Dallas 3, Columbus 2

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 5-1-0-0 4-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 W4
Columbus 0-5-0-1 0-3-0-1 0-2-0-0 L6


Kari Lehtonen turned aside 38 shots and the Dallas Stars kept the host Columbus Blue Jackets winless with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday.

Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist, and Steve Ott and Michael Ryder scored goals as Dallas swept the home-and-home series and extended its winning streak to four games.

Lehtonen posted his league-leading fifth victory in remaining undefeated on the season.

Derick Brassard and Kris Russell scored third-period goals for the Blue Jackets, who are off to the worst start in franchise history (0-5-1). Columbus netminder Steve Mason made only 15 saves and has allowed at least three goals for the fifth time in six starts.

Ott broke a scoreless tie by beating Mason to the glove side from the right face-off dot at 4:17 of the second period.

Benn doubled the advantage 1:31 seconds into the third period, but Columbus responded when Brassard banged a rebound past Lehtonen on the power play at 5:06.

It was the 2,000th goal in franchise history and only the second tally with the man advantage in 29 attempts this season.

The momentum was short-lived when Ryder redirected a shot past Mason at 6:27 to restore the two-goal lead.

Columbus was without first-line center Jeff Carter, who was put on injured reserve Tuesday with a hairline crack on the top of his right foot.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Columbus
Jamie Benn 2 Points Derick Brassard 1
Jamie Benn 1 Goals Derick Brassard 1
Jamie Benn 1 Assists Rick Nash 1
N/A Power Play Goals Derick Brassard 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .950 Save Percentage Steve Mason .833
Kari Lehtonen 38 Saves Steve Mason 15

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 18 3 0-2 4-5 15 30
Columbus 40 2 1-5 2-2 9 28

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Stars have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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