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Dallas at Phoenix

Stars 4, Coyotes 3 (SO)

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dave Tippett knows his Dallas Stars were fortunate to get two points in the standings Saturday.

Jere Lehtinen scored the only shootout goal in the seventh round and the Stars rallied from a three-goal, third-period deficit to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3.

"All in all it ends up being two points for a while it didn't look like we were going to get," Tippett said. "That was a fortunate two points right there. Very fortunate. Usually you have to pay a price to win and we didn't pay much of a price the first couple periods to get the job done."

Marty Turco made 24 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all seven shootout attempts he faced for the Stars, who pulled even with San Jose for second place in the Pacific Division.

"It wasn't a great feeling for two periods, feeling stymied and almost useless," Turco said. "But at this time of year there's no quit and that's a great sign for us going down the stretch. We'll take those much-needed two points."

Lehtinen ended the shootout when he fired the puck over Curtis Joseph's glove into the top-right corner of the net.

"The guys got it close," Lehtinen said. "It was not our best game, not even close. We have to get better overall."

Brenden Morrow, Antti Miettinen and Loui Eriksson scored in regulation for Dallas, which scored three third-period goals on its first four shots over a 13-minute span.

"I thought we played a really great hockey game but we made two fundamental mistakes," said Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky. "We had some mental breakdowns but I thought the guys played really hard throughout."

Daniel Carcillo, Mathias Tjarnqvist and Mike Zigomanis each had a goal for the Coyotes, who have lost nine of their past 11.

The Coyotes dominated the first two periods in opening a 3-0 lead, but were unable to slow the Stars in the third.

Morrow started the Stars' comeback 36 seconds into the third period on a shot from the top of the crease. Six minutes later, he kicked a puck loose in the Coyotes crease back to the top of the paint where Miettinen reached out and shot between his teammate's skates to pull Dallas within 3-2.

Eriksson tied the game with 6:15 remaining, taking a pass from Mike Ribeiro in the low slot and beating Joseph to his glove side.

Ribeiro assisted on all three Dallas goals.

The Coyotes took a 1-0 lead 4:28 into the game when Steven Reinprecht backhanded a pass through the crease to Carcillo waiting in front for the one-timer and a power-play goal.

Tjarnqvist, acquired from the Stars for Ladislav Nagy on February 12, made it 2-0 at 2:14 of the second period. Tjarnqvist skated behind the defense and lured Turco out to the bottom of the left faceoff circle where the goaltender lunged at the puck with his stick. Tjarnqvist took one stride to the right and backhanded the puck into the empty net.

Zigomanis made it 3-0 at 17:33 of the second when he beat Turco on a shot from the top of the left faceoff circle.

"They grind out a lot of games," Zigomanis said. "That first goal put them back in it."

Notes

Turco kept Dallas within a goal with 8:40 remaining, reaching up to bat the puck out of the air from the goalmouth while on his back in the crease. ... Stars defenseman Darryl Sydor left the game after the second period with a hand injury and did not return. ... Dallas is 6-1 against Phoenix this season. ... The Coyotes are 4-12-3 since the Tjarnqvist-Nagy trade while the Stars have gone 11-4-4. ... Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas missed his fourth straight game with a concussion after he was knocked unconscious by a punch from Nashville's Jordin Tootoo on March 17. Robidas has not skated the past three days, but is expected to return to Dallas' lineup within the next week.

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Scoreboard
Dallas  (45-24-6) «00301 (1)4
Phoenix (29-41-5)12000 (0)3
Three Stars
B. Morrow
DAL


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
M. Ribeiro
DAL


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 3
D. Carcillo
PHO


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
04:28Power Play - Daniel Carcillo (3), Wrist Shot - Assists: Steve Reinprecht, Keith Ballard
2ND PERIOD
02:14Mathias Tjarnqvist (6), Backhand Shot - Assist: Matt Jones
17:33Mike Zigomanis (13), Wrist Shot - Assists: Kevyn Adams, Derek Morris
3RD PERIOD
00:36Brenden Morrow (12), Wrist Shot - Assists: Mike Ribeiro, Loui Eriksson
06:13Power Play - Antti Miettinen (10), Wrist Shot - Assists: Brenden Morrow, Mike Ribeiro
13:45Loui Eriksson (5), Wrist Shot - Assists: Mike Ribeiro, Brenden Morrow
OT
None
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
02:47Barnes: Hooking - 2 min.
08:35Zigomanis: Hooking - 2 min.
11:42Barch: Roughing - 2 min.
2ND PERIOD
09:59Jones: Holding - 2 min.
10:10Modano: Holding - 2 min.
10:28Zubov: Holding - 2 min.
18:26Bell: Hooking - 2 min.
3RD PERIOD
04:14Kapanen: Tripping - 2 min.
10:10Hagman: Tripping - 2 min.
OT
None
2OT
None
SHOTS ON GOAL
 123OTT
Dallas696425
Phoenix7127127
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGASO SSO GA
Marty Turco 64:2724370
Curtis Joseph 65:0022371
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Referees - Mick McGeough, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen - Jean Morin, Lyle Seitz
 
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