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game recap

Stars 3, Senators 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Stars 3, Senators 2
Ottawa Senators 2, Dallas Stars 3
Three Stars of the Game
Eric Nystrom
1st
Eric Nystrom
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 14:08
Mike Ribeiro
2nd
Mike Ribeiro
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:49
Milan Michalek
3rd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 20:24

DALLAS — Eric Nystrom scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:20 left and the Dallas Stars rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Nystrom took possession of the puck behind the Ottawa net, drifted to the left circle and fired a shot past goalie Craig Anderson for his ninth goal of the season, one short of matching his career high.

Milan Michalek had given the Senators a 2-1 advantage at 11:42 of the final period.

Daniel Alfredsson took a shot from the right point that rebounded off goalie Andrew Raycroft to the left circle. Michalek beat two Stars to the puck and then beat Raycroft with a shot for his team-high 15th goal.

Radek Dvorak and Steve Ott also scored for Dallas, and Raycroft made 33 saves.

Erik Condra had Ottawa's other goal.

Dvorak got Dallas even at 2-2 with 5:34 left in the third period when he converted Mike Ribeiro's centring pass for his third of the season.

Ott added a power-play goal for Dallas, and Raycroft made a glove save on a point-blank attempt by Alfredsson just before the final buzzer.

Raycroft, filling in for injured regular Kari Lehtonen (groin), made back-to-back starts for the first time this season.

Dallas is 4-1-1 in its last six games.

Anderson made 29 saves for the Senators.

Condra gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead when he worked a 2-on-1 with Jared Cowen and connected on a wrister from the slot at 7:07 for his third of the season.

Ott's deflection of Toby Petersen's pass toward the net tied it at 1-1 at 9:38 of the first period on Dallas' second power play. It was Ott's fifth goal.

Dallas had been 0-for-22 with the man advantage before Ott scored.

NOTES: Ottawa D Filip Kuba was scratched after sustaining an undisclosed upper body injury in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets ... Senators RW Chris Neil missed his ninth straight game (sprained ankle) but is practising with the team and close to returning ... In addition to Lehtonen, the Stars are without captain Brenden Morrow (multiple injuries), D Alex Goligoski (broken thumb), D Trevor Daley (back) and forward Adam Burish (broken hand) ... Attendance continues to lag. The crowd was announced as 10,490, but there were several thousand fewer in the seats ... The teams met for the only time this season ... Dallas is 4-1-1 in its last six against Ottawa ... The Senators close out their three-game road trip Saturday in Washington against the Capitals (7 p.m., CBC, Team 1200).

scoring summary
1st Period
07:07
OTT
Erik Condra (3) ASST: Jared Cowen (1)
1 - 0 OTT
09:38
DAL
PPG - Steve Ott (5) ASST: Toby Petersen (1), Stephane Robidas (6)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
11:42
OTT
Milan Michalek (15) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (6), Nick Foligno (8)
2 - 1 OTT
14:26
DAL
Radek Dvorak (3) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (14), Tomas Vincour (1)
2 - 2 Tie
17:40
DAL
Eric Nystrom (9) ASST: Vernon Fiddler (7), Radek Dvorak (9)
3 - 2 DAL
penalty summary
1st Period
04:58
OTT
Erik Condra  Hooking against  Eric Nystrom
09:08
OTT
Nick Foligno  Holding against  Steve Ott
13:37
DAL
Mark Fistric  Interference against  Kaspars Daugavins
2nd Period
11:56
OTT
Zenon Konopka  Tripping against  Tom Wandell
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 32TOI: 58:47
Saves: 29EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .906SH: 0 - 0
Andrew Raycroft
Andrew Raycroft
2-5-0
SA: 35TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 30 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .943SH: 0 - 0