Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Loui Eriksson netted the equalizer in the
second period and had a no-goal call reversed in the shootout, helping the
Dallas Stars to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at American Airlines
James Neal also scored for the Stars, who improved to 4-0 this season despite
the fact that only one of their games this season has been decided in
regulation. Kari Lehtonen had 41 saves in the win.
Patrik Berglund and Andy McDonald scored for St. Louis, which has dropped two
in a row. Ty Conklin made 23 stops.
Dallas' Brad Richards began the shootout with a goal before Lehtonen stopped
T.J. Oshie. Eriksson then had his attempt poke-checked by Conklin, who slid
backward on his pads because of Eriksson's forward momentum. The puck also
slid backward, crossing the goal line by the right post. The initial no-goal
call was overturned upon a review.
That put Brad Boyes on the spot, as the Blues needed a goal, and he delivered
with a high rocket past Lehtonen.
But Mike Ribeiro had a chance to end the shootout with a score, and he got one
with a nice move. He shifted backhand-to-forehand at the last moment and
lifted a shot over Conklin's pad by the left post.
St. Louis got the jump on Dallas early, posting two goals within the first
The Blues got on the board when Boyes took a shot from above the right circle
and Berglund tipped it in from the slot at 1:11. Then, after going on a power-
play, St. Louis grabbed a 2-0 lead on McDonald's wrister at 3:48.
But James Neal got Dallas on the board with two minutes left in the period, as
he unleashed a one-timer from the high slot off a short pass from Eriksson.
Eriksson's fourth goal of the season made it a 2-2 game with 5:17 left in the
Conklin turned aside five shots in the third period and four in overtime,
while Lehtonen made 14 saves in the third and two in the extra period.
Richards finished with two assists and has seven this season...Eriksson
scored his fourth goal of the year...St. Louis finishes its three-game road
trip Monday in Chicago...Dallas plays at Tampa Bay on Monday.
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