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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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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
3rd
CLE 74
MEM 70
 
1st
MIA 2
BOS 2
 
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BRK 0
DET 0
 
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SAC 0
LAL 0
 
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ORL 1
PHI 0
 
1st
WAS 6
PHO 0
 
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IND
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
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QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
2nd
NICST 56
TROY 57
 
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BRAD 47
UCI 51
 
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UGA 14
SHU 4
 
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DET 0
COL 0
 
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EDM 1
DAL 0
 
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BUF
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CAR
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TOR
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NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
3rd
STL 13
NYG 27
 
Half
OAK 13
BUF 10
 
3rd
DAL 28
IND 0
 
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