Stars pick up costly win over Panthers

Dallas, TX ( – Kari Lehtonen made 37 saves for his fourth
shutout of the season to lead the Dallas Stars past the Florida Panthers, 2-0,
on Friday.

Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza scored for the Stars, who have won three in a row
for the first time since a four-game run from Dec. 27-Jan. 3.

Dallas, however, lost Tyler Seguin, Patrick Eaves and Ales Hemsky to injuries.
Seguin exited with 6:55 to play after being clipped by Dmitry Kulikov. Less
than a minute later, Eaves was hit in the head by a shot. Earlier, Hemsky
played 2:10 before leaving with a lower-body injury.

Al Montoya stopped 26-of-28 shots for the Panthers, who have lost three of