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Ryan Getzlaf returns with 3-point game, Ducks rout Stars 6-2 to move to brink of 2nd round

Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 1:35 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ryan Getzlaf returns with 3-point game, Ducks rout Stars 6-2 to move to brink of 2nd round

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists in his return from injury, and the Anaheim Ducks scored four power-play goals in a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

Corey Perry also had a goal and two assists for the top-seeded Ducks, who confidently moved to the brink of the second round after dropping the last two games in Dallas.

Nick Bonino, Mathieu Perreault, Jakob Silfverberg and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim, which set a franchise record for playoff power-play goals. The Ducks chased Kari Lehtonen with five goals on their first 21 shots.

Jamie Benn and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Stars, who couldn't score on seven power-play chances.

Game 6 is Sunday in Dallas.

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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense