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High-flying Ducks know they'll get an immediate playoff test from surging Detroit

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    The puck deflects over the net as Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, of Switzerland, and Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)The Associated Press

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    Anaheim Ducks' Brad Staubitz, left, and David Steckel celebrate Staubitz's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)The Associated Press

The Anaheim Ducks are about to find out whether their outstanding regular season means anything in the playoffs.

The Ducks realize their impressive record and Pacific Division title won't matter much to the surging Detroit Red Wings.

Second-seeded Anaheim drew a tough first-round matchup with postseason-tested Detroit, which has given trouble to Teemu Selanne and his teammates for years. They're meeting in the postseason for the sixth time in 16 years.

While the Ducks largely coasted into the playoffs after jumping to a fantastic early-season start, the Red Wings are humming after playing tense games down the stretch just to make it into their 22nd straight postseason.

Game 1 is Tuesday night at Honda Center.