Stars double up on Ducks
Both goaltenders gave up goals after mishandling the puck behind their respective nets.
Turco made 24 saves for the
“I thought the first two periods were pretty close to the best two periods we’ve played,” coach Marc Crawford said. Our pressure was terrific and we really attacked well. Marty made a couple of really good saves, and we got some spirited play from a lot of players tonight. If we can bottle those types of efforts, we will win lots of hockey games.”
“The things I have in mind I’d like to keep private at this point,” said Carlyle, whose team has been outshot in seven of its first eight games. “I don’t think it’s the time to talk about those things. I’m still frustrated and not very happy about the outcome of the hockey game and the way we played.
“We didn’t compete hard enough to give ourselves enough of a chance,” Carlyle added. “You can’t play 20 minutes of hockey and win in the NHL. We were down 3-0 in our building until the third period. We played with some desperation, but you have to play with some desperation from the opening faceoff.”
Dallas outshot Anaheim 16-5 in the first period. Hiller stopped all eight shots during a pair of power plays, but Eriksson opened the scoring at 14:01 on a rebound.
“We have a call – a goalie call – to either leave the puck or play it over,” Carlyle explained. “The disturbing part about is that we had a defenseman go stand beside the other defenseman, waiting for the puck. Our goalie turned it over – or they stole it from our goalie – and there was nobody within 10 feet of Morrow. So that’s a miscommunication.”
Daley scored Dallas’ third goal at 8:53 of the second, beating Hiller high to the glove side with a snap shot from about 30 feet after getting a cross-ice pass from Neal.
“It was great to step up and get a goal when we needed one,” Daley said. “It has been a slow start for me, so I was happy go get on the board tonight.”
Ott, who was activated from injured reserve after missing four games with a strained oblique muscle, also got an assist on Daley’s goal. The
“We didn’t start playing until the third period, and that’s not acceptable in this league,” Getzlaf said. “You’ve got 82 games, and you’ve got to learn to get up for all of them. We’ve definitely got the tools in here. Maybe we’re lacking that focus a little bit, and we’ve got to find it.”
Anaheim scored its second goal with 11:25 remaining, after Turco made a poor clearing pass behind the net with Getzlaf on the forecheck.
“You never want to sit on a lead, but you’ve got a team that played two really bad periods and they were coming pretty hard, so we had no choice than to sit back,” Daley said. “The first two periods was not typical of that team over there. They took it to us in the third, but we were able to stay with it and get the win.”
Hiller finished with 34 saves, after getting pulled in the second period of last Saturday’s 5-0 loss at St. Louis.
NOTES: Morrow, who underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee in December and is still playing with a brace, appeared in his 600th NHL regular-season game.