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National Hockey League
Dallas 2, Anaheim 1
When: 8:30 PM ET, Thursday, October 24, 2019
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Dean Morton, Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 17754

Denis Gurianov scored his first two goals of the season and the Dallas Stars beat the visiting Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Thursday night for their third straight win.

Ben Bishop made six of 29 saves in the final 2:02 for Dallas, which opened the season 1-7-1 before its current winning streak.

Max Comtois scored and John Gibson made 27 saves for the Ducks, who have lost three in a row following a 6-2-0 start.

Gurianov, skating on the fourth line, scored his two goals on similar moves in the first period.

He took possession of a loose puck at the red line and drove through the right circle before backhanding a shot up high into the net on the short side for a 1-0 lead at 2:42.

It was the only shot on goal for the Stars over the first 8 1/2 minutes.

Dallas had a five-on-three for 1:13, but couldn't capitalize, despite taking five shots on goal during the overlapping penalties.

Gurianov scored again at 17:37, however.

He again came down the right side and took another backhand shot, this time scoring between Gibson's pads for a 2-0 lead.

After coming in 1-for-25 with the man-advantage this season, the Ducks scored on their first power play to pull within 2-1 at 4:31 of the second period.

The puck caromed to Comtois in front of the crease and he scored into a wide-open net with a second left on the power play.

Brendan Guhle returned for the Ducks after missing the past six games with a lower-body injury, but fellow defenseman Josh Manson had to be helped off the ice with 3:47 left in first period after appearing to injure his left leg while making a hit along the boards.

Anaheim forward Ondrej Kase also departed late in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.

--Field Level Media

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Anaheim   Dallas
Max Comtois 1 Points Denis Gurianov 2
Max Comtois 1 Goals Denis Gurianov 2
Nick Ritchie 1 Assists Andrew Cogliano 1
Max Comtois 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
John Gibson .931 Save Percentage Ben Bishop .967
John Gibson 27 Saves Ben Bishop 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 30 1 1-2 2-2 4 27
Dallas 29 2 0-2 1-2 4 37
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Stars have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Ducks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.