Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Kari Lehtonen stopped 20 shots and the Dallas
Stars got goals from three different players in a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim
Trevor Daley, Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson lit the lamp for Dallas, which
earned its 758th win since moving to Texas 19 seasons ago. That equals the
victory total the team had in 26 seasons as the Minnesota North Stars.
The Stars have earned points in seven consecutive home games against the
Ducks, compiling a 6-0-1 record in that span. Anaheim has not won in
regulation at American Airlines Center since Oct. 26, 2010.
Jonas Hiller stopped 14-of-16 shots in the opening period for the Stars, but
was lifted after suffering a lower body injury. Rookie Viktor Fasth allowed a
goal on 12 shots the rest of the way.
Nick Bonino scored the lone goal for the Ducks, who had a four-game winning
The Stars, who won their third in a row overall, capitalized on a roughing
penalty to Brad Staubitz and scored on the power play 8:48 into the contest on
Daley's blast from the high slot.
Dallas expanded to a 2-0 lead thanks to another man-advantage goal, this one
resulting from a 5-minute major and game misconduct from Staubitz after a
spearing penalty was called. Benn netted the goal at the 12:59 mark when his
tight-angle shot from below the left circle clanked off the far post and into
Bonino cut the deficit in half with 4:37 left in the second period on a
deflection in front off a blue line shot from Luca Sbisa.
Eriksson moved the Stars ahead by two again with 7:14 left in regulation.
Derek Roy passed the puck from the left boards across the ice to the right
circle where Ericksson let go a successful wrist shot that beat Fasth to the
The Ducks had just one shot on goal in the last period.
Benn has earned points in seven consecutive games against Anaheim ... These
teams will meet four more times this season, including three games in five
days at the start of April ... The Stars have not lost a game in regulation
when leading after two periods since Oct. 31, 2009 (at Nashville). They have
earned points in 79 consecutive games when leading after the second period and
sport a 71-0-8 record in those games ... Anaheim continues its season-high
six-game road trip Saturday at St. Louis, while Dallas visits Edmonton Tuesday
to open a three-game trek.
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