Ondrej Kase’s hat trick was the chief engine that propelled the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars Wednesday night at Honda Center, pushing the home team to its seventh win in eight games.
The victory improved the Ducks’ record to 17-11-5, worth 39 points and keeping them in second place in the NHL Pacific Division.
“He’s been a clutch goal scorer numerous times for our hockey club,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “He’s been the Energizer bunny. He’s that type of player that seems to hound the puck. Now he’s getting rewarded for the hard work he’s putting in.”
Kase scored one goal in each period to bring his season total to eight. He now has a total of 14 points in 15 games.
Other Ducks scoring were Brandon Montour, Jacob Silfverberg and Hampus Lindholm, all in the third.
Anaheim trailed 3-2 after two periods until the Orange County team scored four times in the final period to get the win.
John Gibson ended up with 36 saves in goal.
The Ducks are next in action on Saturday in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets (16-12-2, 34 points).