Dallas 4, Minnesota 3

Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 34-22-3-4 22-7-1-1 12-15-2-3 L1
Dallas 31-23-6-4 18-10-3-3 13-13-3-1 W2

Recap


Stars 4, Wild 3: Erik Cole snapped a tie late in the third period and Tyler Seguin registered a goal and two assists as host Dallas rallied to victory after retiring the No. 9 jersey of Mike Modano, the franchise's all-time leading scorer.

Captain Jamie Benn and Alex Chiasson also scored while Cole added an assist for the Stars, who earned a split of the four-game season series. Tim Thomas made his debut for Dallas and stopped all six shots he faced in relief of Kari Lehtonen, who made 26 saves before leaving early in the third with a concussion after being steamrolled into the crossbar by Minnesota's Erik Haula.

Haula, Charlie Coyle and Kyle Brodziak tallied for the Wild, who had their season-high five-game winning streak snapped. Darcy Kuemper turned aside 34 shots in his 15th consecutive start as Minnesota suffered its first regulation loss in seven contests (5-1-1).

Dallas grabbed an early lead as Benn beat Kuemper from the right faceoff circle 31 seconds into the contest. Minnesota pulled even with 3:28 remaining in the first period as Haula scored from the left faceoff dot while short-handed, but Chiasson tapped in a loose puck in the crease during a power play 1:55 into the second to put the Stars back in front.

Coyle scored during a man advantage at 11:15 to forge a tie and Brodziak beat Lehtonen from the inner edge of the left circle 1:23 into the third to give the Wild a 3-2 edge. Seguin buried his own rebound on the doorstep during a power play at 11:11 before Cole intercepted a cross-ice pass inside his own zone and raced down on a breakaway before beating Kuemper to the stick side with 4:49 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Haula received a five-minute charging major and game misconduct after plowing into Lehtonen at 6:37 of the third period. ... Seguin has collected eight points (four goals) in his last two games while Benn has recorded three tallies and seven assists in seven contests. ... Minnesota LW Matt Moulson notched an assist while registering five shots in 17:09 of ice time in his debut with the team. C Cody McCormick also played in his first game for the Wild after being acquired in the same trade with Buffalo on Wednesday and saw 8:37 of action. ... Dallas has earned at least one point in 12 of its last 15 contests (10-3-2).

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Dallas
Kyle Brodziak 1 Points Tyler Seguin 3
Kyle Brodziak 1 Goals Tyler Seguin 1
Jonas Brodin 1 Assists Tyler Seguin 2
Charlie Coyle 1 Power Play Goals Tyler Seguin 1
Erik Haula 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Darcy Kuemper .895 Save Percentage Tim Thomas 1.000
Darcy Kuemper 34 Saves Kari Lehtonen 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 35 3 1-4 3-5 21 34
Dallas 38 4 2-5 3-4 8 33

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Stars have a W/L % of .387 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Wild have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .483 after a loss.