ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Satisfaction does not come easily to these Anaheim Ducks, who aren't going to forget about their early playoff exit and appear intent on pushing themselves to greater heights.
The Ducks pulled their red-hot goalie and spotted the Dallas Stars a two-goal lead before roaring back in the final two periods to win going away, 6-3, on Sunday night before 14,531 at Honda Center.
Ryan Getzlaf led the way with a goal and three assists for his first four-point night since January 2012. Frederik Andersen also got a win in his NHL debut as he replaced Jonas Hiller after the first period and stopped all 24 shots he faced.
And the Ducks (7-1-0) prepared for their eight-game trip by winning their seventh in a row, matching what the 1998-99 team did as the franchise's high-water mark. But they weren't happy about falling behind 3-1 after 20 minutes.
"We got outworked," Getzlaf said. "I'm not going to dance around it. We weren't ready to play. When you get those bounces against, chances are you're not doing something.
"There are games where you're going to work your bag off and not get rewarded for it. Our group wasn't really ready yet. We responded though. That's the main thing."
It was the captain who set the tone for the comeback. After setting up Teemu Selanne for an early first-period goal, Getzlaf spun around and put the puck on Corey Perry's stick for the winger to redirect in to start a second-period blitz.
The Ducks welcomed Stars goalie Jack Campbell into his first NHL start with 47 shots on goal, including 23 in the second. Perry tied the game at 3-3 with their second power-play goal of the night, a deflection of Cam Fowler's point shot.
"When your stars are the best players on the ice, it's always a good sign," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Emerson Etem then gave them the lead with his first career shorthanded goal off a feed from Andrew Cogliano. Getzlaf and Mathieu Perreault added scores to finish off a five-game homestand sweep.
The Ducks did their damage without left winger Dustin Penner, who was briefly knocked unconscious on a high hit by Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt early in the second period and did not return after being helped from the ice.
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