Ducks beat Stars 6-3 for 7th straight win
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Emerson Etem got his first career short-handed goal late in the second period after Corey Perry scored twice to level the game, helping the Anaheim Ducks extend the best start in the club’s history with a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
The defending Pacific Division champions have won seven straight, including all five at home, following a 6-1 loss at Colorado on opening night. Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and three assists, and Teemu Selanne extended his goal streak to three games.
Ryan Garbutt, Brenden Dillon and Shawn Horcoff scored during the final 10 minutes of the first period for Dallas. Jack Campbell made 41 saves in his NHL debut.
Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen also made his NHL debut in net, replacing Jonas Hiller at the start of the second with a 3-1 deficit. Andersen stopped all 24 shots he faced, two days after he was promoted from Norfolk of the AHL because of Viktor Fasth’s lower-body injury.
In other games Sunday, the Blue Jackets beat the Canucks 3-1 and the Predators had a 3-1 win over the Jets.
At Columbus, R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season with 8:46 left and Columbus ended a four-game losing streak with a victory over Vancouver.
Curtis McElhinney, making his first appearance for the Blue Jackets in place of Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, had 37 saves.
At Winnipeg, Carter Hutton made 37 saves for his first NHL win to lead Nashville past the home team.
Eric Nystrom, Patric Hornqvist and Matt Cullen scored for Nashville. The 27-year-old Hutton was given his second career start when Predators coach Barry Trotz chose to rest Pekka Rinne after the team’s victory Saturday night in Montreal.
The Predators had only seven shots in the second period, but made three of them count as they took control of the game. The win extended Nashville’s point streak to five games.