The Anaheim Ducks triumph Dallas Stars with less than three minutes away on Sunday night from being forced to play a Game 7 in their Western Conference First Round series.
Nick Bonino’s second goal of the game came 2:47 into overtime and Ducks won the game with a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 6 at American Airlines Center on Sunday night. Bonino’s first goal came with 2:10 remaining in regulation – when he beat Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen short side. Devante Smith-Pelly’s second goal with 24 seconds remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime.
Bonino then eliminated Dallas early in the extra period with a wrist shot from the slot that beat Lehtonen to give the Ducks the series win. The Ducks recorded the 10th multi-goal comeback of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs (24.4 percent of the 41 playoff games played).
That is a record for the most such victories in the first round of the postseason; there were only eight such victories in the entire 2013 playoffs. Jonas Hiller stopped all 12 shots he faced in relief of Frederik Andersen.
Anaheim will face the winner of the first-round series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.