Ducks 4, Stars 0

DALLAS -- The Anaheim Ducks scored three goals within 4:49 in the second period to beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 Monday before 13,748 fans at American Airlines Center.

Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey each lit the lamp for the Ducks in the middle period. Teemu Selanne added an empty-netter with 28 seconds left.

Anaheim, now 11-3-5 on the road, got two points each from Ryan Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan. Ducks rookie goaltender Viktor Fasth stopped all 23 shots he faced for his third career shutout. He improved to 12-3-1 on the season.

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The Ducks erupted in the middle part of the second period. After putting Dallas on the power play twice just several minutes earlier, the Ducks jumped in front at 10:13 when Ryan beat Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen short side.

Ryan's 28-foot wrister from the left faceoff circle came after Getzlaf executed a cross-ice pass with perfect precision. Ryan then quickly finished with a low shot into the left side of the Dallas net for his 10th of the season. Anaheim had gone on the power play at 8:57 when Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas was called for hooking on Ryan.

Perry then tapped in a rebound at 12:52 to make it 2-0, getting a step on Robidas to knock in his 12th of the season. Getzlaf's initial shot from near the Dallas blue line was deflected by Ryan before Perry slipped in the carom to double the Anaheim advantage.

Beleskey scored at 15:02 off assists from Kyle Palmieri and Sheldon Souray.


The game was scoreless after 20 minutes, with Dallas having the two best chances of the opening period, a 21-foot wrister by Loui Eriksson 1:18 into the game that struck the crossbar and an attempt by Jamie Benn 36 seconds before the first intermission that Fasth got his blocker in front of to keep the game scoreless.

NOTES: Beleskey returned to the ice for Anaheim for the first time since March 24 against Detroit. He had been a healthy scratch the previous four games. ... Before the game, Dallas honored former center Stu Barnes for his selection to the Stars' 20th anniversary team. Barnes spent five of his 16 NHL seasons in Dallas and is currently a Stars assistant coach. ... Fasth made his first start since March 25 against San Jose. Fasth had lost his previous two starts, with his last win coming on March 18 against the Sharks. ... Left wing Francis Wathier, who was recalled from Texas of the American Hockey League on Monday morning, made his season debut for Dallas. Wathier had nine previous games of NHL experience over the past three seasons. His last appearance for Dallas before Monday was on Jan. 16, 2012 at St. Louis. ... The Stars also sent center Toby Petersen, who played in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, back to the AHL on Monday afternoon.