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Dallas at Philadelphia

Second-period outburst carries Stars past Flyers

CBSSports.com wire reports
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Dallas Stars, playing their sixth game in nine days, found the perfect way to snap their two-game losing streak.

"We maximized our energy," coach Dave Tippett said.

Jussi Jokinen, Antti Miettinen, and Mike Ribeiro scored second-period goals to lead the Stars over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Saturday night.

Jeff Halpern also scored, and Trevor Daley and Brenden Morrow each had two assists for the Pacific Division leaders, who played tenacious defense in getting back to their winning ways.

"We were able to use the energy we had in a real positive way and get a lead," Tippett said. "When you're playing with the lead, you don't use nearly as much energy. It's a matter of winning the little battles, the special teams and making good solid plays."

Marty Turco had 17 saves for Dallas, which had won six straight before losing at New Jersey and Pittsburgh this week.

"We have a very strong group here and there's never an excuse for not winning," Tippett said. "We recognize the fact that we have some guys who are tired and we throw all that on the table and make sure that that's not an excuse."

Randy Jones scored for the Flyers, who had won two of three -- beating division leaders Carolina and Ottawa, but have now gone winless in five home games (0-3-2).

Flyers coach John Stevens said his team "got overwhelmed" by Dallas' hard work.

"They didn't play a very good game last night," Stevens said of the Stars. "They come in here to make amends and we didn't welcome the work, bottom line."

Marty Biron, who stopped 26 shots, said the Stars took the play to the Flyers in the second period.

"We had our hands full with whatever they were throwing at us," Biron said. "They work extremely hard."

Jokinen broke a 1-1 tie at 1:42 of the second period when he deflected Philippe Boucher's shot with the shaft of his stick over Biron's right shoulder.

Dallas then scored a pair of power-play goals within a span of 1:54. After Miettinen snapped a shot from the left circle at 13:22, Morrow picked off Mike Knuble's clearing attempt and fed Ribeiro, who was alone in front.

Ribeiro said the Stars' power play came to life after going 0-for-13 over the previous four games.

"We had a hard time setting up," Ribeiro said. "Tonight I think we passed the puck better on the power play."

Jones put the Flyers ahead on their first shot of the game, at 41 seconds. He banked in a shot from the left side off Turco's body. It was his second goal of the season and first in 18 games.

Dallas pulled even at 15:25 of the period when Halpern redirected Steve Ott's shot from near the right boards past Biron.

"We hung in there and we had a lot of game left," Dallas forward Mike Modano said. "We were able to turn it around and get some chances for ourselves."

Notes

  • Dallas played the fifth of six games on its longest road trip of the season.
  • The Stars didn't record their first shot until 10:02 of the first period on a power play, but they outshot the Flyers 30-18.
  • The Flyers are winless in their last five games against Dallas (0-2-3) and had their eight-game undefeated streak (2-0-6) against the Stars in Philadelphia snapped.
  • Philadelphia C Mike Richards extended his point streak to five games (three goals, five assists).
  • Flyers LW Riley Cote was given a match penalty for hitting Matt Niskanen into the boards at 17:46 of the third period.
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Jussi Jokinen's goal breaks a 1-1 tie in the second period for the Stars.  (Getty Images)
Jussi Jokinen's goal breaks a 1-1 tie in the second period for the Stars. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
Dallas  (14-9-4) «1304
Philadelphia (14-9-2)1001
Three Stars
T. Daley
DAL


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 2
J. Jokinen
DAL


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
B. Morrow
DAL


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 2
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
41.0Randy Jones (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Mike Richards, R.J. Umberger
15:25Jeff Halpern (6), Tip-In. Assist: Steve Ott, Trevor Daley
2ND PERIOD
01:42Jussi Jokinen (10), Slap Shot. Assist: Philippe Boucher, Trevor Daley
13:22Power Play - Antti Miettinen (3), Snap Shot. Assist: Sergei Zubov, Brenden Morrow
15:16Power Play - Mike Ribeiro (11), Wrist Shot. Assist: Brenden Morrow
3RD PERIOD
None
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
06:02Ribeiro, 2 min, Holding
08:46Tolpeko, 2 min, Slashing
2ND PERIOD
03:14Eriksson, 2 min, Holding
09:53Jones, 2 min, Holding
12:22Briere, 2 min, Holding the Stick
13:58Eager, 2 min, Charging
3RD PERIOD
06:42Eager, 2 min, Charging
09:07Briere, 2 min, Roughing
09:07Hagman, 2 min, Roughing
11:08Eriksson, 2 min, Tripping
17:46Cote, 10 min, Match Penalty
Shots On Goal
 123T
Dallas1113630
Philadelphia46919
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Marty Turco59:46181
Martin Biron60:00264
Game Information
Attendance - 19660
Referees - Dan Marouelli, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen - Pierre Champoux, Tony Sericolo
 
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