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Selanne's late goal rallies Ducks

DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Anaheim Ducks became the latest team to

take advantage of the Dallas Stars' recent struggles at home.

Teemu Selanne netted his 20th goal of the season with 9:39

remaining in the third period as Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory

over the Stars on Saturday.

The all-time leading goal scorer in Anaheim history, Selanne

reached the 20-goal plateau for the 14th time in his 16 NHL


Selanne's goal came after the Stars were unable to clear the

puck out of the defensive zone. Selanne kept it in with a poke

check at the blue line and fed Selanne, who was left alone in


The 38-year-old Finn snapped a one-timer past goaltender Marty

Turco, who allowed four goals on just 18 shots, to give the

Ducks a 4-3 lead.

Anaheim squandered a 2-0 lead after the first period but rallied

from a 3-2 deficit in the third to rebound from Thursday's 6-0

drubbing at Boston.

The Stars dropped to 0-4 on their current five-game road trip.

In the last three games, Dallas has surrendered the winning goal

in the third period.

Mike Ribeiro scored twice for the Stars, matching his total from

the previous 15 games combined.

Ribeiro executed a perfect 2-on-1 with Steve Ott to give the

Stars a 3-2 lead 4:22 into the third.

With defenseman Scott Niedermayer the lone player back for

Anaheim, Ribeiro skated over the blue line and passed to Ott in

the left circle. Ribeiro then took a return feed from Ott for a

tap-in goal.

The goal held up for less than five minutes, however, as Corey

Perry tied it at 8:50.

Niedermayer and defenseman Chris Pronger scored in the first

period for Anaheim before Ribeiro and Matt Niskanen answered in

the second for Dallas.

All-Star Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 30 shots, including 15

in the final 20 minutes.



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