Anaheim Ducks End Four-Game Road Trip With Win In Dallas

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Anaheim Ducks Injury Update: Beleskey OK, Sexton To Have Surgery

Midway through the third period of the Anaheim Ducks' 5-2 road victory over the Dallas Stars, left winger Matt Beleskey took a hard hit from Stehane Robidas of the Stars. Beleskey was helped off the ice after the hit, for which Robidas was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. A pair of tweets after the game confirmed that Beleskey was okay. From the Ducks:

Matt Beleskey has full mobility after being checked into the wall during the 3rd period and leaving the game. Still being examined by docs.

...and from Beleskey himself:

Thanks everyone for the support , I'm doing just fine ... Little bell ringing never hurt anyone haha ... See ya soon OC

In other news the Ducks announced today that right winger Dan Sexton would have surgery on Thursday to repair a broken nose, meaning Sexton will miss two weeks. Arthur from Anaheim Calling analyzed the affect of Sexton's injury on the team:

The Ducks forward took a puck in the face while attempting to block a point shot from former Anaheim defenseman Ruslan Salei (who coincidentally broke Andy Sutton's thumb in a scrap to open the season).  Sexton had no points in 7 games this season, but posted 13 shots and was looking good both on a second line with Koivu and Selanne and a third line with Bobby Ryan and Ryan Carter.

The Ducks return home to face the New Jersey Devils on Friday night at Honda Center.

For more Ducks' news and information, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Anaheim Calling.

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Anaheim Ducks Win 5-2 In Dallas Over Stars

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - George Parros netted the eventual game-winner in the second period and Jonas Hiller stopped 35 shots as Anaheim downed Dallas, 5-2, at American Airlines Center.

Bobby Ryan scored twice with Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry adding a goal and assist each for the Ducks, who had dropped two of three.

Brian Sutherby and Loui Eriksson tallied for the Stars, who have lost three of four.

Kari Lehtonen surrendered all five goals on only 26 shots in the setback.

Anaheim struck three times in the second period to take the lead for good, as Ryan tallied at the 28-second mark and at 10:30, then Parros notched his first goal of the season 53 seconds later when he popped a breakaway chance off a fallen Lehtonen that bounced behind the prone goaltender.

Sutherby's even-strength tally at the 6:08 mark of the third drew Dallas within a goal, but any hopes of a Stars comeback were dashed with 9:36 left in regulation.

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas was given a major for boarding and a game misconduct for his hit from behind on Ducks forward Matt Beleskey, whose head hit the dasher and he bled from a cut above his eye.

Selanne's power-play goal at 10:11 and Perry's marker on the advantage with 4 1/2 remaining locked up the win.

Dallas picked up the game's first goal with 3:54 to play in the first period, as Eriksson potted a slick pass from Mike Ribeiro for a power-play score.

Parros, a graduate of Princeton, notched his first tally since the Ducks' season-ending 7-2 win over Edmonton on April 11, 2010. It was his 14th career goal...Ryan notched his first multi-goal effort since April 8, 2010 at Dallas...It was the third straight game Dallas was held to two goals or less, after scoring three-or-more in each of its first five contests this year.

For more Ducks news and information, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Anaheim Calling.

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Anaheim Ducks End Four-Game Road Trip In Dallas Against The Stars

(Sports Network) - With baseball's Texas Rangers set to play in their first ever World Series beginning on Wednesday, tonight could be the last time the Dallas Stars can capture the state's attention for a while.

Looking to bounce back from a shutout loss over the weekend, the Stars continue a six-game homestand Tuesday at American Airlines Center against an Anaheim Ducks squad aiming to break even on a four-game road trip.

Dallas came into Saturday's opener of this homestand having scored at least four goals in five of its first six games, but was kept off the scoresheet by Nashville and netminder Pekka Rinne in a 1-0 loss.

Rinne made 30 saves, while Stars netminder Keri Lehtonen allowed just one goal, which came 42 seconds into the game, on 24 shots faced as Dallas lost for the second time in three games since starting 4-0.

"You have to appreciate the hard work the guys put in tonight," said Dallas head coach Marc Crawford. "After coming back from the long road trip I thought the guys played a hard game."

The Stars are on their second-longest homestand of the season and won't hit the road again until Nov. 6 in Colorado.

Lehtonen has started Dallas' first seven games, posting a 2.38 goals-against average and .930 save percentage. He is 1-2-0 with a 3.05 GAA in his career versus the Ducks.

Anaheim has alternated victories and losses over its past seven games and failed to win consecutive games for the first time this season on Saturday with a 5-4 loss to Detroit.

Curtis McElhinney made 36 saves, but allowed the winning goal with just 11.4 seconds left in regulation as the Ducks fell to 1-2-0 on their road trip.

"We had a 3-1 lead in the building and then we stopped doing the things we were doing," said Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle. "With the skill level [the Red Wings] have, when you stop playing hockey they're gonna make you pay."

Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist for the Ducks. Ryan Carter, Danny Syvret and Teemu Selanne all lit the lamp, with Selanne notching the 610th goal of his career to move into a tie with Bobby Hull for 15th on the league's all- time list.

The 40-year-old has scored 34 goals and 71 points in 81 career games versus the Stars, but hasn't scored in his last five games against them. The Finnish forward has just one goal in his last 11 versus Dallas as well.

Rookie blueliner Cam Fowler missed his third straight game due to a broken nose and forward Dan Sexton suffered the same ailment in the first period over the weekend after getting hit in the face by a puck. Sexton is day-to-day but is unlikely to play in this game.

The Ducks will probably go back to No. 1 goaltender Jonas Hiller in net tonight and he is 2-2-1 with a 2.59 GAA lifetime when facing the Stars.

The Stars won all three home games versus the Ducks last year in taking four of six in the season series. Anaheim has just three wins in its last 13 trips to Dallas.

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