Anaheim finally played like the defending Stanley Cup champion—at least long enough to avoid a nearly insurmountable deficit. Chris Pronger scored two power-play goals after assisting on the Ducks' first goal and they held on for a 4-2 victory Tuesday night over the Dallas Stars, who lost for the seventh time in their last eight home playoff games.
The Stars missed a chance to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. Anaheim led 4-0 before Stars captain Brendan Morrow scored two power-play goals 1:39 apart in the third period, but Jean-Sebastien Giguere held firm the rest of the way. Giguere had 31 saves, four of them coming during a during a 4-minute power play.