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Dallas 3, Anaheim 1

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

DALLAS (AP) - Jason Arnott scored twice in the third period and the Dallas Stars defeated Anaheim 3-1 Wednesday night for their third victory in 11 days over the Mighty Ducks.

Brenden Morrow also had a goal for Dallas, which extended its winning streak to five games.

Teemu Selanne scored for Anaheim, which lost for the ninth time in 10 games. The only victory in that stretch came in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

Phillipe Boucher's shot from the left point was deflected by Bill Guerin and then Arnott in bang-bang fashion, and the puck slid under goalie Ilja Bryzgalov at 7:34 of the third period to put the Stars up 2-1.

The Stars were only 16 seconds into a power play about nine minutes later when Arnott passed to Guerin for a shot that was blocked. But Arnott knocked the rebound in for his 10th goal, five in his last two games against the Ducks.

Anaheim played without forward Todd Fedoruk, suspended for three games without pay Wednesday by the NHL a day after he drew a match penalty for a hit on Coyotes center Petr Nedved. Fedoruk left his skates to hit Nedved with an elbow, a shot that appeared to be in retaliation for a hit moments earlier.

Guerin assisted on all three Dallas goals, and three minutes before Arnott's go-ahead tally had a close-range shot that got past Bryzgalov but hit the crossbar.

With Jean-Sebastien Giguere missing his fourth game with a strained hamstring, Bryzgalov stopped 24 of 27 shots. Marty Turco had 20 saves, including all 11 Anaheim shots in the second period.

Arnott's second goal gave the Stars at least three goals in their 13th straight game, matching the second-longest streak in team history. It's the longest streak in the NHL since the Tampa Bay Lightning had at least three goals in 15 straight from Feb. 5 to March 6, 2004.

Dallas was playing for the first time since a 6-3 victory over Columbus on Friday, which followed consecutive games in Anaheim.

Turco stopped 40 of 41 shots when the Stars beat the Ducks 3-1 the first time Nov. 13, and Arnott had a hat trick in a 4-2 victory three days later.

Dallas tied the latest game 1-all in the second period on Morrow's power-play goal, the 12th straight game in which the Stars have scored with the man-advantage. That matches the second-longest streak in team history, still well short of the record 17 in a row in 1986.

Morrow's seventh goal (fourth on a power play) came on a pass from Trevor Daley, who was about to skate behind the net when he pushed the puck to Morrow.

Selanne scored for the third time in four games, putting Anaheim up 1-0 in the first period when his shot from the right circle slid through Turco's legs.

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