Saku Koivu scored two of his three goals on slick setups by Teemu Selanne in the third period, and the Ducks beat the Stars 5-2 Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak in nearly three months.
Alex Kovalev had two goals and an assist for the Ottawa Senators, who snapped an 11-game losing streak and avoided falling into the NHL basement by beating the last-place Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Saturday.
Andy McDonald had an assist in his first game back from a 24-game concussion-related absence and T.J. Oshie got his second goal in six games back from a broken ankle in the St. Louis Blues' 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.
Rookie Magnus Paajarvi had a hat trick and an assist and No. 1 overall pick Taylor Hall also scored and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in their preseason home opener on Thursday.
Andrei Kostitsyn scored on Montreal's fifth shootout attempt and Jaroslav Halak turned aside five shots in the tiebreaker to help the Canadiens extend their winning streak to four games with a 5-4 victory over Edmonton.
Ryan Potulny and Dustin Penner scored two of Edmonton's four power-play goals and also had assists, and the Oilers handed the Colorado Avalanche their first home loss of the season, 5-3 on Sunday night.