ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Dallas Stars celebrates his goal with Steve Ott #29 and Jamie Benn #14 for a 3-1 lead in front of Jonas Hiller #1 and Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center on October 21, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ducks Vs. Stars: Dallas Stays Hot, Beats Anaheim 3-1

The Stars foiled the Ducks' attempts to win their 5th game in a row, knocking off Anaheim 3-1 Friday night.

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Dallas Stars Defeat Anaheim Ducks 3-1

The Stars won their fifth game in a row, ending the Ducks' four-game win streak by beating Anaheim 3-1 on Friday night. Dallas' Loui Eriksson scored only 13 seconds in and Mike Ribeiro scored midway through the first as well, and the Stars cruised from there. Goaltender Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves.

The Ducks didn't get on the scoreboard until the closing moments of the second period, on a Corey Perry powerplay goal that closed the gap to 2-1. Early in the third though, the Stars put the game away with another Eriksson goal. The Stars go to 6-1-0 for their best start since the 2006-07 season. They sit atop the Pacific Division with 12 points. The Ducks fall to 4-2, third in the division with 8 points. 

For more on the game, check out Ducks blog Anaheim CallingFor more on the action around the league and all of the latest news, head over to SB Nation NHL.

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In the 2010-2011 season, the Ducks beat the Stars in four of their six meetings, winning two of three in both Anaheim and Dallas.

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