ANAHEIM, Calif. – Philippe Boucher and Jere Lehtinen scored 50 seconds apart in the first period, leading the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Sunday night.

Bill Guerin added a goal shortly after an injury to Anaheim goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Marty Turco made 40 saves in his 200th NHL regular-season game, helping Dallas win for the fifth time in six tries. Sergei Zubov assisted on the Stars’ first two goals, giving him 400 points with Dallas and 315 assists – tying former Anaheim head coach Craig Hartsburg for the franchise record among defensemen.

Rookie Jonathan Hedstrom had the only goal for Anaheim, which has lost five straight following a four-game winning streak. Four defeats have been by one-goal margins, two in overtime and one in a shootout.

Giguere stopped five of seven shots before leaving the game at 4:28 of the second period with a cramp in his left leg. The 2002 playoff MVP missed three games last month because of a groin strain.

Blackhawks 3, Oilers 1

CHICAGO – Mark Bell scored two goals and Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers,

Duncan Keith had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which converted its first two shots against Edmonton goalie Jussi Markkanen and was outshot 27-19.

Fernando Pisani converted a breakaway for Edmonton’s only goal. Markkanen, making his 14th straight start, finished with 16 saves.

Kings 8, Blue Jackets 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alexander Frolov scored three goals in the opening 12:35 – on a power play, at even strength and short-handed – and Craig Conroy also had a hat trick to lead the Los Angeles Kings to an 8-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Conroy added two assists and Frolov had one. Eric Belanger and Michael Cammalleri also scored goals for the Kings, who have earned points in four straight games and six of seven.

Conroy’s five points, Frolov’s four and Pavol Demitra’s four assists – all in the first period – were career highs for each.


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