Stars hand Blues 4th straight loss

St. Louis, MO ( – Defensemen Trevor Daley and Jason Demers
scored power-play goals in the second period as the Dallas Stars edged the St.
Louis Blues 4-3 at Scottrade Center.

Travis Moen and Ryan Garbutt both had first-period goals for Dallas, which has
won six of its last eight games. Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves in the Stars’
first victory over a Central Division opponent this season (1-7-3).

Vladimir Tarasenko netted his 21st goal of the season for the Blues, who
suffered their fourth straight loss. David Backes and Alex Pietrangelo also
scored, and Jake Allen stopped 20-of-24 shots.

Backes’ redirection of a Jay Bouwmeester point shot drew St. Louis within a
goal at 5:40 of the third period.

The Blues pulled Allen late for an extra skater, but couldn’t produce an

The Stars scored twice in the first and both times the Blues had a quick

Moen, back in the Dallas lineup after missing five games with an upper-body
injury, lit the lamp after Allen misplayed the puck behind the net 2:08 into
the game.

Only 27 seconds later, Pietrangelo fired the puck past Lehtonen.

Dallas grabbed a 2-1 lead when Garbutt scored off a Petteri Lindbohm turnover
in the St. Louis zone with 5:14 remaining.

Tarasenko responded on a Blues power play, collecting a puck off the end
boards and scoring from a sharp angle below the left circle with 3:50 left.

Daley picked up a loose puck, made a nice move through the slot and beat Allen
high on the blocker side at 7:41 of the second. Demers tapped in a feed from
Erik Cole with 48 seconds remaining.

Game Notes

The Stars extended their road winning streak to four games … St. Louis was
dealt its first regulation loss in nine home games … Tarasenko picked up his
100th career point.