Stars lose 5-2 to Ducks

The Dallas Stars fell to 0-2-0 on their current homestand after a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. The Stars (5-3-0) lost despite outshooting the Ducks 37-26 in the game. Loui Eriksson and Brian Sutherby scored Dallas’ goals. Kari Lehtonen stopped 21 of 26 shots.

Bobby Ryan scored two goals for Anaheim and Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne both had one goal and one assist. Jonas Hiller stopped 35 of 37 shots for the Ducks.

Third period

The Stars made it a 3-2 game at the 6:10 mark of the third period when Toby Petersen put a puck net from the left wing and Brian Sutherby put the rebound past Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller.

But the Ducks extended the lead a little more than four minutes later when Corey Perry made a pretty play to set up Teemu Selanne in front of the net and Selanne scored to make it a 4-2 game.

A short time later Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas was given a major and a misconduct for boarding, giving the Ducks a five-minute power play. The Stars killed it off, but six seconds after it expired Perry scored from close range to make it a 5-2 game. The Stars were still shorthanded at the time because Stars coach Marc Crawford failed to send a player into the penalty box, so no one was able to come out when the Ducks power play expired.

Second period

The Dallas Stars outshot the Anaheim Ducks 16-9 in the second period, but the Ducks scored all three goals in the period to take a 3-1 lead over the Stars.

The Ducks tied the game just 28 seconds into the second period when Bobby Ryan deflected a Lubomir Visnovsky shot from the point past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen.

The Ducks struck for two goals 53 seconds apart midway through the second to take a 3-1 lead. The first one came off the rush. Ryan scored from the right circle after taking a pass from Visnovsky at the 10:30 mark.

The second one came when George Parros got a clean breakaway and scored at the 11:23 mark after blocking a Karlis Skrastins shot at the Anaheim blue line.

Some notes through two periods.

  • The Stars have a 30-16 shots advantage through two periods.

  • The Stars were 0-4 on the power play in the second period and 1-5 in the game.

  • Anaheim is 0-1 on the power play.

  • The Ducks have won 23 of 43 faceoffs in the game.

First period

The Dallas Stars lead the Anaheim Ducks 1-0 after one period at American Airlines Center.

The Stars went on their first power play late in the period and cashed in quickly. Mike Ribeiro’s shot from the top of the right circle was re-directed into the net by Loui Eriksson with 3:54 left in the period.

Some notes from the first period.

  • The Stars outshot the Ducks 14-7

  • The Stars had the only power play of the period and scored on it.

  • The Stars won 10 of 18 faceoffs in the period.

  • Toby Petersen won 3 of 4 faceoffs for Dallas.

  • F Krys Barch and D Jeff Woywitka were the Stars’ scratches.