How the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks match-up in their Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series:

Forwards: Both clubs have high-end talent. Anaheim's top line (Corey Perry-Ryan Getzlaf-Bobby Ryan) is big and strong and protects the puck. The Ducks also get offense from their second and third lines (Kyle Palmieri-Nick Bonino-Teemu Selanne and Daniel Winnik-Saku Koivu-Andrew Cogliano). Johan Franzen has been a late-season force on the second line for Detroit, which needs more from Valtteri Filppula. The Red Wings are hoping their young third line of Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson and Damien Brunner can match up well with the Ducks' third line.

Edge: Ducks.

Defensemen: Aside from Niklas Kronwall (29 points), the Red Wings don't get as much offense from their blue line as they have in the past. They like the growth shown by young players Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith and Danny DeKeyser, all appearing in the playoffs for the first time. They move the puck quickly and efficiently, most of the time. Anaheim has a strong top pairing of veteran Francois Beauchemin and young Cam Fowler, but lacks the high-end talent it has had before.