Los Angeles Times

Stars stop surging Ducks in shootout

Anaheim scores twice in third but watches its season-best win streak end at three games.




DALLAS — Tyler Seguin scored Dallas’ second shootout goal, and the Stars beat the Ducks 3-2 on Monday night.

Nils Lundkvist and Roope Hintz scored in regulation for Dallas, and Jason Robertson also scored in the shootout. The Central Division leaders dropped three consecutiv­e 3-2 games in overtime before the All-Star break.

Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger made 33 saves. He also denied Trevor Zegras and Adam Henrique in the shootout.

Henrique and Jakob Silfverber­g scored in regulation for the Ducks, who had won a season-best three in a row. Mason McTavish scored in the shootout.

The Ducks’ John Gibson stopped 39 shots through overtime.

“He’s our star player,” Silfverber­g said, “and he showed that tonight.”

The Ducks are last in the Pacific Division with 38 points, on course for their fifth straight losing season.

“When you’re in a rebuild like this, it’s easy to get down and check out once you get behind,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said, “but our guys seem to keep battling not only for the team but for each other.”

Silfverber­g and Henrique scored in an 86-second span midway through the third, tying it at 2.

The Ducks’ John Klingberg returned to Dallas after spending his first eight seasons with the Stars.

“This is where I started my career,” Klingberg said after the morning skate, “and it’s always going to be a special place.”


DUCKS ............................. 0 0 2 0 — 2 Dallas .............................. 1 1 0 1 — 3

FIRST PERIOD: 1. Dal., Lundkvist 5 (Marchment, Faksa), 8:08.

SECOND PERIOD: 2. Dal., Hintz 21 (Robertson, Gurianov), 7:35.

THIRD PERIOD: 3. DUCKS, Silfverber­g 6 (Shattenkir­k, Vatrano), 11:04 (pp). 4. DUCKS, Henrique 19 (Zegras), 12:30.

OVERTIME: Scoring—None. Shootout—Dal. 2 (Robertson G, Pavelski NG, Seguin G), DUCKS 1 (Zegras NG, McTavish G, Henrique NG).

SHOTS ON GOAL: DUCKS 11-9-10-4—34. Dal. 13-186-4—41. Power-play Conversion­s—DUCKS 1 of 4. Dal. 0 of 5.

GOALIES: DUCKS, Gibson 10-20-5 (41 shots-39 saves). Dal., Oettinger 22-7-7 (35-31). Att—18,145 (18,532). T—2:41. R—Chris Lee, Chris Schlenker. L— Bevan Mills, James Tobias.

 ?? Tony Gutierrez Associated Press ?? STARS GOALTENDER Jake Oettinger tries to stop the Ducks’ Frank Vatrano.
Tony Gutierrez Associated Press STARS GOALTENDER Jake Oettinger tries to stop the Ducks’ Frank Vatrano.

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