The Dallas Stars have defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 in a heated National Hockey League Pacific Division rivalry game on Friday.
A total of 14 penalties were dished out, 10 in the first period of the spiteful encounter, where the Stars (6-5-1) took advantage by scoring two powerplay goals.
Duck wingman Brad Staubitz was the main offender for the visitors with Trevor Daley scoring in the ninth minute for the Stars with a sizzling slap shot from distance while Staubitz served time for roughing.
Not long after Staubitz was back in the bad books, ejected from the game after spearing Brenden Dillon in the groin area, allowing Stars left wing Jamie Benn to slot home from a tough side-on angle during the advantage.
Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim (7-2-1) with an expert deflection on a Luca Sbisa slap shot in the second period to cut the gap in half but it wasn't enough as Loui Eriksson recreated the two-goal advantage with a third period blast with just over seven minutes remaining.