Ducks Top Stars, 3-2, Take 2-0 Lead
(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored and had an assist after taking a slap shot to the face in Game 1 in the Ducks 3-2 win over the Stars on Friday night.
Getzlaf saw the birth of his third child as well prior to Game 2 and his goal tied the game at one in the first period.
Corey Perry would score the second goal of the night in the second period and Andrew Cogliano put them up by two in the third to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.
"It's been absolutely incredible couple of days," Getzlaf said. "They were a little hectic, but these are the things you want to do in life. At least tonight I didn't get hit in the face."
Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves in the victory as the series shifts to Dallas on Monday.
"We handed them their opportunities and their goals," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. "We skated well. The effort was great, but we made a couple of mistakes that cost us."
The last Stanley Cup for the Ducks came back in 2007 when Getzlaf and Perry were playing in supporting roles.
"Every once in a while, you need your best players to step it up when the rest of the guys lose their composure," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Getzy, with what happened to him in the last three days, to come in and get two points and a plus-3 rating, is a sure reason why he (should be) hopefully nominated for the MVP."
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