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Mike Modano scores OT winner as Stars rally to beat Ducks 4-3

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DALLAS - Mike Modano scored at 3:24 of overtime after setting up Mike Ribeiro's tying goal late in regulation in the Dallas Stars' 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Modano, the career goals leader among U.S.-born players with 540, scored on a one-timer from the top of the right circle off a pass from Brad Richards.

Just seconds after Dallas pulled goalie Marty Turco, Ribeiro beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere from the left circle to tie it at three with 1:04 left in regulation.

Anaheim's Brendan Morrison scored two goals in the third, including one with 3:19 left that gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead.

Rookie James Neal had a goal and an assist, and Richards also scored to help the Stars, win their fourth in a row at home.

Giguere made 34 saves, and Turco stopped 19 shots.

Neal, who had his first career three-goal game Tuesday night at Toronto, scored on a power play 1:06 into the final period to give the Stars a 2-1 lead.

The Ducks tied it midway through the third when Morrison scored his first goal of the night. Morrison, who scored two goals Tuesday night in a loss to Calgary, gave Anaheim the lead late in regulation when he took a centring pass from Bobby Ryan and beat Turco. Morrison has six goals in his last eight games.

Ribeiro, who also had two assists, tied it to set the stage for Modano's 12th goal of the season and his ninth career overtime goal.

The Ducks, who lost a lead in the third to the Flames, have dropped six of seven on the road.

Anaheim's Chris Kunitz poked in rebound of Ryan Getzlaf's shot at 6:20 of the first period.

Toby Petersen backhanded a pass to Richards, who beat Giguere from the left circle to tie it at one at 8:27 of the second. Richards has goals in four straight games and has 10 points over his last five.

Notes: Modano, who had two points, has 78 career points against the Ducks - the most against Anaheim. ... The Ducks need six wins for their 500th franchise victory. ... The Air Force football team was in attendance. The Falcons are preparing to play Houston in the Armed Services Bowl on Wednesday.

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