Stars Down Ducks, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Modano, Richards score in third period to spark victory
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 9:11 AM CDT
Anaheim Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere looks up at the scoreboard after giving up a goal to Dallas Stars' Brad Richards in the third period last night. The Stars won 5-2.    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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(Newser) – Mike Modano and Brad Richards scored 55 seconds apart in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks last night and give them a 2-0 series lead over the defending Stanley Cup champions. Modano scored on a slap shot during a power play at 5:47. Shortly afterward, Richards wristed a shot from the right circle between Jean-Sebastien Giguere's pads.

Mike Ribeiro had a goal and two assists for the Stars, who regained control after the Ducks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie it in the second period. Loui Eriksson capped the scoring with 5:24 left to play after assisting on Richards' goal. The best-of-seven series shifts to Dallas for games Tuesday and Thursday. Dallas' Marty Turco made 20 saves, and Giguere had 25.