Coyotes give up 4 straight goals in loss to Stars

Feb 24, 2017, 9:37 PM
Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue is unable to stop the shot from Dallas Stars' Cody Eakin duri...

Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue is unable to stop the shot from Dallas Stars' Cody Eakin during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

(AP Photo/Mike Stone)

DALLAS — Jamie Benn scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night.

Jordie Benn sent a long pass to his brother at the left side of the net. Jamie Benn took the puck behind the cage and scored on a wraparound before Arizona goalie Louis Domingue could move across to the right.

The Coyotes twice took a one-goal lead. Radim Vrbata scored in the first period and Martin Hanzal in the second on an assist from Vrbata.

Dallas replied with a goal by Devin Shore in the first period and another by John Klingberg on the power play to tie the game at 2 after two periods.

Lauri Korpikoski and Cody Eakin added third-period goals for Dallas.

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves, while Domingue had 32.

Jamie Benn and Shore each had a goal and an assist for Dallas. Esa Lindell had two assists.

Vrbata scored on a slap shot at 7:06 of the first period, taking a pass in the slot from Max Domi for the one-timer.

Shore tied it at 14:12 with a wrist shot into the upper left part of the net from the top of the slot. Jiri Hudler set up Shore with a pass across from the right side.

The Stars outshot Arizona 12-8 in the first period.

Hanzal gave the Coyotes another one-goal lead at 13:39 of the second after the puck hit high on the glass behind the net. Hanzal picked it up on the right side just across the goal line, turned and put in a sharp-angle shot off the left post.

Dallas tied the game again on its fourth power play. Klingberg took a pass in the slot from Jason Spezza and beat Domingue with a wrist shot.

NOTES: Arizona’s Luke Schenn prevented a goal with five minutes left in the second period. Brett Ritchie’s shot at first was ruled a goal, but a review showed that Schenn hooked the puck with his stick and knocked it away before it crossed the goal line. . Vrbata has one point in each of his last eight games (three goals, five assists). . Hanzal’s goal was his 16th of the season, tying his career high. . Coyotes goalie Mike Smith was sick, so Arizona called up 20-year-old Adin Hill from Tucson of the AHL as an emergency replacement. . Klingberg played in his 200th NHL game. . Spezza’s assist was his 100th for Dallas. . Jamie Benn’s goal was his 21st, tying him for the team lead with Patrick Eaves, who was traded to Anaheim on Friday, and Tyler Seguin. . Lehtonen is 14-4-4 against the Coyotes in his career.


Coyotes: Return home to face Buffalo on Sunday.

Stars: Play the third of five straight home games vs. Boston on Sunday.

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