Early PP goals lead Stars past Ducks 3-1
"It was something you don't want to see, three against one, but I got a little lucky there, I was able to make a good stop," said Lehtonen, who is 5-1-0 against the Ducks with two shutouts over the last two seasons. "I think that helped everybody. I was real happy with that."
Added Boudreau: "That would have made it 2-2. I think it would have been a different game."
Dallas got off to a fast start, outshooting the Ducks 8-1 through the first seven minutes, and drawing the first power play when Brad Staubitz was sent off for roughing.
Daley capitalized at 8:48 when his slap shot from the point found its way through a screen and squeezed under Hiller's arm. Shortly afterward, frustrations bubbled over after Stephane Robidas' slash on Perry went undetected by the officials, incensing Perry and resulting in a fight between the two at 11:02.
"When he sticks his stick out, pulls it, I don't know what you call that. It's spearing to me," said Perry of the play. "You've just got to call the first one and that ... doesn't happen."
Staubitz then speared Dallas rookie Brenden Dillon in the groin at 12:34, earning a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
"What do you want me to say? Good refs have bad games," Boudreau said of the penalty. "Like good hockey players have bad games, good refs have bad games. A spear, if you're going to do that then Robidas got a spear on Perry and nothing was called. So what are you going to do?"
It took the Stars just 25 seconds to cash in on the extra-man opportunity, with Benn collecting his fourth goal in the last three games.
"It was big," Benn said. "I thought we stayed disciplined in not retaliating on that penalty and it won us the game."
Notes: D Ben Lovejoy, acquired Wednesday in a trade with Pittsburgh for a fifth-round draft choice in 2014, made his Ducks debut. In 16:20 of ice time, he registered a team-high four shots on goal. ... After tallying the only goal in the second period, Anaheim has outscored opponents 12-4 in middle periods this season, while Dallas has been outscored 15-8. ... The Ducks have outscored opponents 23-13 during 5-on-5 play this season, the best differential in the NHL. ... Dallas has now won seven of the last eight meetings between the Pacific Division rivals.