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Thanks in part to a red-hot rookie goaltender, the Anaheim Ducks look like a vastly improved team from the one that flopped against the Dallas Stars last season.
The visiting Ducks could start Victor Fasth in goal as they search for a fifth straight victory Friday night in Dallas, where they failed to solve Kari Lehtonen in their last two visits.
Anaheim (7-1-1) opened a six-game trip Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Colorado. Fasth made 31 saves for his first shutout as he lowered his goals-against average to an NHL-best 0.98.
"It's nothing you go and think about. You just try to do your best and help the team out as much as you can,'' said the 30-year-old rookie, who was the Swedish Elite League's goaltender of the year the last two seasons. "I'm really glad I had (the shutout). It's a little bonus. Most important thing is we got the win and started off this road trip really good.''
Fasth could be the difference Friday for the Ducks, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu scored the tying goal against the San Jose Sharks last night. One needs to watch until the third replay to actually see the damn thing.
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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 (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...
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...
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.
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...