Ducks 6, Stars 3

The SportsXchange

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Five consecutive goals by the Anaheim Ducks rallied them past the Dallas Stars 6-3 in a rough-and-tumble affair Sunday night before 14,531 fans at Honda Center.

Corey Perry scored twice and Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and three assists as the Ducks (7-1-0) won their seventh in a row and dropped the Stars (3-5-0) to their fourth loss in the last five outings.

The two teams combined for 50 minutes of penalties, capped by Anaheim's Francois Beauchemin and Brenden Dillon dropping the gloves late in the contest.

Emerson Etem scored his first career short-handed goal, fielding a pass from just outside the crease from Andrew Cogliano, which turned out to be the difference as he hammered a shot past Stars goalie Jack Campbell for a 4-3 lead with 1:05 left in the second.

Getzlaf and Mathieu Perreault added goals in the final period.

The game marked the debut of Campbell and Anaheim's Frederik Andersen, who replaced starter Jonas Hiller after the latter allowed three first-period goals. Campbell finished with 41 saves, while Andersen stopped 24 shots.

Teemu Selanne slapped a shot past the 21-year-old Campbell on a power play at 2:39 of the first for a 1-0 Ducks lead. It was Selanne's third goal and the 678th of his career.

But Dallas came back with three goals in the period to grab the lead. The first one came courtesy of Ryan Garbutt at 10:15. Brenden Dillon converted a shot that bounced off the stick of Beauchemin for a 2-1 advantage at 14:38.

Seventeen seconds after Anaheim's Dustin Penner was sent to the penalty box for roughing, the Stars received another fortuitous bounce when Erik Cole's shot ricocheted off Shawn Horcoff for a 3-1 lead with 1:05 remaining.

But Andersen, recalled from AHL Norfolk on Friday when a lower-body injury put Viktor Fasth on the shelf, replaced Hiller to start the second and blanked the Stars.

Perry cut the lead to 3-2 just 54 seconds into the period, when he converted a beautiful pass from Getzlaf in front of the net.

Perry tied the score with his second goal when Cam Fowler's attempt from the left side glanced off his stick on a power play at 11:48.

Anaheim launched a franchise-record 23 shots in the second, scoring three times, compared to 12 for Dallas. At one point, the Ducks held a 15-3 advantage.

NOTES: Fasth missed his second consecutive game. He is listed as day-to-day. ... Penner left the game in the second period after a collision with Garbutt. ... In his previous six games, Dallas C Tyler Seguin had four goals, including one Saturday night in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, and six assists. He scored points in all six games. ... Scratches for Dallas: D Stephane Robidas, D Kevin Connauton and LW Lane MacDermid. ... Scratches for Anaheim: D Mark Fistric, LW Patrick Maroon and Fasth. ... The Ducks begin an eight-game road trip Tuesday when they play the Maple Leafs in Toronto. ... After back-to-back contests against the Ducks and Kings,

the Stars resume play Thursday, when they host the Calgary Flames.
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