NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Phoenix
(Saturday, October 27th)
Final Score: Dallas 5, Phoenix 3
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Mike Ribeiro recorded a goal and two assists as the Dallas Stars beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-3, at Jobing.com Arena.
Mike Modano and Jere Lehtinen each had two-point nights with a goal and an assist for Dallas, which has won three of its last four contests. Sergei Zubov and Niklas Hagman also scored for Dallas, while Brenden Morrow collected three assists. Mike Smith made 28 saves.
Shane Doan chipped in a goal and two assists for the Coyotes, who have lost four of their last five games. Alexander Auld allowed five goals on 25 shots.
Zubov gave Dallas a 1-0 lead 3:49 into the game, but the Coyotes knotted the score on Doan's 200th career goal.
Later in the first period, while on the power play, Lehtinen scored to put the Stars ahead, 2-1. A scramble ensued in front of the net and Lehtinen emerged with the loose puck, firing it over a fallen Auld.
Dallas capitalized again with the man-advantage at the 8:01 mark of the second, as Lehtinen centered the puck from behind the net to Modano, who snapped it past Auld.
The Coyotes sliced the margin in half later in the frame on Radim Vrbata's second goal of the season, but Hagman's shorthanded marker restored the Stars' two-goal lead heading into the second intermission.
Ribeiro made it a 5-2 game in the third. On a delayed penalty, the Stars rotated the puck down low and Morrow snapped a crisp, cross-ice pass to Ribeiro, who one-timed it past Auld.
Daniel Carcillo scored at the 6:52 mark of the third to move Phoenix within two, but the Stars tightened up defensively, eliminating any potential comeback.
With Modano's assist in the third period, he is just two points shy of Phil Housley for the all-time U.S.-born points record...Dallas has won 13 of its last 17 matchups against Phoenix...Ribeiro and Morrow extended their point streaks to five games.
10/28 01:20:51 ET