Dallas, TX—Michael Ryder scored the game-winner early in the third period as Dallas took a 5-3 decision over Anaheim at American Airlines Center.
"Our message between the second and third periods was that we can't do it with just a strike of lightning," Dallas head coach Glen Gulutzan said of his club wasting a 3-0 edge. "We have to do it together, a and the guys did that over the last 20."
Brenden Morrow and Mike Ribeiro added a goal and assist each for the Stars, who shook off a 6-3 loss in New Jersey on Friday and won for the fourth time in five games.
Richard Bachman stopped 25-of-28 shots, improving to 4-1-0.
Teemu Selanne, Lubomir Visnovsky and Nick Bonino tallied in the second period for the Ducks, losers in three straight.
Jonas Hiller allowed all five goals on 33 shots in defeat.
Ryder's goal came with 6:42 gone, as the veteran was alone in between the circles to fire a Loui Eriksson pass by Hiller to give the Stars a 4-3 edge.
Eric Nystrom provided valuable insurance with 5:41 remaining, ripping home a nifty backhanded Vernon Fiddler dish from the left circle.
Seems like whenever we make a mistake, it's always in the back of our net," Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We come out good for short periods of time, then all of a sudden we get out of the game plan. I don't know if the focus is lost or what."
Morrow netted the lone score of the first period, less than a minute prior to the halfway point, finishing off a give-and-go with Ribeiro on a high shot from the right wing.
Alex Goligoski managed to squeeze a shot between Hiller's pads on a two-man edge just 1:19 into the second period on a power play and Ribeiro made it 3-0 for the Stars 24 seconds later.
Selanne got the Ducks on the board with a power-play tally which hit the net inside the near post from the left circle with 4 1/2 minutes gone and Visnovsky made it a one-goal deficit at 14:49 on another Anaheim advantage.
Bonino then tipped in a Cam Fowler blast with 1:33 showing and Anaheim forged a 3-3 deadlock.
Dallas has won both meetings with Anaheim this season and four of the last six dating back to November of 2010...Eriksson posted a pair of assists for the victors...Fowler totaled two assists for the visitors...The Stars host Philadelphia on Wednesday, and the Ducks continue their five-game road swing in Los Angeles on Thursday.