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Dallas at Ottawa

Stars 2, Senators 1

CBSSports.com wire reports
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OTTAWA -- Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow led by example -- at the Ottawa Senators' expense.

Morrow scored the go-ahead goal at 1:13 of the third period, Andrew Raycroft made 18 saves and the Stars beat the Senators 2-1 on Wednesday.

Trevor Daley also scored to help Dallas snap a four-game road losing streak.

"I think that was a great road game, almost a perfect road game," Raycroft said. "I was able to get in front of a couple and not give anything bad up and get a win."

Dallas is 11-8-1 overall.

"I was pleased with the way we played and the guys are pretty happy about it, too, so hopefully it will bode well for us on the road in the future," Stars coach Marc Crawford said.

Ryan Shannon scored for Ottawa, and Pascal Leclaire made 24 saves,

"We're just not putting enough pucks on net," Ottawa coach Cory Clouston said.

The Senators have lost four of their last five.

"It was not a very exciting game at all," Senators forward Mike Fisher said. "[Leclaire] kept us in for a lot of the game and made some big saves and we didn't generate a lot as far as quality chances and when we did Raycroft was there. We just didn't seem to have any spark or jump that we needed."

Daley opened the scoring at 6:14 of the second period, beating Leclaire high on his glove side.

The Senators tied it with 3:31 left in the second on an ugly goal. Shannon shot from just inside the blue line and the puck ended up bouncing behind Raycroft.

Dallas had a great chance to end the period with the lead, but Leclaire stopped Morrow on a breakaway with 35 seconds remaining.

In the third, Morrow scored his ninth goal of the season after some strong work by Mike Ribeiro to maintain possession deep in the Senators' end. Ribeiro spotted Morrow at the top of the slot, and the Dallas captain quickly beat Leclaire with a wrist shot.

Morrow scored for only the second time in eight games.

"For the people who have seen us a lot this year, Brenden has been marvelous and it was great to see him score tonight," Crawford said.

Notes

Ottawa D Brian Lee and D Erik Karlsson were healthy scratches. ... The Stars were without D Mark Fistric (lower body). D Severin Blindernacher and C Brian Sutherby were healthy scratches.

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Scoreboard
Dallas  (11-8-1) «0112
Ottawa (10-11-1)0101
Three Stars
B. Morrow
DAL


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
T. Daley
DAL


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
P. Leclaire
OTT


Saves: 24
Save Pct.: .923
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
None
2ND PERIOD
06:14 - Trevor Daley (2), Backhand Shot. Assist: Richards, Woywitka
16:29 - Ryan Shannon (3), Snap Shot. Assist: Campoli
3RD PERIOD
01:13 - Brenden Morrow (9), Slap Shot. Assist: Ribeiro
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
07:50Grossman, 2 min, High-Sticking
2ND PERIOD
02:49Foligno, 2 min, Tripping
04:13Ott, 2 min, Goaltender Interference
04:13Campoli, 2 min, Cross-Checking
08:09Gonchar, 2 min, Holding
10:33Burish, 2 min, Holding
3RD PERIOD
01:54Winchester, 2 min, Hooking
08:20Neil, 2 min, Roughing
Shots On Goal
 123T
DAL712726
OTT68519
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Andrew Raycroft60:00181
Pascal Leclaire58:39242
Game Information
Attendance - 16281
Referees - Brian Pochmara, Don Van Massenhoven
Linesmen - Pierre Champoux, Bryan Pancich
 
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