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Streaks Comes to an End for Ducks in 1-0 Loss at Dallas

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Streaks Comes to an End for Ducks in 1-0 Loss at Dallas
Anaheim Ducks 0, Dallas Stars 1
Three Stars of the Game
Kari Lehtonen
1st
Kari Lehtonen
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 24-24
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Alex Goligoski
2nd
Alex Goligoski
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:06
Jonas Hiller
3rd
Jonas Hiller
G
SA: 16TOI: 58:16
GA: 1EV: 14-15
PIM: 0PP: 0-0
SV%: .938SH: 1-1
Anaheim's five-game win streak came to an unfortunate end with a 1-0 road defeat to the Stars.

Despite outshooting Dallas 26-16 on the night, the Ducks were unable to get any of their attempts into the  back of the net. The loss also snapped a nine-game standings points streak for Anaheim, which dated back to Jan. 6.

The Ducks got off to a fast start with a 9-2 edge in shots before Dallas defenseman Alex Goligoski notched the game's only goal and his sixth of the season.

Goligoski's shot glanced off Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, with the puck flipping into the air and over Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller with 3:39 left in the first. Mike Ribeiro and Loui Eriksson were credited with assists.

Hiller stopped 15 shots for the Ducks, who had been 8-0-1 in their previous nine games.

Once 20 points out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference, the Ducks have returned to the fringe of the playoff race. But they still have some catching up to do, starting the night 11 points out of the final postseason berth.

Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves for his 18th career shutout. The Stars had been 0-4-1 with six goals in their previous five games, damaging their playoff chances.

Dallas remains without All-Star center Jamie Benn (appendectomy) and captain Brenden Morrow (neck). Benn is expected to play in Sunday's NHL All-Star game then return to the Stars lineup.

Ribeiro was back after missing seven consecutive games because of a knee injury.

Anaheim held a 19-7 shots-on-goal advantage after two periods, but the Ducks couldn't get the puck past Lehtonen, who earned his first shutout of the season. Lehtonen denied Ducks All-Star Corey Perry from close range seconds before the final buzzer.

Dallas was able to control Anaheim's hottest scorer, right winger Bobby Ryan, who had four goals in his previous five games.

Both teams played their final game before the All-Star break.

NOTES: The Ducks are without G Dan Ellis (groin) and RW Devante Smith-Pelly (foot). ... Dallas LW Matt Fraser made his NHL debut, skating on the fourth line with C Jake Dowell and RW Tomas Vincour. ... Stars LW Vernon Fiddler played in his 500th NHL game. ... Hiller had been 6-1-1 in his previous eight starts. ... Anaheim was shut out for the fourth time this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

scoring summary
1st Period
16:41
DAL
Alex Goligoski (6) Slapshot - ASST: Mike Ribeiro (22), Loui Eriksson (27)
1 - 0 DAL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
07:41
ANA
Rod Pelley  Fighting (maj) against  Jake Dowell
07:41
DAL
Jake Dowell  Fighting (maj) against  Rod Pelley
08:36
DAL
Trevor Daley  Hooking against  Niklas Hagman
12:56
ANA
Corey Perry  Roughing against  Stephane Robidas
12:56
DAL
Stephane Robidas  Roughing against  Corey Perry
16:03
DAL
Eric Nystrom  Tripping against  Sheldon Brookbank
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 16TOI: 58:16
Saves: 15EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .938SH: 1 - 1
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
17-11-1
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 24 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0

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