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Ducks Beat Stars, 4-2, For Sixth Straight Win

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Bobby Ryan scored a pair of goals in the third period, as the surging Anaheim Ducks held off the Dallas Stars, 4-2, at the Honda Center. Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu also lit the lamp for the Ducks, who have won six in a row for the first time since February 17-March 3, 2008. Jonas Hiller made 27 saves.

Brandon Segal and Brad Richards scored for the Stars, who have lost three straight. Kari Lehtonen turned aside 33-of-36 shots.

With the score tied at 1-1, Getzlaf gave the Ducks the lead at the 1:53 mark of the third period. Corey Perry slid a pass from behind the net to Getzlaf, who chipped the disc past Lehtonen. Ryan made it a 3-1 game with a power-play goal at the 9:36 mark. Ryan's one- timer from the point deflected off a Dallas player and into the back of the net.

Dallas had a chance to make things interesting just 28 seconds later. Jamie Benn was awarded a penalty shot when Paul Mara was called for holding on a breakaway. Hiller made a nice save on Benn to keep it a two-goal game.

Richards, though, scored with 3:38 remaining to cut the deficit to 3-2. The Stars went on the power play soon after when Mara was whistled for cross- checking. Dallas failed to score with the man advantage, and pulled Lehtonen with time winding down for the extra attacker. Ryan, though, scored an empty-net goal to give the Ducks the win.

The Ducks drew first blood at the 13:56 mark of the first period. Teemu Selanne collected the puck at the side of the net and slid a pass to Koivu, who unintentionally knocked the disc past Lehtonen with his skate. It remained a call following review.

Segal's slap shot with 5:08 remaining made it a 1-1 game. Lehtonen made 12 saves during a scoreless second, while Hiller stopped nine shots. The Ducks beat the Stars, 5-2, in Dallas on October 26...The Stars went 0- for-2 on the power play, while the Ducks went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

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