Anaheim's Costly Third Period Results in 6-3 loss to Stars

DALLAS -- Cody Eakin, Stephane Robidas and Ryan Garbutt scored in a 53-second of the third period Tuesday night to rally the Dallas Stars to a 6-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks took a 2-1 lead when Nick Bonino scored 36 seconds before the second intermission, but the Stars bounced back with a five-goal third period to win at home for the first time since Oct. 24. The loss ended Anaheim's two-game winning streak.

Antoine Roussel scored twice for Dallas, Eakin and Garbutt had three-point nights, and Erik Cole and Vernon Fiddler contributed two assists each.

The Ducks grabbed the lead when Bonino beat backup goaltender Dan Ellis, who stopped 28 shots in his first start since Oct. 19, on the short side for his seventh goal of the season. But Dallas responded in the third with its best offensive period of the season.

Eakin tied it at 5:25 with his sixth of the season, beating goaltender Jonas Hiller on his glove side with a snap shot from the high slot after a pass from Cole. Robidas gave Dallas its first lead of the night 25 seconds later when he scorched a snap that beat Hiller top shelf over his blocker. Garbutt, assisted by Trevor Daley, made it 4-2 at 6:18.

Roussel scored his second goal of the game at 12:08 and rookie Alex Chiasson added an empty-netter with 58 seconds remaining. Anaheim had cut the Stars' lead to 5-3 at 13:25 on a power-play goal by Dustin Penner after Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon was called for delay of game.

The Ducks opened the scoring 6:06 into the game when Emerson Etem tapped in a pass by Daniel Winnik for his sixth of the season. Ellis, making his first start since Oct. 19, stopped a shot by Hampus Lindholm, but Winnik collected the rebound and slipped the puck to Etem, who scored from just above the crease.

Ellis got the start in place of Kari Lehtonen, who had started 14 straight games since returning from a lower-body injury on Oct. 24.

Dallas tied it at 13:13 of the second when Roussel scored his third of the season. He was streaking toward the near post when Fiddler's pass deflected off his right skate and went past Hiller. Following a short official review, Roussel's goal stood.

Stars forward Ray Whitney had an assist in his return after missing five games with a groin injury.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
06:06ANA Emerson Etem (6) ASST: Daniel Winnik (7), Hampus Lindholm (6) 1 - 0 ANA
2nd Period
13:13DAL Antoine Roussel (3) ASST: Vernon Fiddler (4), Ryan Garbutt (1) 1 - 1 Tie
19:24ANA Nick Bonino (7) ASST: Andrew Cogliano (5), Kyle Palmieri (4) 2 - 1 ANA
3rd Period
05:25DAL Cody Eakin (6) ASST: Erik Cole (6), Jordie Benn (5) 2 - 2 Tie
05:50DAL Stephane Robidas (4) ASST: Rich Peverley (7), Ray Whitney (8) 3 - 2 DAL
06:18DAL Ryan Garbutt (3) ASST: Trevor Daley (4) 4 - 2 DAL
12:08DAL Antoine Roussel (4) ASST: Ryan Garbutt (2), Vernon Fiddler (5) 5 - 2 DAL
13:25ANA PPG - Dustin Penner (7) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (15), Corey Perry (13) 5 - 3 DAL
19:01DAL EN - Alex Chiasson (7) ASST: Erik Cole (7), Cody Eakin (8) 6 - 3 DAL
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Garbutt
Ryan Garbutt
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:07
Antoine Roussel
Antoine Roussel
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 15:15
Vernon Fiddler
Vernon Fiddler
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:13
Penalty Summary
1st Period
08:29ANA Mathieu Perreault  Hooking against  Antoine Roussel
11:59DAL Antoine Roussel  Tripping against  Ryan Getzlaf
2nd Period
11:04ANA Hampus Lindholm  Hooking against  Valeri Nichushkin
3rd Period
07:01ANA Mathieu Perreault  Hi-sticking against  Jamie Benn
13:05DAL Brenden Dillon  Delay of game
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/20/3
Faceoff Wins2641
Blocked Shots1018
Penalty Minutes64
4C. FowlerD00-21026:42
6B. LovejoyD00-11026:16
7A. CoglianoL01-11015:59
8T. SelanneR0003014:13
10C. PerryR01-33019:07
13N. BoninoC10-22017:32
15R. GetzlafC01-32019:40
17D. PennerR10-22016:50
21K. PalmieriR0102012:45
22M. PerreaultC00-13415:07
28M. FistricD00-21013:57
34D. WinnikL0102010:53
39M. BeleskeyL0002013:46
40N. YonkmanD0001015:36
45S. VatanenD00-32016:00
47H. LindholmD01-11220:23
62P. MaroonL000009:33
65E. EtemR1002011:03
1J. Hiller2732.84458:38
3S. RobidasD1021021:30
4B. DillonD0034219:42
6T. DaleyD0100018:49
10S. HorcoffC0000012:34
12A. ChiassonR1021013:58
13R. WhitneyL0111013:43
14J. BennL0004017:07
16R. GarbuttC1213016:07
17R. PeverleyC0111014:13
20C. EakinC1121014:40
21A. RousselL2012215:15
24J. BennD0121017:00
33A. GoligoskiD0014022:33
38V. FiddlerC0221015:13
43V. NichushkinR0001015:11
55S. GoncharD0002018:24
72E. ColeL0223014:08
91T. SeguinC0003017:33
30D. Ellis2831.90360:00