Joffrey Lupul scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs halted Dallas' two-game winning streak, edging the Stars 4-3 Friday.
Lupul was the hero in the third round of the sudden-death format, moments after taking a high-stick to the face that wasn't called. Blood was still trickling from his face when he beat Dallas netminder Kari Lehtonen with a well-aimed wrist shot.
With the teams tied 2-2 following an entertaining 40 minutes, Clarke MacArthur put Toronto ahead at 6:55 of the third period on the team's first shot of the period. The veteran forward took a sensational pass from center Tim Connolly and redirected it past Lehtonen.
Radek Dvorak evened things with 7:13 remaining, taking advantage of extended Dallas pressure with a wrist shot past Jonas Gustavsson.
Eric Nystrom's goal four minutes into the game put the Stars in front early, but Toronto rebounded with two goals in a four-minute span later in the period. Joey Crabb's redirection of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's point shot evened the score, and Phaneuf put the Maple Leafs ahead with a blast that eluded Lehtonen.
Nystrom evened things with the only goal of the second period, finishing off a three-way passing play by firing a shot from in close past Gustavsson.