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Blues hope history won’t repeat against Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith (28) takes a backhanded shot on goal past St. Louis Blues defenseman Jordan Leopold during the second period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series game Monday, April 21, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Blues don’t want their recent playoff history repeating itself.

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Ducks, Getzlaf have to respond to physical Stars

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) recoils from a punch to the mask by Dallas Stars' Antoine Roussel (21) of France in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series game, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf says it’s obvious the Ducks have to compete “a little bit harder” against the Dallas Stars.

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Pens, Jackets hope to end blown leads in Game 4

Pittsburgh Penguins' Lee Stempniak, left, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets' during the third period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game Monday, April 21, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets 4-3. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a Stanley Cup playoff series marked by teams giving up two-goal leads, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi says it’s time to get selfish.

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Robidas breaks leg again in return to Dallas

Anaheim Ducks' Stephane Robidas (19) handles the puck as Dallas Stars' Vernon Fiddler (38) gives chase in the first period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series game, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — Anaheim defenseman Stephane Robidas wound up in a hospital with a broken leg Monday night, just as he did the last time he played in Dallas when he was still with the Stars.

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Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) of Finland defends against a shot by the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series game, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

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