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NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Dallas

10:26 PM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Loui Eriksson had two goals, including the game- winner in the third period, to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames.

Eric Nystrom and Erik Cole both scored for the Stars, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Kari Lehtonen made 16 saves in the win.

Jay Bouwmeester, Jiri Hudler and Alex Tanguay each had a goal for the Flames, who had won their previous two coming in. Joey MacDonald posted 20 stops in the loss.

Dallas had a chance to score 8:24 in when Antoine Roussel was awarded a penalty shot after getting hooked on a breakaway, but his backhand went off the side of the net.

The Stars, though, wound up scoring three times in the frame starting at the 13:07 mark as Cole whipped a shot on net from the right circle that hit off the skate of Derek Smith before going in.

It was a 2-0 game with 4:11 to play in the period after Nystrom snapped the loose puck in from the left side after a rush was broken up, and Eriksson finished off the surge with 1:49 left when he buried the puck from the slot off a feed from Ray Whitney.

Calgary came back in the second period with a pair of power-play goals, the first that came at 11:30 as T.J. Brodie's shot from the right point was re- directed in by Hudler.

The Flames made it a 3-2 game three minutes later as Bouwmeester backhand the puck into net from the slot off a broken pass for his sixth of the season.

Calgary had a chance to tie the game early in the third when Nystrom was called for interference, but were unable to net the puck and the Stars made it a 4-2 game after Eriksson gathered the puck along his feet and snapped it in off a broken play with 7:54 to go.

The goal proved fortunate as the Flames again made it a one-goal game after Tanguay caught up to the puck in the Dallas end and backhanded it home with 4:46 to play.

Calgary got MacDonald from the net with over a minute to play for an extra attacker, but Dallas held the team at bay.

GAME NOTES:
Dallas plays in Colorado on Wednesday ... Calgary plays in Nashville on Thursday ... Calgary had won the previous two meetings with Dallas this season ... Calgary was 2-for-4 on the power play while the Stars were held scoreless on three chances ... Calgary hasn't won three straight since a five-game run from March 6-15 last year.

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