Mike Modano notched his 513th career goal on a power play to extend his record for U.S.-born NHL players, and Niklas Hagman scored 41 seconds later on the same advantage as the Dallas ended Anaheim's four-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.
The Stars honored Modano in pregame ceremonies for surpassing Phil Housley's points record of 1,232 for U.S.-born players. The tying goal against the Ducks stretched Modano's career points total to 1,239. Modano set the mark on Nov. 7 at San Jose.
Scoring chances were at a premium in the matchup of tight-checking teams, and Dallas trailed 1-0 before receiving a two-man advantage for 45 seconds of the third period with Anaheim's Mathieu Schneider and Travis Moen in the penalty box for delay of game.
Modano tied it at 1 with a one-timer from the right circle at 7:35 for his sixth goal of the season. Sergei Zubov set up Modano, earning his 600th NHL assist.
The Stars' remaining advantage carried over, and Hagman gave Dallas a 2-1 edge with a rebound goal at 8:16 of the third period.
Mike Smith made 17 saves in his third straight start for the Stars, 3-0-1 since last week's front-office shake-up by owner Tom Hicks.
Smith, the backup for Marty Turco, has allowed only two goals in those three starts so coach Dave Tippett decided to stay with the hot goalie.
Smith had to make a series of tough stops in the final 40 seconds after Dallas' Stephane Robidas went to the penalty box for hooking. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle pulled goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere to give his team a 6-on-4 skating edge, but Smith hung on to preserve the victory.
Giguere stopped 22 shots, and Corey Perry scored his fourth goal in six games for the Ducks.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Ducks had recovered from a 4-7-2 start with their four-game winning streak, but they've lost all three meetings with the Stars this season.
Perry struck on the power play for his 12th goal to give Anaheim a 1-0 first-period lead.
Stars defenseman Trevor Daley went to the penalty box for hooking at 6:47, and Perry scored from close range seven seconds later.
Notes: RW Todd Bertuzzi was back in the Ducks lineup after missing 14 games due to a concussion. ... Mathieu Schneider also returned to the Ducks lineup after missing the past two games with a sore hip...Housley and previous U.S.-born, goal-scoring leader Joe Mullen were on hand for the 18-minute tribute to Modano.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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