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NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Dallas



(Monday, March 3rd)

Final Score: Dallas 3, Buffalo 2

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Chiasson's power-play marker midway through the third period provided the winning margin in Dallas' 3-2 decision over Buffalo at American Airlines Center.

Jordie Benn and Alex Goligoski also tallied for the Stars, who produced Lindy Ruff's 600th win as an NHL coach with their fifth victory in their last seven outings.

"We stuck with it tonight," said Goligoski. "It was one of those games where we couldn't get results. But we just kept throwing shots on net and it worked out."

Ruff was the bench boss in Buffalo from 1997-2013, amassing a 571-432-84 record with 78 ties, and leading the franchise to four Eastern Conference finals and a Stanley Cup Finals berth in 1999.

Monday's win upped his Dallas record to 29-22-10.

Ray Whitney added a pair of assists to back 21 saves from Kari Lehtonen.

Tyler Ennis struck twice for the Sabres, whose three-game win streak came to a halt. Jhonas Enroth stopped 36 shots in defeat.

"We need better starts. We got in a hole early," Ennis said. "They took it to us. We took penalties and they really dominated us in the first period. Enroth played great, but we need a better start."

Chiasson cruised through the low slot and managed to deflect a blistering Jamie Benn point drive past Enroth with 9:35 left in regulation and Dallas led, 3-2.

Buffalo's attempt at equalizing was complicated by a bench minor taken with just over two minutes on the clock, as Enroth wasn't called to the bench for an extra skater until 15 seconds remained.

Ennis gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with 2:43 left in the opening period, firing home off a 2-on-1 break with Drew Stafford.

Jordie Benn evened the score on his successful chance from the left point just 90 seconds into the middle frame, and Dallas assumed a 2-1 edge with 5.1 seconds before intermission after Goligoski flipped home a loose puck from atop the crease.

Ennis made it a 2-2 game with 3:23 gone in the third on a fluke play. He was alone at the right post to tap home the carom of a Jamie McBain shot that was tipped to the end glass by Matt Moulson.

Game Notes

Ruff joined Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour, Dick Irvin, Pat Quinn, Mike Keenan, Joel Quenneville, Ron Wilson, Bryan Murray, Jacques Lemaire, Jacques Martin and Ken Hitchcock in the 600-win club ... Dallas was 1-for-6 on the power play and killed off Buffalo's lone chance with the extra skater.

03/04 00:53:46 ET

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Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
1st
NCSU 8
BSU 5
 
1st
PIT 0
CAR 0
 
1st
CHA 10
GSW 11
 
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UF
UNC
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BOS 102
CHI 109
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CHA 10
GSW 11
 
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NILL 31
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SMU 9
HOU 35
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IOWA 34
NEB 37
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SFLA 0
UCF 16
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MARS 66
WKENT 67
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KSU 27
AKR 24
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BGU 24
BST 41
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UMASS 21
BUF 41
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EMICH 16
TOL 52
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MIZZ 21
ARK 14
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SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
 
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ARZ 42
ARST 35
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AFA 27
COLST 24
 
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UCLA 10
STAN 31
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ECU
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NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
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KU 82
TENN 67
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TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
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NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
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GEOR 58
BUT 64
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BRO 81
PVU 71
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RIU 66
SCU 44
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NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
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DART 68
MAST 67
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WRST 59
FIU 61
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XAV 73
UTEP 77
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OSU 73
JMU 56
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TXSOU 71
LAM 56
 
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TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
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AKAN 51
MIZST 55
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BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
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PROV 72
YALE 66
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UGA 62
MINN 66
 
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WISC 69
OKLA 56
 
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Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
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PEAY 62
STEPH 83
 
2nd
FSU 33
CSOU 19
 
2nd
VALPO 47
DRAK 26
 
2nd
CIN 50
MTST 28
 
2nd
SDU 51
PRIN 42
 
Half
WASU 39
RICE 33
 
Half
CSFU 36
USCU 33
 
1st
GT 25
RIDE 22
 
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TXPA 21
ALAST 19
 
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NCSU 8
BSU 5
 
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TCU 4
BRAD 4
 
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WAKE 14
DELST 13
 
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HART 13
EMERSON 5
 
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STJ 7
GONZ 6
 
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CLEM 2
HIGH 0
 
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SYR 6
HC 4
 
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MD 19
MON 10
 
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JVST 16
SAV 8
 
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MIAMI 17
SALA 0
 
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RUTG 11
VANDY 10
 
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PHI 0
NYR 3
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ANA 1
CHI 4
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WAS 4
NYI 2
 
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PIT 0
CAR 0
 
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NJD 1
DET 0
 
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BUF 1
MON 0
 
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CLB 0
VAN 0
 
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BOS 0
WIN 0
 
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