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Life on the Road photo journal: A 'homecoming' win in Anaheim

Go behind the scenes as Dallas battles the Ducks for its sixth straight victory presented by Toyota

by Sean Berry @SeanBerryPhotog / DallasStars.com Photographer

As the Stars continue their West Coast road trip through Anaheim and San Jose, take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what life is like on the road through the lens of team photographer Sean Berry. For more, follow @seanberryphoto on Instagram.

Next up in the series: The Stars close their back-to-back against the Ducks.

Previous editions: Part 1 - Touching down in California | Part 2 - Game day in Los Angeles

 

10:45 a.m. PT

Joel Hanley smiles while working on his stick before getting geared up for a morning skate session. The defenseman was called up from the AHL on Tuesday to provide Dallas with some depth after John Klingberg was placed on injured reserve.

 

11:15 a.m. PT

Corey Perry takes to the ice at his old Honda Center stomping grounds for the first time since signing with the Stars in the offseason. The 34-year-old, who is currently serving a five-game suspension for an elbowing penalty, spent the first 14 years of his NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks, winning a Stanley Cup with the club in 2007 and earning league MVP honors in 2011.

 

11:30 a.m. PT

John Klingberg -- currently recovering from a lower-body injury -- and Joel Hanley battle for the puck during a morning drill on the ice. It was Klingberg's first time suiting up for a skate since the Winter Classic on New Year's Day.

 

12 p.m. PT

Corey Perry meets with reporters ahead of the Stars' game against Anaheim later that night.

 

4:55 p.m. PT

The Ducks celebrated Corey Perry's return to Anaheim with an emotional tribute before the game. The former franchise cornerstone was surprised by several past Ducks teammates and executives, plus 50 kids from the Learn to Play Program as the team honored his career in Anaheim and 1,000-game milestone.

 

6:05 p.m. PT

Andrew Cogliano laces up his skates at his dressing room stall. It was also a homecoming of sorts for the veteran forward, who returned to Anaheim for the first time since a January 2019 trade sent him to the Stars.

 

6:10 p.m. PT

Joe Pavelski uses his stick to get stretched out.

 

6:29 p.m. PT

Captain Jamie Benn fist-bumps Alexander Radulov as the Stars take the ice for pregame warmup.

 

6:35 p.m. PT

Celebrating his 26th birthday, Stars center Radek Faksa is greeted by visiting Dallas fans as he works to get ready for the game.

 

6:38 p.m. PT

The Ducks faithful give Andrew Cogliano a warm welcome in his return to Honda Center.

 

6:48 p.m. PT

Tyler Seguin high-fives Stars fans on his way back through the tunnel toward the team's dressing room.

 

7:01 p.m. PT

Ben Bishop heads toward his post in front of the Stars' net as the teams get set for puck drop.

 

7:25 p.m. PT

Corey Perry stands and waves to the Honda Center crowd, which gave him a lengthy standing ovation during a first-period tribute.

 

7:28 p.m. PT

As dejected Ducks players skate away, Denis Gurianov celebrates his 10th goal of the season -- a rocket of a one-timer from Roope Hintz on the power play.

 

7:32 p.m. PT

Andrew Cogliano salutes the crowd following a first-period video tribute honoring his time with the Ducks.

 

8:10 p.m. PT

Stars fans celebrate Alexander Radulov's power-play goal a little more than five minutes into the second period.

 

8:12 p.m. PT

Right off the ensuing draw at center ice, Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak drops the gloves against Anaheim's Nicolas Deslauriers to serve up a few five-knuckle meat soothers in his second fight of the season.

 

9:13 p.m. PT

Radek Faksa gets physical in front of netminder Ben Bishop, shoving Anaheim's Ondrej Kase to the ice. Bishop stopped all 27 shots faced to earn his 33rd career shutout in the 3-0 victory.

Don't miss your chance to see the Stars take on the Buffalo Sabres when they return home to American Airlines Center on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets now!

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