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Stars 4, Flames 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

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Stars 4, Flames 1
Calgary Flames 1, Dallas Stars 4
Three Stars of the Game
Kari Lehtonen
1st
Kari Lehtonen
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 28-29
PIM: 0PP: 7-7
SV%: .972SH: 0-0
Jamie Benn
2nd
Jamie Benn
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 15:42
Mike Cammalleri
3rd
Mike Cammalleri
C
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 18:56

DALLAS, TX -- Jamie Benn scored twice, Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves, and the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Saturday in a matchup of Western Conference playoff contenders.

Michael Ryder also scored for the Stars, who improved to 87 points and are in the middle of a six-team scramble along with the Flames (83 points) for one of the final two playoff spots.

The Stars had moved into the Pacific Division lead with a 10-0-1 run, but they'd lost three of their previous four to tumble out of the top spot in the division and hurt their playoff hopes.

Brenden Morrow tapped in an empty-netter at 18:32 of the third period to clinch the win for Dallas.

Mike Cammalleri scored and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 16 shots for the Flames, who had lost their previous three games in overtime or shootouts.

Dallas wrapped up a 2-2 homestand and begins a four-game trip Monday night in Calgary, the next game for both teams.

Calgary, 5-2-4 in its past 11 games, completed an 0-1-2 road trip.

Benn got his team off to a fast start at 1:37 of the first period, taking a pass from Adam Burish, skating from behind the net and stuffing a shot past Kiprusoff on Dallas' first shot of the game.

The Stars got a fortunate bounce at 3:03 of the opening period when a shot by Calgary's Blake Comeau banged off the right post, bailing out Lehtonen.

Ryder made it 2-0 at 7:17 of the first, firing his career-best 33rd goal by Kiprusoff from the right circle.

The Flames grabbed some momentum when Cammalleri notched his 16th from the right circle at 12:27 of the first period.

Cammalleri had missed the previous nine games with an upper-body injury.

Calgary built a 14-6 edge in shots in a scoreless second period.

Benn scored on a one-timer from the slot off a Steve Ott pass to give Dallas a two-goal edge at 16:27, Benn's 24th of the season.

The Flames continue to struggle on offense, having managed six goals in their past five games.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:37
DAL
Jamie Benn (23) ASST: Adam Burish (12), Adam Pardy (2)
1 - 0 DAL
07:17
DAL
Michael Ryder (33) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (42), Kari Lehtonen (3)
2 - 0 DAL
12:27
CGY
Mike Cammalleri (16) ASST: Anton Babchuk (7), Mark Giordano (16)
2 - 1 DAL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
16:27
DAL
Jamie Benn (24) ASST: Steve Ott (26), Trevor Daley (21)
3 - 1 DAL
18:32
DAL
EN - Brenden Morrow (10) ASST: NONE
4 - 1 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
04:39
DAL
Tom Wandell  Too many men on the ice
09:25
CGY
Blake Comeau  Tripping against  Jamie Benn
16:44
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Hi-sticking against  Jamie Benn
2nd Period
01:03
DAL
Jamie Benn  Tripping against  Blake Comeau
19:49
DAL
Mike Ribeiro  Roughing against  Mark Giordano
19:49
DAL
Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  Jarome Iginla
19:49
DAL
Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  Jarome Iginla
19:49
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Roughing against  Sheldon Souray
19:49
CGY
Mark Giordano  Roughing against  Mike Ribeiro
20:00
DAL
Adam Burish  Cross checking against  Mike Cammalleri
20:00
CGY
Mike Cammalleri  Slashing against  Adam Burish
3rd Period
12:12
DAL
Adam Burish  Roughing against  Alex Tanguay
19:04
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Roughing against  Adam Burish
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 19TOI: 59:19
Saves: 16EV: 14 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .842SH: 0 - 0
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
31-17-4
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .972SH: 0 - 0