Ribeiro, Lehtinen Send Stars Over Ducks

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DALLAS (AP)—Mike Ribeiro and Jere Lehtinen each had a goal and an assist to help the Dallas Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Saturday night.

Brenden Morrow added a goal, and Marty Turco made 20 saves as Dallas improved to 3-0-1 at home.

Chris Pronger scored a power-play goal for the defending Stanley Cup champion Ducks, winless on the road (0-4-1).

The Stars had been getting off to slow starts, but they reversed that trend with Morrow’s power-play goal at 2:04 of the opening period. Morrow notched his fourth of the season from the slot off a centering pass by Ribeiro.

Ribeiro made it 2-0 at 7:48 of the second period, jamming a loose puck past goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere while the Stars had an extra attacker because of a delayed penalty on the Ducks.

Lehtinen extended the lead to 3-0 at 10:01 of the second period with his first goal of the season, and at that point, Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle replaced Giguere with Ilya Bryzgalov. Dallas’ Philippe Boucher dumped the puck into the Anaheim zone and it bounced hard off the end boards and onto the stick of Lehtinen, who fired a shot past Giguere from the inner part of the right circle.

Pronger got Anaheim on the board with his first goal of the season at 18:24 of the second period while the Ducks held a two-man advantage.

Notes

Stars C Mike Modano remains four points short of matching Phil Housley’s points record of 1,232 for U.S.-born players. Modano has only two points in eight games this season. …The Ducks were without injured RW Todd Bertuzzi (concussion) and D Mathieu Schneider (ankle). C Todd Marchant was back in the Anaheim lineup after missing two games due to an ankle injury. …Dallas began a stretch of 10 of its next 11 games against Pacific Division competition. …The Ducks assigned C Petteri Wirtanen to Portland of the AHL. Wirtanen made his NHL debut on Oct. 17, scoring his first career goal against Nashville. … Turco played in his 325th game for the Stars, tying Jon Casey for third among goaltenders in franchise history. Cesare Maniago is the leader with 420 games.

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M. Turco
M. Turco
Stars - G
Saves: 20
Save Pct.: .952
J. Lehtinen
J. Lehtinen
Stars - RW
Goals: 1
Assists: 1
M. Ribeiro
M. Ribeiro
Stars - C
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Goaltending

Goalie Team Shot Save
Ilya Bryzgalov Anh 11 11
Jean-Sebastien Giguere Col 12 9

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