Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Loui Eriksson had two goals, including the game-
winner in the third period, to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 win over the
Eric Nystrom and Erik Cole both scored for the Stars, who snapped a four-game
losing streak. Kari Lehtonen made 16 saves in the win.
Jay Bouwmeester, Jiri Hudler and Alex Tanguay each had a goal for the Flames,
who had won their previous two coming in. Joey MacDonald posted 20 stops in
Dallas had a chance to score 8:24 in when Antoine Roussel was awarded a
penalty shot after getting hooked on a breakaway, but his backhand went off
the side of the net.
The Stars, though, wound up scoring three times in the frame starting at the
13:07 mark as Cole whipped a shot on net from the right circle that hit off
the skate of Derek Smith before going in.
It was a 2-0 game with 4:11 to play in the period after Nystrom snapped the
loose puck in from the left side after a rush was broken up, and Eriksson
finished off the surge with 1:49 left when he buried the puck from the slot
off a feed from Ray Whitney.
Calgary came back in the second period with a pair of power-play goals, the
first that came at 11:30 as T.J. Brodie's shot from the right point was re-
directed in by Hudler.
The Flames made it a 3-2 game three minutes later as Bouwmeester backhand the
puck into net from the slot off a broken pass for his sixth of the season.
Calgary had a chance to tie the game early in the third when Nystrom was
called for interference, but were unable to net the puck and the Stars made it
a 4-2 game after Eriksson gathered the puck along his feet and snapped it in
off a broken play with 7:54 to go.
The goal proved fortunate as the Flames again made it a one-goal game after
Tanguay caught up to the puck in the Dallas end and backhanded it home with
4:46 to play.
Calgary got MacDonald from the net with over a minute to play for an extra
attacker, but Dallas held the team at bay.
Dallas plays in Colorado on Wednesday ... Calgary plays in Nashville on
Thursday ... Calgary had won the previous two meetings with Dallas this season
... Calgary was 2-for-4 on the power play while the Stars were held scoreless
on three chances ... Calgary hasn't won three straight since a five-game run
from March 6-15 last year.
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