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Bishop, power play lift Stars past Ducks for sixth straight win

Goalie makes 27 saves for shutout; Gurianov, Radulov score with man advantage

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Bishop's 33rd career shutout

DAL@ANA: Bishop denies 27 shots for 33rd NHL shutout

Ben Bishop makes 27 saves en route to his 33rd career NHL shutout, helping to lead the Stars to a 3-0 victory over the Ducks

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ANAHEIM -- Ben Bishop made 27 saves and had an assist for the Dallas Stars in a 3-0 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Thursday.

It was Bishop's second shutout this season and 33rd in the NHL.

"[Shutouts] seem to be getting slimmer and slimmer these days in the League," Bishop said. "The guys did a great job. Some big blocked shots there and a couple opportunities where they had some backdoor opportunities, and the guys did a great job picking up their guys, so it's a team effort."

 

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Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist, and Denis Gurianov and Alexander Radulov each scored a power-play goal for Dallas (26-14-4), which has won six in a row.

Video: DAL@ANA: Gurianov cranks one-timer for opening PPG

John Gibson made 24 saves for Anaheim (17-22-5), which is 1-4-1 in its past six games.

"We just have to play better," Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. "This League is extremely tight. I think tonight is a great example of that, and when you have chances to score, they have to go in the net."

Gurianov gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 10:13 of the first period with a one-timer after receiving a cross-ice pass from Hintz.

Radulov made it 2-0 at 5:10 of the second. Bishop caught the Ducks on a line change and sent a stretch pass to Tyler Seguin, who got his own rebound after his initial shot was saved by Gibson, circled around the net, and passed to Radulov for a one-timer.

"It was just a good opportunity," Bishop said. "They rimmed it pretty hard, too, so I was able to get it, and [Seguin] did a great job of holding that blue line and getting it in stride. It's nice to see it work because we've tried it a few times and it doesn't always work."

Hintz scored his team-leading 15th goal of the season into an empty net with 3:04 left to extend the lead to 3-0.

"One or two goals and it's the hockey game," Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said. "I'm not disappointed with the effort. We made a couple of mistakes that ended up in our net. We have to find ways to score goals. It's a tough League to do it in. We have to find a way here."

Video: DAL@ANA: Radulov finishes off Seguin's feed for PPG

 

They said it

"It's nice and it's been fun to win, but you can't take your foot off the pedal in this League. It's too tight. The standings are just too tight and you can't relax, and we won't." -- Stars coach Rick Bowness 

"When it's a critical time ... that's when you've got to stand up and be big and get the (penalty) kill. That's what we're missing on both sides right now, that critical get it in the net and then that critical time in which we've got to keep it out." -- Ducks coach Dallas Eakins

Video: Bishop earns Thursday's Pepsi Zero Sugar Shutout

 

Need to know

Gurianov also scored both goals in a 2-1 win against Anaheim on Oct. 24. ... Dallas held its sixth straight opponent to two goals or fewer. ... The road team in this matchup won for the first time in the past 14 games. ... Dallas went 2-for-3 on the power play and is 6-for-12 with the man advantage in its past four games. ... Stars defenseman Esa Lindell had an assist on Gurianov's goal and has eight in an NHL career-high five-game point streak. ... Anaheim played without leading goal-scorer Jakob Silfverberg, who sustained an upper-body injury in a 4-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. 

 

What's next

Stars: At the San Jose Sharks on Saturday (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSCA, FS-SW+, NHL.TV)

Ducks: At the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH+, PRIME, NHL.TV)

Video: Gurianov, Bishop propel Stars to shutout win

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