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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Center Ryan Getzlaf scored a goal and two assists and goaltender Frederik Andersen made 34 saves as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Dallas Stars 6-2 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. The Ducks lead the series 3-2 and can eliminate the Stars win Sunday in Dallas.

The Ducks used two early third-period goals to clinch the win. Leading 3-2, winger Jakob Silfverberg scored his first goal of the playoffs at 1:07 when he banged home a feed from winger Andrew Cogliano. Getzlaf followed with a wrist shot from the slot at 4:30 that drove starting goaltender Kari Lehtonen from the net.

Winger Corey Perry added his second goal of the series on the power play at 6:49 to close out the scoring and finished with a goal and two assists.

The Ducks opened the scoring with a power-play goal by center Nick Bonino at 5:32 of the first period. Bonino took a pass from Getzlaf and beat Lehtonen with a wrist shot as he was falling to the ice for his first goal of the playoffs.

After Dallas left winger Ryan Garbutt received a five minute major and game misconduct for spearing Perry, the teams quickly traded goals. Stars winger Jamie Benn converted a Getzlaf turnover for a short-handed goal at 10:00 of the opening frame then Ducks winger Rickard Rakell responded with a tip-in for his first career playoff and NHL goal at 10:26.

The teams exchanged goals in the middle period to keep it a one-goal game after 40 minutes. Anaheim opened a 3-1 lead on center Mathieu Perreault's second goal of the series on the power play at 1:05. Getzlaf carried the puck into the zone along the right offensive boards and his perfect pass hit Perreault in stride.

Dallas drew within one at 8:19 of the second period on center Sean Horcoff's first playoff goal. Center Vernon Fiddler took a shot that hit a player in front of the net as Horcoff got inside Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa to bang home the loose puck.

NOTES: Dallas scratched C Dustin Jeffrey, D Aaron Rome, D Patrik Nemeth and LW Erik Cole. ... The Stars come-from-behind victory in Game 4 marked the first time they had overcome a two-goal deficit in a playoff game since April 12, 2004, vs. Colorado and the first time in regulation since April 25, 1999, in Edmonton. ... Dallas LW Jamie Benn tied a franchise record by recording points in his first five playoff games. He is the first Stars player achieve the mark since 1980 when Steve Payne and Bobby Smith turned the trick ... Anaheim did not dress RW Tim Jackman, D Stephane Robidas, RW Kyle Palmieri, C Daniel Winnik, LW Matt Beleskey and D Hampus Lindholm. ... With his first-period power-play goal, Anaheim C Rickard Rakell became the first player in franchise history to score his first career goal in the playoffs. ... Ducks C Ryan Getzlaf tied RW Teemu Selanne for the Ducks career playoff scoring lead (64 pts) with his assist on RW Nick Bonino's first-period goal.

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