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Stars hand Ducks just third regulation loss on home ice

Feb 2, 2014, 12:55 AM EDT

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Once unbeatable on home ice, the Anaheim Ducks have dropped three of their last six games at the Honda Center.

The visiting Dallas Stars came away with a 2-0 win on Saturday, with Trevor Daley scoring the winning goal at the 5:03 mark of the second period.

“We haven’t been happy with our game, winning one and losing one. We need to shore that up before the break,” said Ducks’ forward Andrew Cogliano, as per the club’s official Twitter account.

The Ducks were without Nick Bonino, who will miss at least the next three games with a lower-body injury. With Bonino out, Anaheim recalled forward David Steckel from the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL.

The Ducks’ injury situation didn’t improve Saturday, as defenseman Mark Fistric left the game following the first period with a lower-body injury. Initially, the club said his return was questionable, however he did not play another shift after the opening period, according to the NHL.com Time on Ice Report.

The timing of this injury is interesting; Fistric signed a three-year, $3.8 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday.

  1. opattytheirishrover - Feb 2, 2014 at 3:49 AM

    Well, I gotta say it was a fun game to watch. And good lord, anybody get a view of what Mr Ellis is doing for Dallas? Quite a few shots off the post , lucky it was only 2-0. Looking forward to the ducks getting back on their game again. Exciting team to watch.

    I do enjoy the energy when these toe teams play each other though, good games.

    • einjzmolf - Feb 2, 2014 at 6:22 AM

      Dan Ellis played one of his strongest games this year, he hasn’t played much. It was definitely nice to see him prove alot of people wrong, as alot of folks were counting him out playing against one of the best teams in the NHL, after playing only once in the past month. These 2 teams have alot of great history due to being in the same division for a long time. Some fun playoff series’ back in the day that hopefully in the coming years (maybe even this one, maybe!) we can see more of. Always a fun battle when they meet.

  2. cyggyx1 - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Hey Cam Tucker, “The timing of this injury is interesting; Fistric signed a three-year, $3.8 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday.”

    What? What are you trying to say with this statement? What do the two things have to do with each other. Nothing “interesting” about it.

    • darksidecowboy - Feb 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Exactly, what does “interesting” mean? If you follow Fistric he’s a very physical player and this happens. We miss his physical style of play in Dallas.

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