NHL Game Summary - Winnipeg at Dallas|
(Monday, March 24th)
Final Score: Dallas 2, Winnipeg 1
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Seguin's power-play goal in the second
period proved to be the game-winner as the Dallas Stars held on to defeat the
Winnipeg Jets, 2-1, on Monday.
Ray Whitney also scored on the power play and Jamie Benn supplied two assists
in the Stars' second straight win. Kari Lehtonen turned aside 32-of-33 shots
in the win.
Bryan Little contributed Winnipeg's lone goal on the power play. Al Montoya
made 25 saves for the Jets, who have dropped three of their last four.
"I thought we battled hard to try and get back in the game for the most part,
especially in the third," said Little.
The Stars took advantage of Winnipeg's penalty for too many men on the ice.
Benn sent a cross-ice pass over to Whitney, who ripped a laser from the left
circle that beat Montoya short side 5:32 into the first.
Benn sent a pass across the crease to Seguin, whose wrist shot was initially
denied by the glove of a sprawled Montoya. A scrum ensued in front of the
Winnipeg net, but Seguin tracked down the rebound and fired it into the net
for a 2-0 lead with 3:51 to go in the second.
Montoya slid across the crease to make a remarkable save and deny Whitney
point black to keep it a two-goal game eight minutes into the third.
Alex Goligoski went off for a hooking penalty with 2:59 remaining, and 15
seconds later Winnipeg got within one. Evander Kane blasted a low shot from
the top of the right circle. The rebound went off Lehtonen's pads and straight
to Little, who quickly deposited the puck into the back of the net.
Winnipeg pulled Montoya with under two minutes remaining, but could not
generate the comeback.
"We played sound defensively," said Stars head coach Lindy Ruff. "Special
teams won us the game and our goaltender made some big saves when we needed
Dallas is 7-1-1 against the Jets at home, dating back to before the club's
relocation to Winnipeg ...Lehtonen is now 4-0-1 against the Jets ... Seguin
extended his point streak to a career-best nine games ... Jets forward Blake
Wheeler left the game with five minutes remaining in the third after he was
hit into the open door of the Dallas bench. He immediately rolled on the ice
in pain and had to be helped up off the ice, but did return to the bench
before the game was finished.
03/25 02:37:41 ET