Dallas 3, NY Islanders 2

Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 18-11-0-1 9-4-0-1 9-7-0-0 W3
NY Islanders 9-14-4-2 6-8-3-0 3-6-1-2 L4


Jamie Benn scored to snap a tie just over 4 1/2 minutes into the third period as the Dallas Stars enjoyed another trip to Long Island with a 3-2 triumph over the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Loui Eriksson recorded just his second tally in 12 contests and captain Brenden Morrow also scored for Pacific Division-leading Dallas, which improved to 9-2-1 on Long Island since the start of the 1996-97 season. The Stars also upped their mark to 3-1-0 on their current five-game road trip.

Coming off his first career shutout, rookie Richard Bachman improved to 3-0-0 on the season after turning aside 25 shots, including all 14 in the third period.

After Kyle Okposo recorded his second multi-point game in three contests with a goal late in the second period, Morrow leveled the contest just 67 seconds into the third.

Benn gave Dallas a 3-2 advantage at the 4:33 mark of the session after converting a 2-on-1 by wristing a shot from the right faceoff circle past Kevin Poulin, who was making his first start of the season.

Michael Grabner also tallied and Poulin finished with 26 saves for New York, which suffered its fourth straight loss (0-3-1).

Islanders veteran Brian Rolston, 38, exited the contest in the first period after sustaining a concussion.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   NY Islanders
Jamie Benn 2 Points Kyle Okposo 2
Jamie Benn 1 Goals Kyle Okposo 1
Jamie Benn 1 Assists Kyle Okposo 1
Brenden Morrow 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Richard Bachman .926 Save Percentage Kevin Poulin .897
Richard Bachman 25 Saves Kevin Poulin 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 29 3 1-6 3-3 10 32
NY Islanders 27 2 0-3 5-6 16 26

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Islanders have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Stars have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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