ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mark Parrish recorded his sixth career hat trick in his Dallas debut and the Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Friday night.
Parrish, who signed a one-year deal with Dallas on Wednesday, had two power-play goals and a breakaway tally in the first 26 minutes of play. Fabian Brunnstrom and Brad Richards also scored for the Stars. Mike Ribeiro added two assists as Dallas ended a three-game winless streak.
Marty Turco made 28 saves while holding the opposition to two goals or less for just the second time in eleven appearances this season.
Brendan Morrison and Teemu Selanne scored for the Ducks, who lost in regulation for the first time since a 3-1 setback against Carolina on October 19.
You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals