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Stars Down Ducks in Shootout, 4-3

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

DALLAS (AP) - Antti Miettinen scored in the fourth round of the shootout to send the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Friday night.

After both teams missed in the first round, Jussi Jokinen connected in the second for Dallas. Anaheim's Andy McDonald matched that goal in the third and final round of regulation.

Dallas' Mike Modano then missed to force an extra round. Teemu Selanne then was denied on a sliding save by Johan Hedberg, opening the door for Miettinen, who gave the Stars the extra point when he beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Brenden Morrow scored two real goals for the Stars, one short-handed, and Miettinen also had a goal as Dallas rallied from a three-goal deficit.

Selanne had a power-play goal and an assist. McDonald added a power-play goal, and Samuel Pahlsson also scored for Anaheim, which has lost all four meetings with Dallas this season.

Dallas' Marty Turco, who on Thursday signed a four-year, $22.8 million contract extension through the 2009-10 season, gave up three goals on Anaheim's first six shots and was lifted before the second period.

Hedberg was sharp in relief, stopping all 16 shots he faced in the final two periods and overtime. He then denied three of four attempts in the shootout.

Anaheim carried a 3-1 lead into the third period.

Morrow cut the deficit to 3-2 at 1:35 while the Stars were on the penalty-kill, stealing the puck at center ice and scoring on a breakaway. He tied it with his 13th goal of the season on a rebound at 13:36.

Stars right winger Bill Guerin was sent to the locker room 53 seconds after the opening faceoff when he received a game misconduct resulting from an altercation with Anaheim's Zenon Konopka and Todd Fedoruk. Guerin also received a regular misconduct, a fighting major and a minor for instigating. Fedoruk got a double-minor for roughing, and Konopka was given a roughing minor.

Anaheim capitalized on the ensuing power play when McDonald notched his 13th goal at 5:35.

Pahlsson beat Turco on a slap shot from beyond the right circle at 7:00 of the first period to extend Anaheim's lead to 2-0.

Selanne added his 19th goal on a power-play rebound at 14:00 to make it 3-0, but Miettinen scored on a breakaway at 3:54 of the second period.

Game notes

Dallas' Sergei Zubov assisted on Morrow's second goal, giving him 413 points during his Stars career. That pulled him into a tie with Craig Hartsburg for the most points by a defenseman in franchise history. ... Anaheim forward Rob Niedermayer is out due to a concussion. ... D Philippe Boucher was back in the Dallas lineup after missing six games because of broken finger on his left hand.

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