Antoine Roussel scored with 1:28 to play, rallying the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
Patrick Sharp, Cody Eakin and John Klingberg scored in the second period to tie the score after falling behind 3-0. Antti Niemi had 17 saves to help Dallas improve to 7-2 and take the lead in the Western Conference with 14 points.
NHL scoring leader Jamie Benn had three assists for the Stars, giving the 2014-15 Art Ross Trophy winner 15 points this season.
Mike Santorelli, Shawn Horcoff and Carl Hagelin all scored in the final 5:16 of the first period. Frederick Andersen finished with 30 saves, including 15 in the third period when the Ducks were outshot 16-2.
Anaheim, which has lost eight of its first nine games (1-6-2), came in with just six goals in the opening eight games.
Roussel’s first goal the season came on the rebound of Vernon Fiddler’s shot off the pads Andersen
Defense dominated the first period until the Ducks had their first power-play opportunity. Midway through it, with 5:16 left, Cam Fowler passed to Santorelli, who sent a snap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle past Niemi.
Anaheim had only one goal in the first 22 power plays. Dallas had killed all 15 penalties in the six previous games.
The teams were at even strength when Niemi and defenseman Johnny Oduya both went after Andrew Cogliano to the right of the net. He passed back in front to Horcoff, who had an open net for his first goal since last season when he played for Dallas.
Just 14 seconds later, Niemi played a loose puck behind the net, Alex Goligoski gave it up and Corey Perry passed out to Hagelin for the third goal with 50 seconds to go.
Anaheim outshot Dallas 9-6 in the first.
Sharp, acquired from Chicago during the off-season, scored his first for Dallas on the power play at 7:30 of the second. Benn passed out to Sharp in the slot, and he sent a snap shot past Andersen into the lower left corner.
Eakin scored a short-handed goal, taking a backhand pass from Benn at the edge of the left circle and firing a wrist shot into the net with about 4 1/2 minutes to go. Klingberg’s tying goal came about 90 seconds later, when he took a pass from Tyler Seguin in front of the net and beat Andersen.
Notes: Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf flew back to California, where he is scheduled for a non-emergency appendectomy on Wednesday. He is expected to be out 4 to 12 days. … Andersen entered the game with an 0-3-2 record despite a 1.71 goals-against average. Anaheim scored only one goal in his first five starts. … Santorelli became the first Ducks player with two goals this season, and Perry the first with two assists. … Dallas entered the game with the NHL’s third-best power play, with a 30 percent success rate. … Eakin’s goal was the Stars’ first short-handed score.