Ducks 4, Dallas 3, OT.

The Ducks may have found their secret weapon. Although, after Dan Sexton’s performance in Tuesday’s win over the Dallas Stars, he may not be a secret anymore.

Sexton’s first and second NHL goals, both in the third period Tuesday, pulled the Ducks back from down 3-1 to send the game to overtime, where Saku Koivu’s goal with 46.5 seconds left gave the Ducks their first win in their past six games.

With the Ducks down 3-0 after a sloppy start, Joffrey Lupul hopped out of the penalty box to score on a breakaway with 1:36 left in the second period. At 6:08 of the third, Sexton took a nice pass from Bobby Ryan, left-to-right through the slot, and poked a forehand past Marty Turco for his first NHL goal. That brought the Honda Center crowd of 13,861 to its feet.

Sexton had more in the tank — with 1:02 left in the third and the Ducks still trailing 3-2, he fired a shot between the legs of Turco to send the game to overtime.

Brad Richards scored twice, and Mike Modano scored another on Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who stopped 19 of 22 shots for the victory. Turco stopped 38 of 42 shots by the Ducks — their highest shot total of the season.

More to follow.

Dallas 3, Ducks 1; Selanne breaks hand.

Saku Koivu scored 88 seconds into the game, and that was the end of the Ducks’ good fortune.

Teemu Selanne was lost for the game, and probably longer, with a broken bone in his left hand he suffered while blocking a shot in the second period.

In the third period, the Stars got all three of their goals to seal the win. The first was a serious dose of bad luck for goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who could not stop a puck off the skate blade of James Wisniewski from going in his net at the 1:50 mark. James Neal, the last Dallas player to touch the puck, was the beneficiary.

Giguere appeared to stop Steve Ott’s shot at 3:01, but instead it trickled slowly through his pad and over the goal line to give Dallas the lead.

The Stars’ Brenden Morrow scored into an empty net with 42 seconds left while Giguere, who stopped 34 of 36, was pulled for an extra attacker.

Held without a point, Corey Perry’s franchise-record point streak ended at 19 games, 32 short of Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record.