

Game 2: Wings demonstrate depth

Game 3: Preds stay persistent in win

Game 4: Preds make early lead stick,

Game 5: Wings overcome Ellis in OT

Game 6: D carries Wings to 2nd round

2 Sharks vs. 7 Flames

Sharks win 4-3

Game 1: Kiprusoff lifts Flames in opener

Game 2: Sharks don't get pushed around

Game 3: Flames post remarkable rally

Game 4: Sharks play to the end

Game 5: Marleau steps up for Sharks

Game 6: Flames muscle way to Game 7

Game 7: Roenick carries Sharks into Round 2

3 Wild vs. 6 Avalanche

Avalanche win 4-2

Game 1: Avs' talent wins out in opener

Game 2: Wild answer Avs' physical play

Game 3: Pressure gives Wild edge in OT

Game 4: Wild fall apart in Avs rout

Game 5: Theodore brilliant for Colorado

Game 6: Avs could be Cup contenders

4 Ducks vs. 5 Stars

Stars win 4-2

Game 1: Stars win thanks to power play

Game 2: Stars play intelligent, disciplined

Game 3: Ducks get early confidence boost

Game 4: Turco delivers big for Stars

Game 5: Champs show their grit with win

Game 6: Stars ride power play to semis

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