Dallas 1, Minnesota 0

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 39-26-1-4 20-12-0-3 19-14-1-1 W6
Minnesota 29-31-2-8 15-14-1-3 14-17-1-5 L2


STARS 1, WILD 0: Jamie Benn scored and Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves to earn his second straight shutout as visiting Dallas won its sixth in a row.

Lehtonen won his 29th game and recorded his fourth shutout of the season as the Stars increased their Pacific Division lead to four points over Phoenix.

Benn netted his 21st goal of the season with a tip-in at 3:46 of the third period. He has three markers and two assists during a four-game point streak.

The Stars have earned points in 11-game consecutive games (10-0-1). The last time Dallas collected points in 11 straight was a 12-game stretch from Dec. 27, 2002-Jan. 22, 2003.

Minnesota, which has dropped six of its last seven games, went 0 for 4 on the power play.

Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom (strained groin) and captain Mikko Koivu (shoulder) didn’t play. … Stars forward Michael Ryder had his career-high nine-game point streak snapped.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Minnesota
Jamie Benn 1 Points N/A
Jamie Benn 1 Goals N/A
Brenden Morrow 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen 1.000 Save Percentage Matt Hackett .960
Kari Lehtonen 25 Saves Matt Hackett 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 25 1 0-2 4-4 10 24
Minnesota 25 0 0-4 2-2 6 19

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Wild have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .317 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Stars have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .548 after a loss.
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