Ducks’ 3-game win streak ends with shootout loss to Stars

Ducks’ 3-game win streak ends with shootout loss to Stars

DALLAS — The Ducks were hoping that the momentum they built before the NHL All-Star break would extend when games resumed, and they did earn a point on the road despite their season-best three-game winning streak coming to an end.

Tyler Seguin scored Dallas’ second shootout goal, and the Stars beat the Ducks, 3-2, on Monday night.

Nils Lundkvist and Roope Hintz scored in regulation for Dallas, and Arcadia product Jason Robertson also scored in the shootout. The Stars dropped three consecutive 3-2 decisions in overtime before the All-Star break.

Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger made 33 saves. He also stopped Adam Henrique in the third and final shootout round, ending the game.

Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg scored in regulation for the Ducks, and Mason McTavish scored in the shootout. Ducks goaltender John Gibson stopped 39 shots through overtime.

Lundkvist scored on a backdoor pass through the low slot from Radek Faksa out of the left corner at 8: 28 of the first period. Lundkvist was a healthy scratch in four of Dallas’ five previous games.

Hintz tipped in a pass from the left boards by Denis Gurianov, putting Dallas ahead 2-0 at 7: 35 of the second period.

Silfverberg and Henrique scored in an 86-second span midway through the third, tying the score at 2-all. It was Silfverberg’s sixth goal of the season and No. 19 for Henrique.

Ducks All-Star forward Troy Terry left with an upper-body injury after only three shifts.


Ducks defenseman John Klingberg returned to Dallas after spending his first eight seasons with the Stars. He acknowledged a video tribute by his first NHL team after being unavailable when the Ducks played in Dallas earlier this season.

“This is where I started my career,” Klingberg said, “and it’s always going to be a special place.”


Dallas forward Jamie Benn skated in his 1,000th NHL game, all with the Stars. His accomplishment was recognized during the first TV break.

“I always wanted to be a Star for life,” said Benn, in his 10th season as captain. “I don’t see myself putting on any other jersey, so a pretty special day today.”

Benn’s total is second in the history of the Minnesota-Dallas franchise behind Mike Modano’s 1,459 games.


The Ducks finish a road back-to-back against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday at 5: 30 p.m. PT.