- The Ducks have never qualified for the playoffs in consecutive seasons.
- Each postseason has been under a different coaching staff
- 2 of our first 3 postseason series involved being swept by Detroit
Overall, the Ducks have a postseason series record of 6-3 (including 5-1 since 2003). Here are some random notes about this short-but-sweet playoff success. I guess what should qualify this is that in all these cases, we were never expected to make any playoff noise. Nobody saw this success coming.
- The Ducks all-time are 3-2 in series sweeps, 1-0 when a series goes six games, and 2-1 when a series goes to Game Seven.
- 2 of our 3 series losses came against the eventual Stanley Cup champs (Detroit 1997, New Jersey 2003).
- The Ducks have never won a Game Five (0-4), yet have a 3-1 record when a series gets to Game Five. We are 4-0 in Game Sixes and 2-1 in Game Sevens.
- The Ducks have beaten a defending Stanley Cup champion (Detroit 2003), a defending Western Conference champion (Calgary 2006), and a President's Trophy winner (Dallas 2003). We are the only team to have swept a defending SC champ.
- The Ducks have had 2 stretches of 3 straight postseason shutouts (Giguere 2003 and Bryzgalov 2006).
- Records that will never be broken? How about allowing one frickin' goal in a 4-game series (Minnesota 2003). Or perhaps it is Giguere's 170-minute 95-save unbeaten-in-overtime streak (which, incidentally, is not over).
- The Ducks have yet to lose a series in which it wins at least one of the first two games. Round 1 vs. Calgary, incidentally, is the only time the Ducks have split the first two games in a series.
1997--(4) Anaheim vs. (5) Phoenix, Anaheim in seven; (3) Detroit vs. (4) Anaheim, Detroit in four
1999--(3) Detroit vs. (6) Anaheim, Detroit in four
2003--(2) Detroit vs. (7) Anaheim, Anaheim in four; (1) Dallas vs. (7) Anaheim, Anaheim in six; (6) Minnesota vs. (7) Anaheim, Anaheim in four; (2) New Jersey vs. (7) Anaheim, New Jersey in seven
2006--(3) Calgary vs. (6) Anaheim, Anaheim in seven, (6) Anaheim vs. (7) Colorado, Anaheim in four