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Atlanta at Dallas

    Lessard's two goals lead Stars in preseason opener

    CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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    DALLAS -- Junior Lessard scored a power-play goal in the second period and added an empty-netter with 1:02 remaining to lift the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers in a preseason game on Monday night.

    Jussi Jokinen and Perttu Lindgren had power-play goals, and Joel Lundqvist also scored for the Stars.

    Former Dallas center Niko Kapanen scored on the power play, and Jim Slater added a goal for Atlanta.

    Both teams sat most of their big-name players in the exhibition opener for each club, giving extensive ice time to rookies. The Stars played the first of four games during a five-day span.

    After Lundqvist notched the only goal of the first period, Slater tied it early in the second. Jokinen put Dallas back in front 15 seconds into a second-period power play, scoring on a breakaway against former Stars backup goalie Johan Hedberg.

    Lessard padded Dallas' lead to 3-1 at 13:41 of the second period, but Kapanen narrowed the Thrashers' deficit to one goal at 17:24 of the second period.

    Lindgren extended the lead to 4-2, capitalizing during a man advantage at 6:17 of the third period.

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    Scoreboard
    Atlanta0202
    Dallas «1225
    Scoring Summary
    1ST PERIOD
    5:44Joel Lundqvist - Assists: James Neal and Krys Barch
    2ND PERIOD
    1:56Jim Slater - Assists: Jon Sim and Glen Metropolit
    8:25Power Play - Jussi Jokinen - Assists: Stephane Robidas and Jere Lehtinen
    13:41Power Play - Junior Lessard - Assists: Loui Eriksson and Darryl Sydor
    17:24Power Play - Niko Kapanen - Assists: Steve McCarthy and Ilya Kovalchuk
    3RD PERIOD
    6:17Power Play - Perrtu Lindgren - Assists: Philippe Boucher and Jussi Jokinen
    18:58Junior Lessard - Assist: Loui Eriksson
    Penalty Summary
    1ST PERIOD
    8:05Jordan LaVallee: goaltender interference - minor
    15:49Johan Hedberg: delay-of-game - minor
    19:06Joel Lundqvist: tripping - minor
    2ND PERIOD
    3:09Braydon Coburn: interference - minor
    6:14Janne Niinimaa: holding - minor
    8:10Bobby Holik: interference - minor
    9:27Jussi Jokinen: slashing - minor
    12:53Steve McCarthy: hooking - minor
    15:47Joel Lundqvist: tripping - minor
    3RD PERIOD
    3:11Stephane Robidas: delay-of-game - minor
    4:45Steve McCarthy: stick holding - minor
    6:19Krys Barch: fighting - major
    6:19Eric Boulton: fighting - major
    8:36Matthew Barnaby: fighting - major
    8:36Kyle Wanvig: fighting - major
    9:57Mario Scalzo: interference - minor
    19:39Krys Barch: fighting - major
    19:39Boris Valabik: roughing - minor
    19:39Boris Valabik: fighting - major
    SHOTS ON GOALS
     123OTT
    Atlanta5137 25
    Dallas795 21
    GAME INFORMATION
    Attendance - 15146
    Game Time - 60:00
    Referees - Wes McCauley, Kelly Sutherland
    Line Judges - Jonny Murray, Pierre Racicot
     
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