Mike Leclerc scored the tie-breaking goal early in the third period, lifting the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to a 3-2 victory last night over the host Tampa Bay Lightning.

Leclerc's goal from the slot with 18 minutes 20 seconds left after a pass from Jason Marshall broke a 2-2 tie as the Mighty Ducks snapped a three-game road losing streak.

Ted Donato and Paul Kariya had the other Anaheim goals. Goalie Dominic Roussel stopped Stan Drulia's penalty shot midway through the third period and improved to 6-0-1 against Tampa Bay.

Stephane Richer had two goals for the Lightning, which has dropped three straight. His goal 61 seconds into the game stopped Tampa Bay's 105-minute 13-second scoring drought.

"We spoiled a good performance by Richer," Tampa Bay Coach Steve Ludzik said. "Obviously a game we could have won. We outhit them and the chances were pretty equal. We're not scoring goals. These are the type of games we have to learn how to win."

Anaheim winger Jim McKenzie returned from a four-game suspension.

* STARS 2, BRUINS 2: Mike Modano scored the tying goal with less than six minutes left in regulation as host Dallas kept Boston winless by salvaging the tie. Linemate Brett Hull skated from the left circle to the net, drawing the defense and flipping a cross-ice pass to Modano, who lifted the puck over fallen Bruins goaltender Robbie Tallas for Modano's third goal with 5:44 to play.

* MAPLE LEAFS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1: In Chicago, Jonas Hoglund and Yanic Perreault each scored a goal, and Glenn Healy stopped 25 of 26 shots. Josef Marha's power-play goal with 7:05 remaining in the third period spoiled Healy's bid for a 12th career NHL shutout.

* KINGS 4, FLAMES 1: In Calgary, Donald Audette and Bryan Smolinski each had a goal and an assist. The Kings (4-1-1-0) were playing the sixth game of a seven-game road trip to start the season.

* HURRICANES 4, CANUCKS 1: In Vancouver, Ron Francis had an assist to tie Mario Lemieux for sixth place on the NHL career points list with 1,494. Eric Fichaud, making his first start in over 10 months, stopped 15 shots to record first NHL victory since Nov. 29, 1997 when he was with the Islanders. The 19-year veteran is also sixth on the all-time assists list with 1,042, seven behind Gordie Howe.

CAPTION: Chicago's Doug Gilmour, right, is checked by Toronto's Dimitri Yushkevich in 1st-period action.