NHL Game Summary - Columbus at Dallas
(Friday, November 18th)
Final Score: Dallas 6, Columbus 3
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Jere Lehtinen, Stephane Robidas, and Stu Barnes scored within a 6:04 span of the third period, as the Dallas Stars knocked off the Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-3, at American Airlines Center.
The Stars scored four third period goals and used six different goal scorers to win their fourth straight game.
Bill Guerin, Brenden Morrow and Jussi Jokinen also netted goals for the Stars. Marty Turco turned aside 15 shots for Dallas, which is now 15-2 all-time against Columbus and has won the last eight meetings.
Bryan Berard scored twice and Sergei Fedorov picked up an assist, his first point with Columbus, as the Blue Jackets lost their fourth straight game.
Martin Prusek struggled in net, allowing six goals on 29 shots.
Lehtinen scored his team leading 11th goal at the 9:06 mark, which turned out to be the game winner. Lehtinen let go a wrist shot from the right circle that beat Prusek top corner over his left shoulder for the 4-3 lead.
Robidas tallied a short-handed goal at 11:40, giving Dallas a two-goal cushion. Modano skated in on a 2-on-1 break and flipped a pass over to Robidas, who fired the puck past the diving Prusek.
Barnes scored his fifth of the season at 15:10, capping off the Stars' four- goal third period.
Morrow opened the scoring as he scored his sixth goal of the season at the 7:46 mark. Guerin set up behind the net and found Jason Arnott out in front. Arnott let go a wrist shot from the low slot that Prusek stopped, but Morrow shoveled home a backhand that beat Prusek low, glove side for the power play goal in the opening period.
Berard got Columbus on the board in the second at the 7:44 mark with a power play tally. Nikolai Zherdev found Berard in the slot with a pass from the left side of the net, and he ripped a wicked wrist shot past Prusek.
Guerin gave Dallas a 2-1 edge less than two minutes later, deflecting an Arnott shot from the left circle past Prusek.
Berard tied the game on the power play late in the second stanza. Fedorov, faked a shot from the right point, then slid the disc over to Berard at above the slot, and he unleashed a quick snap shot that beat Turco high, glove side, at the 16:16 mark.
Early in the third period, Dallas broke the tie as Jokinen netted a power play goal at 5:07. Jokinen pounced on a loose puck in front of Prusek and sent home his seventh goal of the season.
Duvie Westcott scored his first career goal in the NHL less than two minutes later, once again, evening the score. Westcott sent a one-timer past Turco after Dan Fritsche found him all alone at the right circle at 6:31.
Dallas head coach Dave Tippett picked up his 100th career win...The Stars have scored at least one power play goal in their last 11 games...Columbus forward David Vyborny picked up his 100th career assist...The Blue Jackets are now 1-9 on the road this season.
11/19 00:00:45 ET