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.