Dallas 4, Calgary 1

Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 34-27-6-9 20-10-1-5 14-17-5-4 L5
Dallas 41-29-1-4 22-14-0-3 19-15-1-1 W1


STARS 4, FLAMES 1: All-Star Jamie Benn scored twice and Kari Lehtonen turned aside 35 shots as host Dallas regained a share of first place in the Pacific Division by winning the opener of the home-and-home series versus Calgary.

The Flames' loss allowed Vancouver to secure its fourth consecutive Northwest Division title.

Michael Ryder recorded his team-leading 33rd goal and captain Brenden Morrow added an empty-net tally for the Stars, who posted their second win in three outings to pull into a tie with Phoenix. The Coyotes dropped a 4-3 shootout loss to San Jose on Saturday.

Michael Cammalleri scored to extend his point streak to four contests and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 16 shots for Calgary, which fell to 0-2-3 in its last five games.

After Benn opened the scoring with a wraparound just 1:27 into the contest, Ryder doubled the advantage nearly six minutes later after wristing a shot from the right faceoff circle past Kiprusoff.

Cammalleri trimmed the deficit to one after accepting a cross-slot feed from defenseman Anton Babchuk and wiring a shot from the right faceoff circle.

Benn provided insurance with 3:33 remaining and Morrow capped the scoring with an empty-net tally just over two minutes later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Stars have defeated the Flames in all three games this season. ... Lehtonen collected an assist on Ryder's goal, marking his second straight game with a point. The Finnish netminder has three assists this season. ... Dallas improved to 13-4-0 against teams from the Northwest Division.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Dallas
Michael Cammalleri 1 Points Jamie Benn 2
Michael Cammalleri 1 Goals Jamie Benn 2
Anton Babchuk 1 Assists Adam Burish 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Miikka Kiprusoff .842 Save Percentage Kari Lehtonen .972
Miikka Kiprusoff 16 Saves Kari Lehtonen 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 36 1 0-4 3-3 12 19
Dallas 20 4 0-3 4-4 14 33

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Stars have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .559 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Flames have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .463 after a loss.
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