DALLAS (AP) — Clayton Stoner scored the go-ahead goal in the third period with his first of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Sunday night.
Stoner, who hadn’t scored in his first 54 games, put a slap shot from the left point between the legs of Dallas’ Jhonas Enroth. The goal was unassisted.
The game was tied at 1 before Stoner’s goal at 4:19 of the third. Ryan Getzlaf increased the lead to 3-1 on a breakaway at 14:09.
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist for Anaheim. The Pacific Division leaders are 5-1 in their last six games.
John Gibson made 39 saves for the Ducks, while Enroth finished with 19.
Patrick Eaves scored on the power play for Dallas, which is on a six-game winless streak (0-4-2).
Before the game, Dallas traded left wing Erik Cole to Detroit for two prospects. Each team received a draft pick.
Perry scored at 17:46 of the first period to give Anaheim a 1-0 lead. He skated down the slot, took a pass from Jiri Sekac and tapped a short shot past Enroth. The goal came 13 seconds after Sekac came out of the penalty box.
The Stars tied the game at 1 on their third power play of the game. Trevor Daley tracked down his own rebound beside the net and passed in front to Eaves, whose goal at 17:51 of the second came 1 second before Stover’s high sticking penalty would have expired.
Dallas dominated the period, outshooting the Ducks 17-3.
At 3:37 of the third, Gibson sprawled to stop Vernon Fiddler on the rebound of a shot by Curtis McKenzie.
Anaheim came back less than a minute later when Stoner’s goal broke the tie.
At 14:09, Perry passed from the right-wing boards ahead to Getzlaf, who beat Enroth on his glove side.
NOTES: Stoner has five goals in 282 career games. … Ducks RW Tim Jackman (lower-body injury) left in the first period and didn’t return. LW Andrew Cogliano left in the third period, assisted by a trainer. … Eaves returned after missing seven games because of a concussion. … The Stars killed Anaheim’s only power play. Dallas’ power play was 1 for 3.
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