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Ducks erase 3-1 deficit vs. Dallas, win seventh in a row

Oct 20, 2013, 10:56 PM EDT

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Whether it was a mere coincidence or not, the Anaheim Ducks got a little revenge for Ryan Garbutt‘s hit on Dustin Penner by beating the Dallas Stars handily 6-3 on Sunday.

At the time Penner left the ice, it was 3-2 in the middle of the second period; the Stars lead 3-1 late in the first frame. The Perry – Ryan Getzlaf combo dominated Sunday, with Perry scoring two goals and an assist while Getzlaf had a goal and three helpers.

(Perhaps that duo will do OK if Penner need to miss some time …)

Jonas Hiller was pulled following the first period after allowing three goals on 12 shots, giving way to a rare duo of debuts.  Frederik Anderson stopped all 24 shots while Jack Campbell made 40 out of 46 saves in their first NHL regular season games.

The Ducks have now won seven games in a row after losing their season-opener. Dallas, meanwhile, is going through growing pains (and/or missing Kari Lehtonen?), as the Stars have lost four of their last five and that win only came via a shootout.

  1. 19to77 - Oct 20, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Like so many other teams in the NHL, the Stars live or die on the strength of their goaltending. Only a couple of teams can manage the loss of their starter long-term, and even then only because their backups are first-string quality too – St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Toronto, etc. If a Halak goes down and you’ve got an Elliott to step up, it works – but you just can’t replace Kari Lehtonen with Dan Ellis and Jack Campbell.

  2. stinkpretty1 - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    Nice to see Campbell get his first gig. The guy already has a Stars painted helmet, wtf?

    • darksidecowboy - Oct 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Their farm team (AHL Team Texas Stars) is also named the Stars. Why wouldn’t he have a Stars mask?

      • stinkpretty1 - Oct 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        Valid point sir.

  3. blomfeld - Oct 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    1) LA Kings
    2) San Jose Sharks
    3) Anaheim Mighty Ducks

    Oh man, if there was ever any lingering doubt, well so much for that eh ? California is now without question the ‘absolute’ center of power in the NHL, no two ways about it ! So go chew on that you east coast hodads ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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