- Associated Press - Monday, December 19, 2011

DALLAS (AP) - Michael Ryder scored the go-ahead goal at 6:42 of the third period after Dallas wasted a three-goal lead, and the Stars went on to 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

With the game even at 3, Ryder skated up the middle and converted Loui Eriksson’s setup for Ryder’s 11th of the season.

Eric Nystrom added an insurance goal for Dallas at 14:19 of the third.

Dallas’ Alex Goligoski and Mike Ribeiro scored power-play goals over a 24-second span in the second period. Brenden Morrow also connected for the Stars.

Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne registered his 648th career goal on the power play, and teammate Lubomir Visnovsky added a man-advantage goal.

Bruins 3, Canadiens 2

BOSTON (AP) _ David Krejci scored off his skate to break a second-period tie, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 shots to lead Boston to its fifth consecutive win.

Benoit Pouliot and Brad Marchand also scored for the Bruins, who have won 19 of 22 since losing back-to-back games to Montreal at the end of October.

Carey Price made 28 saves and Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal, which lost its third straight game _ its second in a row since coach Jacques Martin was fired and replaced by Randy Cunneyworth.

The Canadiens have lost nine of their last 12, a streak that cost one of the NHL’s winningest coaches his job and left them in last place in the Northeast Division.

Kings 3, Maple Leafs 2, SO

TORONTO (AP) _ Dustin Brown scored the only goal of a shootout Monday and the Los Angeles Kings wrapped up a bizarre road trip.

Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer made 40 saves, and Justin Williams and Brown scored in regulation for Los Angeles.

John-Michael Liles and Matt Frattin scored for Toronto, which has two wins in the last nine games.

The Kings limped into Toronto having lost six of their last seven games, a stretch cost coach Terry Murray his job.