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Video: Thompson scores OT winner against Stars, first goal with Ducks

Nate Thompson, Kari Lehtonen

Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson (44) and Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), of FInland, watch the game winning goal during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

The Associated Press

Nate Thompson’s scoring slump to start the season is over.

The 30-year-old center scored his first goal of the 2014-15 campaign in his 12th game, and it counted as the overtime winner as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Dallas Stars by a final score of 2-1 on Friday.

Thompson went to the net, got in behind the Stars’ defenseman and deflected a Corey Perry shot, giving the Ducks their ninth win of the season.

“Whenever you score a goal, a big goal, it’s great. I was just going to the net and got my stick on it,” said Thompson, as per the Ducks’ Twitter account.

In addition to being low-scoring, it was also a tight-checking game between the two teams, as they rekindled their growing rivalry that began to develop during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Ducks held the Stars to just a single shot in the second period.

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