Found February 08, 2013 on
Stars of Big D:
Anaheim Ducks (7-1-1, 15 pts) @ Dallas Stars (5-5-1, 11 pts)
7:30 PM CT
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Goals – 4th, Goals Against – 10th, Power Play – 5th, Penalty Kill – 26th
Anaheim was expected to enter this season on a downturn. They finished 13th in the West last season and had pretty much the exact same roster this year (with a few additions on defense). Three weeks into the season and Anaheim suddenly looks like one of the best teams in the league.
The Ducks are getting it done with pretty much their entire roster. Nine players have at least five points (led by Saku Koivu’s 11) and seven players have at least three goals on the season (surprisingly led by Daniel Winnik’s five).
Sheldon Souray leads the defensemen on the team with seven points and has lived up to his hefty contract so far for the Ducks.
The only weak spot on this team has been Jonas Hiller, but even that problem seems to have been readily fixed. ...
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Viktor Fasth has quickly gone from unknown in the net to unbelievable.
Given the way he's playing, the backup is making a strong case for even more playing time.
Fasth stopped 31 shots for his first NHL shutout and Francois Beauchemin scored in his 500th career game, lifting the surging Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
In just a short...
Viktor Fasth stopped 31 shots for his first NHL shutout and Francois Beauchemin scored in his 500th career game, lifting the surging Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
Sheldon Souray and Saku Koivu each added a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who won their fourth straight game.
Fasth stymied the struggling Avalanche with one sprawling save...
Dallas Stars 3 - Edmonton Oilers 2
Jagr is my hero.
That revamped Stars top line has caught fire these past two games. Benn scored another goal and had another assist while Morrow also had an assist. Jagr only had an assist, the game winning goal in overtime and the wonderful shushing of the Oilers crowd. Who knows why this trio has...
Anaheim Ducks 'backup' goalie Viktor Fasth is making it almost impossible for head coach Bruce Boudreau to take him out of the lineup. Fasth stopped 31 shots for his first NHL shutout as the red-hot Ducks knocked off the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Wednesday.
Ducks' defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored in his 500th career game, while Sheldon Souray and Saku Koivu each...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Viktor Fasth stopped three of six shootout attempts to become the first NHL goalie in eight years to win his first five starts, and Bobby Ryan had two goals and two assists as the Anaheim Ducks beat the struggling St. Louis Blues 6-5 on Saturday night.
Fasth, who began the game first in the NHL with a 1.06 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage, allowed...
Even a veteran like Jaromir Jagr can still get excited about scoring in overtime.
The 40-year-old forward scored 1:46 into the extra period, lifting the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the injury-riddled Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night for their first winning streak of the season.
Jagr beat goalie Devan Dubnyk with a high wrist shot for his third goal of the year.
DALLAS (AP) -- Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored power-play goals, Loui Eriksson added a third-period score and the Dallas Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night.
Eriksson gave the Stars some breathing room when he corralled Alex Goligoski's cross-ice pass and fired a wrist shot past Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth with 7:14 remaining.
Goligoski, who was a healthy...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Jaromir Jagr scored in overtime, lifting the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the injury-riddled Edmonton Oilers for their first winning streak of the season.
Jagr beat Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk 1:46 into the extra period with a high wrist shot for his third goal of the season.
Jamie Benn and Derek Roy scored in regulation for the Stars, who improved...
The Anaheim Ducks (7-1-1) are back in action tonight. They take on the Dallas Stars (5-5-1) in the second game of this six-game road trip. Anaheim is coming of an impressive 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday in which backup goalie Viktor Fasth earned his first career shutout and fourth win of the season.
Fasth has been the talk of the town with his stellar play...
You cannot win them all. But you should at least give every game your best effort. The Ducks failed to give their best effort against the Dallas Stars and it cost them in the 3-1 defeat.
They did not play their best in Colorado, either, but Viktor Fasth was able to shut out the Avalanche and Anaheim was still able to pull off a win. Against Dallas, the second game of...
The Dallas Stars pulled above the .500 mark on the young season after last night's 3-1 home win over the heretofore red-hot Anaheim Ducks. The win was Dallas' third in a row, improving their season record to 6-5-1.
Dallas played arguably its best period of the year in the opening stanza, coming out skating with intensity and standing up physically to the Ducks. The Stars...